I went by Via 313 to see the new wrap on the Rainy street trailer. I was Jonesing for a slice of Detroit; someone ordered a Rocket with japs while I was there, and I almost, almost ordered one of those to go, but I am a purist; "to go" is OK for hungover the next day, but for the full effect it has to be consumed on premises while it burns your fingers, and I was going Neapolitano tonight.
Bufalina is only a couple blocks away and traffic was still sucking Southbound, so I went over to the Eastside. I was hoping it was early enough that it would be empty, but it was jumping. and it was early.
Blah, Blah, Blah, OK, the pizza.
I talked the nice couple next to me into letting me try what they ordered, and they could do the same with mine. They are new to Austin and have had this style of pizza in Boulder (How the #$% do you get a rise at that alt?), and this was their second visit to Bufalina. They love it. I ordered a Margarita as a baseline and an anchovy 'cause I love them, they ordered a Calabreze and the meat plate (thank you for calling it what it is), and also like anchovies. I laid into the anchovy pie and before I remembered to take a pic, it was half gone.
Add in a Live Oak HefeWeizen and I am gold. Seriously good Neapolitan pizza, good vibe, and good service. Tip would have been better if I hadn't already read the book. Sorry for the crappy phone pics.