This week, Joe Squared has a brussel sprout and pancetta pizza as their special of the week, with a tip of the hat to Motorino's in NY, where Joe states that he got the idea. - it's apparently a "signature" pie at Motorino's. Unbeknownst to Joe, however, (and I believe him on that point), a very similar pizza is the January Pizza of the Month at Iggie's, with the main difference that Iggie's also has chestnuts on theirs.
Here's a neat chance to do a head-to-head comparison of two of the top pizza places in Baltimore on their renditions of what sounds like a very interesting combination of toppings. I fully intend to try both, probably on the same night. While I know some prefer one place or the other, I'm a big fan of both (and of Johnny Rad's, Bagby's and others trying to raise the bar for pizza in Baltimore), so I hope that pizza-loving Baltimore hounds get out and show some love to two of our best this week in this rare alignment of the pizza special planets.
The one catch is that Joe Squared's weekly special changes Friday, so you only have until Thursday to do that half of the "comparison test". Iggie's special runs for the rest of the month, so the window of opportunity for that one is a little longer.