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Re: Chau's Coming to New York! Tour Time!!!!
« Reply #340 on: March 16, 2012, 10:58:03 PM »
I liked Forcella. Second time I've been and it was consistant. It was a good time there. Somehow I seem to have forgotten to take pictures of the pies?  :-[

Beautiful oven isn't it!  :-D
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« Reply #341 on: March 16, 2012, 11:01:59 PM »
This was my third visit to Paulie Gee's. So far, it has been 100% consistant which is as impressive as anything else. His pies are a little different from my preferred NP style, but they are incredible nonetheless with inspiring flavor combinations. Last, but certainly not least, Paulie is a gracious and giving host.
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« Reply #342 on: March 16, 2012, 11:07:46 PM »
Amano was one of my favorite places on this crawl. You are greeted by twin red G. Acunto (not SF) ovens, and they were up to temp. The pies were really just how it like them with a little paper thin crispy shell on the cornice and soft in the center. The center of the pie was thin and wet. Everything was in balance. It reminds me a lot of Keste but with slightly less salt in the dough (still probably 3% or more).
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« Reply #343 on: March 16, 2012, 11:09:31 PM »
Pizza Town and birch beer. Does life get any better???

The last picture tells it all. 30 minutes in the place, and you even look like a local.  :-D
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« Reply #344 on: March 16, 2012, 11:17:30 PM »
At risk of sounding like a broken record, Frank was the most gracious host you could possibly imagine. Vesta was probably the most fun stop of the trip because Frank didn't just stop with the red carpet, he handed us the keys to the place! I was blown away by his generosity. He has a beautiful place (love the twin SF's) and bakes some topnotch pies. The first pie he served us was one of my top pies for the trip: vodka sauce and blackened shrimp. In a word, incredible. His handmade pepperoni pie cooked "Frank's way" (a little lighter bake) was also out of this world. Thank you again Frank! I'm sorry I had to leave early. Anyone who passes within 100 miles of Vesta should make a detour!
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« Reply #345 on: March 16, 2012, 11:19:05 PM »
What is the one thing that would get me to leave Vesta early???

Here are the dead solders the next morning. 59 bottles equivalent.

Yes, that's a double mag of Gaja hiding back there by my hand...
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« Reply #346 on: March 16, 2012, 11:24:49 PM »
Gene and I hit Motorino on Sunday. I couldn't pass up a Brussels Sprout pie, and it did not dissapoint. This is still one of my favorite places in NYC.
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« Reply #347 on: March 16, 2012, 11:25:49 PM »
Gene checking out some of the city's finner offerings on the way to eat soup dumplings at Joe's Ginger in Chinatown. I think those pink gloves will look good on him when he is in his next BBQ competition...
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« Reply #348 on: March 16, 2012, 11:32:13 PM »
Hey Craig,

Would you tell me what the toppings were on your first Paulie Gee's photo (PG1) were?

Looks like a good time, and thanks to all for the write-ups and photo's.....

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« Reply #349 on: March 16, 2012, 11:33:23 PM »
Paul, I'm sorry. I didn't order, and I don't remember. I'm sure someone else does though and will chime in.

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« Reply #350 on: March 16, 2012, 11:54:30 PM »
TXCraig1

I'm loving these pictures, and that pie at Pizza Town is my kind of pie. Ok, I think I know who many of the people are, but not sure who pizzablogger is. Also, two guys (one with glasses, one without), they look like brothers, who are they. Also, big guy with crewcut, can't figure out who that is. I think I'm good on all the rest.

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« Reply #351 on: March 17, 2012, 02:32:10 PM »
That puris the Speckticle 261, a tribute to my favorite pie at Roberta's, the Specken Wolf.  Fresh mootz, sliced red onion, sliced ceremonies mushrooms, speck and milled black pepper.  I have since changed the pie by slicing the speck a little thinner and applying it post oven.  In case toyon are wondering, Roberta's address is 261 Moore Street.

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« Reply #352 on: March 17, 2012, 04:53:42 PM »
Thank PG.

That topping (if I can find speck here in Denver, regular prosciutto if not) is going to end up on a portion of some pizza in teglia I'm doing next weekend for some friends.

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« Reply #353 on: March 18, 2012, 05:25:29 PM »
 great report, what a lineup of pizza lovers.I'm very sad i missed it,hopefully there will be many more pizza get togethers.

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« Reply #354 on: March 18, 2012, 08:02:04 PM »
Now ... what city is next for pizza marauders?

San Fran!
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« Reply #355 on: March 18, 2012, 08:08:51 PM »
TXCraig1

I'm loving these pictures, and that pie at Pizza Town is my kind of pie. Ok, I think I know who many of the people are, but not sure who pizzablogger is. Also, two guys (one with glasses, one without), they look like brothers, who are they. Also, big guy with crewcut, can't figure out who that is. I think I'm good on all the rest.


The crew cut guys are Jet Deck and me. PB is pouring the lemoncello in this pic (4th down): http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17885.msg176144.html#msg176144
This is (also the 4th picture down) David/dhs(left) and Nick/gabaghool (middle): http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17885.msg176755.html#msg176755

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« Reply #356 on: March 18, 2012, 11:26:51 PM »
I'm heading to the Bay area on 4/6 (Easter Weekend) to go on a pizza tour with my son who's stationed at Travis AFB right now.  Here's my current schedule:

Friday

6pm - the Cheeseboard - http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/
7:30pm - Emilia's - http://emiliaspizzeria.com/
8:30pm - Gioia for a slice www.gioiapizzeria.com
9:30pm - Pizzaiolo - www.pizzaiolooakland.com

Saturday
10am - Liguria Bakery -  http://mobile.slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/06/daily-slice-pizza-focaccia-at-liguria-bakery-san-francisco.html )
Noon - Tony's North Beach - www.tonyspizzanapoletana.com
2:30pm - Casey's Pizza Truck - http://caseyspizzas.com
5pm - Flour and Water - www.flourandwater.com
7pm - UPN - http://www.unapizza.com/sf/

Sunday

Noon - Zero Zero - www.zerozerosf.com
3pm - Pizza Hacker? - http://thepizzahacker.com/
5pm - Gialina - www.gialina.com
7:30pm - Bi-Rite - www.biritecreamery.com
8pm - Pizzeria  Delfina - www.pizzeriadelfina.com

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« Reply #357 on: March 19, 2012, 12:01:34 AM »
Paulie,
No Tony Gemignani? that place looks nuts all the styles ..I met him at the expo cool guy as well. !
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« Reply #358 on: March 19, 2012, 12:05:36 AM »
Look again Johnny C.  Tony's North Beach, noon on Saturday. 


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« Reply #359 on: March 19, 2012, 07:48:03 AM »
My bad
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