If you head to a pizza parlor and you are not in the mood for pizza, you're usually pretty screwed. Limp salads, greasy fried mozzarella sticks, and chocolate cake are often the only items you might be able to order outside of a pie. We recently discovered an exception with the artichoke dip at Patxi's Pizza, the Chicago-style joint with four San Francisco locations.
Artichokes are vegetables, but this dip is not akin to a salad because it's loaded with cream cheese and topped with parmesan. Kicky bits of jalapeño and roasted red pepper are mixed inside and it's all served with crisp, buttery toasts. Eat this wonderfully indulgent dish too fast and you may find yourself in the midst of a preemptive strike against ordering pizza at all.