“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible” – Henry Rollins.
With all this talk of superfoods in terms of their health benefits, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the other benefits of “superfoods”, like pizza. I’m sure the Tony Horton’s of the world cringe at a statement like that, but let’s face it, we need to indulge in things every once in a while. Like that one time in Topeka, Kansas where I ate 19 slices of pizza at a buffet…no wait a minute, that was just GROSS. Clearly I indulge in high calorie foods more than I should, but foods like pizza are good for the soul.
Anyway, enough about me and my thoughts on how pizza improves life and the universe. This review is about an extremely smart choice I made recently to have lunch at Plank Road Pizza. Plank Road Pizza recently opened in Cottleville and hasn’t broken onto the scene quite yet, but their time is coming. All the key parts are there:
- Cottleville is adding new restaurants quickly and is making this area in St. Charles relevant in the food scene
- They are focused on being local and are damn proud of it
- Last, but not least, they make a killer pizza.
Using my typical MO, I went for the namesake “Plank Road Pizza” for my inaugural visit. It’s a chicken bacon club pizza that includes everything you would expect from a chicken bacon club sandwich, but piled on a pizza.
Maybe better yet, a view from my mouth:
So what makes a pizza “killer”? In my opinion it comes down to how the toppings are paired and having the perfect dough. What I noticed first about this pizza was the dough. It was crispy on the bottom but had some tooth to it, just the right amount of chew. This dough and its’ preparation is key for Plank Road Pizza’s success. The toppings were paired together nicely and I appreciated the presentation. However, I did spread them out once it arrived to get the proper coverage. If I had to pick a negative, a few pieces of the chicken were a little dry. I’ll admit though I had to be nit-picky just to find anything negative to say.
So there you have it, you have been warned. Plank Road Pizza has all the items in place to be a force in Cottleville. I would suggest you give it a try while it is still new and somewhat of a hidden gem. I don’t expect that to last long.
Seriously, stop reading and go there now!
Dive 2 Five Scale – 3. Plank Road Pizza makes great use of one of the oldest buildings in Cottleville. I love the use of reclaimed wood throughout the building. I really want to come back and hang out on the patio with one of the local beers they serve.