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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1760 on: August 03, 2013, 05:27:09 PM »
It's what led a lot of us here. When I moved to Austin, TX from upstate NY, there were very few decent pizza joints here. Thankfully, that's changed a lot in the past 8 years I've been on the site. Still... I've learned a lot more about pizza and what I like in pizza than I ever had before I got here.

Ronzo, where did you live in upstate NY?


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« Reply #1761 on: August 04, 2013, 07:21:03 AM »
BKK_Mick,

I am glad you think this thread will help you made the style of pizza that you grew up eating in Adelaide, South Australia.  I hope you will post some photos or let us know when you fire up your oven if you can achieve the style of pizza you want to create.

What type of flours do you have available in Bangkok and what kind of oven do you use?

Norma



Hi Norma,

I'm currently using Gold Medal Better for Bread which seems to work well for NY style crusts and I also have some Divella Farina Tipo "00"

I have a built a gas fire oven which I posted about here:
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,26688.0.html

I'll definitely post some pics in the next few weeks

Cheers, Mick

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1762 on: August 04, 2013, 08:44:26 AM »
Hi Norma,

I'm currently using Gold Medal Better for Bread which seems to work well for NY style crusts and I also have some Divella Farina Tipo "00"

I have a built a gas fire oven which I posted about here:
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,26688.0.html

I'll definitely post some pics in the next few weeks

Cheers, Mick


Mick,

Gold Medal Better for Bread flour is a good flour.  I used that flour before.  I did see your Dry Stacked Brick Gas Fried Oven, but didn't associate it with your forum name.  Looks like a cool oven.  8)

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1763 on: August 05, 2013, 10:45:43 AM »
Ronzo, where did you live in upstate NY?

Orange County.
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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1764 on: August 17, 2013, 09:51:56 AM »
Video of Wildwood pizza tour and results for 2013.  Mack's didn't make the cut again.  Mack's was voted 10th in the line-up of all the pizzas tasted.

http://www.wildwoodpizzatour.com/pizza-tour-2013/ 

I like the results spreadsheet.  http://www.wildwoodpizzatour.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PizzaTour2013Results.png 

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1765 on: August 17, 2013, 10:59:19 AM »
I see Olympic Flame still managed the #2 spot...their pie must be pretty special. Have you tried very many of these places Norma? I love the looks Wildwood!  8)
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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1766 on: August 17, 2013, 05:45:17 PM »
I see Olympic Flame still managed the #2 spot...their pie must be pretty special. Have you tried very many of these places Norma? I love the looks Wildwood!  8)

Bob,

I looked at Olympic Flames pizzas last year when I was in Wildwood and they didn't look especially appealing to me.  They only had a few slices sitting there and no one was making any pizzas.  I only tried Sam's pizza, besides Mack's. 

Wildwood is a neat place and they have beautiful sun rises and sunsets. I love the ocean and ocean air too, plus many other things at Wildwood.  Wildwood even got a Johnson's caramel corn this year.  My daughter brought me some home when she visited.  I love their caramel popcorn. :drool:  Since she was on a diet she didn't eat any.  My mother and I ate the whole container.   :-D

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1767 on: August 31, 2013, 01:40:56 PM »
Norma,

I very much enjoyed reading about your quest for the right cheese. I too have been looking for a certain recipe. My research uncovered a source that may be helpful. There is a distributor that supplies many of the best rated pizzerias in the Monmouth county area and they deliver throughout the tri-state area.. Perhaps you want to contact them and see what you can find out. There's a good chance these guys deliver to them.

http://www.destefanofood.com/index.html

Take a look at the product list. maybe that have the cheese you are searching for.

A solution I came up with and an unseen secret was blended Asiago finely grated blended into the tomato sauce. So the sauce looks like plain old tomato sauce...but it's not.

When cooked the two cheeses blend together to create a different flavor.

Hope this helps!








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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1768 on: August 31, 2013, 05:28:27 PM »
Norma,


A solution I came up with and an unseen secret was blended Asiago finely grated blended into the tomato sauce. So the sauce looks like plain old tomato sauce...but it's not.

When cooked the two cheeses blend together to create a different flavor.


I have one good pizzeria here in wasteland. They do Chicago thin pizza. They do the cheese blend you mention Papa...it is sublime.  :chef:
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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1769 on: August 31, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
Norma,

I very much enjoyed reading about your quest for the right cheese. I too have been looking for a certain recipe. My research uncovered a source that may be helpful. There is a distributor that supplies many of the best rated pizzerias in the Monmouth county area and they deliver throughout the tri-state area.. Perhaps you want to contact them and see what you can find out. There's a good chance these guys deliver to them.

http://www.destefanofood.com/index.html

Take a look at the product list. maybe that have the cheese you are searching for.

A solution I came up with and an unseen secret was blended Asiago finely grated blended into the tomato sauce. So the sauce looks like plain old tomato sauce...but it's not.

When cooked the two cheeses blend together to create a different flavor.

Hope this helps!


Papgeorgio,

Thank you so much for the link to Destefano Food, Inc.  I see on page 7 they do sell 40 lb. blocks of cheddar cheese.  I had talked to a distributor in Vineland, NJ and they told me they were the distributors for Mack's and Manco & Manco cheddar and explained me they age the cheddar for up to 3 months before Mack's and Manco & Manco uses the cheddar.  Their mild white cheddar comes in big blocks too and comes from Nasonville.  I tried Nasonville cheeses I had sent to me from their store.  The cheddar I purchased from Nasonville never exactly had the right flavor when baked, but the tasted good.  I also purchased a big block of Nasonville cheddar from Bova Foods, but that didn't have the right taste either.  I really have no idea why that Nasonville cheddar was not right unless it wasn't aged first.

