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Tom's Pick of the Week - May 26, 2005
Lately, I've been spending more time than I'd like on the north side of town. Mainly, because that's where all the new restaurants are opening, inside the perimeter has been a little slow going.
Sid's Pizza, located way up on the northeast side of Alpharetta on McGinnis Ferry Road, isn't brand new, but it is to me...being that I only now discovered them. It's a six-table pizza joint with surfboards and surf shop paraphernalia hanging all over the walls. The bulk of their business is obviously take-out.
Here at Sid's, cheese isn't Grande, sausage isn't Fontanini and pepperoni won't be Bossini, or some other fancy-schmancy name ending in "i". But that's okay. Your pizza won't arrive with the same price tag that usually accompanies those higher end products. For this tucked away pizza joint, it's all about the delicious crust - so airy, light and crispy - cooked on Brazilian soapstone.
I enjoy grabbing at an outside table in the shade and an individual Haole (Sid's White Pizza) - a garlicy number topped with spinach and roasted tomatoes. And, for those days I'm looking for more of a gut bomb - bring on Sid's Vicious - pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, green & black olives and green peppers. The menu claims antacid is sold separately, however, it doesn't mention anything about Nexium prescriptions.
Sid's also serves wings, salads and subs. But I can't bring myself to order anything other than the pizza. I can't help myself - it's that highly addictive crust. I don't know if it's the Brazilian soapstone that makes it so darn good, or those guys just know what they're doing.
Either way, I'll be back.
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