Shuck and Pied

By The Editors
December 5, 2012 9:00 am

Restaurants tend to stick with what they’re good at. Which is why Mastro’s continues to plate the most succulent steaks, and Barney’s Beanery excels at alcohol poisoning.

But for a restaurant whose culinary ambitions know no categorical boundaries, there’s Craig Weiss’s Local 1205.

Local 1205 is basically a slice of NYC in Venice — they’ve been serving up cold-pressed juices for breakfast and thinly sliced Katz’s deli meats for lunch, and just now launched a dinner menu that consists solely of piping-hot pizza and raw oysters.

That dinner menu is headed by Chef Mike Fox, the pie maestro behind the Fox Pizza Bus, a Scottish transit double-decker bus outfitted with a wood-burning oven.

His Neapolitan pizzas are simple pies of perfection, offered in red or white with toppings ranging from healthy arugula to the decadent fresh-cut charcuterie meats from the deli.

As for the oysters, Local’s serving sweet Puget Sound, crisp Carlsbad, and pungent Baha varieties Thursday to Saturday 3-9pm. Pizzas are served from 3-9 daily.

The service is casual. No reservations required. And you can have your order brought next door to The Otheroom so you can enjoy a little beer and wine.

Allowing you to stick to what you’re good at, too.


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