East Side Pizza in Upper East Side Miami, Florida

East Side Pizzeria

The first restaurant I wrote about on this blog was Flora’s East Size Pizza. It holds a special place in my heart, as you can imagine. Since the 1980s I’ve been eating at Flora’s or East Side Pizza (as it’s now known).

The garlic rolls are always a good starter, and while the burger is what I’ll deem pretty good for a pizza place, the meatball sub is superior in every way. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to suggest grabbing a pizza, and if you do, I’m partial to the ground beef and pepperoni combo.

On a recent visit to East Size Pizza, I stopped in for a burger and a meatball parmesan hero. The slices were as I remembered them. The two sandwiches that ultimately kickstarted my life as Burger Beast brought me back to that fateful day in September 2008. A day that changed my life forever.

The first thing written on BurgerBeast.com is below the food pics.

East Size Pizza Food Pics

Garlic Rolls from East Side Pizza in Miami, Florida
Garlic Rolls
Cheese Pizza from East Side Pizza in North Miami, Florida
Cheese Pizza
Pepperoni Beef Pizza from East Side Pizza in North Miami, Florida
Pepperoni & Beef Pizza
Meatball Subs from East Side Pizza in Miami, Florida
Meatball Subs
Burgers & Fries to go from East Side Pizza in Miami, Florida
Burgers & Fries to go
Swiss Alps Burger from East Side Pizza in Miami, Florida
Swiss Alps Burger with Mushrooms, Onions & Grilled Cheese

The First Post on BurgerBeast.com

September 10th, 2008Marcela and I decided to go to Flora’s East Side Pizza (731 NE 79th St, Miami) near North Miami Beach or whatever you call that area. If you fear getting shot, then it’s probably a good idea not eat here late night.

I do not doubt that the First 48 has made at least one stop there. That fact has nothing to do with the food. I found the staff to be friendly, and instead of ordering the Meatball Sub as suggested to me, I went ahead and got their Swiss Alps Burger.

Pepperoni Slice
Pepperoni Slice
East Side Swiss Alps Burger
Swiss Alps Burger

The Swiss Alps is Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, bacon & sautéed onions on their fresh ground 1lb. burger patty. East Size gets points for fresh ground beef at a pizza joint. The burger was good, nothing out of this world, but I found the toppings to taste better than the patty itself.

I don’t get my hopes too high up at pizzerias, but this was somewhat of a pleasant surprise. Do try the pizza; it’s pretty good.

Oh yeah, and to prove what a knucklehead I am, I walked right in front of a giant fan when I went to throw away my garbage. Unfortunately, the gust of wind caused my trash to fly right into the face of one of the employees. I did apologize even though I was too embarrassed to turn around.

Also, I don’t want to hear about my photo being blurry; I’m not a photographer. Till next bun, wow yeah, that wasn’t very good. Alright later.


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