So, people have been talking up this new pizza joint for awhile before they even opened... It's located right next to Wood's Chapel BBQ which is breeder central. They were all jizzing their pants about the cup and char pepperoni that they will be offering... But they called it old world pepperoni. Seriously, who the fuck uses that term... Not one goddamn motherfucker who knows pizza. In NYC, you just call it cup pepperoni or just plain pepperoni if you go to the right pizzeria that only uses cup pepperoni. Go to a Papa John's or Domino's and ask them for old world pepperoni and see what they say... They will put fucking ground vegan sausage on that stupid fake ass 'ZA.
The hype was growing more and more just days before their doors opened to the public but I wasn't buying into it, just yet... Because I will only be disappointed even more if it sucked a giant natural casing salumi. But it's either now or never... Eh, fuck it, let's go all in...
I thought going later around 8:30-9 PM would avoid all the riff raffs and screaming demon spawns... Nope. No such luck... They were all over the fucking place on the patio between Wood's Chapel and Junior's. But once Wood's Chapel closed at 9PM, it became a fucking ghost town and the adulting could finally begin.
The space is simple and feels like a Felini's, but way way cleaner...It's basically all white inside except for the cool Rat Fink-esque mural. Why do all the Felini's look and feel so filthy? It's counter service, order, pay and take a VHS tape... It's gimmicky AF but cute. Find a table and wait for your shit to arrive... Don't forget to get a beer or two during your order. I ordered a bunch of classics but they were out of the Sicilian... Not even a slice to be had, WTF. I don't usually like Sicilian 'ZA but I was curious on their take on it... And if it's anything like L&B Spumoni Gardens' kickass Sicilian 'ZA, they would get full street cred from the Pouch. Oh, well, maybe next time... If there is a next time...
It's a good start and I think they will get better and better with time, but let's not kid ourselves here, they will never reproduce a true NYC 'ZA... Like I said, many have tried and none have succeeded. It's a decent NY inspired pie but not craveworthy enough for me to go back to Summerhill for it... But in the meantime, Junior, keep doing what y'all are doing and surprise me when I come back again as a senior citizen.
77 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312