LOCATION: Razza Pizza Artigianale (275 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302)
GUEST(S): Sean Manning, Patrick
ORDER: 2 slices of Garden State Margherita (Crushed NJ heirloom tomato sauce, NJ water buffalo milk mozzarella, garlic, basil), 2 slices of Margherita (Tomato sauce, handmade fresh mozzarella, basil, sea salt, California extra virgin olive oil), 1 slice of Corn Pie (Fresh mozzarella, NJ corn, shaved onion, scamorza, spicy chili paste), 2 slices of Pepperoni (Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, garlic), 2 slices of Pork Pie (Pork broth, bacon, parmigiano, shaved onions)
Fresh ingredients and expert technique. Jersey City's Razza has a secret weapon in the pizza war and it is knowledge -- Agrarian knowledge. Owner and head chef Dan Richer studied agriculture in college and everyone of his patrons reaps the benefits #nopunintended. Taking into account the importance of ingredients when producing artisan pizza, Richer goes to the source of the source. Before the dough is proofed and baked in the wood-fired oven, the grain must be grown and milled into flour according to Richer's specifications. His pepperoni provider must meet several rigorous qualifications, such as empty of nitrates and full of flavor! Richer has gone so far as to secure a fledgling herd of New Jersey water buffalo to provide the milk for the in-house buffalo mozzarella. Creative signature pies utilize locally grown Jersey sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes to give an authenticity in the same way Naples has been sourcing locally grown ingredients for hundreds of years. The supremely high grade resources and the ever-evolving cooking techniques ensure a top quality pizza every time at Razza. Located a mere 10 minutes from Manhattan on the PATH train, I can't recommend it enough. Expect a wait since the New York Times rated it the best pizza in New York. And with Dan Richer's commitment to constant improvment of his product, the best will keep getting bester!
|Garden State Margherita pie|
|slice of Garden State Margherita|
|Slice of Pepperoni|
|Sean, Patrick, Sean|
1. Sean Manning, Patrick and I have the most Irish sounding names.
2. Sean and Patrick were both big fans of the Book It! Pizza Hut program and Sean even credits the promise of free pizza for igniting his love of reading and eventual career in publishing.
|Dan Richer and Sean Taylor|
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