New Thing+ #4: Brooklyn Alley Pizza

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Being a bit of a foodie, I’ve always wanted to get into the underground food scene. Maybe score some unpasteurized cheese or an invite to a one night only pop-up restaurant. So it’s pretty cool that a friend of mine decided to start selling pizzas out of his backyard, wood-fire pizza oven.

Every Friday, Craig (unemployed Account Director and gourmand), fashions a different set of ingredients into a gourmet pizza experience for a mere $15. Using his Account Director skills or good, rather than evil, Brooklyn Alley Pizza was formed.

I am not exaggerating to say that our sausage, caramelized onion, mushroom and mozzarella creation was one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten. Even my kid loved her pepperoni version; especially the giant dough bubble that had formed at the edge of hers.

Watching Craig deftly position the food, heat check with his infrared thermometer, and reposition the dough makes you think he’s been doing this for years rather than weeks.

If you live in the east end you owe it to yourself to start try Brooklyn Alley Pizza. Follow them on Facebook and become one of the lucky 20 people each week that get take home one of these splendid pies.

And, in just about the whitest way possible, stick it to the man in the process.

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