Pizzas and salads both come in small or large, and we typically order a large house salad to share, as well as a wrap or a pizza. Another personal favorite is the Artichoke Fritas, a generous tapas serving of crispy-fried artichoke bites, served with a smoky, spicy, house-made Romesco sauce and some of their soft, warm, grilled flatbreads. Heaven on a plate.
We also keep going back for the wonderful Falafel Wrap. The falafel are crunchy outside, creamy inside, and wrapped up in a soft flatbread with fresh lettuce, cucumber and tomato salsa, creamy hummus, and a side of their thick Tzaziki sauce (I always get an extra side of the sauce, which is made with Fage yogurt and would be delicious eaten straight up, with a spoon).
Over the course of several visits we have sampled a few of the pizzas and have never been disappointed. The classic Margherita is lovely, with a thin, flame-blistered crust, and on the last trip we tried the Papas Frites, a Romesco-sauced pizza with crispy bits of potato, caramelized onions, and a blend of mozzarella and asadero cheeses. The pizza crust has a crispy-chewy texture and and toppings are judicious and flavorful (gluten free options are available).
|Where the pizza and grill action unfolds|
Basil Flats also offers a good selection of wines, yet it is certainly a family-friendly atmosphere. While we tend to stick with the vegetarian options, they offer many carnivore-friendly toppings and sandwich fillings, and have a decidedly local-friendly sourcing bent. The prices are extremely reasonable and the interior is a good reflection of the focus on fast, casual service with great, freshly-prepared food.
If it sounds like I am in love with this place it is because I am–I have yet to have a dish that wasn’t carefully prepared and delicious. Basil Flats periodically does fixed-price wine pairing dinners, often featuring locally-sourced products, and we are planning to attend one of those events really soon. Give them a try, I am sure you will enjoy your meal.
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