Friday, October 31, 2014

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)

A hands down winner.  Speedy Romeo, named in honor of a racehorse owned by the family of one of its founders, proves that sometimes dreams really do come true. The day this Clinton Hill Italian restaurant opened its doors, the freshman fantasy college chums Todd Feldman and Justin Bazdarich dreamt up of one day putting their creative and culinary skills together and opening up a restaurant had became a reality.  Though the location and menu of the resulting eatery is a bit off the beaten path, the taste is on the mark!  Speedy Romeo burst out of the gate delivering non-traditional pizza and grilled entrees in a unique and exquisite way. Take for instance the Saint Louie which borrows from the duos Midwest roots and combines provel cheese (a blend of provolone, Swiss, and cheddar) with savory pepperoni and sausage and pickled chilis for a swift kick in the bit.  Whether it is the chilis, the herbs, the smoked mozzarella, the ingredients on Speedy Romeo's wood-fired brick oven signature pizzas are just better than the competition across the board. Giddy up, let's go to Speedy Romeo!


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

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.


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18/21 = .8571 x 5 = 4.2857

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