On my (not-so-shorty) list for almost a decade, I’ve thought about going to Shorty’s Pizza on at least half a dozen occasions. The original opened on North Druid Hills and they later opened the Tucker location where we dined tonight. Realizing we were going to be close to our youngest daughter’s house, we invited her and her husband to join us for dinner.
The last place we expected to eat pizza was in a barn, but seeing the brick oven as we walked in the door was a good sign. They were short-staffed and there was only one server working the area in the upper corner where we chose a seat. We had plenty of choices for tables, but the place filled up rapidly. And we soon found out why – there was a live band (the Retro Rockets) starting up at 7:00.
Around the table, we shared three pizzas, but I only snapped photos of two. This is the Johnny Winter (all are named after musicians):
A white pie with bacon, roasted tomato and arugula. It was well received – the pizza was Still Alive and Well (JW is not). I had the Jack White:
A white pie with chicken, pesto and goat cheese. This pizza was well-produced and I enjoyed it – the crust was just thick enough to stand up on its own without being too doughy. I understand why they’ve been turning out pizzas for over twenty years.