Los Angeles Food: Pitfire Artisan Pizza
by Victoria Challancin
12924 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066-5122
This branch of the Pitfire Artisan Pizza chain opened in January near my son's home. Rustic, fire-singed pizza from a wood-buring oven mixes with other handcrafted, market-driven food as an example of what can be done with simple, fresh, well-prepared ingredients. Even the pepperoni, prosciutto, and bacon are made from sustainable-raised animals, minimally processed.
Farmer's Market Roasted Organic Vegetables with Grilled Bread and Caponata (the best caponata I've ever tasted!)
And the Pies! The Pies! The Pizza Pies!
Squash Blossom Pizza with Squash Blossom Flowers, Fire-Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Mint
The Burrata Pie: Burrata Cheeese, Tomato Sauce, Wild Arugula, Caramelized Onion, Hazelnuts, and Pesto Drizzle
Heirloom Tomato Pizza with Ricotta and Sweet Basil Cabernet Vinaigrette
Steak Panini with Marinated Hanger Steak, Grilled Onion, Tomatillo Salsa, Avocado, Arugula, and Mozzarella
To drink? Vintage Cane Sugar Sodas, Iced Teas, and House Made Seasonal Lemonades (I tried one with Watermelon!).
I would have taken photos of the Organic Vanilla Soft SErve Ice Cream from the Straus Family Creamery in Marin County---but we ate them too quickly! With House Made Caramel Sauce and Maldon Salt, Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, and Organic Extra Virgin Oil with Maldon Salt.