Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pizza Nirvana

I had the pleasure of a rare trip out of my house and went to the Mecca of pizza Di Fara in Brooklyn yesterday. Its been a few years since I have had it and nothing has changed. It still amazing to watch the 70+ year old pizza maestro Dom DeMarco still making one pie at a time the same way he has for decades. Those fingers of steel when he takes the pies out of the oven with his bare hands is a sight to see. We got there about 1:30 and since it was a Tuesday I figured it couldn't be that busy, boy was I ever wrong! The place was packed. We ordered a pie to stay and 3 pies to go (1 square, 2 regular) About an hour later our in house pie was ready and it was worth the wait. Some are not a fan of the extra step Dom does with drizzling of the Olive Oil over the pie right before you he hands it over but I think it is what makes the pie so great along with the basil he snips over the pie as well. He told us the basil( which is grown in Israel) is better because they do not push the plants to grow and let them be. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking Enjoy!


Lakeside Smoker said...

Damn! That's some good looking pizza!

WhiteTrashBBQ said...

Brooklyn. Where else?

All food master are in Brooklyn!