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Di Fara
« on: December 10, 2010, 08:18:30 AM »
Hi, I am sure this must have been posted but I couldn't see it:
Dom is opening up a shop in Vegas in early 2011, http://www.difara.com/

I wonder who will be making the pies there?

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 03:15:15 PM »
Dom DeMarco Jr. — one of his sons — is spearheading this in partnership with a backer out in Vegas. Dom Sr. *will not* be making pies there. Could you imagine that? Didn't think so. Sounds like they eventually plan to chain it out, so I doubt that even Dom Jr. will be making pies there all the time.
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 06:27:19 PM »
To me, Vegas and DiFara go together perfectly- more theatrics than substance.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 09:47:56 PM »
Paulspizza,

the Italian pizzaiolos call Dom the slowest pizzaman in the world!  How do you think he's going to get to Vegas? Just kidding.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 11:23:52 AM »
Dom Demarco's Pizzeria and Bar -- Now Open ?  Website says so...
http://www.domdemarcos.com/index.html

Check out the Fish Oven :



Check out a video of the Fish Oven here at 1:10 : 
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 12:24:33 PM »
The Papa Gino's next to my house has the same type oven. It's so old.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 02:26:14 PM »
The Papa Gino's next to my house has the same type oven. It's so old.

Are you thinking that it won't do what Jr. needs it to do?
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 03:01:39 PM »
What does Jr. need it to do?

I think it's obvious that all he needs it to do is make pizza. Not great pizza, not even good pizza. He's cashing in on the name and nothing more.  Which makes perfect sense, because DiFaras, itself, is just a name, having strong ties to NY culture and history, but not great NY pizza.

If dad doesn't care how tasteless his crust is, one would think that the son might know better, but I think it's perfectly clear that Jr. is even more oblivious than his pop.

DiFaras is dead to me.  This place in Vegas is about the 1000th nail in the coffin.

Btw, if they're really shooting for authenticity, beyond importing NY water, they should be looking into importing NY rat feces as well.  Vegas rat feces is just not the same  ;D

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 03:31:54 PM »
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If dad doesn't care how tasteless his crust is, one would think that the son might know better, but I think it's perfectly clear that Jr. is even more oblivious than his pop.

DiFaras is dead to me.  This place in Vegas is about the 1000th nail in the coffin.

.....

It's good to know your not opinionated. :-D  I can totally respect someone that knows what they are talking about (which I have no reason to suspect that you don't). BUT, I also realize that your opinion was formed through research/ living there/ boots on the gound/ eyes on the pie/ type knowledge.  Some tourist (like me) or a local might just like that place that you say have let the crust go, but the cheese and sauce is the same....  I don't have the knowledge to refute that, but I can taste the difference as to what I like.

We will see how far Jr. has sprouted from the tree.  I know you will disagree, but I can't see overhyped pizza making a go of it in Vegas.  Vegas has a very flat economy now.  I have interviewed 2 construction workers that just left there.  Their words, not mine. :)

P.S.  Wanna meet at Difara's for lunch sometime?
P.S.P.S.  Why didn't they call it Demarco's ?
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 03:32:35 PM »
What does Jr. need it to do?


I was just assuming  that BSO meant that it would not get hot enough.
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 04:18:41 PM »
Gene, if you're going to be in Brooklyn, I'll meet you at Best Pizza or L&B, but there's not a chance in heck I'm ever stepping foot in DiFaras.  I'll sooner buy a copy of American Pie before that happens  ;)

I used to think that people who value toppings more than the crust could coexist with crust obsessives, but now I don't know. I don't think crust apathizers deserve to play in the sandbox. It's one thing for a little known pizzeria owner to imply that crusts don't matter with 1 to 2 hour ferments, but, for a representative of NY pizza to pull this garbage, it's unforgivable.

Let me put this another way, Gene.  Imagine, if you will, some Texan came along and said "you know what, BBQ doesn't require smoke," opened a BBQ restaurant, and, by some freak occurrence, achieved national acclaim.   How would you feel about this guy?  Tell me your blood wouldn't boil when running across people talking about how wonderful and authentic smoke-less Q is. That's how I feel about DiFaras.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 04:34:21 PM »
Oh, and I think DiFaras will do well in Las Vegas, regardless of the flat economy.  The Brooklyn site is already a completely Disney-fied shell of a NY pizzeria, and as Las Vegas thrives on debasing landmarks (see New York-New York Hotel & Casino), it's a near perfect fit.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 07:00:12 PM »
I was just saying that the Papa Gino's has one and it's a NY style pizza place and that their oven was really old.

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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 10:35:58 PM »
Thanks BSO.
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011, 10:36:36 PM »
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Re: Di Fara
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2011, 10:38:55 PM »
....  Let me put this another way, Gene.  Imagine, if you will, some Texan came along and said "you know what, BBQ doesn't require smoke," opened a BBQ restaurant, and, by some freak occurrence, achieved national acclaim.   How would you feel about this guy?  Tell me your blood wouldn't boil when running across people talking about how wonderful and authentic smoke-less Q is....

Scotty, smokeless Q?  I nearly had to go kick the cat or something.  Then I almost spit or something.  I completely understand the point know, thanks. :-D :chef: :'(
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