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I have not been here yet myself but have heard raves from friends.
Wood fired sourdough!

Hudson's about 45 minutes away so I'll check it out soon.

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Re: Baba Louie's Wood Fired, Hudson, NY and Great Barrington MA
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 09:42:13 AM »
The first I heard of it was when it was reviewed in the Times Union recently. Also need to check it out.
http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/restaurants/onereview.asp?RestaurantID=1667

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Re: Baba Louie's Wood Fired, Hudson, NY and Great Barrington MA
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 10:09:05 AM »
Robert, have you tried Marissa's place in Guilderland?
Celina wrote about them in the TU also
http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/restaurants/onereview.asp?RestaurantID=1667
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7986.0.html
Real NY style with a nice range of toppings. Not much seating or ambiance however.

Where are you in the Cap region? I moved from up from Brooklyn five years ago and live near Altamont. I joined the forum because the local pizza was so bad I had to learn to make my own. Got a 2stone a few years ago and it changed my life.

Michael 
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Re: Baba Louie's Wood Fired, Hudson, NY and Great Barrington MA
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 10:17:40 AM »
Michael,

I wondered who the Richard Bourdon referenced at the Baba Louie website is/was, so I did a Google search. He apparently is the owner of a bakery, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, in the Massachusetts Berkshires, that specializes in sourdough baked goods. The bakery also sells pizza crusts, as noted at their website at http://www.berkshiremountainbakery.com/products.php?catId=7. If you click on the photos of the pizza crusts, you can see the ingredients lists and nutrition data. The photos don't suggest that the crusts are parbaked, but I suppose that they could be as delivered. Or they can be what one might call a "take and bake" pizza dough, which would seem to make more sense in the context of a wood-fired oven. It will be interesting to see your report after you visit Baba Louie's.

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Re: Baba Louie's Wood Fired, Hudson, NY and Great Barrington MA
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 10:39:24 AM »
Very interesting Peter,

My son's coming home so maybe we'll take a ride this weekend.

There's a lot of good food in the Berkshires (NY and Boston Summer and second home people). It's a little far from my place so I don't get out there very often.

Hudson, NY was a very down and out city not all that long ago but it's main street is now filled with antique stores, art galleries and good restaurants including the best Mexican around here, Mexican Radio http://www.mexrad.com/ 
There hasn't been that much trickle down but a lot of New Yorkers are moving up this way.
You can take the Train from Penn station and be in Hudson in a bit over two hours. If we had a "real" train the trip would be less than an hour. I suppose I should be careful what I wish for.

Michael
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