A Hamburger Today
Daily Slice: Amorina, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Amorina in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights is a neighborhood joint in the best of ways—casually friendly waitstaff, close-together tables, cheap half-liters of decent house wine, a general feeling of warmth and conviviality. A good place to be on a cold fall night. They've got a long list of 12-inch pizzas, which they call Roman-style; crusts are thin but pliant, a little crunch, a little chew. They're pale, sure, but have more char on the bottom than their ghostly top would indicate. Some of them get pretty wacky (dried cherries, nutmeg, orange peel, and crème fraîche?), but some of them work quite well, like the prosciutto e fichi ($12.50), with mozzarella and Parmesan, prosciutto and figs, with the faint taste of thyme. It's a delicious salty-sweet pairing, with enough melty cheese and drippy oil to keep the thin crust from seeming too dry. Yum.