Friday, January 8, 2010

pizza hunt begins

New York Cafe
pizza pie, new york cafe

a friend suggested we try a pizza from new york cafe on broadview at danforth, just a short streetcar ride from home.

okay, so this pizza is probably the closest we've come to the pizzas we love and miss so much! i ordered a large with pepperoni, onion, mushrooms and green pepper for $20.26! dealz!

the crust is a bit on the thin side, i could hold my first piece up without droop but the second is flaccid toward the point! i streetcar-ed it home to bath and dundas so we popped it in the oven on a hot pizza stone for a few minutes, so now i'm not totally sure if the crispy parts are because of the slight reheating or if the crust is just a little uneven. the crust is good, but like i said, a little on the thin side and i think my hometown pizza dough is just all around BREADIER. like, the gluten is more developed and it should ideally be a bit sweeter and chewier with a crip bottom. i'm happy with this crust, though. graham, the prairie representative, is really not into this crust. i will assert that it's totally great pizza crust and i'd be very happy with it if i weren't comparing it to something else.

onto the toppings. there is a good amount of cheese, more than you'd find at most other places but it's not a thick blanket of cheese like you might be hoping for. the pepperoni is pretty close! it's round, but larger than the small disks most places in toronto use, so it isn't like big rectangular slices but the flavour is just about right and it is UNDER THE CHEESE! the green pep, onion are in a small dice, the shrooms are thinly sliced. it seems like they were mixed up WITH the cheese so they're not underneath but they're not really on top either. a c-wall pie would have had green pep rings all over it, not a small dice, but that is getting pretty nitpicky.

the sauce is good... tomato-y but lacks the kinda spicy flav you mention, parkade. i always think the sauce seems pepper-y rather than any other kind of heat, but i'm not sure what that is.

overall, i'm happy with this pie and i'd probably travel out there again to pick it up but the hunt goes on!

i think my next investigation will occur at danforth pizza house.

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