Chosen pizza: High Street Grill's Truffle Chicken

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Inside the lavish and resplendent 18th-century architectural treasure now called the "Historic Westin Columbus" (but forever known to most locals as the Great Southern Hotel) is a modern if modest restaurant with the low-falutin' name of High Street Grill. This midsized, business-casual eatery might fly a bit under the radar, but it whips up some interesting contemporary American food. And you cannot beat its location.

Why this pie?: Bacon and truffle oil and a smoke-scented flatbread need I say more?

Eat it: Since the thin and crispy flatbread is grill-marked before being topped, it picks up a hint of smoke that rhymes nicely with chopped bacon bits. Adding meaty heft are big slices of precooked chicken breast. Contributing richness are melted provolone and mozzarella plus that truffle oil.

Vegetal brightness emanates from crinkly oven-dried spinach and red onions;slow-roasted tomatoes provide a sharp and fruity sweetness. All these elements come together copacetically on the snappyflatbread whichtastes pleasantlylike Italian breadsticks, especially on its firm edges.

High Street Grill

310 S. High St., Downtown