Okay, this may sound blasphemous, but I have found a new pizza joint to love with heart and soul. Goodbye Pizza School, hello Pizza Maru!
Evan and I have been faithful students at the School since we first came for their delicious and affordable pies — but that all changed awhile ago, when I was introduced to Pizza Maru.
First, the menu at Maru is more extensive and less frighteningly exotic than Pizza School’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some variety, but I don’t think that things like mustard and tortilla chips belong on pizza. Ever. Period.
Also, I really do love me some pineapple pizza, which Pizza Maru offers for the same price I was paying for my usual bulgogi pizza at the School.
The thing that really hooked me however, was the crust at Maru. It is a wheat crust, made with all sorts of crushed up seeds and herbs, bursting with fresh, nutty flavors. It is delicious, and quite unlike any pizza crust I’ve had before.
Maru is about a five minute walk from our place, down the street from Pizza School, so we decided to give it a shot. We have been trying lots of new eateries as of late, and its been paying off. So why not be adventurous?
Evan ordered a combination pepperoni and vegetable pie, while I went with a pineapple/herb pizza. I’m hooked on the new joint, but Ev has yet to be convinced of Maru’s superiority.
The second time we visited, I opted for the vegetarian ‘za, while Evan ordered his staple — pepperoni. Mine was delicious, and the boy’s was good too, although he was not feeling the onions, which I would have to agree with. Who puts onions on a pepperoni pizza? Koreans do, that’s who.
So after much deliberation, we decided that we may have to *gasp* hit up the different restaurants to get our pizza fix. Luckily they are right down the street from each other, which makes ordering at different places somewhat more convenient.
There’s a new pizza king in my life.