With its roots in New York City, Best Pies in downtown Truckee has the East Coast pizza style down. But from its expansive bar and cocktails to appetizers and specialty pies, the New York–style pizzeria and restaurant has a distinctive Truckee flare. The crust is thin — perfect for ordering a slice and folding it in half New York City style. Bacon fiends should not miss the bacon-wrapped asparagus. Best Pies runs its happy hour every day from 2 until 6 p.m., and a slice and a beer are only $5 during those times. Best Pies is also one of the few establishments in Truckee that serves food late; you can find good eats until midnight on Friday and Saturday. There are daily drink specials. And for those into hunger games, try attempting the Calzone Challenge. An eater has one hour to consume a five-pound calzone with everything but the kitchen sink inside. Successful chowhounds win a plaque and a Best Pies t-shirt.
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