East End Pizza -- featuring artisan pizza from a wood-burning oven -- is now open in Alameda (sort of -- open today, closed Sunday for a couple of days to install computers and train staff, then reopening). Right now hours are anticipated to be 11:30 to 7:30.
The owner -- Paul, who used to work at Farmstead Cheeses and Wines -- is offering a handful of pizza combinations (and a couple of customizing options), plus cheese and pepperoni (Hobbs) by the slice. He's using local organic ingredients (organic if possible, if not organic, then as local as possible, he told me).
I bought a slice of cheese and it was yummy. The crust was thin and fairly soft, and faintly sour. I asked him if it was sourdough, and he said sort of: it's naturally raised (without commercial yeast).
Slices were $2.50 for cheese, $3 for pepperoni, $14 for a full-size cheese and up to $18 for combos.
Since I could use good pizza close to home, please all go out and support him!
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