Timone’s: New York-Inspired Pizza Place Invades Morningside
Of course pizza takes top billing at Timone’s, since it is a pizza place. Here is where Eyester shows off his creative chops. He serves a roasted local squash, fried capers, lemon zest, Georgia olive oil, garden basil, and mozzarella pizza. There is also a local oyster mushrooms, Benton’s country ham, shallot, romano, and sweet grass L’il Moo pizza.
I opted to try the traditional New York-inspired cheese pizza. At Timone’s, it tasted fresher and somehow healthier. Knowing that the dough used is a blend of Anson Mills organic Farinadi Pizzalolo heirloom flour and King Arthur Sir Lancelot high-gluten unbleached flour with a hint of Savannah Bee orange blossom honey and sea salt, somehow makes it sweeter.
Timone’s also has a carbon filtration system that transforms the water into New York-style tap water. (As a native New Yorker myself, I thankfully couldn’t taste the fluoride, the other special ingredient in Big Apple tap water. I’m assuming they skipped adding that.)
The Italian pizza place is Eyester’s third Morningside eatery. It’s on the same block as his two other restaurants, Rosebud’s and The Family Dog. It is also Eyester’s serious foray into Italian food. He has truly assimilated into his adopted Southern home, founding the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken festival, where assorted chefs show off their best fried chicken. He is the food master behind Chick-a-Biddy, which recently opened at Atlantic Station, which offers farm-fresh chicken - grilled, fried, and any other way he dreams up preparing it, with Southern embellishments like watermelon feta salad as a side.
Timone's is open 4 p.m - 11 p.m.