Motorino Heads East
Yesterday, Eater announced that Mathieu Palombino's next Motorino opening will take place not in Williamsburg, where we've had our attention directed, but in HONG KONG! The Brooklyn Motorino is still underway, but first Mathieu will have to make sure the onsite contracted Steffano Ferrara oven is firing nicely by March 14th, the proposed opening date. Then it's back to NYC to get things in order for the Williamsburg opening.
What with the Singapore Mozza location and now this Motorino opening, it seems like some pizza makers are naming Asia as the new pizza frontier. Of course, the chains have laid some tracks, but they're not pretty. That's not to say that there aren't already good, if not great, pizzas to be had though out the East. Gino's Brick Oven Pizza in the Philippines shows promise, as do Cibo, and Nuccio's. Maybe it's time for a list of Eastern hemisphere pizza notables...