Pondering Pizza Toppings in the Heart of the Bottom in Richmond, VA
In Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom, steel beams support iron tracks as trains crisscross and rumble and roar overhead. Crooked cobblestone streets give way to pavement, and a corner slice of concrete holds a former warehouse, where a 12-hour crust is shaped, spread with homemade sauce (traditional tomato or a parmesan and olive oil blend), and topped with anything from ham and pepperoni, to spinach, goat cheese, crabmeat, salsa, shrimp, or sour cream. Choosing a topping at Bottoms Up Pizza can be daunting, but the first bite into the soft, deep-dish, cover-the-entire-plate slice will have you wondering why you’ve never tried broccoli and artichoke hearts on a pizza before. Sit outside on the balcony to enjoy views of city-street and train traffic. With cobblestones underfoot and train trestles overhead, Bottoms Up puts heart and soul into the city, one unexpected topping at a time.