Saturday, December 14, 2013

Happy Hour Preview: Life of Pie

3632 N Williams Ave
Happy Hour: 11 AM - 6 PM, daily

Disclaimer: This tasting event was complimentary, but all of our opinions are our own. Thank you, Melissa Broussard, for the invitation!

Although we weren't at Life of Pie for an official happy hour review, we wanted to share our pictures from a recent media event so that you can see what they've got to offer. We'll be sure to return soon for happy hour. It'll be easy to do since their happy hour runs daily from eleven to six. Eleven to six. That's practically all day.

Life of Pie has been open for just about two weeks in the ever-growing neighborhood of North Williams. Now that the New Seasons is finally open, this place is practically complete. They've got breakfast, beer, ice cream, and now pizza.

The menu at Life of Pie offers appetizers, salads, pizza, and dessert. Their dessert menu needs a little work, but the rest of the menu has everything a popular pizza joint needs. They've got a few house-favorite pizzas that you'll want to try--we liked the sausage and peppers best--but you can always create your own. The list of ingredients includes Fennel Sausage, Mama Lil's Peppers, Garlic Confit, Caramelized Onions, Kale, and more.

All three of us loved the salad. One of three listed on the menu, this one was a mix of chopped kale, citrus vinaigrette, and Parmesan. The extra crunch led me to believe that there might also be breadcrumbs in the mix. The menu didn't mention it, though, so we can't be certain.

Arancini--one of my favorites and something I feel I must order every time I see it on a menu--was served as well. These were filled with just enough cheese and had a great balance of crunch and ooey-gooey goodness.

The salad and Arancini were a delicious start to a meal that seemed to never end. Pizzas were delivered to our table every ten minutes or so, giving us the opportunity to try many of those that are listed on the menu.

The Margherita pizza is topped with house-made mozzarella cheese, plenty of marinara sauce, and lots of basil.

This pizza was topped with seasonal mushrooms and had just a hint of truffle oil. I loved the extra shaving of cheese--pecorino romano--and the bubbles built into the crust.

Between slices, we also had a chance to walk behind the counter to see the pies made from start to finish.

This experience was fantastic as we got to do more than just sample the flavors offered on their menu. We had a chance to meet the owner, talk to those making and baking the pies, and watch a little of the process involved with both the cheese-making and the pizza-baking. We will definitely be back soon to try out their happy hour. And we'll let you know when we do.


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