Chris Reyes owns Olives Martini Bar & Grille in Sugar Land's Town Square. When the space two doors down became available after a sandwich place went out of business, Reyes snapped it up and opened 1905 Pizza Bar (2228 Texas Dr., 281-325-1011). "We called it '1905' because that was the first year that pizza was sold in the U.S.," he says. "Gennaro Lombardi opened his place on Spring Street in New York. We are making the most authentic New York pizza in Houston. We're importing the tomatoes from Italy and the water we use to make the dough from New York." 1905 sells its pizza by the slice and is open until 3 a.m. "Things really start to pick up after 1 a.m. around here," says Reyes.
Dish ordered a 20-inch pizza with the 1905 Famous on one half and the Manhattan on the other. The 1905 Famous features roasted peppers, chicken, Italian sausage, green olives and fresh basil, and the Manhattan consists of bacon, Italian sausage and green olives. While the crust was definitely thin and nicely charred for added flavor, with dough blisters all around, the weight of the toppings (there were a lot of them) made the slices sag at the ends. The taste, however, was superb.
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