Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Sprinkles Lady Is Opening A Pizza Place in Brentwood. And It Looks Good.

Photo via Amy Neunsinger.
Candace Nelson, henceforth known as "Sprinkles Lady," has brought me much glee over my LA years. Her cupcake empire still remains the tits. I'm serious - there's not a better plain vanilla cupcake in LA. STILL. Stop nodding your head. I'm SERIOUS. Try all of them, broheme. ALL OF THEM. (tip: vanilla is solid, but Chai is my personal fave and the new Cookie Cupcake is damn good).

Her Sprinkles chocolate chip cookies are also a top-3 LA chocolate chip cookie. I know that's a bold take and you're all like, "No way, Jose-Mike!" But I'm for real. It's dense and highly underrated; as is Sprinkles ice cream. She also, on a personal note, back in the day was one of the first to follow me on Twitter. Was it an accident? Probably. Did she think I was someone else? Who knows. I still appreciate it to this day. Sprinkles Lady is a goddamn trendsetter.

This Friday she continues her avant-garde ways by opening the first pizza restaurant worth a damn in tony Brentwood, Pizzana. I lived in Brentwood (the poor part) in my mid-twenties and the pizza SUCKED. I was flabbergasted how a community with cash to burn could not support an above-average pizza joint. You ordered delivery from Westwood or West LA or you drove to Milo & Olive. Those were the options. Sprinkles Lady and her husband, Charles ("Sprinkles Guy") along with Naples-born pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi, want to change that.

Uditi aims for Neapolitan pies with a slight Southern California twist. His "slow dough" will hopefully lead to light and chewy, yet sturdy crust. Along with some classics, some of the more inventive options include the Corbarina (cherry tomato, zucchini blossom, burrata, gremolata) and the Messicana (chorizo, cilantro lime sauce, sweet chili, jalapeno and queso fresco). Sprinkles Lady handles the desserts. I have been eying her Chocolate Olive Oil Cake for a few fortnights now.

Pizzana officially opens April 21st on San Vicente in Bwood and, just like Sprinkles, pretty, pretty sure Pizzana will bring many, many joys.

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Pizzana.
11712 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood.
Sun-Wed, 11am-10pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-11pm.

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