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). Toppings span the usual to the newfangled, such as the mashed pie with mozzarella, mashed potatoes and bacon. Wash them down with a craft beer or cocktail.

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.