To help make your decision a little easier, Locale's culinary director, Jordan Wallace, has come up with two bacon-studded specials. On the lighter side, the BLT pizza captures the essence of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, but with a few upgrades. Arugula stands in for lettuce, cherry tomato halves add a burst of flavor, and a drizzle of crème fraîche with cracked black pepper joins the fun once the pizza comes out of the oven. This is a white pizza, so there's mozzarella but no red sauce, keeping each slice light and crisp.
If bacon's not really your thing but you're looking for something new, Wallace has also concocted a barbecue chicken pie. Mozzarella, garlic oil, red-chile flakes, green peppers, red onions and chicken are added before the pie is cooked, and then barbecue sauce is zigzagged on once it comes out of oven, adding just the right amount of Kansas City-style sweetness and tang.
Wallace says these three pies are just the beginning of the fun; in April, Pizzeria Locale will launch some brunch combos and mimosa options to add pizza to your list of weekend choices.