Wednesday, December 8, 2010

EVO (North Charleston)

In the tune of "Old Christmas Tree," Oh EVO, oh EVO, how lovely are your PIZZAS! It wasn't until my third visit to EVO that I finally got a pizza. I don't know what I was thinking before, like maybe, "I'm on a diet and don't want to indulge in pizza." I was a fool. I had the Roasted Beets (hackeray farm’s oven roasted beets, wilted greens, mindoro blue cheese, bacon, toasted walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette). It was insanely good. Warm with sauteed spinach, chunks of cheese, with the crunch of walnuts makes this a meal, although it's featured as an appetizer.
Roasted Beets

Then I had the pizza (this was on the separate trip).  Pistachio Pesto 8"(pistachio pesto, goat cheese, crème fraîche, house mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano and sea salt). Let me just tell you...this is a goat cheese lovers heaven, would be wonderfully paired with red wine, so flavorful, and the crust....Ok, in describing the crust, chewy and thin, almost like sour dough. 
Pistachio Pesto
The bad: The pizza, in a few areas, were slightly more toasted than what I would have preferred. But I know some people who love that.
The good: Fresh ingredients and attention to detail makes a delicious pizza. Think about how good this pizza would be for breakfast, ok, actually, any time of the day. No wonder this place has been written about so many times!
The conclusion: You have not had pizza until you've had it at EVO. And it stands for Extra Virgin Oven. I can't stop thinking about that pizza. I'm serious. And then get the Sweet Teeth Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate. It's memorable.

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