The Audience Filters In
Full house, great crowd on Saturday, October 10. Completely sold out. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I hope.
We served plain slices from Totonno's (coal oven) and NY Pizza Suprema (regular gas oven) to serve as comparisons.
Pieman's Craft, October 10
Beautiful day for the event. We were able to keep the doors open and keep the crowded room cool.
Shooting the Shlice
Anthony Mangieri (former Una Pizza Napoletana), Mathieu Palombino (Motorino), and Ed Levine (Serious Eats–Slice) talk about the pizzamakers' backgrounds and approach to their craft.
Where there's wood, there's fire. Well, not always, but often.
Palombino checks the fire before beginning Sunday's round of pies.
This year's event differed from last year's in that Mathieu Palombino did an appetizer round and dessert. Unfortunately, we went a little long on both days, and some folks in the first day's talk had to leave to make other Wine & Food Festival events. We're hoping to get a longer designated time for this next year.
There were a number of pizza-bloggers in attendance on Saturday and Sunday. Lauren Vincelli (Pizzalicious) stopped by to visit.
Now We're Talkin'
Antipasto served and fire ready, the dough comes out.
No, that's not just a generic title. This fella goes by "Pizza Blogger" for now. If you recognize him, don't give his name away in the comments. He blogs at Pizza Blogger.
A nice glunk of olive oil goes on.
Past and Present
Former UPN owner-pizzaman Anthony Mangieri (foreground) watches Motorino's Mathieu Palombino build up a pie.
Pizza Blogger's Homemade Limoncello
Both Pizza Blogger and Paulie Gee brought homemade limoncello that they intended to share on Saturday. But one of the other unfortunate side effects of our overtime was that everyone left before we could bust out this digestivo.
Pieman's Craft, 10/11
Full house. Great crowd.
This was one of the pizzas on the menu at Una Pizza Napoletana. When Mathieu Palombino took over the space, he left it on as a tribute to Anthony Mangieri.
A designer, musician, skateboarder, and—wait for it—pizza-blogger (Pizza Rules!), Nick moved to New York City from Boston about three weeks ago. I bet he's stoked for all the pizza here.
Whatchu Talkin' About?
I have no idea what they were talking about at this moment, but it looks very animated.
Brooks is filming a documentary about pizza, the people who make it, and the weirdos who love it. He blogs at Me, Myself, and Pie.
Palombino and Mangieri get a moment to relax as the dessert course goes out to the audience.
A pensive moment as the last of the audience leaves.
A couple of Mangieri's friends from the neighborhood either heard he was back or saw him while walking by. They stopped and caught up. From what I understand, they're either from Naples or Sicily.