13.312 Greekology Pizza

Cycle 13 – Item 312

13 (Sun) November 2022

Greekology Pizza


from Jackson Blvd

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Jackson Blvd (aka Jackson Pizza in Korean) is an Italian-American restaurant chain.  Specializes in delivery pizza.  In shockingly stark contrast to other chains (see for example 13.281 Not), the menu is entirely absent of gimmicky Koreanized pies – no crusts stuffed with sweet potato mash, no weird processed meat, no potato, no corn, no mayo – just good old-fashioned Italian-American standards, like cheese, pepperoni, combination, Hawaiian (ugh – and yet, I’d happily take pineapples over fake bulgogi anyday).  Currently 30 stores, mostly in Seoul, happily 1 in Wirye.

The Greekology Pizza was awesome.  The crust was perfectly cooked, moist and chewy and tasty, demanding to be eaten to the very last bite – perhaps the best that I’ve experienced in a delivery pizza in Korea.  The sauce and cheese were fine.  The toppings, including eggplant + zucchini + bell peppers + red onion + tomatoes + mozzarella + grana padano, were fresh and flavorful, almost like eating a  salad (not really) – perhaps the best that I’ve experienced in a delivery pizza in Korea.  I’m assuming the eggplant and zucchini (à la moussake?) are meant to evoke Greekness – a few crumbles of feta and fresh parsley would’ve been nice.  Although falling a bit shy of a true 4.0 rating, I’ll give the pie top marks this time in recognition of its audacity to do the right thing.

I can’t wait to try Jackson Blvd’s other offerings.



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