Pizza in San Diego

East Village hipsters feast on fragrant thin-crust, brick-oven-baked pizzas under Basic’s high ceiling (it’s in a former warehouse). Small pizzas have a large footprint but are pretty light. Toppings span the usual to the newfangled, like the mashed pie with mozzarella, mashed potatoes and bacon. Wash them down with beers (craft, naturally) or one of several cocktails.

The only other menu item, the basic salad ($8), is anything but, with sliced pears, candied walnuts, etc. Some nights are theme nights – art, DJs and more – and it can get pretty loud.