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Restaurant Review: BOP Brick Oven Pizza


Pizza is everyone’s favorite pastime. Being a Baltimore native, I’ve been told that I haven’t experienced pizza at all, until I’ve experienced it in New York City. For many years I’ve agreed until I’ve come across a place in in the Fells point area called BOP. BOP is an acronym for Brick Oven Pizza. We’re talking more than basic pita bread, tomato sauce, cheese and toppings here; it’s more of a delectable journey. Care to join me?

The retro interior is small and cozy. Although there are tables inside, it’s more of a carry out, than a sit down atmosphere. The oversized jukebox in the corner, near the entrance, adds a pleasant, yet nostalgic effect, considering that most restaurants nowadays, are equipped with expensive sound systems.

What happens around the oven? What happens inside of it? The dancing fire constructs the freshest ingredients and creative new combinations of Italian flavors, along with the crispy hearth baked crusts, which have become classics. The menu is small but interesting, with its impressive selection of wraps, salads, pastas, and of course pizzas!!!! The Four Cheese White Pizza is a mouth watering blend Ricotta, Fontina, parmesan, and mozzarella, delicately spread atop the perfect amount of garlic sauce. The pepperoni pizza is always enticing, and the spinach and ricotta pizza is a sure winner for the vegans out there. The Artisan pizzas aren’t bad either.

So the next time you’re in the Fells Point area, try to pry yourself away from the scenic views of the pier and the shops to experience BOP: Baltimore’s Only Pizza…how cool would it be if that were actually the title? Immensely is an understatement. Seriously, going anyplace else is an extreme oxymoron. Go and get yours while it’s hot. I already carried mine out. Enjoy!!!

BOP Brick Oven Pizza
800 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 563-1600

WARNING: If you’re sharing with someone, prepare to fight over the last slice. It could get dangerous. Dangerously good, that is.

Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.

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