Daily Slice: Southern Pacific Brewing, San Francisco

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.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

I wrote on toppings-centric bar pizza quite recently in my review of 21st Amendment's offerings. Many of those sentiments apply when talking about the pizzas at the Southern Pacific Brewing Company, a spot that's probably more of a destination for their beer and ample lovely outdoor patio than for their food.

But Southern Pacific does have som some nice beer-friendly menu choices—sage fries, jars of pickles—and of course, a brussels sprouts and red onion pizza ($13). Per the topping-centric rule, the crust is serviceable, but nothing to write home about. And this is a topping choice we can certainly get on board with—the sprouts and onions are joined by a salty, satisfying feta fonduta, and a melty pile of mozzarella. My major complaint—both the onions and brussels sprouts still tasted a little raw. Caramelizing the onions, and getting a little nutty char on the sprouts via roasting or skillet, would have done wonders for the flavors which, while fine, weren't mind-blowing.

Still, it's a pizza I'd get again, particularly when hanging on SP's patio and drinking a $4 beer. I'd probably go for the Calabrian chili add-on option, or perhaps an egg ($2 each). Or really, go for both—when it's all about the toppings, you may as well take the opportunity to go big.

Southern Pacific Brewing

620 Treat Avenue, San Francisco CA 94110 (map)

About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who is based in San Francisco. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss.

Printed from

© Serious Eats