Friday, February 12, 2016
Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19125
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Parking: On street
Cuisine type: Ice Cream; Pizza
Meals Served: Lunch - Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Dinner - Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Style: Philly's pizza revolution takes a quirky turn at this oddball outpost for pie and ice cream on the East Kensington-Fishtown border. "Museum" is a stretch for the scattered displays of Brian Dwyer's record-setting pizza memorabilia collection, and the seat-yourself rowhouse space still has rough edges. But the American-style pies are better than expected, and the in-house partnership with even more daring Little Baby's Ice Cream (at 2311 Frankford) seals the deal for a one-of-a-kind experience that's simply too fun and funky to resist.
Specialties: Pizzas: Jane (plain cheese); Forbes Waggensense (pepperoni); Felix Huppert (French onion soup); Lucy Waggle (prosciutto and dates); Leonard Bookman (white pie); Henrietta Blanche special (homemade sausage, escarole pesto). Little Baby's flavors: Apple Snap; Earl Grey-Sriracha; birch beer; peach granola (in season); pumpkin-curry. Pizzas, $11-$22; Slices, $2-$4. Cash only for Pizza Brain. Little Baby's accepts credit cards.
Alcohol: BYOB
Weekend noise: A reasonable 78 decibels. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Hours: Entire menu, Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, until midnight; Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Little Baby's winter hours begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and noon weekends. Closing times same as Pizza Brain.
Prices: $