A new one for me the other day was the Bee Sting. It is a slather of tomato sauce, a few circles of mozzarella, large pieces of thin soppressata, big basil leaves blackened in the oven, bits of chile, and a drizzle of honey. Delicious. Soppressata, mozzarella and crust, and then the slight sweetness of the honey contrasting and complementing the restrained heat of the chile, and maybe the less so the additional heat from the chile oil you can grab at the counter, which I always use with abandon. The honey and chile oil made this an even messier meal than usual for me.
Roberta’s is nicely opened daily from 11:00 to at least 8:00 and until 10:00 at night from Thursday through Saturday, and its pizzas are easy to take away if you aren’t too far from downtown; the setting is rather atmosphere-free – it’s at the edge of a food court. That really doesn’t matter, though, with pizzas like this.
401 Franklin (at Bagby), 77002