I had found my favorite drinking establishment of the road, now I know my favorite eating establishment.
Pete’s Pizza Speakeasy. Except that’s not the name of the restaurant because there is no restaurant. It’s a guy who became obsessed with building a pizza oven in his back yard, did it, and now with a friend makes as many pizzas as he can on Thursday nights in New Orleans. Some friends and I went yesterday, and it was such a deliciously good time. We got cream cheese stuffed smoked jalepeños (they smoke veggies and meat in their oven during the day as it warms up) and some delicious pizzas (1: traditional crust, marinara sauce, kale, goat cheese, red peppers; 2: muy picante crust, olive oil and garlic, artichoke hearts, fresh oregano,). Call 504-383-HEAT for info.
And watch this video.
OK , this guy pays his bills by throwing a pizza party once a week. AND there are two competing Pizza speakeasy joints in New Orleans (I just found out about Pizza Delicious, but they only do pickup (“you’ll know where when you call”). Who doesn’t want to move here!?
My favorite quote from the video: