Upper Crust – Edmond OK
When I was a kid, my pizza choices consisted of pepperoni, cheese, sausage and the occasional supreme. Most of the time, we would rotate ordering from the large chain pizza places like Little Caesars, Godfathers, Pizza Inn or Pizza Hut. Today’s pizza palette includes ingredients like prosciutto, figs, caramelized onions and truffle oil – but you won’t find these toppings at the national pizza chains. Thank goodness food lovers like myself have restaurants like Upper Crust.
Upper Crust opened an Edmond location a few months ago just blocks from my house. The original location is in Classen Curve and although I had visited it a couple of times, this second spot is very convenient. (Maybe too convenient!)
The restaurant is the perfect mix of family atmosphere and adult hangout. There is a large bar with open seating if you want to grab a quick bite and an adult beverage or you can be seated a table. Upon seating, many restaurants will provide kids with a piece of paper and four crayons expecting their creative juices to flow. Unfortunately, for my 8 and
11 12 year old, crayons don’t cut it. So to my delight, the girls were handed packages of Wikki Stix. Wikki Stix are non-toxic wax sticks that can be formed into almost any shape and are fun for kids ages 2-92. BRILLIANT.
There are 10 artistan-style pies to choose from and range from the BBQ Chicken Y’all (chicken, BBQ sauce, fontina cheese, shaved red onion, cilantro) to the Tony’s Italian (roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy sausage and pepperoncinis). If you tend to stick to traditional style pizzas, you can create your own by choosing from the 18 specialty toppings, 9 meats and 6 varieties of cheese. Pizzas (or pies as they like to call them) range in price from $11-$17 and will easily feed 2 adults.
Weekly Special Pizza
Although pizza is their specialty, Upper Crust provides amazing appetizers, salads and “From the Oven” dishes for a little something different. I’ve tried almost every appetizer and salad on the menu, and they are ALL really good. My favorite salads are the Farmer’s Market and the Mediterranean which can be ordered in a small ($4) or large ($6) size. For appetizers, if you are enjoying an evening out with friends, consider the Anti-Pizza Platter (think antipasto platter here). It includes a variety of cheeses, cured meats, olives and veggies and pairs perfectly with a glass of wine.
Farmer’s Market Salad – Upper Crust Edmond
Here’s a surprise only for my readers: Ask if they have hot wings when you visit. If so, order them! They are amazing! 20 mini-wings that slide right off the bone.
Speaking of wine – if you are a wine drinker, Upper Crust is for you. Their wine selection is exceptional. From Raptor Ridge Reserve to one of my go-to favorites Apothic Red, they offer wines for every palette and budget. And if consuming an entire bottle of wine in one meal seems like too much, the staff will cork the remainder of your bottle and seal it in a special plastic carry bag for you to take home to enjoy! (They think of everything, right?!)
Now for those of you that know me, I like wine but beer is my favorite adult beverage. Upper Crust doesn’t disappoint in that area either. I was thrilled to see local craft brews on the menu, including Mustang and CoopAle, but they also carry German dunkel and hefeweizen which GFB prefers. Nothing better than pizza and beer if you ask me. Don’t forget to ask about the weekly special on-tap as they rotate weekly.
Desserts are limited to Apple Pie or Cookie Pie, but after stuffing myself with pizza, dessert is the last thing I want. That said, we have ordered the cookie pie for the four of us to share and it is REALLY good. (So if you have room, or a couple of kids- go for it. It’s worth it.)
Upper Crust is open daily at 11am for lunch service and stays open late (11pm) Fridays and Saturdays. They also offer curbside to-go if you’re looking for a quick easy dinner option. My favorite night to enjoy Upper Crust is Sundays, because it’s pizza and a pitcher night for only $20. If you are a wine drinker like my friend Lisa, then stop in for dinner either Monday or Tuesday for Pizza and a Bottle night for only $25. Heck of a deal if you ask me. If that isn’t enough, there are about 10 televisions throughout the restaurant so you can catch a Thunder game and stuff yourself.
If you’ve enjoyed lunch or dinner at Upper Crust, I’d love to hear what your favorite pizza is!