Philly food is so much more than cheesesteaks. Let us show you.
Pizza Brain makes a lot of good pizza—that should be a secret to nobody. And if it is a secret to you, get your ass to Pizza Brain immediately. They always have a great selection of oddly named slices and full pies to eat at the shop or to go, and they’re all delicious, but none are quite so satisfying as the Jane. Whenever I go to Pizza Brain, I usually get a slice or two. If I’m only in for one, I get a Jane. If I’m in for two, I get a Jane and something else.
With Pizza Brain’s array of flavors and toppings, it may seem that their best slice (as far as we’re concerned) is one of their plainest, but the perfection is in the simplicity. The thin crust is topped with a base of their fresh crushed tomato sauce, and then topped with a cheese mixture of mozzarella, aged provolone, and grana padano before being sporadically dotted with fresh basil.
The slice usually comes directly from the pizza oven to your plate (they don’t really sit around long) and requires two hands to hold up the floppy end of the thin-crust delight. A few bites in, and you realize this is everything pizza needs to be: the perfect amount of sauce, covered with gooey and bubbly cheese, and hints of fresh herb throughout. A lot of extra toppings can be nice—and Pizza Brain does its share of that—but there is always something magical and comforting about a slice that, though it may be plain in comparison to others, is done perfectly. And that’s exactly what Jane is.