April 11, 2021

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ExploreIntown Atlanta eating news Glide Pizza’s Georgia Scorcher (top rated) will come with cupping pepperoni,...
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Glide Pizza’s Georgia Scorcher (top) comes with cupping pepperoni, pickled serranos, red pepper flakes and drizzles of Mike’s Hot Honey; the Homegrown features mozzarella, mushroom, green onion and dollops of pimento cheese. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Glide Pizza’s Georgia Scorcher (top rated) will come with cupping pepperoni, pickled serranos, crimson pepper flakes and drizzles of Mike’s Very hot Honey the Homegrown capabilities mozzarella, mushroom, green onion and dollops of pimento cheese. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Structure

Credit score: Wendell Brock

Credit score: Wendell Brock

So, he cooked up an concept of commencing a pizza restaurant. He wrote — and revised, many periods in excess of — a company prepare. He examined, and retested, recipes. He went on a weekend pizza binge in New York. Following acquiring laid off from his PR job, he made a decision to get really serious about his 50 percent-baked scheme, and arrived near to inking a lease. When the pandemic hit, emptying the place of work towers of Midtown, Birdsong scaled back his eyesight, opting for a stroll-up window at Irwin Street Current market, a rough-and-tumble assets anchored by Jake’s Ice Cream, subsequent to the Atlanta Beltline. It just so takes place to be the specific place wherever Spina found fame.

Could lighting strike 2 times?

Glide Pizza’s menu board features a fantastic sweet-hot slice called the Georgia Scorcher. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Glide Pizza’s menu board characteristics a wonderful sweet-hot slice named the Georgia Scorcher. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit history: Wendell Brock

Credit: Wendell Brock

Glide arrived at the finish of July. Considering that then, I’ve been listening to about glimmers of greatness. A neighbor from New Jersey confided that Glide reminds him of the pizza he grew up feeding on. He’s attempted pies all around town, and this is the 1 for him.

With this awareness, I proceeded to Glide on a gloomy Wednesday. I had requested a few of pies to go, but I could not hold out. I was starving. I bought two slices and retired to a picnic table beside the building.

To start with, allow me tell you about the Homegrown, a collaboration with the popular Memorial Generate diner of the same title. A white pie, with home-made mozzarella and dollops of Home Grown’s pimento cheese, it is topped with mushrooms and environmentally friendly onion. The Homegrown was a solid, properly-crafted slice, with a thin, black-bottomed crust, but it was not fairly a home operate. I did not style a good deal of pimento cheese.

Rob Birdsong in front of his Glide Pizza window on the Eastside Beltline

Rob Birdsong in front of his Glide Pizza window on the Eastside Beltline

On the other hand, the Ga Scorcher was on fireplace.

Topped with cupping pepperoni (thinly sliced, so that it curls), pickled serranos and red pepper flakes, and drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey, the Scorcher was a best relationship of sweet and salty, particularly wherever the droplets of honey experienced landed in the cupped palms of pepperoni. The crust was slender and crackling — in specific the rolled around sections of border that experienced baked to a hollow shell. Potentially the very best slice I have experienced, the Georgia Scorcher verified the buzz and burned its identify into my coronary heart.

Arriving home with two 20-inch pies in huge white packing containers, I was crestfallen to find out that I had messed up my order — big time. As a substitute of a person pepperoni pie and 1 garlic pie with toppings, I mistakenly bought two garlic-design pies. Oops. Oh, how I experienced fantasized about dotting the pepperoni with honey! To be sure, they had been attractive pies: the simple garlic in all its olive oil-drizzled, parsley-sprinkled glory, and a second garlic, with wonderful household-manufactured sausage and mushrooms, as well as Glide’s personal ranch dressing and pickled jalapeños.

Very little to do but textual content my neighbors. “Pizza, anyone?” My gaffe was their great fortune.

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Glide Pizza is located in the same by-the-Beltline nook where O4W Pizza got its start. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Glide Pizza is situated in the exact same by-the-Beltline nook in which O4W Pizza got its commence. Wendell Brock for The Atlanta Journal-Structure

Credit rating: Wendell Brock

Credit history: Wendell Brock

GLIDE PIZZA

Menu: New York-type slices and pies

Alcohol: no

What I ordered: a slice of Ga Scorcher and a slice of Homegrown a plain garlic pie and a garlic pie with 50 percent sausage, half mushroom

Support selections: takeout only in-property shipping software, run by electric powered bikes, coming shortly

Outdoor eating: sure, shares a common patio with other tenants in the constructing

Mask coverage: yes, required for workers and patrons

Handle: 660 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta

Hours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays noon- 9 p.m. Fridays 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays midday-8 p.m. Sundays

Internet site: glidepizza.com

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