When I saw the photo of this pie from Howie's Artisan Pizza (Palo Alto, California) on KQED's Bay Area Bites blog, it immediately reminded me of Emilia's Pizzeria across the San Francisco Bay to the north in Berkeley. And also of Apizza Scholls in Portland, Oregon. Then I saw that author Stephanie Lucianovic was thinking along the same lines as she made the Scholls reference in her post.
Lucianovic gives the pizza at Howie's Artisan a thumbs up, even despite the fact that she and her family did take-out and a quick home reheat to revive the crust. If appearances here are not deceiving, it looks — and sounds — like a winner.
Howie's Artisan Pizza
Town and Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301 650-327-4992; howiesartisanpizza.com