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One of the greatest debates ever will always be about who has the best pizza in Birmingham. Just like the rib debate, this could go on forever. There is a poll on the full version of the site containing a list of many pizza joints in Birmingham. Eventually, I will eat my way through the list. However, this particular evening, I ventured over to Slice on Birmingham's Southside. Located right next to Moe's Barbecue, Slice is right in the heart of the Lakeview area and definitely seems like a popular spot.
Atmosphere: From the looks of it, Slice is a perfect after work meeting spot. There seemed to be a lot of college aged patrons on this particular night. There was unused outdoor seating, probably due to the chilly temps on this evening. The acoustics inside definitely reflected a busy environment. Lot's of conversation.
The Meal: My dining companion and I shared what was described as a "small plate" of the
Garlic Cheese Bread- House Cheese Blend, Olive Oil, Garlic, Fresh Thyme. I'm sorry, but the plate was BIG and so was the flavor. Their garlic cheese bread is the absolute truth in my opinion! Wondering if this will be hard to top as I journey through the pizza community in Birmingham. For our main pie, we shared a pizza called The Lakeview - Braised Beef Short Rib, Caramelized Onion, Roasted Tomato, Asiago, Arugula, Red Onion & Horseradish Sauce .When I read the description, I thought... These people are insane! Never in a million years can they pull off blending these ingredients on a pizza. Well guess what, they did it and did it well. The Lakeview was like having a full course meal all on a slice of pizza. I was impressed.
The Service: Excellent. I always test the servers knowledge of the menu. Although the restaurant was packed, our service was faster than expected. Fast and hungry definitely go together.
The Prices: Pizza prices start at $15.00 and go up depending on the item. They also have a "build your own pizza" feature which is great for picky eaters. They also carry soups, salads, desserts and an extensive beer menu for all of you brew heads.
Room for Growth & Improvement: The only observation I would make is to focus on up-selling at the time of order. Although, there are soups & salads on the menu, a good business move would always be to offer those items even if the customer doesn't buy. This is not a criticism, just an observation.
Overall experience: Even though I am not ever fond of the parking on Southside, I loved the food and will definitely be a repeat customer.
For more information on Slice, visit their website at http://www.slicebirmingham.com/
Thanks for reading,
~The Birmingham Restaurant Raider
|The pizzas are served on these neat little serving platforms|
|The Garlic Cheese bread Small Plate|