The Brooklyn Flea, the Sunday hipster flea market in Fort Greene, will be home to a new food vendor this weekend. The blog Brownstoner, whose proprietor helps run the market, reports that a chef named "Dave" has built a mobile wood-fired pizza oven and will debut it this weekend at one of the food stalls there.
"Dave" built the brick oven on a small trailer not unlike the mobile pizza ovens I've seen online and IRL in other parts of the country. There's a fleet of them in the Pacific Northwest, an outfit upstate in Ithaca, and Ed Levine here at the office says he's seen one at the farmers' market in Chicago.
I was wondering when this pizza trendlet would hit New York City and whether it would even be possible, given what I'd imagine would be tough restrictions on wood fires. The thing about the other mobile, trailer-based pizza ovens in other cities, though, is that they operate at farmers' markets, where they can take advantage of the bounty within easy reach. Maybe once "Dave" pioneers the trailer-based pizza oven field here in Gotham, other pizza ovens will invade the city's various Greenmarkets. [via Eater]
Pizza Moto at Brooklyn Flea
Lafayette Avenue, between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues (Fort Greene; map)