“Fortune favors the brave” may well as perfectly have been penned about David Wilcox, who previously operated the ambitious but sick-fated Atwater Village cafe Journeyman. In 2018, as a previous-ditch exertion to help save the restaurant, Wilcox converted it into a pizzeria. The gamble paid off. Hail Mary Pizza specializes in funky, char-edged pies with blistery, chewy, effortlessly digestible crusts constructed from purely natural levain and complete grains.

The Pep Pep, with pork chorizo, peppers and honey, is a sophisticated and lush constellation of sweet and spicy flavors. The Westside-inspired Giust-oh is brilliantly paved with feta and Mornay sauce and delicate, starchy bites of potato, chard and lemon zest, whilst the anchovy-furthermore-jalapeño combo of the Frederick is a gleeful smack of cheesy, briny warmth. Salads are created from the greatest farmers industry make — just lately there was a attractive autumnal mix of ultra-fresh dandelion greens tossed with squash and pomegranate seeds. Desserts, together with the household brownies and the almond-crusted Basque cake with pastry product on the side, are motive enough to simply call for takeout.

Outdoors the kitchen area, Wilcox is a fervent advocate for unbiased places to eat, and has experimented with revenue-sharing versions in an energy to counter the industrywide shell out disparities involving entrance- and back again-of-home roles. But you do not require to know any of this to savor the pizza, which is some of the most unique and pleasurable in Los Angeles.