By: Taylor Seidel, Columnist
For this week’s edition of GoodEats, I’m going to do something a little different. Everyone is always asking me about pizza. Where do I find the best slice? What’s the best place In Towson? What toppings are the best? So, for this week I’m going to rattle off some of my favorite pizza joints in Towson.
I have to start off talking about Pasta Mista (822 Dulaney Valley Rd.) located right across from the Towson Town Center in the Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center. This Towson University staple is one of my favorite joints. With over 10 different specialty pizzas and the option to make your own (available by the slice or the whole pizza), Pasta Mista is a go-to for a quick slice. My favorites are: the chicken parmesan, white veggie with fresh veggies and a blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and lastly the spaghetti slice stuffed with pasta, tomato sauce and cheese. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, Pasta Mista has other options including salads, subs, pasta dishes and calzones.
Next is a restaurant I wrote about not too long ago regarding their Cajun flare. Tooloulou (529 E. Belvedere Ave.) located in Belvedere Square takes a different spin on their pizzas. Pizzas with interesting toppings, pairings and flavor combinations are what you’ll find at Tooloulou. Try the Tooloulou ($14) with a white sauce, crab, Andouille sausage, banana peppers, mozzarella and Old Bay. Another interesting specialty is the smoked duck ($15) with a house smoked duck, caramelized onion, sweet peppers, goat cheese and a balsamic reduction. Pizzas are only sold whole (12 inches). The menu includes specialty pizzas, a daily special and the option to create your own pizza from their fresh ingredients. Tooloulou also features sandwiches, po’boys and salads.
Earth, Wood and Fire (1407 Clarkview Road) is my last suggestion. Earth, Wood and Fire cook all of their pizzas in a wood oven, giving the pizza a distinct charred taste. The wood fire also makes way for some crunchy crust. Give the white pizza ($14) a try, with four different types of cheese, garlic and olive oil. Another one of their specialties is the scampi ($15), which has shrimp, a blend of three different cheeses, garlic and olive oil. Earth, Wood and Fire also features sandwiches, salads and small plates (you have to try the wings as well).
Hopefully next time you’re looking for a great slice in the area this list can come in handy. Until next time, I wish you GoodEats!
– Edited by Jared Kurlander.