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Offline hotsawce

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NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:09:28 PM »
Would love to see someone reverse engineer this, as Mack's was done to great success.

http://www.sliceny.com/images/20060815StarTavern.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/3216554333_9b9c05720f.jpg

This is very popular bar pizza in NJ from Star Tavern. It's very, very thin, crispy, greasy.

Anyone willing to take on the project?

Some better shots:

http://static.flickr.com/65/200647002_da5b1d3a81.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/75/200647013_383ec04e63.jpg?v=0


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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 02:30:23 PM »
Ever since the Star Ledger included them in their best pizza in NJ picks last year, I've been meaning to make the trip.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

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Star Tavern, 400 High St., Orange; (973) 675-3336. The secret to the great thin-crust pizzas at Star? It might be the round steel pans, the sides of which are cut out halfway around to allow quick removal of the pizza. The pies are taken from the pans and finished off directly on the oven surface; in all, pizzas take 12 to 15 minutes to cook in the 650-degree oven.

The Star opened in 1945; current owner Gary Vayianos took it over from his dad, Aristotelis, who bought the restaurant in 1980.

"Our recipe is simple,’’ Vayianos said. "If I told you what was in it, you’d be surprised.’

Do they let you watch the pie being made?
« Last Edit: May 10, 2010, 02:32:14 PM by scott123 »

Offline hotsawce

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 02:33:56 PM »
I never asked  :-\

Offline ERASMO

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 03:23:47 PM »
LOOKS GREAT!!

Offline hotsawce

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 03:26:14 PM »
I'd love to make it, honestly. It's really good tasting....different pie than NY and neapolitan for sure. They make it in deck ovens, so It's probably doable at home.

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 08:12:56 PM »
Thin Crust no cornice dough is probably sheeted or rolled. Cracker/chicago thin style? light sauce and cheese. looks very similar to Kinchleys Tavern here in Ramsey NJ
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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 09:31:17 AM »
JConk007, it's effectively the same as Kinchley's (and Nellie's, and the others).  Same style. 

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 02:54:04 PM »
There was a bar I went to in Bayone that had pizza that looked just like this. Cooked in a thin pan, blend of cheeses were mozzarella and provolone. VERY thin and cracker crust like. I can try to duplicate it, but I don't have a pan build for thin pizza.
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Offline hotsawce

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Re: NJ Bar Pizza: Star Tavern!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 02:56:37 PM »
I'd like to see someone take on Star Tavern...it's my favorite of the bar pies. Please, post your results here I'd like to see them and I'm sure others would, too.


 

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