Pizza is something we love. We make it fresh, we buy frozen ones from Trader Joes, and we go out and try any and all pizza restaurants whenever we happen upon them. Our favorite kind of pizza is the thin crust style made with fresh ingredients. A few months ago, our favorite Chinese restaurant burnt down. We got very sad :-( A few weeks ago, we heard that a new pizza restaurant had sprung up in the ashes. We became very excited :-)
Some of the folks here had heard of a local chain called The Upper Crust. None of us had ever been in one. When we had heard that it had opened, we went at the first opportunity.
The old Chinese restaurant (the food was good, but the decor was pretty depressing) had been completely gutted and redone. The first thing we noticed was the bright and airy layout. The large glass front really opened up the space. We loved how they decorated the ceiling with pizza pie pans. Very fun and modern.
The Upper Crust serves traditional Neapolitan-style pizza (thin crust, chunky sauce). They have a lot of interesting topping combinations on the menu. Since this was our first time, we wanted to try something basic: cheese, cheese+pepperoni.
We were not disappointed! The crust was thin but tasty, the sauce had plenty of tomato-y goodness, and the pepperoni had just enough kick to stand out without overpowering anything.
If you like pizza, live in the Boston area, and have not tried The Upper Crust, you really need to get yourselves out to one ASAP. We are happy there is now one less than a mile away from the office. In fact, if they put in WiFi, we may just relocate our office to the restaurant. [Permalink] - The Upper Crust
Update (Jun 23, 2011): We have stopped buying their pizza for a year now because of how they have been screwing their employees over. Apparently, they have just been fined yet again for similar infractions in Salem. While we LOVE Upper Crust's pizza, we can't seem to justify giving them our money. We'll post an update should things change for the better.