This to-go pizzeria has been credited with first bringing New York-style pizza to Austin, though its huge menu of pies goes way beyond that city's style (think pizza with black bean sauce or hummus), and its expansions have brought the quirky East Side to the rest of town.
How do the dudes working here not kill each other confined to such a pressure cooker? Chances are they’re smoking tons of dope. This helps with the invention of new thin-crust pizzas. There’s the “Veggie Nacho,” with black-bean spread, avocado, and jalapenos. Then there's the “Half Nelson,” with pesto and jerked chicken. Also for sale to the urban adventurer: tie-dyed t-shirts. Puff, puff, give.
A New York-style pizza-by-the-slice joint mixes with a dash of Austin's laid-back hippie attitude.:
Creativity oozes out of tiny, tidy East Side Pies with its screaming red trim and corrugated aluminum fencing. Pizza and salads are served all day with lunchtime specials such as...