Holy hell, the Del Popolo pizza truck is cool! A mammoth shipping container with a wall of windows so you can watch the pizzaiolo, Jon Darsky, fire pies in the 5000-pound, wood-fired oven inside. We've teased you with pictures of this beast before, but now we have the full report!
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Casey's Pizza Truck was San Francisco's first mobile pizza truck, but now flour + water's original pizzaiolo Jon Darsky appears to have his own roaming pizzeria project in the works. And as reported by Tablehopper, that project has turned out to be a
deconstructed transatlantic shipping container that's 20' long and 8' wide into a mobile unit that will house a 5,000-pound, Stefano Ferrara wood-burning oven that's welded to the floor with a steel pedestal. Not only that, but the exhibition kitchen is enclosed by three glass doors, so you'll be able to watch your pizza being made. Yeah, this is gonna be fun."
Pizza-maker Jon Darsky has split amicably from Flour + Water in hopes of opening a WFO place of his own. From Tablehopper: Darsky, a New Yorker whose background also includes Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Delfina, is currently scouting neighborhoods where he can open a pizzeria with a wood oven, turning out Neapolitan-style pies made with American ingredients. (The dough-obsessed Darsky is proud to use American flour.) He would also like to offer sandwiches during the day, made on fresh-baked bread. [via Grub Street SF]...