By: Taylor Seidel, Columnist
All of you avid bar-goers may have seen this restaurant just a few buildings down from B Lounge and Charles Village Pub and wondered what it is. Well, I’m here to end the mystery. The Local Pie, Towson’s new artisan pizza restaurant, is the real deal and here to stay.
The restaurant, located at 8 W. Pennsylvania Ave. took the place of the former Cuban restaurant, Havana Road. With an eye for locally sourced products, their menu is constantly changing depending on what’s in season. When I went last week, there were about a dozen different pizza choices and a couple of salad choices, all of which were as interesting and playful as the next.
The restaurant’s décor is clean and refined with white walls and framed pictures placed carefully around the room. Once inside, the menu and cashier are waiting to greet you and take your order. After a long deliberation, I decided I had to try two different pies. I went with the smashed meatball ($14) and the squash and tomato ($13). The smashed meatball pizza featured bison meatballs with house made mozzarella, tomato sauce and hot peppers and was definitely the highlight of the meal.
The squash and tomato pizza, which was also good, had delicious oven dried tomatoes and a basil pesto sauce. We were also recommended the duck egg pizza ($13) with a fried egg on top, and a boar and bleu ($14) with braised boar bacon and an onion jam. These pizzas aren’t deep dishes or dough filled. They are thin and crispy 12-inch masterpieces.
The Local Pie is BYOB, so make sure to pick up a bottle of wine before dinner. Lisa Heckman and Peter Wood, former owners of Mt. Vernon’s Iggies, struck gold with this local artisan pizzeria.
Hope you all enjoy, as this new addition to the Towson community has satisfied the cravings of pizza lovers.
Until next time. I wish you GoodEats!
Edited by Jared Kurlander.