Unlikely Spot for Fine Pizza

Audrey Jane’s puts out terrific pies.

The east side of Boulder’s Community Plaza Shopping Center is an unlikely place for a pizzeria. It’s not the side with the Broadway and the parking lot. Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage is run by Audrey Sherman (San Francisco, New York, Italy and culinary school in her past). BTW, there’s no garage in sight in case you are wondering.

We went there on a warm summer evening, hankering for a pizza. The store had a typical pared-down, brightly lit pizzeria look. The patio was the more appealing option for us. We shared and half-and-half pizza, a satisfying East Coast-style pie. There’s no adult beverage license, but my desire for a tannic Italian red was satisfied when we went around to the Boulder Wine Merchant on the Community Plaza’s other side for a couple of bottles, and they happened to be holding a tasting of Italian wines. The pizza and wine were therefore sequential rather than consecutive.

Half veggie, half Spicy Pig on a thin crust with an undulating puffy edge that show a bit of char– just as it should be..

Price check: $14 for a 14-inch cheese pie to $26 for a 20-inch New York pie.

2675 Thirteenth Street, Boulder:  303-442-2032.