You may be right though that Destefano Foods, Inc. might be a distributor to Mack's and Manco & Manco.

I found a mild white cheddar that comes in 40 something lb. blocks near me and right now I am satisfied how it tastes.  It isn't quite as tangy as Mack's cheddar is, but it does have a tang.  The price is good too.

I like how you found out about the cooking two cheeses together to get the right flavor profile you wanted.  I know I use Parmesan in my sauce when I make it, but never heard of using Asiago finely grated blended into the tomato sauce.  Sounds like a winning combination to me.

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1770 on: September 03, 2013, 10:16:25 PM »
I really didn't think this looked like a Mack's pizza, but I just took the photos because it was the first pizza of the morning.  The rim crust was really a little browner than the first photo shows.  I had 3 people that went by my stand at market and stopped to looked at the pizza in the display case.  They said it looked like a Mack's pizza and I just looked up and smiled and said nothing more.  They all decided to try a slice and all of them said it tasted just like a Mack's pizza.  That was something I have been waiting for 3 people in a row to tell me.  I then said I had studied about Mack's pizza for a long while and Mack's was also my favorite pizza since I was a child.  At least they thought my pizza tasted like a Mack's pizza.  They said they have eaten Mack's pizzas for many years too.

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1771 on: September 10, 2013, 02:55:15 AM »
I'd buy a couple of those slices in heartbeat Norma!  Who needs the Jersey shore when you're around??  :P

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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1772 on: September 10, 2013, 07:00:08 AM »
I'd buy a couple of those slices in heartbeat Norma!  Who needs the Jersey shore when you're around??  :P

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Tim,

Thanks for saying you would buy a couple of those slices in a heartbeat!  The Jersey shore sure has a lot more ambiance than market does.  :-D I love the ocean, ocean air, people watching and walking on the boardwalk.  Mack's pizza can be great at times too.   

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« Reply #1773 on: September 10, 2013, 12:29:47 PM »
I went to the Sawmill on Seaside Heights boardwalk over the weekend which was one of my favorite boardwalk pies. And I have to tell you....it stunk! I guess after making my own pies for a few years now, I've become a pizza ssnob. And the funny part is that my wife is one as well...lol The crust was tasteless. Sauce eh. My wife described it as a saltine cracker without the salt.
Below is a pic I took. Certainly looks and tasted like a same day dough. The slices are still HUGE, but that doesn't make it taste any better!  ;)
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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1774 on: September 10, 2013, 05:22:15 PM »
I went to the Sawmill on Seaside Heights boardwalk over the weekend which was one of my favorite boardwalk pies. And I have to tell you....it stunk! I guess after making my own pies for a few years now, I've become a pizza ssnob. And the funny part is that my wife is one as well...lol The crust was tasteless. Sauce eh. My wife described it as a saltine cracker without the salt.
Below is a pic I took. Certainly looks and tasted like a same day dough. The slices are still HUGE, but that doesn't make it taste any better!  ;)

Chaze215
I went to the sawmill during the summer and what I had was no where near the pics you posted.  I wonder if they changed crews for making the pies but the pizza my wife and I had we're good....not as good as Mack's though.  :). Btw, were they still offering the slice and beer deal?
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Re: NJ Boardwalk Pizza
« Reply #1775 on: September 12, 2013, 05:03:28 PM »
I went to the Sawmill on Seaside Heights boardwalk over the weekend which was one of my favorite boardwalk pies. And I have to tell you....it stunk! I guess after making my own pies for a few years now, I've become a pizza ssnob. And the funny part is that my wife is one as well...lol The crust was tasteless. Sauce eh. My wife described it as a saltine cracker without the salt.
Below is a pic I took. Certainly looks and tasted like a same day dough. The slices are still HUGE, but that doesn't make it taste any better!  ;)

Well, you were probably one of the last.  I'm watching the news and it looks like the Sawmill and Marucas both just burned down.

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« Reply #1776 on: September 12, 2013, 05:13:21 PM »
Yeah, just got done closing the pool and turned on the news!  Looks like h fire started in the Kohr's building....if the candy shop next door burnt down at least we will not have to eat that god awful chocolate covered bacon they make.  But really, hopefully everyone got out ok!

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« Reply #1777 on: September 12, 2013, 08:18:33 PM »
I watched too and also saw this a little while ago. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/seaside_heights_boardwalk_fire_kohrs_ice_cream_stand_ablaze.html I hope everyone got out okay.  That sure is a sad day for Seaside Heights.

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« Reply #1778 on: October 09, 2013, 02:34:29 PM »
Norma, I will be in AC this weekend, at the Taj.  Where is the best pizza on the Atlantic City boardwalk?

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« Reply #1779 on: October 09, 2013, 04:44:47 PM »
Norma, I will be in AC this weekend, at the Taj.  Where is the best pizza on the Atlantic City boardwalk?

expo 7290,

I am sorry to tell you I don't know what the best pizza is on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  I have not been to Atlantic City for many years and usually did not try any of the boardwalk pizzas when I went there.  Usually it was my mother that wanted to go to the casinos.  I really don't like casinos, but went with my mother because she liked them.

Maybe other members could give you some advice.

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