What: A pizza shop, with plenty of inside and outside seating with a full-service bar
When: Everyday 5:00pm – 12:00am
Where: 2901 S 1st St #102, Austin, TX 78704
Why: I promise you this will be your new favorite place to hangout. Toss Pizzeria is located off South First and is here to serve you pizzas, pints, and specialty cocktails that are equal bits as delicious as they are strong.
The space is inviting, lots of reclaimed (home made) wood tables adorn the inside and outside, there are garage-style doors that open up to connect the two spaces. It’s dog-friendly, and they encourage you to let the good times roll here, even hosting special theme nights on its large astroturf patio that has a screen for summer movie nights, and yard games!
Inside you will find long tables, bar seating, and a window that peeks into the kitchen as you watch Chef John Pennington sling pies.
We started the meal with some of their cocktails, they’ve got mules, margaritas, local draft beer as well as imports. Tw0 of my favorite drinks were the “Watermelon Goose” made with Grey Goose, fresh watermelon juice, muddled basil and basil leaf. And a Margarita called “Loco En La Cabeza” made with roasted pineapple and jalapeno infused Tequila Cabeza, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and pineapple juice. The drinks were delicious, flavorful, and the perfect pairing to the meal we were about to eat.
They started us off with some of their appetizers, stuffed pretzels, loaded potato chips and chicken wings. Of the chicken wings we tried, my favorite were cajun dry rub made with old bay seasoning. Because they were dry they didn’t cover your fingers in sauce, and the seasoning (Old Bay) gave the wings the right amount of flavor. Of course, the focal point of Toss are their signature pizzas, of which we got to try t. We had their Pork Belly Carbonara, made with house-prepared pork belly, pancetta, egg and romano cream sauce.
Of course, the focal point of Toss are their signature pizzas, of which we got to try the best of the best. We had their Pork Belly Carbonara, made with house-prepared pork belly, pancetta, egg and romano cream sauce. This was easily one of my favorites because, well the egg for one, but also the way the flavors combined together made this one magical heaven sent pie. Also bonus points for the pizza holding up extremely well, no slipping eggs or toppings makes this a winner!
We also tried the Shrimp and Pesto, Margherita, Pulled Pork, Pepperoni, and lastly another favorite was the Smoked Brisket pizza. Topped with brisket, onions, and pickles, it was a Texans pizza dream, and it actually tasted quite delicious. Never would I have ever thought to put pickles on top of a pizza, let alone to make a BBQ inspired pizza, but it worked and It’s reason enough to come back for more.
The pizzas are big, perfect for sharing with a group of 4-5, and they’re thin crust style pizza, but the dough isn’t too crunch, it’s just right and the dough is so good you’ll want to start eating it crust first.
It was truly a treat to eat at Toss, the team behind the concept is doing it smart and doing it right, so I hope these pictures were enticing enough for you to go give them a try! I hope when you go you’ll let them know Dine With Shayda sent you.
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