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Westside Pie opens in West Midtown

Credit: Westside Pie

Credit: Westside Pie

We can add not only another pizza joint to Atlanta’s roster, but another new restaurant in West Midtown.

Westside Pie – not to be confused with nearby Westside Pizzeria – celebrated their grand opening this this past Sunday off of Huff road on the Westside. Owner Karen Smiley, a Savannah native, recently moved to Atlanta in the hopes of opening her own restaurant.

Though I have not yet been by to check it out myself, the menu features thin-crust style pizza, sandwiches, salads, and Italian entrees. I’m interested to see how some of their topping combinations work, such as the Apricot pizza topped with apricot puree, smoked turkey, cream cheese, and mozzarella.

If you are in the neighborhood, Westside Pie runs some pretty decent lunch specials from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, including $1 slices.

Have any of you eager West-siders been by to check them out yet? What did you think?

1133 Huff Road, Atlanta. 404-376-8410, www.westsidepie.com.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

19 comments Add your comment

westside fan

July 20th, 2011
3:44 pm

I was just talking to friends about this place. I can’t wait to go.

Magellan

July 20th, 2011
3:49 pm

WEST Midtown … I’ve lived in, and just on the perimeter (Stone Mnt) of, the ATL for all of my 42 years. Where in the h*ll is WEST Midtown?

I make my own pie (from scratch), and would like to see if Westside Pie can hang…

rb

July 20th, 2011
3:56 pm

Karen Smiley is a longtime Atlanta resident. She most recently operated the SLICE pizza restaurants in Castleberry Hill and Fairly Poplar. She was born in Savannah…

Fat Girl in the City

July 20th, 2011
4:08 pm

Yum!! I LOVE pizza!!!!! and blueberry muffins and chocolate chip ice cream and potato chips and CHEESEBURGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and waffles and milkshakes and creme puffs and beer and roast beef sandwiches and baby back ribs and cheese toast and fried chicken and french fries and mashed potatoes and the corn souffle at blue ridge grill and the tiny snickers that I keep in my top left drawer and egg rolls from the Chinese takeout place in the Loehmann’s Plaza and frozen drinks with really sweet fruit-flavored mixers.
So, yes, naturally, I am excited about trying a new pizza place.
Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. I hope they have a buffet like CiCi’s
I Love Pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Concerned Citizen

July 20th, 2011
4:12 pm

Well after hearing the remarks that Karen Smiley made about the clientel she did and did not want coming to her restaurant, I will not being setting foot in there.
I won’t give one dime to any business run by people who are so obviously racist. There are plenty of other places to go in Atlanta without having to walk in a place where I know not everyone is welcome. It is sad that this still happens in 2011.

southern hope

July 20th, 2011
4:24 pm

Every time I hear “pie,” I think peach pies, blueberry cobblers, apple pies….enough with the spicy Italian slices….who in town will open an honest-to-goodness fruit pie shop?

Magellan

July 20th, 2011
4:35 pm

Nevermind, I found it.

WEST Midtown?? More like, East Hoodville (but do hope it turns for the better). Kinda like Smyrna addresses that in recent years have started saying they are in Vinings!

Though I will still checkout Westside Pie sometime!

Jenny Turknett

July 20th, 2011
4:36 pm

Southern Hope – check out Pie Shop, which just opened a few weeks ago in Buckhead.

Matt

July 20th, 2011
4:39 pm

Concerned Citizen – Please explain where your concern comes from.

jimmy

July 20th, 2011
5:27 pm

awww naw, the pizza race card has been played!

Grillmanstein

July 20th, 2011
5:57 pm

Hey Concerned Citizen, if Smiley’s goal is to keep out bufoons like Magellan, more power to her.

Hey Magellan, since u’d probably just whine, moan, complain about all the new, fun, different food experiences that have sprouted up in West Midtown the last four years, U might as well stay in StoneMtn.

Jon Watson

July 20th, 2011
5:59 pm

@Concerned Citizen – I too am interested in what you are talking about. What specific remarks are you referring to?

AJ

July 20th, 2011
9:38 pm

Seriously Magellan? You are just proving that you’re a stereotypical redneck. Why don’t you educate (or edukate, as you likely spell it), before you make your comments about West Midtown. Or any other comments for that matter.

annie

July 20th, 2011
9:44 pm

I’m with southern hope…every time i see a restaurant name with the word “pie,” i’m so disappointed that it’s just another pizza joint and not that other kind of pie. maybe it’s because of that TV show Pushing Daisies or maybe i’m just not impressed that that cupcakes get their own shops but not pies.

AJ

July 21st, 2011
7:15 am

Annie – Read Jenny’s post – there is a pie shop called Pie Shop. It’s a fantastic place. It’s a bit tough to find in the back of a small shopping center on Roswell Road in Buckhead, but it’s worth a trip there. Find them on Facebook. They post their pies of the week every Wednesday. The owner (I assume it’s the owner) is so sweet. I really hope this place will succeed.

Karen

July 21st, 2011
11:14 am

@ concerned Citizen I am the farthest person away from being racist. You don’t know me at all nor do you have your facts right. I own two other restaurants named Slice and Slice downtown. Maybe you should do some research before you write about something you clearly have no idea about. To everyone else please come in and check out our new location.

Edward

July 21st, 2011
12:32 pm

I so hope Magellan stays in Stone Mountain with Applebee’s and Chili’s. I’m sick of the suburban minivans creeping around Midtown every weekend with drivers that obviously don’t know how to drive in the city and don’t know where they are going. Stay safe out there with your meth labs and cross burnings.

Kerry

July 21st, 2011
9:39 pm

To concerned citizen, I don’t know what you might have thought you heard that made you think Karen was racist. But you are soooo wrong. That is the furthest thing from the truth. If you knew Karen at all you would know that the 2 things in this world that bothers her the most, is the word Hate ( meaning dislikes/discrimination against gays, lesbians, blacks, asians, latinos or whoever) and chewing gum! Get your facts right before you start blogging about someone you clearly have never met. Do your research, she put Castleberry Hill on the map for ATL.

paul

July 22nd, 2011
10:00 am

I am coming in today for lunch, I have heard nothing but amazing things about Westside Pie….and my friends are both picky and severely honest so if they for one second thought any of the horrible things that were being written in other messages were true I’d know about it. But alas the only comments that have come my way have been that this pizza is amazing, and the owner is a sweetheart. I look forward to having my lunch date there this afternoon.