Is it weird that I kind of love their oil soaked slightly curled on the corners menu?
A and I had a hectic day and we all know hectic days like these call for comfort food. So we went to Black Sheep Pizza since we knew no one was in the mood to cook. Once we reached the pizzeria, we were seated right away. We even got a chance to pick our table. The menu was pretty simple and straight forward. We ordered a 16 inch pizza to share. We got Fennel Sausage, Hot Salami, onion and Cracked Green Olives on one side and Persian Beef, Tomato, Feta and Harissa on the other side.
As you can see (and read), our pizza was very meaty. All Black Sheep pizzas are coal-fired pizza which means they are made in traditional ovens where the main heating source is coal. These kind of oven can heat really fast and reach temperatures up to 1000 F. This reduces the cooking time significantly which also means you not only get your pizza faster but you get a pizza with crisper edges without being completely dry and hard.
Both our pizza as expected was good. My personal favorite out of the two, despite my love for salami and olives was the one with Persian beef and Harissa!! It was different from what I usually go for. It had feta, fresh tomatoes and some greens which gave the illusion that you are eating a salad when you are actually not 😀 In addition Harissa gave a hint of spiciness to whole freshness. It was like eating a spicy Greek salad in the form of a pizza!
We weren’t planning to order anything else but the description of Lemon Thyme Chicken Skewer made it hard to resist. It was a good choice though. The chicken was very soft and moist and the side of pickled vegetables made it even better. The chicken itself didn’t have a lot of spices but the juice from the pickled vegetables gave it a tangy taste. This is what I call the kind of appetizers that my father would enjoy with a side of whisky! But regardless of with or without whisky, they were still good. I suggest eating them with few flakes of dry red pepper.
This place has become our goto place for pizza nights. I still love Hello Pizza but if you want a nicer ambience and better sitting space then this is place to go. The service was nice and our server was super nice. We sat by those tall windows and ate our pizza while we looked at cars driving by and people ending their hectic days.