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Crescent Pie & Sausage

uptownlibrarian | Jan 26, 201007:19 AM

Supper for two at Crescent Pie & Sausage on Saturday night was very good. We started with the sausage mixed grill, which that night consisted of lil' smokeys, boudin, and andouille with a small arugula salad, pickles, and creole mustard ($15). All the sausages were very good, but the boudin was stand out. It was very light on rice, almost riceless, but there were a few grains in there. The taste was unlike any traditional boudin I've had, and wasn't particularly heavy on the liver, but it was just really, really good. They make all the sausages in house and they are really well made. The sausage selection changes frequently and the waitress mentioned that night they also had a spicy red sausage and a seafood sausage (not boudin).

We then had a Mediterranean Pie, topped with lamb sausage, artichoke hearts, olives, small chunks of eggplant, fresh parsley, and "goat cheese crema" which was a tangy, minty sauce drizzled over the top ($14). Even with all these toppings the pie tasted fresh and light, not at all overburdened with anything. The hand tossed crust was very thin and crisp, and nicely bread flavored. If anything I think it could have been baked a few minutes longer, but I like it a little overcooked. I was definitely cooked through, I just like it a little more done. The pie was about 10" or maybe 12", sliced into 8 pieces.

The wine list is pizza parlor-ish, with three whites and three reds hovering around the $25 range. Nothing spectacular but perfectly serviceable for this type of joint. They have three or four beers on tap and a few bottles. Corkage is $7.

Service was very casual and familiar. The brand new space features an open kitchen where you can watch the pizza maker tossing the dough. It has very high ceilings and very little to muffle sound, so it's a little bit cavernous and echoy in there. There are a few barstools at a counter by the kitchen, from which I'm sure you could see everything being prepped.

The amount of food was more than enough; we took home four slices of pizza and they reheated well the next day for lunch. Total $67 inc. tax, tip, one bottle of wine, two shared entree-sized dishes. We will definitely be back, and soon!

4400 Banks St, across from Banks St Bar and next to Huevos, run by the same guys and great for breakfast.

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