When Steve and I arrived in NY yesterday we decided to walk around a little, because Steve hasnít been in NY since he was in high school. We walked around on the streets near Port Authority, to some off name pizza businesses, Times Square, Bryant Park, http://www.bryantpark.org/
and Eataly. http://eatalyny.com/
We just stopped in some regular pizza shops to see what kind of pizzas they sold. I liked the stuffed crust pizza the best, even though we didnít taste them. To me, they just looked pretty (with the glossy top crust). We asked the one man in the one pizza business what kind of flour they used for the pizzas and he said All Trumps. We would have liked to stop at one of those .99 cent pizza businesses to just try a .99 cent slice, but knew we were going to be eating better pizzas later on in the day. There sure are a lot of .99 cent pizza businesses in NY.
Times Square wasnít really busy yesterday. Bryant Park was interesting because they had a lot of little kiosks set-up selling different things. There was also a ice skating area, where ice skaters were skating and the Christmas tree was still there.
We then decided to call Craig and headed for the Eataly, by subway. Steve and I never were at the Eataly before and we thought it was interesting in how big it was inside, all the foods they carried, and all the places inside you could sit down and eat different fresh foods. We looked at all the foods they sold and also looked at the bakery and the pizzeria. The bakery was interesting and from what we saw they used a lot of King Arthur Sir Galahad flour, plus other flours. For the pizzeria it looked liked they used two kinds of Caputo flour. I talked to the lady at the pizzeria and she said the ovens run at 900 degrees F and the pizzas bake in 65 seconds. We didnít eat any of the pizzas, because we were trying to save room for pizza later on in the day, but the WFO looked beautiful. All the breads looked quite interesting too. I would have bought a few things, but I didnít want to carry things around all day. I had wanted to buy some of the Mulino Marino flour they sold at the Eataly, but when I looked though the small bags of flours they were all outdated. I asked a salesperson if they had any fresh Mulino Marino flour and they said no, they were going to stop carrying it. I didnít want to pay 10.80 for a small bag of Mulino Marino flour that was outdated.
We reached Craig on his phone when we were at the Eataly and he came over to meet us. We then walked the streets of NY, and we stopped in at a bar and Craig and I each had a glass of wine, and Steve had a beer. I canít for the life of me remember the name of the wine that Craig ordered, but if he sees this post, he can remind me what the name of the wine was. The wine tasted great to me. Steve also really like his beer and he can mention what name of the beer he had. Thanks so much Craig, for buying us drinks. I am horrible at remembering names of beers or wines. After talking for awhile Craig, we all walked over to Keste and then to Joeís to wait for the rest of the pizza making fanatics.
The rest of the story is on Craigs thread at: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17070.0/topicseen.html