Just found out about a new (new to me at least) place here in Austin that I need to go check out.
Check out the "Meet the Queen of Pies" flash video.
I'll post a review once I check 'em out.
Ok, so my wife and I visited Homeslice last night.
It's Austin/NYC fusion. It's on South Congress Ave ("SoCo") so, it's got the quirkiness of Downtown Austin, with some NYC touches thrown in in the perfect places to create a truly unique atmosphere.
We got the Large, with extra cheese on it, and my wife almost fell out of the booth when she took the first bite. Me, being the semi-pizzasnob that I am, let it sit for a minute so I could dissect it in my head.
I loved it.
The owners, planned for this place for 6 years. The wife went to NYC to study with some of the masters and it shows.
The pizza was phenomenal. Crispy crust that had just enough give. Sauce wasn't overpowering. The cheese was well rounded, and I could taste both the provolone and mozzarella mixing together to give it just the right amount of edginess with the provolone, balanced with the smoothness of the mozz.
I'd say this one is up there with Rounders. The atmosphere is completely different than Rounders, but the pizza is on par with them.
If you're ever in Austin, check them out. You will NOT be dissappointed.
They're on South Congress, directly across the street from the famous Guero's Taco Bar.