'Michael Ayoub' on Serious Eats

Fornino Pizzeria Opening in Park Slope

This photo is dated and the scaffolding is gone, but the former Tempo space is to the left, just under the plywood. My guess is that the Fornino "in-house store" might occupy the Tempo Presto space to the right. [Photograph: Google Maps] Word comes this morning via the Village Voice/Fork in the Road that Williamsburg's Fornino is opening a location in Park Slope. It'll be on Fifth Avenue between Carroll and Garfield streets. If you're familiar with the area, it's in the space that was most recently Tempo. It's a return to the neighborhood—and the space—for Fornino owner Michael... More

Trending: Hot Soppressata Is the New Pepperoni

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Who's Using It Fornino, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ken's Artisan Pizza, Portland, Oregon Roberta's, Bushwick, Brooklyn Lolita, Cleveland Motorino, Brooklyn/Manhattan Il Cane Rosso, Dallas La Piazza al Forno, Glendale, Arizona Emilia's Pizzeria,* Berkeley, California I'm calling it: Hot soppressata is fast becoming the it topping among serious pizzamakers. Why do I say this? Peep the places at right that feature it as an option. (In an earlier draft of this post, I had Philadelphia's Pizzeria Stella on the list, but the options seems to have dropped off its pre-opening working-draft menu.) It took backyard-pizzamaker-turned-soon-to-be-pro Pauile Gee to call... More

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