Friday, March 21, 2014

Taos Pizza Out Back

Taos Pizza Out Back

Taos Pizza Out Back is one short block from my house. This is a really good thing because I can walk over whenever I crave pizza. And, because I can smell the dough baking each morning, this is a frequent occurrence. The pizza is amazing but so is everything else on the menu. The slices are huge!! (I promise you won't need more than one), the salads are delicious with an impossibly good pesto dressing, and perfect pasta is always on the menu. The ingredients are local and organic and the atmosphere is Taos cool, Taos funky. Really a perfect place for lunch or dinner.

Recently Curbed Ski voted Taos Pizza Out Back one of the Top 14 Best Ski Town Pizza restaurants in the country. They said:
"Opened in 1999, Taos Pizza Out Back has impressed everyone from locals to the New York Times, so it's no surprise it's a fav after skiing. The slices are huge and the pesto salad dressing will keep you coming back for more."

Read the entire article at Best Ski Town Pizza: Because Pow and Pies Just Go Together

Taos Pizza Out Back Sign

Here are sixteen reasons to try Pizza Out Back. My favorites are The Taos, Greek and Southwest. The Shredder and Ranchero are family favorites (I am talking to you Peter and Eric) but, trust me, you can't go wrong. And, whatever you do, do not skip the salad...with the aforementioned pesto dressing. If you are like me you will probably order some of the dressing to take home! Check out the menu for all the offerings.

Slice (huge)12," serves 2-314," serves 3-416," serves 4-5
THE TAOS - Mushrooms, black olives, black beans (yup!), onions, green chile:
THE VEGGIE - Mushrooms, black or green olives, onions, bell peppers; we’ll make reasonable substitutions:
CARNIVORE SPECIAL – Any FOUR of the following meats: Italian sausage, pepperoni, genoa salami, Canadian bacon, copocollo, marinated chicken breast:
SANDY'S SPECIAL - Marinated strips of chicken breast, bell peppers, pineapple, and a rich bar-b-cue sauce in place of traditional pizza sauce:
PIZZA VERA CRUZ (or Pierre’s Pizza) - Marinated chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, garlic, in a honey chipotle chile sauce, covered with smoked mozzarella:
WHITE PIZZA - Ricotta, fresh tomato, fresh basil, parmesan, mozzarella-no sauce:
GREEK PIZZA - Fresh spinach, feta cheese, fresh basil, Kalamata olives, roasted garlic, fresh tomatoes:
PIZZA PRIMAVERA - Mushrooms, artichoke hearts, black or green olives (or both), sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, toasted walnuts:
PIZZA FLORENTINE - Fresh spinach, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken breast, mushrooms, capers, garlic - all sautéed in white wine:
THE SHREDDER - Smoked mozzarella, fresh tomato, green chile, mushrooms, choice of meat, topped with house dressing:
VINNIE'S SPECIAL - Basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, gorgonzola:
PROVENÇALE - Basil pesto, Kalamata olives, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh thyme, fresh oregano-no sauce
THE ALFREDO - Marinated Chicken breast, green chile, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, & alfredo sauce:
RANCHERO - Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatos, smoked Mozzarella, green chile, red onions
SOUTHWEST - Basil pesto, feta, green chile, smoked Mozarella, roasted garlic, tomatos-no sauce:
THE BOTTOM LINE - Mushrooms, black or green olives, bell peppers, fresh tomato, onion, pepperoni, Italian sausage:

712 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571

(across from north branch of Centinel Bank)
575 758 3112 Call for to-go orders.

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March 21, 2014

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