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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #160 on: November 10, 2011, 10:58:42 AM »
I must admit, I was pretty pissed off with yelp as they filtered all but 2 of our 5 star reviews.  I was ready to remove ourselves from Yelp until I read this review. Hopefully a review from someone with 500 reviews will remain unfiltered!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/7-pizzeria-enoteca-oakville

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #161 on: November 10, 2011, 11:25:48 AM »
I see a roadtrip from Brantford to Oakville in the near future.Restaurant + pies look amazing.
Aaron
P.S I will bring pizza friend for this trip.

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« Reply #162 on: November 10, 2011, 11:33:52 AM »
I see a roadtrip from Brantford to Oakville in the near future.Restaurant + pies look amazing.
Aaron
P.S I will bring pizza friend for this trip.

Sounds great; I Look forward to meeting you.

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #163 on: November 10, 2011, 11:47:31 AM »
I must admit, I was pretty pissed off with yelp as they filtered all but 2 of our 5 star reviews.  I was ready to remove ourselves from Yelp until I read this review. Hopefully a review from someone with 500 reviews will remain unfiltered!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/7-pizzeria-enoteca-oakville

Matt

The maestro at work!
Recipes make pizzas no more than sermons make saints!

http://pizzanapoletanismo.com/2011/09/27/a-philosophy-of-pizza-napoletanismo/

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #164 on: November 11, 2011, 06:59:22 AM »
A couple of pizza's from last night

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #165 on: November 11, 2011, 08:02:59 AM »
The maestro at work!

I didn't realize how serious I was.  Man, I've got to loosen up. ;)

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #166 on: November 11, 2011, 08:34:19 AM »
very nice , they look delicious.!!

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #167 on: November 11, 2011, 09:30:49 AM »
Nice,  theres those micro blisters,  guessing that oven was running hot!  They look amazing Matt.  -Marc

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #168 on: November 11, 2011, 07:21:06 PM »
I didn't realize how serious I was.  Man, I've got to loosen up. ;)

Matt

Are you really being too serious or are you just in the 'zone?'  I think that the ability to focus with a substantial degree of intensity is a highly admirable trait in a pizzamaker. Leave the joviality to guys like Paulie Gee.

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #169 on: November 12, 2011, 06:28:52 AM »
Larry & Marc,
Thank you very much!  I run the oven in the low-mid 900's.

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #170 on: November 12, 2011, 06:43:36 AM »
Are you really being too serious or are you just in the 'zone?'  I think that the ability to focus with a substantial degree of intensity is a highly admirable trait in a pizzamaker. Leave the joviality to guys like Paulie Gee.

Scott,
It's the latter of the two.  I am in nature a very focussed person.  That photo was taken during the rush & the only thing on my mind was to put out all those pizzas with the same care & respect as if we were only doing 1.  The young man beside me is an experienced sous chef with excellent expediting skills, he's progressing quite nicely and he will eventually be in charge of the pizza so that I can concentrate on the operations.  His big test will be next Friday when he's on his own because I will be out of town.

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« Reply #171 on: November 12, 2011, 09:43:31 AM »
  matt, you are so focused that if you burnt my pizza to a crisp i would not tell you to your face that i was not happy :-D . that was a joke o.k. after your yelp rant i decided to look up my joint,well i am glade i do not go on yelp much.there were three reviews that didn't show up and i had to sign up to see them.one said a wait staff was standing on tables to change bulbs,shoes on, not sanitizing .i wish i could be 100 percent sure that didn't happen but i can't. i feel that i have to baby sit a lot, and what i feel is a common sense is not viewed that way by some employees. frustrating  :( . there is a cleveland chef that writes a blog defending his restaurant against some of the bloggers reviews. it is not fair that someone can just rip a restaurant apart and be nothing more that a self proclaimed foodie.if i can find it i will forward the link.unfortunately you will not make everyone happy all you can do is make that a goal.
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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #173 on: November 17, 2011, 08:49:40 AM »
I was in Ontario (Niagara Falls) a month ago, but I couldn't justify the time needed to come up to try some pizza due to the short duration of my trip.. you may not have been open yet then too. I have indicated to my relatives and friends they should try the place in they want some authentic pizza. It's a bit of a commitment for those who don't know what they are missing, but maybe it'll push some extra biz your way.


I am curious.. I have a friend who works for Cargill (flour division no less) and has been getting me some different types of flour (score!!). The last bag he got me was from Etobicoke and Horizon Milling. It doesn't say 00 on it, but it's a copycat (he gave me a data sheet for Pivetti 00 which I think it's based on/after). I used it last week and thought it did well.. however, my experience is limited with it. Is it something you've tried?

Anyways, good luck!!

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #174 on: November 17, 2011, 05:58:01 PM »
Robin Hood is just a regular commercial Canadian flour; there's much better flour out there.  It's a tipo 1 not a 00.

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #175 on: November 20, 2011, 07:06:14 AM »
This is what happens when I take the night off.   >:(

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #176 on: November 20, 2011, 09:22:22 AM »
Wow, someone was not paying attention to burn a pie to this extent.  And to burn the remainder to even out the char is even worst.  Was this a joke of sorts?  How many pies were burnt?

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #177 on: November 20, 2011, 10:35:12 AM »
Wow, someone was not paying attention to burn a pie to this extent.  And to burn the remainder to even out the char is even worst.  Was this a joke of sorts?  How many pies were burnt?

Yes it was a joke.  I took my family away for the weekend for a much needed break.  I sent the manager a text message Friday night asking how the pizza was turning out & this is what he sent me.  

Matt

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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #178 on: November 20, 2011, 10:53:14 AM »
 :-D  Did they trick you?  I like how the pie was still finished off with the basil.  ;D

Maybe you guys should consider serving New Haven styled pies.   >:D
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Re: What I've been up to.
« Reply #179 on: November 20, 2011, 11:16:33 AM »
:-D  Did they trick you?  I like how the pie was still finished off with the basil.  ;D

Maybe you guys should consider serving New Haven styled pies.   >:D

Ya it was a nice touch, all that was missing was the finishing oil.