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Your Pie: Custom Pizza in Lighthouse Point

Pizza is one of the most personal food items ever. With so many toppings to choose from, it's gotten difficult to just opt for the standard cheese or pepperoni variety.

That's the basis behind Your Pie, a new pizzeria in Lighthouse Point. Part of a Athens, Georgia chain, this is the first Your Pie location in south Florida. The restaurant features well priced pizzas that go way beyond the "extra cheese and anchovy" customization of a regular pie.

At Your Pie, everything about the pie is custom. For $7.49, it's just about the closest you can get to making your own pizza -- without the need for actually knowing how to toss that dough around.

You start with a choice of dough (classic white, whole wheat, or gluten-free for an additional $2.50); then you build your pie with choice of sauce (choices range from basil pesto or simple extra virgin olive oil to spicy Thai and hot sauce). The price of the pie includes one cheese (cheddar, feta, gorgonzola, mozzarella, parmesan, and vegan are among the choices). Additional cheeses are $1 each.

Then it's time to add the toppings, of which there are over two dozen. Choices range from the classic (mushrooms and Roma tomatoes) to the unusual (dried cranberries on your pizza? Why not).

Premium meats and toppings are an extra buck each and include Italian sausage, meatball, tofu, and anchovies.

If you just can't decide, Your Pie has some pizzas already thought out for you like the Ischia, named after an island off Naples, featuring extra virgin olive oil, fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, basil and garlic ($7.49) and the Hippie (a veggie and tofu pizza with low-fat mozzarella; $8.49).

Your Pie also offers brick oven paninis and bread bowl salads, greens and proteins served in a pizza dough "bowl".

Your Pie also features a monthly "Pie of the Month" contest, where you can enter your "pie" (please keep your mind out of the gutter...thank you). The winning pie is featured on Facebook, with the best pie of the year winning a trip to Italy.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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