Who wouldn’t love an Evel Knievel-themed pizzeria serving New York-style slices in the heart of East Fremont, packed with daredevil memorabilia, Knievel pinball and even a rattlesnake slice to commemorate his failed rocket jump over Snake River Canyon? It’s a combination that works on so many levels --even before they throw in the occasional punk concerts on the back patio.
The pizza is New York street style, a perfect accompaniment to a gritty and grungy décor and punk rock attitude worthy of the Big Apple. The biggest surprise may be that these pies are good enough to stand on their own, which makes them perfect for takeout when you don’t feel like contending with the often-inebriated late-night patrons. But that eclectic mix of often tipsy tourists, punks and hipsters is exactly why this is also a great place for people-watching.
Evel Pie’s fans include The Cuisineist’s Elaine and Scott Harris, OTS Media’s Melinda Sheckells, and Food and Loathing podcast host Al Mancini (the latter two of whom have lived in NYC, and know what street pizza should taste like).