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Dining Guide

Playland

Classic and creative pizzas and craft cocktails pretty much write the ticket in this cheerful, slightly ironic pizzeria just a few blocks from the Alamo. Named for the long-gone amusement park of the same name, a few collectibles—bumper car, fortune teller booth—punk the visuals. A kinship to other past and present Stefan Bowers and Andrew Goodman projects (Feast, Rebelle, Battalion) is easy to spot, both in the over-the-top decor and the quirky menu, and there’s the bonus of plentiful street-side tables, perfect for people watching. Start with some great poppers (crunchy cream cheese and jalapeño balls) or a crazy rich Caesar salad, then move on to one or more of the pizzas. Wood-fired with sourdough crust (thin and crisp with soft edges) is the standard, and local and specially sourced ingredients make star appearances whether you pick a pie topped with a drizzle of local honey and lemon zest or one with earthy arugula, coppa, and mushroom—or whatever appears on the seasonally changing menu. Leave room for the decadent and beautifully textured panna cotta.

City: San Antonio

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 400 E. Houston, San Antonio, TX, 78205

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 210-908-9362

Website: https://playlandsa.com/

Last updated: March 1, 2020