The Montgomery River Boat Brawl inspired us to head there to show some love to the Black owned restaurants. The Hungry Black Man’s Media Team has eaten all over the state and Montgomery’s delicious Black foodie scene is the best, sorry Birmingham.
One of my favorites is nestled in the heart of Montgomery. Can a Brotha Get a Slice is a gastronomic treasure for pizza aficionados in the form of “Montgomery’s Own Doughy Delights.” The Black-owned pizzeria, located at 1614 S Decatur St, Montgomery, AL 36104, has created quite a buzz for its unique approach to crafting doughy crusts adorned with an array of fresh, high-quality ingredients. You’re greeted by an inviting aroma as soon as you enter the cozy establishment, a hint at the culinary delights that lie ahead. The executive pizza chef and owner takes hours to create the dough and you can taste the love in each bite.
Since we loved every pizza we ordered, this review is an overall assessment of the pizzas’ amazingness because the toppings are simply whatever you like. So, let’s get into why this pizza is so special. For dough enthusiasts, rejoice! The crust is a masterpiece, striking the perfect balance between soft and chewy, with a delightful doughy center that’s just the right amount of fluffy. It’s evident that the pizzaiolos have mastered the art of dough fermentation, resulting in a crust that’s a true testament to their dedication.
I thoroughly loved the cornicione (the doughy edge of a pizza) because detaching it creates one of the most amazing breadsticks you’d have in your life! I went crazy eating the edges of each slice before rolling up the remainder and smashing it! Freshness is the name of the game, with each slice serving as a canvas adorned with a symphony of locally sourced and carefully selected ingredients.
The toppings burst with flavor, and there’s an impressive variety to choose from – classic pepperoni and sausage, as well as inventive combinations that cater to all palates. From the earthy aroma of basil to the tangy notes of sun-dried tomatoes, every bite feels like a celebration of authentic flavors. I enjoyed how the chefs have created BBQ and brisket flavors that speak to their southern persuasion.
The cheese pulls are at a minimum, preferable because of the perfect balance that doesn’t cover up the flavor of the toppings. I noted a harmonious blend of mozzarella that provides an ideal amount of coverage on every slice for a gooey, melty perfection that’s sure to satisfy any cheese lover’s cravings. The sauce is not as pronounced as some of the more typical pizzerias, but I asked for additional sauce to roll my cornicione around in it like a dipping sauce (which is good enough to be added to the menu for this purpose alone.)
One standout feature of this pizzeria is its commitment to providing exceptional customer service. The staff members are not only knowledgeable about the menu but also passionate about their creations. The owner’s dedication to creating a memorable dining experience is palpable, creating a sense of connection that goes beyond the plate.
Beyond the delicious food, Can a Brotha Get a Slice serves as a symbol of empowerment in the community and is an inspiration to other Black culinary creators interested in exploring other cultures to produce amazing culinary offerings.
As a Black-owned business, it plays a pivotal role in celebrating diversity and creating opportunities. With that, this space is more than just a pizzeria; it’s a culinary journey that pays homage to the rich tapestry of flavors and cultures, giving Montgomery foodies true options. The doughy crust, fresh ingredients, and heartfelt service come together to create an experience that’s nothing short of extraordinary.
It’s currently a small no-frills take-out spot with a rustic décor that combines modern elements with a nod to traditional Italian pizzerias; however, they are building a hip dine-in space next door that’s opening within the next few weeks. Trust me, I’ll be there as soon as it’s done. Yes sir, this brotha will be taking a trip from Miami to get a slice because it’s that good.
If you’re in Montgomery, make sure to pay a visit to this hidden gem – your taste buds will thank you. You can reach them at (334) 316-5646.