Labor Day weekend San Antonio was host to WorldCon, also known as the World Science Fiction Convention and LoneStarCon3. While I was there, it wasn't a hard decision to hop on Yelp and find one of San Antonio's top rated pizzerias, Dough.
|The menu, with items marked as "AS SEEN ON THE FOOD NETWORK"|
It didn't take long for us to find out that Dough was featured, at some point, on The Food Network. I can only hope that that notoriety was the reason that, when we answered "no" to the waiter's question of "Have you been here before?", the waiter went off on lackluster prepared speech about Neopolitan pizza. We heard that speech three times as our neighboring tables turned over. The strange atmosphere of a tourist destination rather than as a world-class pizzeria is my only complaint and I'm glad to have it out of the way because the food speaks for itself.
Dough makes its own mozzarella, which made the above appetizer, Burrata Napoletana, a heavenly experience. The sack of cheese featured there is "fior di latte burrata" which is mozzarella on the outside and mozzarella and cream on the inside.
We followed that up with the Bufala Margherita. I have rarely put something so divine in my mouth. It is pizzas like this that make adventuring a passion and not just a hobby. It is indescribably good.
Dough is worth the two hour drive to San Antonio. If you can filter out the touristy stuff you will have an incomparable communion with the flavors of tomato, cheese, and gluten.
P.S. Get dessert.
|Panna cotta with caramel sauce, cherries, and raisins|