WORDS BY ALYSSA STEVENSON, IMAGES BY WILL MILNE
We often find ourselves thinking that Denton needs more great restaurants. Mostly this is because Denton just plain old needs more great restaurants. Now, don't get us wrong. This isn't a slam to our current restaurant scene, but as a person who eats out a good deal, less is not more when it comes to choosing where to have dinner. We have often caught ourselves saying, "we need more restaurants, just not more pizza or burgers," but boy were we wrong. Pizza Snob, Denton's newest dough and cheese slinger, just opened off the square on Hickory St. at the base of H Squared. If you haven't been yet, head over the check them out. If you want to know what they're up to and what to try, read on.
If you're ready for a pizza that needs to live up to your high culinary expectations, this is the place for you. The owners of Pizza Snob have a long history in the culinary field (and more recently in the seasoning field), and have used their extensive knowledge to create what would become for them the 'perfect pizza' as far as quality and convenience goes. The beauty of it all is that the crust is perfectly crisp, light, and flavorful and their toppings are simple but different from your usual suspects. Even better, the pizzas cook in 90 seconds and will only cost you eight dollars and fifty cents.
We've been a few times since Pizza Snob opened before school started back, and have yet to be disappointed with anything that we've tried. Here is what you need to know before ordering.
1. They limit you to four toppings. Yes, really. You don't need more than that and it would weigh down the pizza dough anyways. Don't ask for more. Just accept it and be happy, because trust us, you won't be missing that 'extra topping' you were eyeing on the line. Pizza Snob has your best interests in mind and they'll be snobby if they have to be.
2. There is no massive menu with a bunch of sizes and weird ways to 'stuff your crust' or anything like that. They will have three chef-created options on a large sheet of butcher paper every time you're there. So if you want something they've already tested and determined is delicious, you're good to go. Otherwise, you build your own, and the toppings include great things like buttered meatballs, peppadews, and sriracha mustard.
A few of our favorites include the Spicy Italian pizza that comes loaded with candied jalapenos, buttermilk Alfredo sauce and, you guessed it, spicy Italian sausage. The combination of creamy, spicy and sweet is absolutely killer in the best of ways. We also love the Baked Potato complete with sour cream and chives. If you haven't had a pizza with potato and sour cream, you're kinda missing out. Doubling up on carbs makes for goodness in your mouth before you have to deal with your blood tests later on. We also dug the Street Taco pizza. Which comes complete with spicy jalapeno juice, pulled pork and salsa verde, and is perfect for the person who got dragged to the pizza place when they were really craving nachos.
Of course, you can't really go wrong with any combination of their toppings that you happen to love. We tried to come up with a gross combination in our heads, but couldn't. In fact, we encourage y'all to find a new, weird combination of ingredients and share it with us. Personally, we love the buttered meatballs with mushrooms and asiago cheese. We had one semi-picky eater try out the cheese pizza and they deemed it worthy of their youthful tastebuds. We also heard from reliable foodie-sources that the gluten-free option is great and basically indistinguishable from the regular crust.
All in all, from the logo design to the interior to the very last crumb, we are pretty pleased with the new pizza joint in town. In fact, it may have just found the way to the top of our list. Stop in and say 'Hi!' to the snobs over there and grab yourself a slice of pizza with ingredients that you choose. Have you tried Pizza Snob already? Let us know what you thought of the place in the comments!
Pizza Snob is located at 321 W Hickory St. in downtown Denton, TX.