Pielands is the casual pizza place Virginia-Highland needed

About 10 years ago Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia-Highland close its doors, leaving the neighborhood shopping district with no casual place to buy a slice or a pie. Today is a new day.

  • See Pielands, a new slice-and-sub joint in Virginia-Highland opened by Billy Streck from renowned Nina and Rafi and Lyla Lila.

The context: Sandwiched between Paolo’s Gelato and Kinship ATL near the intersection of Virginia and North Highland avenues, Pielands draws inspiration from the childhood days Streck spent in his father and grandfather’s pizzeria in Albany, New York.

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Keep it simple: In addition to the slices, you have square pies, round pies, and subs (plus one to build yourself if you’re that inclined). Salads are also on the menu menu.

  • You can’t go wrong with the simple and delicious Va-Hi Square Pie (above), or you can get an adventurous round cheeseburger pizza dubbed The McDowell (Coming to America fans, represent).

Spirits: Pielands offers soft drinks – Cheerwine, Sprecher root beer, Casamara club sodas – and “strong drinks” – take-out Negronis, ancients and martinis made regularly in-house with simple, fresh ingredients, Streck says.

Hours: From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Address: 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta.

More details: Call (404) 968-9961 or visit pielands.com.

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