Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31, 2014: Zero Otto Nove (Flatiron, NYC)





DAY 31: OCTOBER 31st, 2014

LOCATION: Zero Otto Nove (15 West 21st St, Flatiron District, NYC)

GUEST(S): Rob Penty, Michael McLarnon

ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano, basil), 2 slices of La Cirilo (Butternut squash puree, cream of truffle, mushrooms and fresh mozzarella), 1 slice of Diavola (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and spicy sopressata)

REVIEW: Coming Soon

PHOTOS:

Pizzaiolo and a wood/gas brick oven
Margherita, pre-bake
Margherita, ready-to-serve
slice of Margherita
La Cirilo
Slice of La Cirilo
Diavola
Slice of Diavola
Menu
Interior

MISCELLANEOUS:
Rob Penty and Michael McLarnon
1. Rob Penty and Michael McLarnon and I are three of the computer programmers that help MagnetTheater.com function.  We also are three performers there.
2. It turns out that cappuccino is singular in Italian so if you ever order more than one, you can say "cappuccinos" but know that Italians say "cappuccini."
The last slice of Pizza Month 2014
3. Thus marks the end of pizza month 2014.  Happy Pizza Month to all, and to all a good night!

RATING:

 4.76/5
  • VALUE:
     4.5/5

  • AMBIENCE:
     3/3

  • TASTE:
     9.5/10

  • SERVICE:
     3/3
20/21 = .9523 x 5 = 4.7619

Day 30, 2014: Speedy Romeo (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn)




DAY 30: OCTOBER 30th, 2014

LOCATION: Speedy Romeo (376 Classon Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY)

GUEST(S): Scott Wiener, Angela DeManti, Robin Rothman

ORDER: 2 slice of Margherita, 2 slices of Kind Brother (Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Mozzarella, Farm Egg, Sage), 3 slices of Saint Louie (Provel, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Pickled Chilis)

REVIEW: Coming Soon

PHOTOS:

Margherita
underside of Margherita
Kind Brother
Pizzaiolo and wood-fired brick oven
Kind Brother in the oven

MISCELLANEOUS:
Say "cheese"
1. Scott Wiener runs pizza tours (link) around NYC and they are awesome.  I love listening to him talk about sauce and cheese.  Here I caught him in the act snapping a photo of Provel.
Scott, Sean, Robin, Angela
2. Angela DeManti bakes delicious vegan chocolate cake and writes hilarious articles on Reductress.
3. Robin Rothman is auditioning to perform with her guitar during the lunch rush at Potbelly sandwich shops in New York City - fingers crossed.
Sean Taylor and Justin Bazdarich
4. I met owner and chef Justin Bazdarich who less than 24 hours prior was sitting in the stands at game 7 of the World Series.  As you might gather from his hat, he is a Kansas City fan.

RATING:

 4.29/5
  • VALUE:
     4/5

  • AMBIENCE:
     3/3

  • TASTE:
     8/10

  • SERVICE:
     3/3
18/21 = .8571 x 5 = 4.2857