Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2016 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
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When Pie Tap opened last month on Oak Lawn Avenue, it brought two much-needed things to the Design District: excellent pizza and the option to have that excellent pizza, along with beer or wine, delivered right to your door.
Thanks to two $30,000 ovens and a 96-hour dough-making process, Pie Tap's dough has a beautiful crunch with the tiniest hint of bready chewiness. There are a few stand-out pies on the pizza menu — like the clam pizza, with fresh clams, Calabrese peppers and a cream sauce — but one pizza in particular hit all the right notes.
Pie Tap's prosciutto pizza comes piled high with La Quercia prosciutto, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano and creamy house-made ricotta. A drizzle of balsamic, a sprinkling of pistachio for added crunch, some medjool dates for sweetness — this pizza hits all the right notes. The fact that we can have it delivered with a six-pack of cold beer is just icing on the pizza cake.