When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).
Restaurant: Pizza People Pub Location: 1326 North Central Avenue Open: About two months Eats: American, pizzas Price: $11 to $30 per person
The first thing to know about Pizza People Pub, Tim and MaryBeth Scanlon's new restaurant in Midtown, is that the pizzas here are more or less equivalent to the ones served up at Pizza People, their food truck.
And if you're are a fan of those pizzas -- 10-inch pies (all around $9 or $10) with a flour-y, slightly crispy, and puffy-edged crust decorated with things like spinach, serrano peppers, and truffle oil -- then Pizza People Pub, in the former home of Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar, is your place.
If not, the second thing to know about Pizza People Pub is that you don't have to have a pizza to enjoy a meal here. The Scanlons have added several other dishes to the menu -- many quite successful -- to pair with a solid selection of cocktails, beer, and wine.