Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

KSFM 102.5 is the soundtrack for The Original Pizza Joint, which opened last year in Oak Park. To paraphrase 102.5’s slogan, the Joint is our hip-hop and R&B pizzeria. We ordered a slice topped with barbecued chicken and pineapple ($2.25), a house specialty. The thick crust was nicely browned on top, and though the crunch was absent, the crust was fresh and satisfying. Two sauces (pesto and tomato) delivered a garlicky kick, and we were impressed with the quantity of pineapple with chicken. A generous layer of mozzarella completed the ensemble. The combo works, judging by how fast we devoured it, and we enjoyed washing it down with the Shasta Tiki Punch soda ($1). We’ll be back for more, particularly because The Original Pizza Joint soon will be serving a full barbecue menu daily. 3060 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, (916) 736-9288.