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Pop Up Pizza serves great pie on the East Side — for a limited time.
We love a fancy night out as much as the next gay, but every once in a while, we like to funk it up. At least, that’s what we told ourselves when we stumbled upon Kingsway’s Pop Up Pizza after glimpsing the lineup at Les Faux Bourgeois across the street.
A placeholder until the licensing for their high-end comfort food restaurant clears City Hall, Pop Up Pizza came about because owners Ben McGuire (formerly of Lucy’s East Side diner) and Brian Mosby (formerly of Vij’s) inherited a pizza oven with their lease. The décor may be ramshackle frat boy — complete with mismatched furniture, a big, black-box speaker and album covers lining the white walls — but the six pizzas on offer are primo, thanks to local, quality ingredients like the rosemary wild-boar salami on the Misfit to the rum-soaked pineapple and Re-Up smoked bacon on the Don Ho.
We were so impressed, we made reservations to go back for the $20 prix-fixe brunch and were treated to an avocado and coconut smoothie, sinfully delicious crab latkes (potato pancakes) and a slice of Mosby’s mom’s strawberry pie.
Of course, all good things must come to an end, so you’ll need to jump before this pop-up pops off in two months.