I think I've arrived at a very important realization: I'm kinda over flat, thin New York-style slices. Blasphemy, right? Meh. Those large, droopy slices are a dime a dozen. Give me that crunch that can hold up that mound of sauce and cheese as it makes its way to my mouth.
That brings me to The Pizza Place, the beloved pizza shop in Parkersburg. There are actually two locations; the Dudley Avenue one I visited previously. So, it was time to check out what Southside had to offer.
The building has glass windows in lieu of walls, with a central ordering area and tables that spill around the space. I just ordered two pieces of thick pepperoni pizza that were boxed up right in front of me. We probably spent about five minutes from the time we entered the restaurant to when we had pizza in hand, ready to go.
Southside does it right; Dudley Avenue does it right, too. I don't know if one is better than the other, but I know that I love both. I love the thick, crunchy crust that gives way to pools of tangy tomato sauce, a blanket of melted mozzarella and a ton of crisp little pepperonis. It's just good - and that's not just nostalgia speaking. That's straight from my tastebuds.