Daily Slice: Kim's Pie from Jules Thin Crust, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately.
Jules Thin Crust, a mini chain based outside of Philadelphia couldn't be further from the old school pizzerias that make up most of Philly's pizza culture. Their menu boasts local, organic ingredients; crusts are offered in whole grain, whole wheat, and gluten-free varieties; and their long, skinny flatbread-style pies are topped with everything from brie and apples to asparagus and edamame. Jules is obviously not the place to order a plain slice.
Usually portobellos and balsamic on pizza have me running for the hills, but on Kim's Pie ($2.50) they totally worked when paired with shreds of roasted chicken, caramelized onion, mozzarella, balsamic barbecue sauce, and chives. Depending on your level of pizza purity, this slice could very easily be considered pizza blasphemy, but honestly, it was kind of awesome. The crust was great: crackery crisp enough to support all of the toppings that were placed on top with a surprisingly restrained hand. Way more hors d' oeuvre or ladylike snack than a classic slice, Jules has its own thing going on — light, healthy flatbread pies done right.