As part of Eater's first ever pizza week, chefs at five LA restaurants that don't serve pizza agreed to make a special limited edition pizza-inspired creation served just this week and next. Every day we'll highlight a new pizza, today we have An Ode To The Mexican Pizza from Black Hogg.
Chef Eric Park of newbie Black Hogg in Silver Lake says that his Ode To The Mexican Pizza was inspired by a guilty pleasure he enjoyed growing up - Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza. "Classic Southland grub from way back," he states.
Here he has created a refined version of the pizza, a deep-dish version made with a masa harina (corn tortilla flour) crust. His pizza is layered with longaniza sausage, black beans, queso fresco, heirloom tomato pico de gallo, skirt steak asada, and topped with a sweet corn salsa. The hearty pie costs $15.
What: The Guildford 'Lahm bi agine' Pizza
Description: Spiced ground lamb (tomato, sumac, all spice, olive oil, onion, garlic) on dough with self-serve condiments: arugula, dried oregano, sumac, pickled chilies, garlic sauce.
What: Maize Cake
Description: Semilla salsa tortilla, burrata, channa crisp, upland watercress, micro amaranth, dehydrated red onion and bell pepper, salsa verde, sliced jalapeno and Marquez De Valdueza extra virgin olive oil.
Who: Freddy Smalls
What: Freddy's Flatbread
Description: Sicilian-style pie with sofrito-tomato sauce, pickled ramps, Bellwether ricotta cheese, shiitake mushrooms, and spicy field greens.
What: The Umami Supreme
Description: Cheeseburger meets pizza. Pepperoni and sausage blended with a wagyu beef patty, topped with a house-made pizza sauce, melted burrata cheese, and a trio of mushrooms.
Where: Urban, Valli, and UMAMIcatessen
·All Pizza Week 2012 Coverage [~ELA~]