DAY 14: OCTOBER 14th, 2008
LOCATION: Star Tavern (Washington St. and High St., Orange, NJ)
ORDER: 4 slices of cheese, 2 slices of sausage
GUEST(S): BJ Gallagher
Still greasy after all these years. Star Tavern recipe involves sauce and cheese all the way out to the edge of the cracker-thin, but not cracker-crunchy crust. My theory is the grease from the cheese moistens the underside and outer edge just enough to render it chewy. How they get it so delicious is a well kept secret. With traditional ovens and seemingly standard ingredients, Star Tavern must hide away their recipebook like I hid away 6 slices of pizza. If Orange, New Jersey weren't so far away from Manhattan, I have no doubt the Star Tavern would be seeing a lot of me. As a matter of fact, if anyone is heading out there and has room in their car, I'll take it!
1. I took a train Times Square, walked to Port Authority, a bus to Weehawken, a car to Orange, NJ. Total trip: 2 hours 15 min each way. I did discover that Weehawken has the most spectacular view of Manhattan I have ever seen.
2. BJ Gallagher took me on a tour of his old hometown. There are gas lights on every block...and they're operational!
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