My friends and I were all excited to go to York St. Cafe on Monday before heading to see the Hangover – yes I went 2 days in a row. We got there – closed on Mondays…Argh!
So we headed a few blocks towards the Levee and came across Newport Pizza Company – I’d heard a few things about this and thought we should check it out!
We ordered a salad and planned on splitting it between the 3 of us. Here’s the bone of contention for the evening. The house/caesar salads were approx. $3 each (they don’t have a website so I can’t look up menu). The server said the other salads were much larger – they were also $6.50 or more so we figured they would be bigger. Well they aren’t – we saw our BLT salad and the other’s house/caesar – all the same size – yet this was twice the price. It’s some lettuce people – good God!
The salad tasted fine but if I’d paid that and thought it was an entree salad – I would have been even more peeved! FYI that’s a small probably 6″ plate – just for reference.
Now they do have good beers – these are a couple of fancy pants beers that were about $10/bottle but the bottles had probably 3 glasses in each. I think they were both Belgian beers – the boys were very happy. The one on the left has double the alcohol…just fyi.
It’s a thinner crust but still not the super crispy thin crust that is my favorite. It was far superior to that of Chi-nnati’s from last weekend.
My Dad used to put LOTS of sauce on pizzas and I miss that – it’s used so sparingly I don’t really remember it. Overall it was a good pizza pie. Probably on par with Deweys – (but not in the salad dept). I like Dewey’s unique choices more than the standards…but for a standard this was good.
They also had sandwiches on the menu but we were all in a pizza mood. We got the 16″ and we ate all of it with 3 people (they also have a 12″ – that’s what she said – dammit – sorry – just watched the office.)
I’m still searching for my favorite pizza – I think my two favorites of all time are probably Godfather’s Combo – fond memories of it as a child – remember the dude in the commercials? And my other favorite: Pagliai’s where I went to college – my best friend and I would get 1/2 pepperoni/green pepper and 1/2 sausage/mushroom. Ahhhhh.
What’s your favorite pizza?