I was pretty surprised to open the Sunday Times…
She was also just on The Ellen Show.
WOAH, WOAH, WOAH!
For the last 7 years I’ve known how amazing Angela is, and am so happy that the rest of the world can now be inspired too. I’m STILL digesting all her well-deserved fame.
That, and the awesome dinner from last night.
Hollywood Pies has been on my radar since my expert consultant Lance told me it was THE place to get Chicago-style Pizza in Los Angeles. My only experience with Deep Dish has been Pizzeria Uno (please don’t judge me – I’m from NJ) but Windy City friends confirmed that this place was legit. They also warned me…the experience can be a bit…well…hmmm….how to describe?
First of all, it’s not a restaurant. It’s takeout or delivery only. And you need to order at least 1-2 hours beforehand. I played it totally safe and called in the day before. Our friends Michelle and Quan live outside the 5-mile delivery radius, so we offered to drive to pick it up (which gives you 15% off). When you show up outside 1437 Robertson (just below Pico) call them, exchange $$$, and get your pie on the street.
Yes, kinda like a drug deal. Not that I would know what that’s like.
With 5-pounds of tomato, cheese, and dough on my lap, the car smelled insane. I couldn’t take it anymore and snuck a peek.
….plus fried shrimp and chips!
Wonder if anyone else has had this appetizer combo before eating Hollywood Pies before?
(Probably not, but they should!)
Finally, it was Pie Time.
A large cheese = 2 slices for each of us…
…even lukewarm, this was incredible! The perfect amount of mozzarella cheese buried under some stellar tomato sauce.
For dessert, we shared these sweets from Phoenix Bakery…
…and also kicked this bag of lychees.
Haven’t had such sweet ones since I picked them fresh off the tree in Taiwan as a teenager! Peeled + devoured about a dozen or so.
Well, I’m definitely not the first LA blogger to write about Hollywood Pies, but if you’ve never heard of them before (or were slightly afraid to try them) I hope this post inspired you to pick up the phone and give them a shot. Rumor has it their business is growing, so who knows – perhaps one day they’ll be in The Sunday Times and on Ellen too!