Jim Eliason 1:31 p.m., May 20
Naomi Wise gave a thorough look at this North Park Italian eatery back in 2008, but what she didn’t mention (though I don't think it was offered at the time and even now Alexander’s website and menu keep it a secret) was the Monday evening pizza special.
If you’ve avoided Alexander’s because of its higher price point (entrées average around $20), this is the night for you.
From 5 p.m. to close, Alexander’s cheese pizzas go for $6 (normally $10) and toppings are $2 each.
Specialties such as the Blondie (sliced red potato, rosemary, applewood smoked bacon, chives, and creme fraiche) and The White Room (white elephant garlic, chicken, fresh basil, ricotta, and mozzarella on a pesto base) are $12, nearly half off their usual price.
Even better, select bottled beers go for a buck. Just drop a dollar in the glass and grab an oat soda of your choice (Lost Coast and Abita were on hand yesterday) from the ice bucket.
The catch? The special applies to the bar only, which sits about 15, so get there early if you don’t want to wait.
The bar fills quickly and exceptions are scarce, even if the dressed-table seating is half empty.
Fresh, earthy mushrooms, salty prosciutto, and vodka sauce.
House basil pesto, goat cheese, and jalapenos.
Grate your own parmesan.
Alexander’s - 3391 30th Street (at Upas Street) - North Park