One of my favorite questions to ask a restaurateur these days starts off with having them talk about the fan favorites on the menu, which then prompts: "But, what's your
More often than not, customers' favorites and the chef's picks won't be the same. This was the case at Long Bridge Pizza,
co-owned by Neal DeNardi and his high school buddy (and fellow Bay Area local) Andrew Markoulis
. His favorite pie on the menu, the Kalamata Olive
and Garlic, is definitely not what patrons are popularly ordering. That would be the Loading Dock and the White Pie.
A few months shy of its second birthday, this Dogpatch gem is no-frills in a very San Francisco way. The space
is small and minimalist, but modern and clean, and the menu features a simple selection of ten pies, all created by Neal and Andrew. Here's a breakdown of two fan favorites vs. one chef favorite.