DAY 16: OCTOBER 16th, 2010
LOCATION: Pizza Moto (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita, 2 slices of Fun Guy
GUEST: Eric Del Pozo, Jennifer Dixon, Sam Gurewitz, Matt Horton
Have Oven, Will Travel.
When the Brooklyn Flea moves, Pizza Moto moves with it. Every Saturday and Sunday amongst the pickle vendors, the leather tanners, and the secondhand clothing sellers, there exists a way-out-of-flea-market league Neopolitan pizzeria. When Brooklynites and venders tire of all the price haggling, Pizza Moto is there. It's the one thing everyone can agree on.
Some ingredients such as the Pecorino cheese came all the way from Italy to be in this Brooklyn flea market booth. Complimenting the imported ingredients are fresh mozzarella cheese, crushed tomato sauce, and extra virgin olive oil. The folks on the other side of the fold-out table know what constitutes a great pizza.
Focusing on three pies, Pizza Moto seeks (and achieves) depth versus breadth. My favorite was the Fun Guy - and not just for the obvious pun. The mushrooms taste like they have been marinated in a delicious sauce and scattered expertly to maximize flavor. No slice has too many, too few, or too uniformly the same amount. A true sculpted pie.
Despite not having a sign, it shouldn't be too hard to locate. Look for the wood-fired oven on wheels, or look for a long line, or look for the happily sated flea market patrons. They may still be carrying around their pizza since there are no seats. On a windy day, mother nature may claim a slice or two if you're not careful. Trust me. Being polite I hesisitated to eat the last slice only to see a gust of wind knock it to the cement ground of the Fort Greene Flea. I won't be polite next time...and there will be plenty of next times.
4.17 out of 5
- SERVICE: N/A 0/0
15/18 = .833 x 5 = 4.17
1. Eric Del Pozo bought a jar of hot pickles.
2. Sam Gurewitz and Matt Horton are in a band called Danger Pin.