Its cutesy, play-on-words name does not trigger some sweet, distant childhood memory of weaving wildflowers and dogwood twigs into princess tiaras and running through the meadow with all my little white cotton eyelet sundress-clad schoolmates in search of magical unicorns. (That is so gay that it's even gay for a girl.) Its charming wooden exterior painted yellow that makes it look like a storybook cottage doesn't motivate me to incorporate some Hansl and Gretl theme into this post.
Its decor of sawdust and wood chips on the ground that reminds me of going once to Gladstone's 4 Fish in Malibu with a long-ago ex who ended up cheating on me and breaking my heart into a million little yes, wood shavings just like the ones on the ground!, certainly does not motivate any sort of diatribe against all men based on that traumatic relationship that ended very very badly.
No, there is nothing special to write about Wildflour Pizza because there is nothing especially delicious about the pizza. Its menu and some several banners on the walls proclaim it as "The Best Thin Pizza" by the Los Angeles Times, but it was neither the best pizza nor was it even "thin." In fact, the pizza crust on my $2.75 slice of mushroom pizza was in an odd limbo between thick, chewy Chicago-style deep-dish and razor-thin New York-style. I believe it has been called "Boston-style," which I guess means it is neither morbidly obese nor is it waifishly anorexic. It's just sort of big-boned.
There is also no other unique quality about Wildflour Pizza for which you might be able to ignore middle-of-the-road food, like bargain basement prices, eye candy, or specialty beers. They are not even open unusually late - until 11:30 on the weekends - but on our very long train of stops up and down Main Street in Santa Monica that started with 5:00 margaritas, Wildflour ended up being the caboose somewhere around 11:15.
2807 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
** a year ago today, i unleashed a mutant strain of alliterative OCD on brussels sprouts, and extolled the virtues of the vegetable **