I am so excited that Jyotsna from the Masala Wala is back with her take on Pop's Backdoor Pizza South!
3710 Shannon Rd Durham, NC 27707
Sometimes you are in the mood for a casual pizza joint and Pop’s Backdoor Pizza South in
is just that! This is a new-ish outlet
of the popular Pop’s Backdoor in Downtown.
The new location is in the newly developing Durham next to the post
office. The space is quite causal,
typical of any pizza-sub shop. The menu
is posted on the wall and you place your order at the counter. Several of the specialty pies looked
delicious so we were happy to hear that they will do half/half pies. Hope Valley
We started with a couple of appetizers for the group. Pop's Famous Mussels were very tasty in tomato broth with lots of garlic and onion. The crispy calamari with harissa aioli was delicious! The batter was light, providing just the right crispness.
Since there were six of us we opted for three small pizzas so that we could try several specialty combinations. Overall we managed to try five specialty pies. The #2 Pop's with pepperoni, homemade sausage, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese was quite tasty with a good distribution of toppings. The #4 Margherita with roma tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella was nice and simple. The #8 Veggie Lover with artichokes, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, olives, goat cheese was very tasty but a just a bit salty. The #5 The Polpette with housemade meatballs, spinach, roasted garlic, parmesan was my favorite as the homemade meatballs were wonderful with a perfect amount of spices and herbs. Finally, we had the #10 Bar-B-Q: with chicken, bar-b-q sauce, banana peppers, honey chevre which I didn't try this one so I can’t comment on it.
The pizza was quite good, particularly the topping combinations. However, the pizza crust was a little soggy for my taste. They toppings were a little heavy for the crust and falling off. While it is quite a good pie, I think the appetizers were better.
Pop's Backdoor South