Saturday, April 15, 2017

Decatur: Shorty's Pizza

I haven't been to Shorty's in a very long time and I really enjoyed my visit. Shorty's has been a mainstay of the local scene for a long time now and this trip reminded me why. To add to the pleasure of the food, the weather provided a perfect day to sit outside.

This is my pizza with fresh mozzarella, Portobello mushrooms, and roasted tomatoes. All the ingredients were very fresh and flavorful. I had vaguely remembered Shorty's crust as cracker-like, but this was much more the typical New York style. It wasn't quite up to the crispy outside/chewy inside standard but it was quite good. The woodfired oven provided just the right amount of char.

Our dessert apple pizza was wonderful. The crust was thin and lightly dusted with cinnamon. The apples (Granny Smith?) were cut into small, thin slices. The overall effect had just the right amount of sweetness. And that's real whipped cream on the side.

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