Pizza can be a tricky food. Most people eat pizza on a pretty regular basis, but finding really good pizza can be a challenge. When you do find truly good pizza, however, you realize that it was well worth the search. One such pizza place is Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta in Black Mountain, NC. It’s just a short drive off the interstate, but is tucked back far enough into Black Mountain to make you feel that you are getting away for a few minutes. When you pull up, you will sometimes find someone out back of the restaurant with axe in hand, chopping wood. That’s to feed the wood fired pizza oven inside, and whatever effort they expend with the chopping is well worth it. It’s hard to go wrong with a pizza selection, even with those that are slightly off the beaten path like the Alaskan which is bathed with a dill and caper cream sauce and smoked salmon (pictured above). My favorite is the Chica Bella which has a pesto base and is topped with spicy arugula and walnuts. Whatever you choose, make sure to drop in to Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta when you get the chance. You'll be glad you did!
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