|Bianca - a terrifically photogenic pizza|
ricotta, and pecorino romano it sounded amazing. Because it was brunch we added an egg to it (if you didn't already know, the heat of a wood-fired oven is just about perfect for cooking an egg in exactly the amount of time it takes to cook the pizza). I start with this pizza (and end with the appetizer) because it was our least favorite. There was way too much arugula on it and, to prevent the yolk from breaking, the pizza was cut into squares, meaning that there was one square in the middle that had only egg on it and none of the rest of the pizza had any. Once we knocked about half of the arugula off though it was everything that we had hoped for. The lemony spicy arugula with the salty mozzarella was perfect and when we stumbled upon a bite of ricotta (under all of the arugula you stumble onto things) it was creamy perfection.
|Classic sausage and red peppers combination|
|the pizza upskirt|
Regarding Backspace as a whole, a wonderful brunch experience has converted me from a skeptic* to a fan. I recommend making reservations and trying it out. The space is cozy, the kitchen is right there for you to watch, and the menu is filled with dishes that play to wonderful combinations of flavors from top-notch ingredients.
*I'm a bit of a contrarian, which means I irrationally dislike things that are popular, though I'm working on just being a nonconformist and liking what I like.