Five Points Pizza is this place in Nashville, TN. It is located in the Five Points neighborhood and it’s fairly near my house. But not close enough. Like a mile and a half from where I live which means at lunch or dinner it’s a pain to get there because of traffic but if you go later at night, like after 10pm, it doesn’t take much time at all.
I need Five Points Pizza to be closer to my house because they have a window where you can get slices like super quick.
Their slices are always fresh because a lot of people like me keep going to Five Points Pizza so nothing is stale.
If you decide to come to Nashville, there is probably an AirBnB near 5 Points so then you can go to Five Points Pizza. The Five Points neighborhood has probably been called “eclectic” in a semi-famous travel magazine.
Nashville doesn’t have very good pizza. We need more places like Five Points. Like great neighborhood pizza. Besides the chains you already know, there is only a few other places: Slim & Husky’s being the top one. It would be awesome if Slim & Husky’s opened in my neighborhood, I may even switch allegiance from Five Points Pizza.
We don’t have a strong pizza culture. No world-renowned places with a line, only hot chicken.
There’s no Philly Taco equivalent.
But I guess you could do pizza with hot chicken. Some restaurant has that.
I’ve thought a lot about “pizza culture” after watching The Pizza Show on Viceland when I used to have cable and watched Viceland. The PIzza Show was the only show I watched, really. Frank Pinello would go around to different places and talk about their pizza:
Like Chicago or Brooklyn or Korea or Las Vegas.
Frank was pretty complimentary of everyone’s pizza and maybe he was networking.
He never spit out the pizza.
He talked about the quality of the sauce and the thickness of the crust. He never ate “deep pan” I don’t think.
Here’s Frank at his own pizza place:
People I’ve Seen at Five Points Pizza
This isn’t like an exclusive list. No famous people are on it.
Jordan. I saw Jordan in the slices line. He was picking up a pizza for him and his wife. He lives farther from Five Points PIzza than I do but his wife loves it so he had to get it. I met Jordan like 8 years ago before he was married and he was doing fashion photography. I think he’s still doing that. Here’s to you Jordan.
Tim. Tim lived closer to Five Points Pizza than I do, but then Tim moved away to a midwestern state and now I live closer to Five Points Pizza than Tim. I used to go Tim’s house and watch Bond movies and Mission Impossible movies and the craziest movie I ever watched with Tim was Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Coworkers that weren’t really my coworkers.
I hopped into a coworking space with a few people, or actually it was a startup that let me crash in their work condo. The work condo was near Five Points Pizza and we would go there to eat for lunch. We would get slices but not in the slice line and they taught me about soccer, though I don’t remember much from those conversations.
Pizza Guy wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hat and a Chicago Bulls shirt.
There’s this wooden half-wall where you can look over and see the workers making the pizza and they don’t wear uniforms and stuff like at Domino’s, instead they usually wear their favorite sports team paraphernalia or maybe I only notice the ones wearing sports images. The guy the other night who had medium length indie rock hair but was built more like a drummer rather than a guitarist was rolling dough.
Group of people in fancy clothes.
Last time I was in Five Points Pizza, a lot of people were in there dressed very well, like suits and nice dresses. The clothes were bright, so I don’t think they came from a funeral. Maybe they were on the way to a ball or something and knew the food wouldn’t be very good at their fancy party so they had to dig into Five Points Pizza to ensure they had some quality food in their life.
Really, that’s all I remember about seeing people at Five Points Pizza.