A few days back, I was extended an invite to come try some pizza at a new location from a Colorado-born company, Organic Pizza CO. The decided, with the success of their Highlands locale, why not try to move in to one of downtown Denver’s newest condo-living buildings, the Spire. I went, not knowing so much what to expect, but with the promise of free pizza and wine, I thought, “Why not?” What followed was an evening that got a little blurrier after each glass and a little fuller after each slice.
I was one of the first to arrive, and after a strong contingent of local bloggers graced the inside of the take-n-bake shop, we were briefed on the true organic methods the pizzeria employs, as well as how they keep their gluten-free options pure. After a chat with the head chef, the lot of us were treated to a display on how your typical pie is made. The result looked downright amazing, which just made us all eager to try it.
From the 1st floor kitchen, we were led up to the 10th of the Spire, where bottles of wine awaited, all labeled indicating which varietals went best with which pizzas. As ice was broken over a glass or two of chardonnay, the offerings began rolling out of the kitchen and onto the table. All 13 of OPC’s signatures were going to be tasted, which by the end proved to be way too much pizza for even all of us.
In between bites and sips, I got to chat with some really amazing people and have lengthy convos with the proprietors. I’m not one to go so organic, by any means. I enjoy cheese from a can from time to time, but I definitely noticed the difference in toppings on these pizzas versus, say, those on one from Domino’s. Not that I’m knocking a chain, but the veggies were fresh, the meat was tender, the crust was soft, and the cheese packed a punch. Grateful enough for being fed for free for hours, and adding wine to even that, I expected nothing more from the experience. That’s when they gave us all free pizzas to take home. Among the signature styles which contained toppings like duck, chicken, sausage, pheasant, shrimp, salmon, and a slew of veggies too long to list now, I chose the Wild West as my go-home-with. Chock full of buffalo… Diggit.
So, thanks to Organic Pizza Co. for a delicious and tipsy evening. Thanks to the Spire for hosting. And thanks to the good people that let me talk their ear off. I will be back. But next time, I’m getting the other fave: The Jamaican.
Check out Organic’s complete signature menu here, and, if you want a piece of advice, try them all. Maybe not in one night but over the course of a few weeks.