Journeymen in Atwater Village was open for less than a year and never really figured out what it wanted to be. The same people opened a new, simpler spot in the same space and seem to have come to terms with who they are. The aptly named Hail Mary Pizza focuses on pizza, serving five-or-so pies a night with thin, puffy yet crunchy crust, and simple toppings like fennel sausage, smoked mozzarella, red onion, and rosemary. There are still some off-putting touches (we’d much rather have table numbers than have to raise our hand when our name is called), but the food makes up for it. With its crowd of families dropping in early, and younger locals hanging out with bottle of gamay later in the night, Hail Mary seems to be a good fit for the neighborhood.
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