April 30, 2008

Four Pies: St. Louis' New Pizza Joints

Four new pizza joints have opened in St. Louis in recent weeks. The RFT went into the kitchens of all four and had the chefs prep the pies. Here's a look at what each restaurant has to offer -- from New York-style slices to deep dish to artisan Italian crusts -- in this slide show.
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Clockwise from the top-left: Pi, Bridge & Tunnel, Onesto and Katie's Pizzeria Cafe.
By Nick Lucchesi
Clockwise from the top-left: Pi, Bridge & Tunnel, Onesto and Katie's Pizzeria Cafe.
 Bridge & Tunnel Pizza offers New York-style slices. Though "Bridge & Tunnel" is a disparaging term for lower-income people who travel to Manhattan from the surrounding boroughs, or (gasp!) New Jersey, the pizza parlor is ironically located on the ritzy Washington Avenue.
By Nick Lucchesi
Bridge & Tunnel Pizza offers New York-style slices. Though "Bridge & Tunnel" is a disparaging term for lower-income people who travel to Manhattan from the surrounding boroughs, or (gasp!) New Jersey, the pizza parlor is ironically located on the ritzy Washington Avenue.
B&T offers indoor and outdoor seating for its location at 1131 Washington Avenue. The grand opening was held Tuesday, April 8.
By Nick Lucchesi
B&T offers indoor and outdoor seating for its location at 1131 Washington Avenue. The grand opening was held Tuesday, April 8.
The pizza parlor has permits from the City of St. Louis to install more permanent signs.
Nick Lucchesi
The pizza parlor has permits from the City of St. Louis to install more permanent signs.
Four Pies: St. Louis' New Pizza Joints
Nick Lucchesi
Four Pies: St. Louis' New Pizza Joints
Nick Lucchesi
Four Pies: St. Louis' New Pizza Joints
By Nick Lucchesi
Up next is Katie's Pizzera Cafe, which was reviewed in our April 23 edition. This is the Potato Pizza, topped with only pancetta at this early point in its preparation.
Nick Lucchesi
Up next is Katie's Pizzera Cafe, which was reviewed in our April 23 edition. This is the Potato Pizza, topped with only pancetta at this early point in its preparation.
When completed, this pizza includes fingerling potatoes, parsnips, pancetta, parmiggiano, onion and rosemary.
By Nick Lucchesi
When completed, this pizza includes fingerling potatoes, parsnips, pancetta, parmiggiano, onion and rosemary.
The completed pie, prepared by Kia Hoeltzel of Katie's.
By Nick Lucchesi
The completed pie, prepared by Kia Hoeltzel of Katie's.