In a recent social media contest that pitted Crab Claws against Harvest Salad and Baked Goat Cheese, Crab Claws emerged victorious. As such, it’s the #FiresideFav permanently returning to the menu. The Fireside version is indeed delicious and ready for you to rediscover.
But, honestly, there’s much more to be discovered here. If you’ve ever thought of Fireside Pies as just a pizza place, you’ve severely underestimated its prowess.
Last week, we visited the Legacy location to to sample a good bit of the menu -– from appetizers to salads to cocktails to, of course, pizza. There wasn’t a disappointment from start to finish.
In addition to the aforementioned Crab Claws, standout starters include the Molten Meatballs, indulgent in a bubbling roasted ragu and melted mozzarella, and Bruschetta, bright and light-tasting with fresh tomatoes, basil and pine nuts.
Our salad course included the Fireside Cheese and the Texas Bibb made with green onion, avocado, goat cheese, hearts of palm and bacon in a shallot red wine vinaigrette. Both were excellent but the big flavor of the Texas Bibb won the hearts at our table.
Finally, we tasted three pies — all different, all good. Picking a winner among them would be tough. The Burrata Pesto Pie, “the pie that started it all,” is not to be missed. The Triple ‘Roni is aptly named, stacked deep with pepperoni and made special with basil and truffle oil. And the Prosciutto & Parm is simple but delicious.
You may already know Fireside makes a great not-too-sweet Red Sangria that goes down way too easily. Well, add their Grapefruit Rickey to your list of things to imbibe on your next visit.
And plan a next visit. Because there’s much more to discover here than your favorite pie.
Note: We were provided with our meal, but all opinions are my own.