Best Of 2017

Best You Already Knew This Was the Best: Mexican Pizza at The VIP Lounge & Mexican Restaurant

Best You Already Knew This Was the Best

Where do I even begin with the culinary majesty that is VIP’s Mexican pizza? Two flour tortillas — both 12 inches — are layered like lasagna with refried beans and cheese, salsa, black olives, jalapeños and cheese topping each of them, then cooked till the kitchen achieves the most perfect, delightful crisp. And don’t get me started on the pie’s glorious crunchy sound (that sound!). You can add proteins like shredded beef, chicken and chorizo if you’re asking, “Where’s the beef?” But it’s delicious as is — and a steal of a meal for about $8. I could eat this badass hybrid from the longtime Treasure Island gem every day. Maybe I’ll try. —Meaghan Habuda