Just before I signed off for the holidays, I noticed a Craigslist ad that mentioned the PIZZAHACKER, aka Jeff Krupman, was looking for an employee for his pizza restaurant around La Lengua/Bernal. Well, my query went unanswered (I guess he only wanted an employee and no press) but his place is now softly/sporadically open in the former Inkas (a recent tweet sounds like he’ll hopefully be open again for another test run this Thursday evening/January 9th). The plan is to be open more regularly by mid-January.
Eater landed some additional details: there’s seating at picnic tables or a bar, and the initial menu is intentionally kept pretty simple—there’s a margherita; or a higher-end marg; one with pepperoni, olives, and hot peppers; another with sausage; and arugula with lemon, chile paste, and garlic. Yeah, his pizzas rock. The 12-inch pizzas hover around $15; slices may be coming later. And unlike the spartan Una Pizza, Krupman is serving a salad with a poppy seed dressing inspired by Berkeley’s former Cafe Intermezzo, which burnt down in a fire in 2011. Beer and wine, check. Check in on Twitter before heading over. 3299 Mission St. at 29th St.
Pie in the oven. Photo by PizzaHacker via Yelper Luis C.