Daily Slice: Semi-dried Cherry Tomatoes at Di Fara

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Semi-dried cherry tomatoes were added as a special topping at Di Fara this summer, but I'm not sure we ever made a big deal about them.

After having had a slice of this stuff again recently, I am making a big deal of them now.

Di Fara, when it's firing on all cylinders, is delicious. Now add to that a concentrated hit of sweet, roasted tomato flavor — the halved orbs take on just a hint of charring in the oven. Of all the "specialty" toppings at Di Fara, this is my favorite. And like those toppings, there's a hefty $2 surcharge on top of the $5 hit for a plain slice. To bring an otherwise $7 slice down in price, I suggest ordering this by the pie; at $30 it comes out to an almost reasonable $3.75 a pop.

Di Fara

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn NY 11230 (at East 15th Street; map) 718-258-1367; difara.com