John had a couple technical issues with his fermentation regime (that I'm sure he'll iron out by the time he pops up again), but overall, it was an epic event. The potato pie he served was not quite the pillowy crumbed potato pie of the previous photos, but, it was definitely enough of the way there to give me a really good sense of how amazing this pizza will be. The last time I was at pizza hut was when I was in college, and aspects- good aspects, of John's pie brought me back. It's today different, totally John (in the best possible way), and destined for greatness.
I'm really hideous with names, but it was fantastic seeing old friends- and making new ones. Paulie Gee took some time away from hobnobbing with celebrities and graced us with his presence
I totally forgot to ask for an autograph. Next time
I arrived at 1:45, so I unfortunately missed seeing Jodi. I also get the feeling another PMer might have showed up after John had left (4:30ish), but I wasn't absolutely sure, so I didn't introduce myself. Overall, it was a great group of people from a myriad number of areas- food bloggers, long time Lo Duca patrons, friends of John's, friends of friends. This was my first time at an event that wasn't pretty much all Slicers or all PMers- and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Congratulations, John, on your first successful pop up. If the pizza was this good, with technical issues, then, once the kinks are hammered out, this is going to be truly magnificent. I cannot wait to taste the next go around.