November 14th, 2010

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar (Annandale)

When Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar launched their Chicago Deep Dish pizzas, they became the first Australian pizza takeaway chain to present a real deep-dish pizza experience. In case you haven’t travelled to the windy city, true deep-dish includes a thick layer of dough with the sides pulled up in a deep, round heavily oiled pan that gives the outside crust a fried effect.



Crust
’s offerings look (and read) a bit healthier than the super-cheesy Chicago original, invented back in 1943 at Pizzeria Uno. They’ve stuck to an authentic Chicago staple in their Italian Sausage Chicago Deep Dish ($16). Juicy red tomatoes and piquant Kalamata olives break up the meaty intensity of the Italian sausage and bacon.



It scrubs up slightly better than their Vegetarian Antipasto Chicago Deep Dish ($16) – a shade heavy on the olive tapenade for my taste, though I loved the moist hunks of grilled eggplant and fresh artichoke hearts against salty, crumbled feta. Think of it as a filling, edible bowl of toppings – which to my surprise could easily be lifted from the box in one piece.

Don’t waste your money on dots, huts or assorted other pizza detritus – for just a shade more money, the pizza here is miles better... and now they have seventeen outlets!

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar (Annandale)
113a Booth Street, Annandale
Ph: (02) 9518 4842

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