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scott123

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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2012, 08:01:34 PM »
You walked from midtown all the way down to Keste?  That's kind of a trek, isn't it?

Is it a superior medium for these types of toppings compared to NY pie?  Freshness seems to describe the pie.

This is an astute observation.  The shorter bake time lends itself to a much different set of toppings. For the NYer who might be in a bit of a topping rut, Neapolitan toppings are a breath of fresh air. Like brussels sprouts- I really don't think brussels sprouts work as well on a longer baked NY pie.

On a scale between 1 and 10, where would you place Keste in comparison to Pupatella?

Next time, get the Lardo pie.


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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2012, 08:04:06 PM »
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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2012, 08:24:20 PM »
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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2012, 08:25:48 PM »
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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2012, 09:17:19 PM »
You walked from midtown all the way down to Keste?  That's kind of a trek, isn't it?




 Yes, it was a good walk.  And on the way back, the 12 year old did end up on my back after showing me her blisters!


On a scale between 1 and 10, where would you place Keste in comparison to Pupatella?


 The Keste pie was really good, and I will return.  The three of us who had Pupatella's gave it 10, 10 and 10.  I give Keste a 9, my son an 8 and my daughter ( the one riding on my back ) an 8.  Now, is that because Pupatella's was our first Neo?  I would not be willing to say with any certainty Keste is less than the best - I am still a rookie with Neo pies, but because it was a hot Saturday was the center ulta-thin and the crust a hint too thick with a hint of bready characteristic to it?  Was Pupatella's sauce a bit brighter in flavor?  Does "sunglasses inside" Enzo make all the pies and is quality control tighter since Roberto was not in?  I only hazard these guesses because you ask me Scott, and I must be totally honest with the Godfather of NY pie.  I do not want any horses head under my pillow tonight.
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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2012, 10:30:00 PM »
No horses head for you  ;D Although you did lose some street cred going to see Mary Poppins*  :P  Being the Neil Armstrong of steel plate, though, you've got plenty of cred to spare.

*Julie Andrews is a goddess, and Mary Poppins could be the most influential movie of my youth, but... I lived in Hell's Kitchen during the years when it transitioned from crack/prostitutes to Disney, and, let me tell ya, it had far more soul and character with the crack.

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Re: Keste and Motorino - Quick NYC Trip
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »
Thanks for the recap and pictures of your trip to Keste!  Glad you and yours enjoyed your trip. :)

You bring up an interesting point about Pupatella and Keste. I have been proclaiming Pupatella as my favorite Neapolitan pizza I have yet to try south of New York City (currently without question the clear leader in the DC-NOVA area). But is it as good as the revered Keste, Motorino, Paulie Gee's, etc? It may be.

For a while now, I've had a burning desire to start a day off at Pupatella and then immediately put the iron boot on and haul ass to NYC to eat some Neapolitan for a same day tasting for a more accurate comparison.  Granted, it would only be based on a comparative tasting on one day, but it would be interesting.

Meanwhile, I have it on good authority that Pizza CS in Rockville has been steadily improving the quality of its pizzas.  And Edan MacQuaid's new joint in DC is bound to vie for the Neapolitan crown.  But until proven otherwise, Enzo and his Forno Napoletana baked pies wear the crown down here. --K
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