Recently renovated, Feebie’s Pizza (非比薄脆披薩), located at 155 Jhonghua Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市中華路155號), uses a "19th-century style brick oven." [See correction below.]
The pizza dough at Feebie’s, which opened in March 2008, is made from whole wheat flour and the pies come in 9-inch and 12-inch versions, with the crust varying from thin to deep dish.
Diners can order set pizzas, which range from NT$220 to NT$590, or customize a plain cheese pizza (NT$220 for a 9-inch thin crust). Other menu items include chicken wings (NT$230), nachos (NT$250) and pasta (NT$190 to NT$250).
Taiwanese and imported beers (NT$100 to NT$180) and cocktails (NT$150 to NT$225) are available. Sports channels play on a large television. Feebie’s opens from 4pm to midnight Tuesdays through Sundays.
Proprietor Carey McGregor learned his craft while in high school and living in San Paolo, Brazil, where brick ovens are common. Though McGregor estimates that 85 percent of his customers are Taiwanese, he says he refuses to alter his recipes to appeal to local tastes. “They come here for an authentic foreign experience,” he says.
The restaurant hosts trivia night every Wednesday and has a karaoke machine.
* The original article incorrectly reported that Feebie's boasts that it is the only pizzeria in Taoyuan to use a wood-fired brick oven. Proprietor Carey McGregor says it was the first pizza restaurant in the area to use "a 19th-century style brick oven." The Taipei Times regrets the error.
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