Did you know that in total there are 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni eaten every year? When you consider the fact that a slice of pepperoni weighs 12 grams, that means approximately 9,516,745,916.25 slices of pepperoni get eaten every year.
Whether you love a good pepperoni pizza or prefer ingredients that others would shun (pineapple for the win) on your pizza, the Wiseguy menu has it. However, they do not stop there, they also have options for those not feeling a pizza that day.
If you are in, near, or visiting Hailey, Ketchum, or Boise, Idaho, and are considering swinging by, keep reading for your guide to what to order at Wiseguy.
New York Style Pizza
In 1905, the first pizzeria in America opened. Gennaro Lombardi opened Lombardi’s in the Manhattan neighborhood, Little Italy.
Lombardi served pizza pies that were large and wide. Slices of this pizza sold for five cents, who doesn’t want those prices?
From Lombardi’s, the pizza business continued to grow with more shops opening. Traditional New York Style Pizza got cooked in coal-fired ovens. Today with evolving technology very few pizza places still use coal-fired ovens as they are inefficient.
At Wiseguy Pizza Pie your pizza gets cooked in a stone deck oven. New York Style pizza is unique in that it is on a thin crust that is foldable but crispy. The slices are large and wide, it is not uncommon to see someone fold their crust in half vertically and take it to go.
Traditionally this pizza has tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, and other ingredients get placed on top of the cheese.
Wiseguy Pizza Pie
Today, if you’re looking for a good slice of New York Style pizza, you don’t have to go all the way to New York. You can get your New York Style pizza and enjoy the Rocky Mountains at the same time by visiting Wiseguy Pizza Pie.
There is more to Idaho than potatoes and the menu at Wiseguy is the perfect complement to your Idaho fun. But what makes the pizzas at Wiseguy Pizza Pie so special (besides the fact that they’re delicious)?
Locally Sourced Ingredients
Wiseguy Pizza uses as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Not only does this put money back into the community, but it ensures that the ingredients used are fresh.
Not only that but using locally sourced ingredients reduces the carbon footprint and is often healthier. These ingredients do not need to be picked before they are ripe or preserved to stay fresh, they are fresh because they have come from local providers.
Would you feed your dinner guests food you made a day or even two days ago? FUGGEDABOUTIT!
Wiseguy Pizza won’t serve you dough that got made a day or even two days ago either. The dough at Wiseguy gets made fresh every day. If your crust looks flat or tastes sour, it’s not fresh, and not a good experience.
Wiseguy uses Pendleton Power Flour, this company mainly uses Pocatello Idaho farms for the production of their grains. Meaning that even the flour for your crust is locally sourced.
A good sauce is essential to a good pizza. Just like your dough, you do not want a sauce that got made two days or even a day ago. As sauce breaks down, it changes how your pizza is going to taste when it comes time to take a bite.
Your pizza should never leave a sour taste in your mouth. That is why Wiseguy Pizza also makes the sauce fresh every day.
If you come in for lunch, Wiseguy offers lunchtime specials. You can pair a slice and a soda, two slices and a soda, or a slice, salad, and soda.
Wanting something a little more than soda for your lunchtime refreshment? Trade out your soda for a 12 oz PBR at no additional cost.
The Wiseguy Menu
The Wiseguy Boise menu differs slightly from the menu you will find in Hailey or Ketchum. The Boise menu has a few things you will not find on the menu in Hailey or Ketchum.
Boise is the main Wiseguy Pizza Pie shop. To kick off this exploration of the menu, it’s all about the Pizza.
Your traditional New York Style pizza is going to be on an 18-inch crust and have eight slices of pizza. At Wiseguy your options will be an 18-inch crust or if you’re feeling like that is a little too much a 14-inch crust.
For those who struggle with gluten, eating out and especially pizza can be tough. However, Wiseguy offers a 10-inch gluten-free cauliflower pizza. This means that you can go out with your friends and not have to stare at their pizza while you eat a salad (although the salads are great too).
Keep in mind though that the pizza is not prepared in a gluten-free kitchen. This means there is potential for cross-contamination.
By the Slice
If you’re feeling the need for pizza but not a whole pie, you can also get it by the slice. Wiseguy is not going to serve you a piece of pizza that isn’t fresh.
Even your slice of pizza gets made to order, meaning that you are not limited to what you can see in a glass case that is premade. Grab your slice and a drink, and don’t forget to make it more authentic by folding it!
Wiseguy Pizza uses Mozzarella Cheese from Jerome, Idaho. However, for those who can’t handle dairy or are vegans, non-dairy mozzarella is available.
Build Your Pizza Pie
Do you know what toppings you love on your pizza (pineapple and bacon, please)? Build your own pie with premium or regular toppings. You can add as many as you want.
So unless that’s how you like your pizza, use your toppings in moderation. Quick interesting pizza fact, 36 percent of people want pepperoni as their pizza topping.
