The city's newest pizza place opened Jan. 6 in the Warehouse District. Wood Pizza Bistro & Taphouse (404 Andrew Higgins Drive, 504-281-4893; www.facebook.com/woodpizzanola) offers an impressive array of beers on tap, wood-fired pizzas and appetizers. The pies are crafted by chef Will Salisbury, previously of Pizza Domenica, in a bright red oven situated in the restaurant's dining room. Specialty pizzas include a bianco pie topped with garlic cream, mozzarella, ricotta, red onion, oregano and olive oil, a four cheese pie with mozzarella, taleggio, Gorgonzola, asiago and tomato and a pepperoni pie. Appetizers include seasoned flatbread with white bean puree and scallops with cauliflower, coriander, mint, almonds, yogurt and black sesame seeds.
The restaurant has a charmingly lit patio full of umbrella-covered tables. The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Mid City Pizza (4400 Banks St., 504-483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com) moved across the street into a more spacious location, formerly occupied by Crescent Pie & Sausage Company. The pizza spot officially reopened on New Year's Day. The menu remains the same, but the new space features some enticing additions, including a full bar, daiquiris and old-school arcade games NBA Jam and The Simpsons Arcade.
The restaurant begins lunch service this week, and dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. until midnight.