'Bushwick' on Serious Eats

Daily Slice: 'Whipper Snapper' at Roberta's

I have a complicated relationship with Roberta's pizza, which when fresh out of the oven is one of my favorites in the city, but falls off that peak within about ten minutes of cooling. But when I make it out to Bushwick, my choice pie at the moment is the 'Whipper Snapper' ($17). The pizza builds a thick, creamy layer of mozzarella and rich, faintly goaty capra sarda atop which it's dotted with snap peas and pancetta, a drizzle of white balsamic over the top. More

New Coal-Oven Pizzeria in Bushwick: Verde Coal Oven Pizza

Flying a bit under the radar, this opening, but check it ... NEW COAL-OVEN PIZZERIA IN BROOKLYN! It's called Verde Coal Oven Pizza. Been open all of a week and a half at this point. In the heart of Bushwick — like deep Bushwick. Not the westernmost parts some folks have taken to calling "East Williamsburg," either. Pretty much on the border of Ridgewood, Queens. 254 Irving Avenue is the address. Between Greene Avenue and Bleecker Street. Really warm and friendly place. No beer and wine license at this time, but it's BYO. More

Roberta's Christmas Eve Dinner

Inveterate pizza seeker Paulie Gee just tipped me to the Christmas Eve menu at Roberta's in Bushwick: Long Island Fluke CrudoSelection of Housemade SalumiWild Boar CarpaccioButtercup Squash SaladDouble Cut Red Wattle Pork ChopBlack Truffle and Egg PizzaEggnog Panettone Pudding Details: $45 a person, complimentary glass of Lambrusco. Two seatings, 7 and 9 p.m. Reservations: 718-417-1118... More

Ed Levine Visits Roberta's

On Serious Eats New York, our man Ed Levine visits Roberta's Pizzeria in Bushwick: "The pizza is already very good and may or may not be on the way to great. But I don't think it really matters if it gets there, because the place itself is already filled with positive energy and good feelings, as well as plenty of really good food made with carefully chosen ingredients."... More

Roberta's in Bushwick in the 'New York Times'

Peter Meehan visits Roberta's in Bushwick for his $25 and Under column in the New York Times. He's none too excited about the traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas on offer at this rustic little place nestled in to an old warehouse, but he raves about the other 12-inch outré pies being turned out of the wood-fired oven there. ("Neapolitan purists may now want to avert their eyes," he says.)... More

Openings: Roberta's Pizza

View Slice's Brooklyn Pizza Map » Not sure if it has popped up on the Slice Radar yet, but this place looks promising: http://www.robertaspizza.com/ http://www.yelp.com/biz/robertas-pizza-brooklyn http://bushwickbk.com/archives/259 I am going to check this place out very soon. Since I moved to Bushwick, I've been driving all the way to Fornino [Slice Fornino Archives] to get the real deal. --Daniel K. F. PS: Here's a report from my friend Jamie: http://theknownuniverse.us/index.php/archives/1998: The rustic ski-camp feel of the wood paneling under the high loft ceiling, cords of wood stacked near the doorway, long, beer hall style tables, and the smell of burning wood... More

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