A group of us went to dinner on Saturday night for my good friend Bink’s birthday. He is such a complete sweetheart and even called ahead to let them know there would be a vegan at the table!
While they serve deep dish and thin crust pizza, only the thin crust is available GF. I kept it pretty simple and ordered a plain, gluten-free, vegan cheese pizza. How boring right? What can I say, it was just what I was in the mood for. They do have an extensive list of toppings though, so next time I plan on being a little more adventurous. Several of their appetizers are also vegan friendly, so maybe I’ll cut back on some of the wine to make room for one of those as well. No guarantees though.
The thin crust had a nice crunch to it, as it normally should, but it’s an impressive accomplishment when you know all the ingredients are gluten-free. I was really happy with it, although I’m sure it didn’t hurt that they used my favorite vegan cheese, Daiya, to top it off.
The only drawback was that the service wasn’t great. It took a really long time and several requests to get drinks and food. Our party wasn’t even that big and we had two waiters. I know it’s still relatively new, but I feel like the size of the place may have something to do with it. It’s two floors and absolutely huge. With such a large space, it would make sense to at least have a larger bar. It seemed disproportionately small for the size of the restaurant and could be why it took well over half an hour to get a drink on a Saturday night. Anyway, we tried to keep ourselves busy while waiting on the next round…
I work in the same neighborhood as District of Pi, so I hope to go back soon for lunch with some friends from the office.