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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #400 on: November 17, 2018, 05:23:00 PM »
We were there first  :-D

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« Reply #401 on: December 24, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
Mamas was named one of the top 10 new restaurants of 2018 by nytimes  critic Pete Wells. Passed by on the way to a grocery store over the weekend, people standing in line in the cold for a slice. On the way back, around 2pm there was no line but no open seats, decided to grab a slice. By the time my slice was ready, a seat opened up but by the time I left the line had built out the door again.

There are now two people running the ovens and a cashier, looked to me like they were having trouble keeping up with demand. The cashier insisted I try some hot honey, which I think is something new for them, probably better on a less spicy slice. Also, I think there was more mozz than when we visited but still a wonderful slice!

didn't see franco, hopefully, he's off working on mamas three!
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #402 on: June 06, 2019, 08:48:21 PM »
after a long hiatus, back to mamas too last night for a slice. franco continues to innovate, I had a slice with large slices of hot soprasetta, over ricotta and a little tomato sauce, pretty sure I tasted some honey in there too. It was fabulous though I'm not sure he's getting quite the same rise and lightness in the crust. It was 8:30 pm, long line out the door by the time I left.

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #403 on: June 16, 2019, 10:49:52 PM »
It's been years since I've made a calzone.  What's inside, just toppings and cheese?   I'm assuming half Mozz half ricotta?   I'm also assuming one wouldn't want to cut slits in it if one was to deep fry it?   Thanks!

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A good calzone is just a large crab rangoon without the crab.  When made right, heavenly when made wrong just awful.

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« Reply #404 on: June 16, 2019, 10:52:29 PM »
Thank you.   Made my first (Pizzatown) fried calzone and it was fantastic.   Used one of my regular pizza doughballs so it turned out a bit big.   I'll reduce the size next time.  Stuffed with half ricotta, half mozz/cheddar mix, pepperoni,and roasted chopped green Chile.

Actually an authentic calzone is 100% ricotta as the cheese with other ingredients to flavor.  JKB is correct, drained and dried. 
It should not taste like a pizza folded over.

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« Reply #405 on: June 16, 2019, 10:53:42 PM »
One of my favorites of all the places we visited on this trip Jeff.  I would be a regular there if I was local.   For the members local or visiting, go show Frank some love and tell him Hi from the members of PM.

Was the crust crunchy?

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #406 on: June 17, 2019, 10:47:29 AM »
yes
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #407 on: August 07, 2019, 10:48:00 PM »
Was the crust crunchy?

Yes.  I believe the squares and slices are taken from the display case and quickly reheated in the oven after you order.  Reheats are typically crispy/crunchy.

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #408 on: August 21, 2019, 07:44:33 PM »
Actually an authentic calzone is 100% ricotta as the cheese with other ingredients to flavor.

Interesting. I've been making and eating inauthentic calzones all my life then. Shame on me.

Authentic according to who?

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #410 on: January 14, 2020, 11:01:10 AM »
The article isn't kidding about the Instagram pictures. If I find myself back in the city over the school break, hopefully I can talk the family into making a visit.

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« Reply #411 on: July 16, 2020, 04:51:32 PM »
3rd time at our apt since the pandemic began, thought id grab a slice from mamas but line was to the end of the block! about four blocks north there was a similar line for absolute bagels. other than absolute and mamas too, i didnt see lines for restaurants or grocery stores.

We NYers must have our great pizza and bagels, pandemic or not!
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #412 on: July 18, 2020, 12:50:37 PM »
Wow, that is some line.
I feel fortunate.
We go online, place order, then go pick up at the drive-thru line.
Never more than one or two cars in front.
Some have curbside service as well.
Text them when you arrive, and they bring it out to you.
Not just restaurants, Home Depot, Sherwin Williams Paints, and others do as well.

The times they are a changin'...

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« Reply #413 on: July 18, 2020, 01:33:47 PM »
that is indeed fortunate...but it's possible the pizza you're eating might not measure up to mamas too. there's a reason mamas too has a line and the other 10-20 pizza shops in a 10 block radius do not...
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #414 on: July 18, 2020, 02:38:24 PM »
That is true, have not found a really good pizza place here.
There are BBQ places like that in Texas.
There was a little place on Palm Canyon Blvd in Palm Springs that people would line up just for the desserts.
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #415 on: August 17, 2020, 09:22:47 AM »
I hit Mamas Too last night at around 5:30 (Sunday).  I was really worried there would be a huge line so I almost went somewhere else.   There was nobody at all!  Im just posting about lack of line in case it would have scared someone off.     

Frank was there and all the pizzas were available in slice form.   I got a vodka square, pepperoni square, and a house slice..... all were REALLY good!!!   I just cant get enough of that crust, and I think the squares are the ultimate candidates for a reheat.  I was actually a little worried because they looked like they may have been sitting there for a while, but wow do they come back to life perfectly.

After that I went to Razza and ate more pizza  >:D

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« Reply #416 on: August 17, 2020, 09:31:30 AM »
I hit Mamas Too last night at around 5:30 (Sunday).  I was really worried there would be a huge line so I almost went somewhere else.   There was nobody at all!  Im just posting about lack of line in case it would have scared someone off.     

Frank was there and all the pizzas were available in slice form.   I got a vodka square, pepperoni square, and a house slice..... all were REALLY good!!!   I just cant get enough of that crust, and I think the squares are the ultimate candidates for a reheat.  I was actually a little worried because they looked like they may have been sitting there for a while, but wow do they come back to life perfectly.

After that I went to Razza and ate more pizza  >:D

That's a good day!

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #417 on: August 17, 2020, 12:57:28 PM »
Yes it was!   I dont think I will eat today lol.     On my way back through NY im going to try to hit Song E napule and prince street to compare to what I had at razza/mamas too.

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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #418 on: August 17, 2020, 02:09:23 PM »
Yes it was!   I dont think I will eat today lol.     On my way back through NY im going to try to hit Song E napule and prince street to compare to what I had at razza/mamas too.

Four of my favorite places! Enjoy! :pizza:
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Re: Chau is coming to NY pizza tour Part 2
« Reply #419 on: August 17, 2020, 02:28:30 PM »
On some Instagram photos I saw, Song e Napule has a new oven. I'd be curious to see how it changed their pizza. I'm betting they are below a 2 minute bake now.

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