Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Pi Truck DC
I'm not from Chicago....but man do I love a good Chicago-style deep dish pizza! Lucky for me, there's a pizza truck in DC that satisfies my desires for a perfect deep dish pizza, and that truck is the Pi Truck DC. In the coming months, this truck will also have a permanent location in Penn Quarter, but for the moment, we can all enjoy some great pizza when the Pi Truck comes around.
The District of Pi Pizzeria boasts a rather vast menu, however the truck supplies four different types of pizza a day: 2 veggie & 2 meat. Come early if you want meat pizza, because all that was left when I went during my last trip was a veggie one....
Not that I'm complaining, because I ADORE veggie pizza. The above pizza was their "western addition" pizza, which has "mozzarella, spinach blended with ricotta and feta, mushrooms, onions, & garlic". All these veggies make me feel like I'm eating something healthy...although I know I should probably run 500 miles after eating half the pizza...
This 9-inch pizza is $12 and can definitely feed two people easily. My two interns and I split two pizzas and we could not finish them! So for $6 a person, you get a great amount of food for little dough...sorry, couldn't help myself. Seriously, how great is this deal?!
The crust is the perfect thickness to create a nice crunchy outside, while maintaining that little bit of chew that gives Chicago deep dish pizzas their signature flavor. What makes their crust distinctive is their nontraditional cornmeal crust! Don't start imagining tomato sauce on cornbread though, this is some seriously good crust!
But don't even get me started on the sauce. Each bite reveals a new flavor. First you taste the freshness of the tomatoes, then the sweet garlic, and finally a mixture of Italian seasonings...I seriously love this pizza, can't you tell? Go buy one for yourself...then bring some to me as well!