TJ’s Pizza, if you didn’t know it already, is kind of a big deal.
TJ’s Pizza is St. Louis-style pizza. Did you know there was such a thing? St. Louis-style pizza is very different from any other style pizza. Although delicious in their own right, Chicago’s deep-dish pie or New York’s massive, greasy offering are worlds away.
What exactly identifies a pizza as having the St. Louis style? Well, it’s a few things. First of all, it’s the crust. St. Louis-style pizza is made from a super-thin, cracker-like crust. It’s different from a “regular” thin crust that you may have had before. It’s even thinner.
And secondly, it’s the cheese. St. Louis-style pizza features Provel cheese, which is a combination of cheddar, swiss and provolone cheeses. Once melted, its consistency is closer to Velveeta than block cheese. It’s smooth and creamy. And it’s a delicious addition to this (or any, really) Italian-American classic.
To top it all off, we cut our TJ’s Pizza in the traditional St. Louis manner, in squares.
It may not seem like that much of a departure from a regular thin-crust pizza until you’ve actually tasted it. And fortunately for us, TJ’s Pizza is about as good an example of St. Louis-pizza as you’ll find anywhere, even in St. Louis. Many agree that TJ’s is on-par with the declared St. Louis standard, Imo’s Pizza. And we have it at the Corner Bar. Here in Liberty. Lucky me, lucky you, lucky us!
Stop in for a beer and order one ($10/$12 for supreme) to eat with us or take home. But consider yourself warned: you WILL come to crave it. You won’t expect it but it’ll happen.