San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)
That’s Outta Sight
That’s Outta Sight is a pizza popup by longtime Bay Area chef Eric Ehler, who has worked at higherend restaurants like Mister Jiu’s and Serpentine and most recently consulted for the fastcasual Chinese American concept Lazy Susan. He’s been running the popup biweekly, offering a limited amount of pizzas the last few months at Pizzahacker on Mission Street. Beginning in May, he’ll be moving his operation to the Hayes Valley wine bar Fig & Thistle, where he’ll be able to produce up to 80 pizzas per day with a focus on large, thin, New Yorkstyle pies and slices. “Slice culture is beautiful,” Ehler said. “You can grab a quick slice and walk/skate away with it and crush it in seconds. … It is the ultimate street food.”
Ehler does a white pie using a roasted mushroom sauce, and a Madonna, his version of a margherita that gets finished with oregano, grana Padano, lots of basil and a generous glug of California olive oil. “I named my pizza after Madonna because it is beautiful, classy but with attitude, graceful imperfections, and not afraid to be individual — each pizza is different.”
Cost: $17-$24; $5 per slice. Website: instagram.com/thatsouttasight Address: Pizzahacker: 3299 Mission St., San Francisco. Fig & Thistle (starting May), 429 Gough St., San Francisco.