However, if you’re wanting something a little different from pepperoni, but not quite as fancy as Wiseguy’s Real Fancy pies you can build your own. Wiseguy has some wise suggestions to help you build your pizza.
Don’t Go Toppings Crazy
The Wiseguy, wise suggestion, is to not go beyond eight toppings per pizza. Too many toppings on your pizza pie can make your pizza soggy and weigh it down.
If you really want your pizza to sing, use ingredients in moderation. Too many ingredients and the flavor becomes too muddled. The perfect number of ingredients allows your pizza to shine.
Find Toppings Balance
Meats that are high in fat can help balance out the acidity of your tomato sauce and other acidic ingredients. You also want to add some texture to your pizza. A little crunch can come in the form of onions or peppers.
Pair Sweet With Savory
Did you know that 26 percent of people like pineapple on their pizza? This 26 percent takes a lot of pushback from the naysayers but they stay loyal and true, as they should.
Pineapple with a savory pairing such as ham or bacon is actually a great pairing on pizza.
Make it Pretty
You’re just gonna eat it, why does what it looks like matter? There’s always the desire to get the perfect Instagram pic, however, it goes beyond that.
Part of your experience when eating your meal is visual. Your willingness to even eat something often starts with what it looks like.
Toss in some color and make your pizza pretty so it’s not just a sea of red.
Get Real Fancy
Get fancy with some of the creative menu options Wiseguy offers. If you’re looking to try something new or unique, check out some of the specialty pizzas.
Are you feeling adventurous or looking for something more classic? If you are looking for a more classic combination, check out some of these Wiseguy specialty pizzas.
The Fat Guy
The Fat Guy is one of Wiseguy’s most popular pizzas. This pizza is perfect for the carnivore in you, especially if you are a fan of pork.
This pizza is topped with pepperoni, ham, sausage, salami, and everyone’s favorite bacon.
For those who are either not big meat eaters or vegetarians, Wiseguy offers the Vegetablarian pizza. If you don’t eat dairy, take it a step further with the non-dairy mozzarella.
The toppings you will find on the Vegetablarian include olives, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, garlic, red onions, and green peppers.
The Wise Guy
If you still love your meat but want some veggies tossed in, try the Wise Guy Pizza.
This namesake pizza has pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, and red onions.
The Margarita Guy
The Margarita Guy is a classic Neopolitan pizza. This pizza is simple but delicious.
The Margarita Guy includes fresh basil with olive oil, garlic, Roma tomatoes, and whole-milk mozzarella.
Feeling adventurous, but not quite sure you want to get too adventurous? If you want something that’s a little more outside the box of pepperoni and veggies but still more classic, try these pizzas.
The Fun Guy
Have a little fun with this unique pizza. This pizza is one that those who don’t want meat on their pizza can grab, while still being more unique than a classic veggie pie.
The Fun Guy includes caramelized onions, loads of mushrooms sautéed in olive oil and garlic, and grated Parmesan and Feta.
The Dirty Bird
Do you want chicken on your pizza instead? The Dirty Bird pizza is a fun combination that includes chicken.
You’ll find red onions, garlic, feta cheese, grilled chicken, and Roma tomatoes on this pizza.
Loads of mushrooms sautéed in olive oil and garlic, caramelized onions, grated Parmesan, and Feta.
Psst… little secret, it’s still a pizza. This pizza is greek inspired and for those of you who love a good Greek Antipasto salad (Wiseguy has that too), you will love this pizza.
The Greek Anti-Pizza is accompanied by artichoke hearts, garlic, feta, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, salami, ham, and grated parmesan.
For those who are really looking to get outside of the box, Wiseguy Pizza has that too. If you are adventurous with your eating, check out these options.
The White Trash Guy
Do you love dipping your pizza in ranch? The White Trash Guy pizza might be just the right speed for you.
This pizza gets real adventurous with toppings that include scallions, kettle potato chips, bacon, ranch dressing, parmesan, and mozzarella.
The Metro Guy
If you’re looking for a pizza that’s completely outside of your comfort zone, well this pizza might do it. As the menu says, it sounds crazy, but try it.
The Metro guy boasts a very unique combination of arugula, thinly sliced lemon, feta, caramelized onions, garlic, spicy marinated chicken, and olive oil sauce.
The BBQ Bird
Do you love BBQ chicken? Then this pizza is a real gouda option for you.
The BBQ Bird is a BBQ on a pizza with toppings that include scallions, caramelized onions, BBQ chicken, and gouda.
The Sad Guy
The name of this pizza is not how it will make you feel. While it’s called the Sad Guy it will leave you anything but sad.
The Sad Guy is topped with gorgonzola and bacon. It also includes meatballs, red onion, and a light tomato sauce.
