|Pyro Pizza's wood-fired oven...INSIDE the cart!|
|Pizza Menu (mid-October 2011)|
|Menu (mid-October 2011)|
At Pyro Pizza, virtually all their ingredients are either local, organic, or made in house. Among the items made from scratch: dough, sauces, mozzarella, pork sausage, and their sodas!
|Just some of Pyro Pizza's sodas!|
(And of course, there's water for folks that don't care for soda)
|White Truffle Pizza (Pyro Pizza)|
One 12" pie can feed one hungry person (like yours truly in a few minutes), or can be an ideal size to share with someone. This was just a delicious pizza here. With each bite, I caught the earthiness of the white truffle oil -- but John deftly used a proper amount so the truffle oil would not overpower the other components. The burning wood left a lasting impression throughout. The awesome "slight burn spots" or "brown tinges" coated the underside of the pizza, as well as the entire crust. The crust was chewy, yet slight crunchy with each bite. The pizza was not too thin and not too thick (both being cardinal sins). In my book, the right amount of cheese on this pizza. A very simple pie with a luxurious touch, and a very successful one here!
I am now interested in trying John's other wood-fired pizzas, including:
Margherita ($7): red sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, olive oil
Spinach Mushroom ($7): fresh marinara, mozzarella, and mushrooms, topped w/raw spinach
Fennel Sausage ($9): house-made spicy sausage, red sauce, mozzarella, onions, basil
Pyro Pizza caters to the vegans, offering a vegan cheese option (or no cheese) for pies. While it appears there are no gluten-free pies here yet, John does have salads (Caprese, Caesar, Heirloom Tomato, etc.) for about $5 each.
John, well done! I'll also have to check out Give Pizza a Chance in downtown Portland. I've passed by it a few times and contemplated ordering a slice, only to go elsewhere. Who knows, maybe I'll give "Give Pizza a Chance" a chance next time! 8/10