I read about Door 38 Pizza along time ago in the Santa Fe Reporter and then again in the Santa Fe New Mexican. As you know, I have become a big fan of Detroit style pizza. Backroad Pizza used to have Detroit Style pizza on Wednesday. You had to order on Sunday to pick up a Detroit style pizza on Wednesday. But it has been awhile since I have seen Detroit style pizza on their website.
Door 38 Pizza is located right off the Plaza in Santa Fe in Burro Alley. This is a place that I hardly ever go to visit. I decided that I needed to check out this place, I wanted to see how good their version of Detroit style pizza was. I phoned in my order. I ordered two 38 Specials(12 dollars each). The pizzas come in an 8×10 inch box. But Detroit style pizza is thick with a wonderful crust. A 38 Special comes with red sauce, brick cheese, mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
I could have had the mushroom and arugula(15) with a white sauce and truffled arugula or the green light (14) which has spinach, kale, mushrooms, ricotta cheese and an egg sunnyside-up. I was told my pizzas would take about 20 minutes. That was great because I was still on the south side of town.
Well, my pizzas were done before I got to the restaurant. The person at the counter placed the pizzas on top of the pizza oven to keep them warm. I thought that was very thoughtful. The pizzas stayed warm most of the way home. I did need to warm my pizza up in a skillet. As you can see, it was gorgeous. I really liked the red sauce as well as the crust.There where three different kinds of cheese, brick, mozzarella, and ricotta. Wow! that was a lot of cheese. But I was up to the task. I just needed to put some red pepper flakes and some Tabasco on my pizza. Wow! What a great pizza!!!
I loved Door 38 Pizza’s simple menu of pizzas, some snacks like cheesy garlic breadsticks(6), meatballs and ricotta(8), and roasted Brussels sprouts(7). They also have 3 different kinds of salads: The Alley(7) with iceberg, arugula, brick cheese with a garlic-yogurt dressing, Brussell Blue(9) iceberg, shaved brussels, blue cheese and Parmesan, The Sicilian Caesar(9) Romaine, croutons, Parmesan, and anchovy dressing.
Door 38 Pizza does have a liquor license for beer and wine. I loved that they had Labatt Blue(5) along with some Santa Fe favorites like Santa Fe Happy Camper(6) and Marble Red Ale (6). Wine choices included a Hess Pinot Noir (7) for a 5oz pour and a Sangria Otono(7) a local white wine with apples, and citrus spice. They also have Zia sodas(3), iced tea(2), Mexican Coke(3), sparkling water(2), and San Pelligrino water(3).
Door 38 Pizza is open Everyday! So those of us that need a Detroit Style pizza fix just have to wait until 12pm-8pm. There is a lovely patio area that is going to be fantastic when the weather gets a little warmer.
Door 38 Pizza is located at, you guessed it, 38 Burro Alley in Santa Fe.