Skip the Pizza
If you’re looking for something tasty but wanting to skip the pizza, the Wiseguy Menu does not forget about you. Whether you are feeling like grabbing a pizza, salad, or wings you will find it on the menu too.
At all locations, you can find the house, Ceasar, spinach, and greek antipasto salad. However, this is where you see some of the differences in the Boise menu.
The Boise menu also offers a Cobb salad.
You can grab some buffalo wings in Boise, Hailey, or Ketchum. In Boise, you can also get boneless buffalo wings if you prefer your wings boneless.
All locations offer cheese sticks and garlic knots. These are a must-try to go with your pizza.
The cheese sticks are made with whole milk mozzarella. The garlic knots are made NY style and fresh to order. Warm bread right out of the oven anyone?
Calzones and Sandwiches
The menu does not stop there. If you don’t want a pizza, salad, or wings, you can also choose from sandwiches or calzones.
The sandwich selection in Boise is larger as well. However, there are still some great options that you will find at all three locations.
At all three locations, you can choose between a calzone, meatball hoagie, or Italian hoagie.
If you head to the Boise location you can also get a Wiseguy Cheesesteak, Chicken Parm, or an American Cheeseburger with waffle fries.
Wiseguy Pizza Pie’s commitment to providing locally sourced items does not stop with the food menu. You can also grab a beer or glass of wine with your meal.
You will find that many of the beers come from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington breweries with a few exceptions. When you look at the drink menu, you can see where your beer came from.
If you are gluten intolerant, Wiseguy even has a gluten-free beer that you can pair with your gluten-free pizza. If you’re looking for pizza and drinks, the Ketchum and Hailey drink menu provides more beer and wine options than the Boise drink menu.
Picking the Perfect Drink
With all of the drink choices, what should you choose? Check out some Wiseguy Wise suggestions on how to pick the perfect beer accompaniment to your meal.
If your pizza choice is the Margarita pizza. You should choose a beer like a Pilsner. A pale lager that is lightly hopped will complement your Margarita Guy perfectly.
The Uinta Pilsner that is brewed out of a company in Salt Lake City is a great one to try pairing with your Margarita Pizza.
If you are a lover of classic cheese pizza, you want a beer that is just as classic. The suggestion for this pizza is an American Pale Ale.
This type of beer is going to have a pungent but restrained hops profile. It will have just enough bitterness to cut through the cheese.
If you are part of the 36 percent that loves pepperoni pizza, you want a beer that pairs nicely with the slight spice of the pepperoni.
An American Brown Ale is a great choice to go with your pepperoni pizza. If there is one with a light caramel sweetness to it, this will be the best pairing you can get.
If you went with the vegetarian pizza, you will want a lighter beer. You already have a lot of flavor going on with the various veggies, so a light beer is a perfect complement.
Choose a mild Pilsner or a Blonde Ale such as the Lost Grove Teddy Bear Picnic Beer that is sourced from a brewer right in Boise.
If you chose the Fat Guy pizza your pizza is gonna be loaded with meat and no veggies. For this type of pizza, you will want to choose a hoppy IPA.
This helps to bring out the flavor of the savory meat that is on your pizza. You can also choose a dark smoked beer. A dark smoked beer enhances the authentic meat flavors.
Are you heading to Boise to grab a Philly cheesesteak? Grab a pale ale, such as the Goodlife Sweet As Pacific Pale Ale. This is brewed in Bend, Oregon and it will be a great pairing with your Philly.
Keep on Pouring
If you are unsure of what beer to pair with your pizza, a Pilsner or Lager is always a great choice to pair with pizza. It is all about choosing a beer with a profile that complements and does not overwhelm your pizza.
However, your taste trumps any suggestion. Ultimately, pick a beer you will enjoy.
What About Wine
If you are looking to pair wine with pizza, a glass of red wine is often the best choice. The Troublemaker Red Wine offered in Boise comes from California and would be a great choice.
If you are choosing a salad, your wine selection will be all about your dressing.
If you go with the greek antipasto salad, you want a salad that will complement the vinegar in the balsamic vinaigrette dressing. For this salad choose a zingy white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or an Albariño. The vinegar in the dressing will bring out the fruitiness in the wine.
If you choose a salad with a creamier dressing, like the Ceasar, or the house salad with a ranch, you will want a chardonnay. The Hahn Estates Chardonnay is a great choice in this situation.
If you decide to go with the buffalo wings for your meal, choose a slightly sweet white wine. You can also choose a fruity red wine to complement these wings.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still not sure what drink you want to pair with your food, just talk to one of our staff. They will be able to answer questions you may have.
Also, if you’re not feeling the alcohol, Wiseguy offers coke products. Pizza and coke are always a winning combination.
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Wiseguy has what you want to eat. Whether you are craving a salad, pizza, wings, a calzone, or a sandwich, you’ll find it on the Wiseguy menu.
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