Words like “balsamic reduction” are not typical for the menus at most pizza joints. At Empire Slice House, it comes standard on the Rocksteady pie along with Gorgonzola, bacon and red onion. Whether you’re stopping in for a single slice or the whole pie, you won’t forget the names of some of Empire Slice House’s favorites. There’s the Notorious P.I.G. (five versions of pork), Fungus Among Us (topped with three kinds of mushrooms and truffle oil), the Evil Empire (four different peppers on top of spicy marinara) and the Foghorn Leghorn (a loud mouthful of flavors hot, sweet, savory and, uh, chicken-y). Grab a beer, choose your appetizers – the scrummy 16th St. Garlic Knots or Drunken Mushrooms – or order one of the house’s specialty salads, served up fresh, chunky and crisp. Enjoy it amidst fun touches of Gen-X-pop nostalgia, and you have the perfect addition to Oklahoma City’s funky Plaza District scene of art galleries, tattoo parlors and bars. 1734 N.W. 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.empireslicehouse.com

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