Unrulis Pizza + Pints Grand Opening – El Paso, Texas
Unrulis Pizza + Pints Grand Opening – El Paso, TexasSep 20
Last Friday a few friends and I stopped in the newly opened Unrulis Pizza + Pints for their “Grand Opening” to see what the latest El Paso brick oven pizza installation had in store. Unrulis’ is the sister restaurant to Chef Rulis’ Rulis’ International Kitchen, also on North Mesa Street in El Paso, Texas. Their menu is a compilation of salads, sandwiches and of course brick oven pizza with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, all well complimented by local Texas and New Mexico craft brews. We were short on time but ordered two pizzas to sample and a bottle of wine. I was a fan of the pizza crusts’ texture and flavor but a little put off by the toppings. For one, the pizzas are advertised as ten inch pies, but with a two to three inch crust, the toppings are left unevenly distributed in the center of the pie, and therefore consumed in the first two to three bites. I enjoyed the Spinach Pizza, because let’s face it, everything is good with goat cheese and some garlic, but may have preferred the apple slices sautéed rather than served up raw. The Kale Pizza was a bit less appetizing, lacking any variety of textures or flavors but merely one mass of well oiled sautéed vegetables of one texture and flavor. While the atmosphere inside is bright and inviting, Unrulis’ seems best suited for families wishing to entertain their children with arcade games and toys while the adults enjoy a pie and a few beers. I am a big supporter of Rulis’ International Kitchen and hope that Unrulis’ continues to develop their concept and menu. I look forward to giving Unrulis’ another shot soon and will surely post an update when I do!
Unrulis Pizza + Pints
4176 North Mesa Street
El Paso, TX