Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gluten Free Pizza Fest: Review of Craigo's

I've been gluten-free and living in Austin for about three years now.  I've known about Craigo's offering gluten-free pizza for awhile, but I've never had a chance to check it out.  Usually I just buy a pre-made gluten-free crust because it's a lot cheaper and safer than ordering out.  However, Pizza Fest, hosted by ATX Gluten Free, gave me a chance to check out somewhere new.  I wanted to go somewhere I hadn't been yet, so I couldn't go to Austin's Pizza, Marye's, or Southside Flying Pizza, all which I've been to before.

Craigo's only has one size gluten-free crust, and a plain pizza is $12.  At first, there was a little mix up with my order.  I had ordered one of the specialty pizzas, the pesto parmesan.  I got the pizza home and the chicken on the pizza appeared to be breaded.   We called and asked about it, and they confessed that the chicken was not gluten-free.  Apparently there is a gluten-free version of the pesto parmesan chicken, but that's not what was on my pizza.  They were apologetic and agreed to quickly make a new pizza.   I chose to get a plain pizza with mushrooms, just to be safe.  We got the second pizza back home and all was well.  I cracked open a Bard's and quickly devoured the whole pizza.  I'm not sure if being incredibly hungry had something to do with it, but the pizza was delicious.  The crust wasn't super thin or crispy, which many times gluten-free crusts are, so that was a pleasant surprise.  The sauce, cheese, and mushrooms were all about what you'd expect on a decent pizza.  All in all, I wouldn't mind going there again when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to make my own pizza.

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