When your favorite Seattle chef opens a pizza joint, you immediately rush out to try it. That’s exactly why we quickly found our way into South Town Pie. It’s the new venture by former LloydMartin chef Sam Crannell and restauranteurs Rob Coburn and Paige Crandall of El Camino.
South Town Pie is located in the upstart neighborhood of South Park (map), and it serves awesome pizza by the slice or the whole 18-inch pie. We actually discussed the pizza crust with Crannell a few months ago, and he explained the science behind it. Think of mad scientists in a lab. They spent months perfecting their pies, and they seriously hit a home run.
Before you judge us, I’ll say it upfront: Tove and I ordered way too much food. But it was hard to choose with so many great options on the menu. We ordered the fresh mozzarella to start, followed by a slice of the sausage pizza (the sausage is made in-house and it’s incredible) and Kauai pizza, and then ordered an entire pastrami pizza on top of that (because they weren’t serving it by the slice that night).
If you ask me, the pastrami pizza takes the grand prize at South Town Pie. It’s loaded with pastrami, dill pickles, caramelized onions, Gruyère fondue, and it has an “everything bagel” crust. No joke, I’m eating a leftover slice as I write this post. The mere thought of the pastrami pizza got me diving into the fridge for more.
On top of good eats, there is also a full bar at South Town Pie. Not to mention big screen TVs, so you don’t miss any of the local sports teams in action. Just like he did at LloydMartin, Crannell is committed to coming up with different types of pizza. So the menu will continue to change and stay fresh. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
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