New York Style Pizza has the characteristics of being hand-tossed, thin crust, and is rather large compared to traditional-style pizza. The crust is thick and crisp along the edge, but soft, thin, and pliable in the middle. It is soft enough to be folded in half to eat. To the best of my knowledge in the Pittsburgh metro area, New York Style Pizza can be somewhat difficult to find, but not anymore. New York City native, Sean Jefairjian, has brought a culmination of award-winning recipes to the Steel City. Let me show you why this is a must-try pizza if you are anywhere near the Allegheny/Westmoreland County area.
First things first, the pizza crust is homemade, 18” in diameter, and cut into 8 large slices. Ask any New Yorker, New York pizza slices are sizable and eye-catching. The sauce is not what you may expect in that it is extremely simple. The pizza sauce is simply hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and salted to taste. How many times have you had a sauce that overpowers the pizza? This sauce is delicious, flavorful, yet light enough to not overtake your taste buds. A lot of places in Pittsburgh use Provolone cheese. A Slice of New York takes a page right from the big apple by using Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese. Finally, the x-factor is the pizza is removed from the oven just at the right time for the cheese to produce a light layer of butterfat which gives the pizza unbelievable flavor. Top each piece with a piece of fresh basil, choose your favorite toppings, and you will enjoy authentic, New York Pizza unlike anywhere in the Steel City.
A Slice of New York Final Take:
Authentic, New York Pizza has Finally Come to the Steely City!
My final take. If you want to be the best, you must be open and willing to learn. You also need to be passionate about your product and put the thought of making a quick buck to the side. Sean Jefairjian researched the recipes from some of the top pizza joints in the boroughs of the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. Take one bite of this pizza and you will see; it is nothing short of spectacular. After speaking with the owner, he is not in it to make money, but more concerned with seeing the look of satisfaction from a customer when they take their first bite. Most will tell you that when put your heart in something, are genuine, and do things for the right reasons, wonderful things will happen…