if you thought all pizza / empanada shops were the same, think again… oh wait, i had never been to a pizza / empanada shop before i went to shelter (and i’m guessing you haven’t either)! the combo sounds a little odd at first but you totally get it if you try both. the empanadas are made from a very similar and delicious crust that serves as a base for the pizzas here. they fit together, totally.
i came here early-ish on a sunday for brunch with some friends and the menu turned out to be delicious. just about everyone in the neighborhood puts on a good show for the weekend crowd and these guys fit right in. the menu wasn’t anything too far fetched, just good classic staples with a breakfast pizza thrown in for good measure. i did the chorizo fritatta and absolutely loved my meal. the roasted potatoes on the side rounded everything out perfectly. i understand the waffles were fluffy and delicious and although the pizza yolks were a bit underdone, a few more minutes back in the oven and they were perfect.
i think there are still a few kinks to work out on the service side of the brunch at shelter but i’m sure that will iron itself out in no time. more importantly, the food was spot on and had a different twist on the generic brunch menu giving it authenticity. i’ll be back for dinner soon : )