This experience is little hazy to me. As are lots of late night pizza places to most of us, except South Brooklyn Pizza had several stand out qualities. As soon as my friends and I ordered a pie with the cashier after a night out, he turned around and started preparing it, which was the first surprise of the night. The second was the care with which he made it–thinly rolled out crust, tenderly scooped tomato sauce, and deliberately placed fresh mozzarella. After it came out, he tossed on fresh torn basil, grated aged parmesan, and a few turns of extra virgin olive oil (paparazzi pics below). With ingredients like these, really, what can go wrong?
Pretty much nothing, as it turns out. It was a crispy, fresh, delicious pizza that was irresistible to the point of seriously burning our mouths for. The crust was slightly crunchier than I normally enjoy (don’t you think a doughy bite on top of some crunch is also welcome?), but the other flavors were so bright that it made up for it. South Brooklyn Pizza is a definite late-night East Village must.
And if you’re totally sober, I highly advise allowing it to cool before devouring.
South Brooklyn Pizza, www.southbrooklynpizza.com, several locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn