'Casey Crynes' on Serious Eats

Casey's Pizza Truck Hits the Road

Pop-up locations and rigged pizza decks, and tricky pizza-cooking conditions are old hat for Casey Crynes, who is taking pizza to the streets of San Francisco today in his rad new pizza truck. Casey has made pies in modified Webers about town, set up shop in bars with a counter-top Baker's Pride Electrical oven, as well as made due with whatever home oven challenges he encountered during catered pizza parties in clients houses. It's only natural that he would be the pioneer behind the city's first pizza truck. More

San Francisco: Casey's Pizza Shines Indoors and Out

Tending to your pies outside in San Francisco means dealing with fog and wind four seasons a year, not to mention temperatures that often require a jacket no matter how hot your oven burns. Casey Crynes of Casey's Pizza often braves these conditions several days a week, cooking pies in his home-made Little Black Egg. Though, recently, he's been escaping the elements at least one night a week to cook inside Vinyl, a local wine bar that plays host to pop-up vendors for dinner. More

Pizza Obsessives: Casey Crynes, San Francisco Pizza-Party Caterer

"I don't think you need to trick your oven out that much. I've had good luck with my Amana. I feel it helps to be working with a gas oven vs. electric or convection. Just pre-heat so your stone hits 500°F-plus and you're good to go. Mine tops out at 600°F after an hour of pre-heat. But I think you can cook in any oven—see Foolish Poolish. I've always wanted to get a small stone for the toaster oven at my office and see what happens." More

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