Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Munch Goes to Slice on Broadway

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Munch Goes to Slice on Broadway

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One of the best things about being a professional journalist, aside from being able to clip your fingernails at your desk without colleagues thinking anything of it, is that your life is pretty much awash in pizza. Election night? Pizza in the newsroom. Random Friday night? Pizza in the newsroom. Win an extremely major journalism prize? Celebratory pizza in the newsroom. Win an extremely minor journalism prize? Regardless, there shall be pizza in the newsroom.

Spend enough years in the business, you eat a lot of pies. As such, journalists become pizza connoisseurs nearly by default. Which is why you can trust my opinion when I tell you that the pizza at Slice on Broadway has very, very good pizza.

So good that the tiny pizza shop along Beechview's Broadway Avenue can no longer contain itself. First, it added a small but handsomely rustic upstairs dining room, in a space that used to be an apartment. Then it acquired a liquor license, allowing it to serve a selection of wine and take-out beer. And now it's planning to open a second location, in Carnegie (Slice on Broadway II) later this year.

Probably the best compliment I can pay the pizza is that my daughter, who is 23 months old and has a notably finicky palate, ate nearly two whole slices. This is a child who will not eat cake, nor ice cream, nor chicken fingers, nor cookies, nor blueberries, nor anything that you might reasonably expect a 2-year-old to enjoy.

But the slice of plain cheese pizza? Snarfed it.

We adults enjoyed Slice, as well, and used the Munch bankroll to test-drive a couple of pies and sandwiches. The "Fancy Pants" pizza ($11.95 for a small) came lightly dressed in a fragrant basil pesto, and silky, salty ribbons of prosciutto balanced nicely with the sweet sun-dried tomatoes and the dollops of goat cheese. Sublime.

"The Big Lou" ($9. …

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