Some of the Most Interesting Pies You Can Eat During Cincinnati Pizza Week (Nov. 4-10)

Plenty of pizza parlors are upping the ante by offering atypical and indulgent pizza toppings during Pizza Week

click to enlarge Catch-A-Fire's Smile BBQ pizza with bacon, four cheeses, MadTree's Happy Amber barbecue sauce, white cheddar and scallion - Photo: Provided by Catch-A-Fire
Photo: Provided by Catch-A-Fire
Catch-A-Fire's Smile BBQ pizza with bacon, four cheeses, MadTree's Happy Amber barbecue sauce, white cheddar and scallion

CityBeat's Cincinnati Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10, offering $8 specialty pies from more than two dozen of the area's favorite pizza purveyors like Dewey's, Goodfellas, Catch-A-Fire, Taglio and more. 

The official Pizza Week passport is off to the printer and while perusing, we noticed some pizza parlors are offering pretty interesting pies. Here are some of the more insane and atypical topping combinations on offer:

Fireside Pizza (773 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills) is offering an Eli's BBQ Pizza featuring an Alabama white sauce base, mixed mozzarella and provolone cheese, house-roasted chicken, house-pickled red onions, a shake of Eli’s BBQ rub and Eli’s BBQ sauce to finish. 

click to enlarge Fireside's Eli's BBQ pie - Photo: Provided by Fireside
Photo: Provided by Fireside
Fireside's Eli's BBQ pie

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (9640 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason) is offering a Fiesta Pizza as one of its two Pizza Week pizzas — an olive oil based pizza topped with mozzarella, cheddar cheese, blackened chicken, corn salsa, red pepper and tortilla strips and then drizzled with chipotle ranch.

MadTree's in-house Catch-A-Fire Pizza (3301 Madison Road, Oakley) is serving up a Smile BBQ pizza with bacon, four cheeses, MadTree's Happy Amber barbecue sauce, white cheddar and scallion.

Cincinnati's Goodfellows (which is not Goodfellas and is located at 7466 Beechmont Ave., Anderson) is serving the Alex BBQ Grippo pizza with a Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue base, topped with chicken, onion, bacon, provolone, mozzarella and crushed Bar-B-Q Grippo’s. 

Goodfellas (1211 Main St., Over-the-Rhine; 603 Main St., Covington) is doing an interesting Strawberry Mafia 'za with mozzarella, topped with a strawberry and arugula salad, loaded with shaved almonds with "a spritz of lemon juice added to enhance the flavor and then murdered with a balsamic reduction." 

click to enlarge Goodfellas two Pizza Week offerings, including the Strawberry Mafia (top left) - Photo: Provided by Goodfellas
Photo: Provided by Goodfellas
Goodfellas two Pizza Week offerings, including the Strawberry Mafia (top left)

The Gruff (129 E. Second St., Covington) is serving up a Bacon & Apple pizza as one of its two offerings, with applewood smoked bacon, granny smith apples, arugula, blue cheese and mozzarella. 

Delicio Coal Fired Pizza (3672 Erie Ave., Hyde Park) is serving its Cheddar Mac as one of its Pizza Week offerings — zesty creme fraiche, cavatappi pasta, house cheese, cheddar and American... on a pizza.

 Head to the Incline Public House (2601 W. Eighth St., Price Hill) for a Loaded Baked Potato pie with alfredo sauce, breakfast potatoes, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and green onions (not available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday).

click to enlarge Incline Public House's Loaded Baked Potato pizza - Photo: Provided by Incline Public House
Photo: Provided by Incline Public House
Incline Public House's Loaded Baked Potato pizza

Mackenzie River Pizza (2905 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 3411 Princeton Road, Hamilton) is serving a Jalapeño Popper Pie with cream cheese, smoky bacon, fresh jalapeños, mozzarella and cheddar, topped with crispy strips.

But before you get to gorge on seven days’ worth of discounted pies from your favorite local pizzerias, Braxton Brewing Co. (27 W. Seventh St., Covington) is hosting a kick-off party with sneak peek samples, your first chance to grab a Pizza Week passport, live music and plenty of Braxton brews 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. 

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