Artichoke pizza. Try it, you may like it.
Artichokes are thistles. If you have never tried an artichoke pizza you really should. They are not really all that wierd tasting. Most people make them with canned artichoke hearts. For a real treat don't drain off all the oil and spices. Once you get to know artichokes you may want to boil up a few and enjoy plucking the leaves, dipping them in a butter (go garlicky) sauce. And when you get to the heart? Put it on a pizza.
In addition to the wines mentioned in our food pairing table you might consider a Portuguese Vinho Verde.