Daily Slice: Green Goddess Pizza from Starbelly, San Francisco

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[Photograph: Carey Jones]

Having talked about Starbelly quite a lot already, it shouldn't surprise you that I took Carey there for brunch when she was in town. And, seeing that their brunch menu featured a riff on a Green Goddess salad and their excellent bacon and jalapeno studded spaghetti in pizza form, it was a given that we would have to give it a try.

The pizza ($14), topped with thick nubs of chewy, smokey Starbelly bacon, seed-in jalapeno rings, a healthy sprinkling of arugula, and a drizzle of Green Goddess dressing was a nice combination of flavors—meaty saltiness and spice, bitter freshness and creamy richness—but the ample amount of that excellent bacon really stole the show. As Starbelly's excellent sourdough crust is a good vehicle for any topping, this was a combination that made for a nice brunch dish, and equally nice leftovers.


3583 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94114 (map) 415-252-7500; starbellysf.com