Pizza is the exact balance between science and art when it comes to food. first of all, for the same ingredients (water, flour, salt, oil and yeast) you can come up with several different types of dough- Italian style, New York style, Chicago style, and everything in between, so even a small variation can land you in a completely different place. Artisan pizza is not the same fried junk you can get from big chains- it is an art backed by science. That’s why finding Howie’s Artisan Pizza right behind the corner was a great find!
I thoroughly enjoyed my pizza from Howie’s- it was chewy and crunchy at the same time, with great toppings and very flavorful! I headed to Howie’s after hearing rave reviews from other bloggers, and since it is quite literally walking distance from my house I set up a dinner and brought a pizza home. I was quite positively impressed by the fact I am finally able to eat a pretty good pizza in my neighborhood! While it is not properly an Italian style pizza, it’s pretty close! A thicker crust makes it more New York than Italy, but the satisfying burnt patches were definitely giving the right flavor to the pizza!
We ordered a sausage and broccoli pizza- the sausage is homemade, and Howie’s has a reputation for making sure the ingredients are local and sustainable. I can always be behind that- and I am willing to forgive a few menu misspellings for that! So, Mr Howie, “Puttanesca” is spelled with two ts!
Howie’s Artisan Pizza
Town and Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2326
Picture credit: Both pictures are from Bay Area Bites, taken by Stephanie Lucianovic. Thankfully Stephanie decided to order the same pizza we did, and her pictures turned out a lot better!