I have great news for those of you who chipped in via the BonoPizza “pay it forward” program to help Bill & Peggy secure a new place – after a few false starts, they have finally reopened – in a cozy spot in the back of the Corner Market (corner of Northwest and Chambers). So if you sent money to them, be sure to stop by and grab your certificate.
The new location is deja vu for Bill, who had his first pizza place in the same location many years ago.
The pizza is as good as ever, and nothing beats grabbing a seat (there are only 12) and eating the pizza hot from the oven. They have two new ones that have become quick favorites for the both of us.
The first one is the Carbonara pizza, which is topped with Smithfield peppered ham/bacon that is caramelized for 3 hours with a ton of onions, and then topped with Asiago, fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. It truly does taste just like a good carbonara.
My personal favorite is the Hippo pizza, topped with tomato sauce, garlic, anchovies, Emmenthal and Brie cheese, pistou and nicoise olives. It has this salty, sorta crunchy, hella creamy thing that rocks my world.
They were giving people little shot glasses of creme brulee, a thick, rich custard with just the right amount of crunch on the caramelized topping. Apparently, these are a regular menu item. And I hear that he’s bringing back the crepes as well.
They’re open 6 days a week (closed Sunday), from 5-10pm. Run, don’t walk – there’s usually not a huge crowd, and I’m sure Bill and Peggy would love to see some more familiar faces.
If you’d like to go: Bonopizza, 1717 Northwest Blvd, 614-906-8646