Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day 31, 2015: Neapolitan Express (Financial District, NYC)

DAY 31: OCTOBER 31st, 2015

LOCATION: Neapolitan Express (40 Wall St, New York, NY 10260)

GUEST(S): Robin Rothman

ORDER: 1 slice of a Margherita, 1 slice of a Oro di Napoli (Yellow Sungold Tomatoes, Burrata, Basil, EVOO)

Naples street slice.  Since 2012, Neapolitan Express has been serving traditional Naples style pizza for "take out only." Although it might seem odd there is nowhere to sit down, the brick and mortar storefront itself is a significant step up for the pizzeria that began as a greener is cleaner food truck. Instead of providing and maintaining a dining area, Neapolitan Express applies those resources to the all natural ingredients and eco-friendly pizza preparation.  Pies are baked in a zero emissions open mouth electric oven imported from Italy capable of reaching temperatures in excess of 900 degrees. This results in a consistent heat that not only evenly cooks the high quality toppings but provides the signature Neapolitan spots on the crisp-yet-chewy crust. I was particularly impressed with the salty tomato sauce and creamy fresh mozzarella combination of the Margherita for under ten bucks. Prices are kept reasonable by the high demand for quick gourmet pies supporting the Neapolitan Express mantra that "Fast food should be good food." With time, experience, and continued success, I am confident that the pizzaioli will distribute ingredients such as the incomparable burrata and extra virgin olive oil to take full advantage of the entire pie. But, in the meantime, you won't find a better deal for an authentic Naples style pizza than Neapolitan Express.


Oro di Napoli
Slice of Margherita
Underside of Margherita
Day 31

Robin, the flapper
1. Robin Rothman and I went to a Murder Mystery party afterward that had a 1920's gangster theme.  It was a lot of fun and gave us an excuse to dress up.  We brought the leftovers so, technically, the entire cast and I shared pizza together!
Me and a dame
The cast of a Murder Mystery party
2. Today marks the last day of pizza month 2015.  I already miss it.

Last slice of Pizza Month 2015



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  • TASTE:

12/18 = .667 x 5 = 3.33

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