If you cross over to Brooklyn, you might want to go to Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint. This place is run by a guy who is one of us. He started out making pizza in his kitchen and tested it out on his unsuspecting friends, just like a lot of us do. He then built a WFO in his backyard and honed his skills. Just like some of us have done. According to everything I have read, the so called guinea pigs were heralding his culinary genius and clamoring for more. Just like a few of.... Well, at this level, it's easy for a backyard pizzaiolo to mistake the offer of FREE PIZZA! for excellent cuisine. In this very particular case, this man crafts a finely balanced pie. The jump off point was when Paul hit the FULL COMMIT button and decided to open a full blown pizza joint. Just like... Ummm... Varasano did.
Plus!... He installed the mother of all ovens in his shop.
I am so stoked over this story. My son, an accomplished stick man, lives in Brooklyn. He has never been but has strict orders to visit and take video so I can vicariously live the experience.
He said it's a tough putt to get there. But I hope you go and report back to us, with plenty of pictures.