Wednesday, September 8, 2010

pi, st louis mo

 http://www.restaurantpi.com/

i had the day off today, and the wife and i were in the mood for pizza. We had heard good things about pi, so we decided to try it out for "linner". (that's lunch and dinner combined for you non seinfeld watchers)
pi is located in a great area of st. louis known as the university city loop. the loop features an interesting variety of shops, ethnic restaurants, and the best venue in st louis for live music, the pageant. we arrived at pi around 5pm, and the place was almost empty. there were a few guys at the bar, and one other table seated. pi has 3 rooms in total, with a good amount of seating indoors, as well as tables outside. we opted to sit inside and were led to a two top in the far room.
pi has a nice modern feel to it with wood floors and interesting decor.
our waitress greeted us right away, and presented us with our menus. pi has a great selection of cocktails, and over 20 beers on draft.
my wife opted for a soda, and i chose the new belgium mothership wit, an organically produced wheat beer from colorado. i very much enjoyed the nice balance of both sweet and sour flavors of this beer.
we started with the roc city wings, which we found to be decent but were expecting a buffalo style wing with hot sauce, so these were a little disappointing. pi has a few nice choices for salads, and next time we will definitely go that route instead.
for our pizza, we went for a large deep dish. pi has several specialty pizzas, but we opted to make our own, and kept it pretty simple. in addition to the mozzarella cheese, we had asiago cheese and prosciutto, as well as olives on my wife's half.
the pizza is a true chicago style deep dish, with the sauce on top of the cheese. what sets pi's pie apart from the rest is its crust. it is a delicious cornmeal crust that is a great texture, not too crispy, not too soft. i was able to finish only three pieces before feeling extremely full.
being that pi is a green restaurant, our left overs were delivered in a biodegradable box.

overall, we enjoyed our meal at pi, and will definitely return.

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