Did you know that 76% of Americans focus on taste sensations for every meal? Maybe that helps explain why pizza is the most popular food in the world.
Few things can compare to the crunchy crust, tasty sauce, and melted cheese. And don’t even get us started on toppings! Sadly, not all pizzas are created equally.
Here at Wiseguys Downtown Pizza, we like to think our pies stand above the competition. Not convinced? In this article, we’ll go over five amazing things about our restaurant. Let’s get started
1. A Focus on Creative Toppings
There are a lot of pizza topping purists out there. We have nothing against respecting tradition (just look at our traditional Margarita Guy pizza). But, we also like to have a little fun with our pizza toppings.
That means dreaming up creative topping combinations not because they’re traditional, but because they’re delicious. Just look at our White Trash Guy pizza. It’s covered in ranch dressing, bacon, kettle potato chips, scallion, parm, and mozzarella.
The chips provide the perfect crunch texture that’s often missing from slices of pizza. Or, order the Metro Guy. It’s got olive oil sauce, spicy chicken that’s been marinated, arugula, thin slices of lemon, feta, caramelized onion, and garlic.
We know it sounds a little weird, but try it before you judge. One bite will have you changing your mind. Make sure to check out our full menu to see all of our unique ideas.
2. Great Selection of Beer and Wine
No pizza is complete without a delicious beer or glass of wine. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of both. For the beer lovers, we’ve got a draft selection that includes favorites like Budweiser, Bud Light, and Coors.
Or, you can get some affordable PBR in a can. However, we recommend that you try our local selection of craft beers. They’re on tap, which means you get the fresh beer with an even fuller flavor.
You can start with a local favorite, the Woodland Empire Ale Moondog Amber. It’s an amber ale that’s brewed right here in Boise. Its rich malt flavor makes it great for people who don’t like their beer to be too hoppy.
Speaking of Boise, you can also try the Boise Snowboard Porter. Its rich molasses taste is perfect for combatting cold weather.
Or, wine lovers can choose from a delicious selection of Malbec, red blends, or Chardonnay. Make sure to check out our full beer and wine list.
3. We Use Local Ingredients
Here at Wiseguys Downtown Pizza, we believe in the importance of shopping locally. And it’s not just because we love the ingredients that our local farmers produce. Shopping locally can have a profound effect on the economy.
One statistic found that for each $100 spent at any local business, roughly $68 of it stays in the community. To do our part, we use Pendleton Power Flour in our dough.
It comes from many Pocatello Idaho farms that use it for producing their grains. So, whether you’re buying a pizza pie, sandwich, or calzone, you’re eating locally-sourced ingredients. But, we don’t stop there.
The cheese you get to enjoy comes from local farmers in Jerome, Idaho. And, you can wash it down with one of the many local craft beers that we offer.
So when you buy from Wiseguy Pizza Pie you’re not only getting a fantastic pizza, but you’re also supporting small businesses and local farmers. Talk about a win-win scenario!
4. The Perfect New York-Style Crust
You don’t need to travel to New York City to get authentic New York pizza. Here at Wiseguy Pizza Pie, we brought the famous New-York pizza crust to Idaho (along with our Italian heritage).
That means you get to enjoy large slices, thin crust, and the perfect combination of flexible dough that you can fold and eat like a true New Yorker.
What’s more, we keep the tradition of the practice alive by hand tossing our dough each day. This helps get rid of all of the air bubbles in the dough which prevent it from rising properly.
And it helps the dough keep all of its moisture. That results in a crust that’s miraculously both soft and crunchy at the same time. Plus throwing it in the air just looks cool!
Then we bake it to the perfect consistency in our stone deck ovens. This is the secret to the crispiness of the crust. You need to bake it hot and fast, and there are few things hotter than a stone deck oven.
5. Caters to Vegetarians and Vegans
We believe that everyone should get to enjoy the taste of fantastic pizza, regardless of their dietary preferences or restrictions. That’s why we cater to meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-intolerant individuals.
Vegetarians don’t have to settle for a cheese pizza (though there’s nothing wrong with a classic). They can try our Fun Guy pizza, which is loaded with delicious mushrooms, garlic, caramelized onion, feta, and parmesan.
Or, order the Vegetablarian. We pile it to the brim with Roma tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, olives, red onions, and garlic.
Don’t eat dairy, but still crave cheese? No problem!
We offer both dairy-free and vegan mozzarella options. And for gluten-intolerant individuals, we make a delicious cauliflower crust that you can enjoy.
Is Your Mouth Watering? Order Wiseguys Downtown Pizza
We hope this article helped you learn more about Wiseguys Downtown Pizza. We could spend hours talking about how our pies are the best pizza in Boise. But, at the end of the day, words don’t do it justice.
You need to try it to understand. So, what are you waiting for? Come on down and see why we’re the talk of Idaho.
You can visit one of our three locations today if you feel like saying hi. Or, order online for dine-in or takeout.