In case you've been juicing kale for the past 24 hours and didn't notice, pizza is currently taking over New Orleans. That's right, glorious carbs and cheese, are ruling the early 2015 dining game. Yesterday, Sarah Baird revealed that Mid City Pizza, the beloved underdog of New Orleans pizzerias, is now open inside the former Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. space (4400 Banks Street). Check out their signature art, skate decks and Simpsons arcade game in the gallery above. Or check them out in person daily from 4:30 to midnight (lunch starts next week). Some Eater readers consider this the best pizza in New Orleans, or at least the best you've never tried anyways.
Meanwhile, in the Warehouse District, Sarah Baird also reports that Wood Pizza Bistro & Taproom, a new restaurant developed by developer guy Billy Wright, has just opened at 404 Andrew Higgins (caddy corner to Cochon) with charming patio dining and over 40 beers on tap. Per Baird:
The pizzas are crafted by Chef Will Salsbury, previously of Pizza Domenica, and cooked in a scene-stealing, bright red pizza oven inside the restaurant's dining room.
Wood's menu also features salads and appetizers including scallops, mussels, and flatbread. They're open daily from 11 to 2 a.m. (food service until 11 p.m.). Or find them on Facebook.