New York Times Talks to Dave Sclarow of Pizza Moto
OK. At first, all the stuff I've seen and heard about this Pizza Moto mobile pizza trailer at the Brookyln Flea? It all made me think "amateur hour." I mean, you look at the photo of that oven, and it looks more like a low-slung little heap of bricks than a serious wood-fired pizza oven.
But this nice profile in the New York Times today reveals that the owner, Dave Sclarow, has some serious pizza cred behind him: "Mr. Sclarow, 34, learned his pizza craft at Franny’s, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, and by backpacking through Italy."
I still haven't made my way over to the Brooklyn Flea to try this pizza, though readers of Slice who have tried it have complained that it's expensive for what you get. That won't stop me for now, but I am sort of afraid of showing up with camera in tow: "Mr. Sclarow is wary of pizza fetishists. 'Pizza's one of those things that everybody knows, so everybody has an opinion,' he said."
Pizza Moto at Brooklyn Flea
Lafayette Avenue, between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues (Fort Greene; map)