Crusty’s Wood Fired Pizza
An eclectic aesthetic meets backyard hospitality in this new brick-and-mortar version of a favorite Lubbock food truck. Bluegrass plays in the background, and a colorful collection of music festival posters livens up a sparse decor. It’s a hole-in-the-wall, but it exudes casual welcome, like dinner at the cool friend’s house. Try the crowd favorite green chile chicken pizza for West Texas flavor. But if more-eclectic pies aren’t your thing, don’t fret; the essentials—like a classic margherita or a supreme with pickled jalapeños and thick-cut bacon—are well executed. Foldable slices are soft and lightly sauced, with just enough toppings to be satisfying but not enough to be unwieldy. As the name suggests, the crust is the real treat: charred and crisp outside, soft and flavorful inside. The chalkboard menu assures guests that eating a whole pie is acceptable (we think it might be inevitable). An unexpected bonus is an assortment of craft sodas from Dallas’s Oak Cliff Beverage Works, all made with real sugar and good pairings for a spicy slice. The food-truck feel remains, with personal pies delivered on wax paper to your picnic table.