Because of a chance encounter with a Jersey girl named Emily, Boise-born brothers Teak and Charlie learned the techniques for crafting authentic East Coast-style pizza. But even Emily's lessons didn't foretell the creative culinary leaps the brothers would eventually make at Teak & Charlie's Jersey Girl Pizza. To wit: the Big Awesome Pizza, a 30-inch pie that starts by tossing mounds of housemade dough by hand. From there, the massive pizza can accommodate any of the eatery's 30-plus toppings, which range from classics, such as pineapple and pepperoni, to more unorthodox fixings, such as pastrami and green chilies. The duo also whips up more than 10 specialty pies such as the Hoboken, a medley of chicken, spinach, and feta cheese.
But don't think that Teak and Charlie's creativity is totally exhausted on pizza. Their other pizzeria staples range from wings tossed in pesto-parmesan sauce to cheesesteaks made with Amoroso's bread—which is delivered from Philadelphia by Rocky Balboa himself. The BYOB eatery invites diners to swing by with their favorite libations, although they can also slurp decadent smoothies blended with fruit or ice cream.
Serving cupcakes to your guests cuts down on dirty dishes and eliminates the shame of being the first one to cut into the cake. The cupcake selection at Gigi's upgrades handmade sweets to gallery status with swirling farm-fresh creamy butter, well-placed fruit and nut selections, and decadent chocolate sauces that look inviting enough to swim in if they weren't gummie-shark infested. Well-prepared customers can check the daily menu for currently available eats.