Crust | Wicker Park/Bucktown | Pizza | Restaurant
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CLOSED. Michael Altenberg's organic-heavy spot for flatbread pizzas.

Our Review

Chef Michael Altenberg’s casual flatbread-pizza joint is a sleek modern dining hall with bright orange molded plastic chairs and trippy Formica tables; the spacious back patio and sidewalk cafe (tented, with a retractable roof) add seats for another 130. The pizzas--er, flatbreads--have an airy, chewy, well-proofed crust and are topped with everything from savory silver dollars of pepperoni to a sunny-side-up egg to a take on an Alsatian Flammkuchen (caramelized onion, bacon, and caraway seeds with a bechamel sauce). All, meat included, tastes shockingly fresh; the baby greens in my Sun Salad (a tasty mix of greens and seaweed in a creamy sesame-ginger dressing) had to have had their lives cut violently short that same day. The bar offers a short but respectable wine and beer list that is mostly organic, plus a selection of cocktails with infused organic vodka.

Martha Bayne

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