Any Way You Slice It: Burke Street Pizza

Burke Street Pizza serves NY style thin crust pizza. It’s been voted the #1 Pizzeria seven years running by Smitty’s Notes Reader’s Poll. They have three locations (Burke Street & Robinhood Road in Winston Salem and Fleming Road in Greensboro). Walk into any of their restaurants, and the aroma of fresh baked pizzas will surround you. In addition to pizza, their menu has garlic knots, fried ravioli, wings, salads, subs, and a selection of bottled beers. Inside the Burke Street location, there’s booth and table seating. You’ll order at the counter, and they will call out your number as soon as the food is ready. We popped in Saturday evening to pick up take out for our Game of Thrones season 3 DVD binge.

Supreme Pizza

Supreme Pizza

Each day a different specialty pizza is offered by the slice. We lucked out; they had Voodoo Chicken on Saturday which is one of my favorites. In additional to the daily specialty pizza, Burke Street also has both cheese and pepperoni pizzas by the slice. We shared a piece of Voodoo Chicken while we waited for our order. The friendly cashier offered to halve the giant slice, so we could share more easily. The blackened chicken and spicy sausage were spread evenly over the pizza that had been lightly sauced. Sweet red pepper, fresh green bell pepper, and tangy banana peppers added tons of flavor and beautiful color. Our number was called, and we headed home.

Voodoo Chicken Pizza

Voodoo Chicken Pizza

The Southwestern Chicken Salad makes a filling meal. We like to divide it into four side salads. We requested Ranch, Mom’s dressing of choice. The spicy Southwestern dressing that comes with it is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of zip. This salad has everything except the kitchen sink: chunks of breaded chicken, lettuce, crisp purple cabbage, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, roasted red pepper, black olives, chopped eggs, sweat corn, and shredded cheddar cheese. Everyone loved this salad. We will be ordering it again soon.

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Pizzas come in 14”, 16” and 18”. We ordered the 16” Bacon Cheeseburger and a Supreme. The Bacon Cheeseburger was topped with a blend of melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese. There was just the right amount of salty bacon and burger on the pizza. Their tomato sauce was excellent, not too sweet or tart. Combined with the other ingredients, it reminded me of burgers in the summer with homegrown tomatoes from my garden in the backyard.

Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

The Supreme came fully loaded and was piled high with Italian sausage, pepperoni, seasoned beef, ham, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. The veggies were fresh and crisp. The pizza had been blanketed with layers of meat. All of this along with melted mozzarella cheese and a rich tomato sauce on a thin, crispy crust created a gargantuan pie. We almost had to use a knife and fork (just kidding). The crust didn’t falter, supporting the formidable weight of the toppings.

Supreme

Supreme

With Burke Street Pizza’s three location and the option of delivery, you’ve gotta make time to try their pies. Burke Street Pizza is the go-to place for pizza when we order delivery at the office. I’ve got my eye on the Chicken Pesto and Spinach Feta for our next visit. We would love to try their sister restaurant, The Quiet Pint, one evening soon.

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