Oh sweet deliciousness! LA friends, you are in for a real treat!
Last night, I had dinner at the new Westwood restaurant that everyone is talking about - 800 Degrees. For weeks now, I've heard the hype about how delicious this new place is, so Greene Bean and I had to check it out. And it lived up to every expectation - it was seriously delicious!
800 Degrees is the new pizza concept restaurant from the man who invented Umami Burger, so it's already got a pretty good pedigree. Basically, 800 Degrees is the Subway of pizza restaurants - you get to pick what you want and make your own pie - but the thing is, every single ingredient in the restaurant is gourmet and of the highest quality, and the pizza itself only takes one minute to cook! So brilliant.
First you order one of three basic pies - Margarita, Bianca (a white pie), or Marinara (no cheese), and then you tell the guy behind you what ingredients you want. They have almost anything you could think of - pepperoni, salami, proscuitto, mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted garlic, olives, arugula, onions, capers, shrimp, pine nuts, a million different cheeses, you name it.
I went with the Margarita with shrimp, roasted garlic, and mushrooms, and a side salad of burrata with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and arugula - absolutely phenomenal. I love the fact that I got to pick exactly what came on it - it was delicious! The only qualm I had about my pizza is it was a little soggy - but a sign near the counter says you're welcome to ask for your pizza "extra crispy" - I may do that next time and see if the sogginess goes away.
The best part? The price - two pizzas and two salads with the freshest, tastiest ingredients was less than $35! In Los Angeles, that's a hell of a deal. My pizza was literally cheaper than a CPK pizza - and ready in less than 60 seconds!
GB and I had barely finished our first bites before we were already talking about how we couldn't wait to come back. Halfway through, I texted my mom to tell her she had missed out on not joining us.
800 Degrees, you've got a big fan in me!
Please note: this was not a compensated post. It was just delicious and I wanted to share it with all of you, especially those of you who live in LA!