DAY 21: OCTOBER 21st, 2021
LOCATION: OPS (346 Himrod St, Brooklyn, NY 11237)
GUEST(S): Kyle Levenick
ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita (tomatoes, house mozzarella, basil), 2 slices of POPS (tomatoes, house mozzarella, guanciale, onions, pecorino)
Great dates spot. Long before Moneyball made the acronym OPS (On-base Percentage + Slugging) a popular baseball stat and well before “Ops” was an abbreviation for “Operations” in every company organization chart, Ops was the Roman Goddess of Fertility. That is the one being paid homage to by the Ops pizza restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This date-worthy fancy pie place offers a slew of signature pizzas, appetizers, beer, wine, and desserts. I recommend it all. The expertly baked wood-fired crusts provide a thin-yet-sturdy foundation for the high quality unique topping combinations. Whether you opt for the traditional Margherita, Marinara or one of their four creative signature pies, you can expect a tasty meal with every bite. As a Tomato sauce lover, I prefer the red pies but the premium ingredients on the white pies make any choice a good one. Though not as shielded from the street noise, the outdoor seating area is even larger than the bustling indoor dining room. If you happen to live in or around Bushwick and looking for a great meal, opt for the Ops option!
Behind the counter
1. Kyle Levenick grows a mustache for every driver’s license photo then immediately shaves it off meaning that for who knows how many years, he has had a driver's license photo that does not look like him.
2. Kyle Levenick CAN handle the heat. He once ate two Carolina Reaper tacos. That’s the spiciest pepper in the world and the one that you should never eat. Kyle agrees. He won’t do that again.
18/21 = .857 x 5 = 4.29