Friday, November 2, 2018

Day 31, 2018: 800° Woodfired Kitchen (Midtown, NYC)



DAY 21: OCTOBER 31st, 2018

LOCATION: 800° Woodfired Kitchen (1 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016)

GUEST(S): Michael McLarnon, Armando Diaz

ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita (Fresh mozzarella, Neapolitan tomato, parmigiano, basil, extra virgin olive oil), 2 slices of Pepperoni, 2 slices of Rotisserie Chicken (Housemade BBQ, fresh mozz, red onions, cilantro, smoked provolone, peppadews)

It's getting hot in here! The new 800° Woodfired Kitchen that opened in Manhattan proves it's possible for a pizzeria, its staff and clientele to be as hot as the oven - and this place has two ovens burning at temperatures in excess of 800° Fahrenheit. Owner Anthony Carron and partner Dwayne Wade (of Miami Heat fame - how appropriate!) built the 800° brand on its commitment to baking authentic Neapolitan style pies with the best local ingredients available. And since the company was born out of California, the local ingredients available are among the best in the world. The menu also offers options for everyone with vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten-free dietary restrictions. The high-ceilings of the pristine dining area and full bar make 800° an ideal date destination. I recommend stopping by after quittin' time with some coworkers to take advantage of the happy hour. Time will tell whether a pizza chain based out of Los Angeles will be embraced by New Yorkers, but with pizza this good it is hard to imagine it won't be.

Rotisserie Chicken pie



Wood-fired ovens

Day 31 bite

Day 31 instagram

Slice of Rotisserie Chicken

Armando Diaz, Sean Taylor, Michael McLarnon
1. Today is Armando Diaz's birthday!  He is one of my partners at the Magnet Theater and a great songwriter.

2. Michael McLarnon is multitalented.  Not only is he a singer/songwriter, but he plays multiple instruments, is a hilarious comedian, and coded a software that improv theaters use as a framework for all the day-to-day operations.

Last bite of Pizza Month 2018

All done
3. It's the 31st of October so it's Halloween and the last day of pizza month.  This slice marks the end of Pizza Month 2018.  I miss it already.  Michael McLarnon mentioned that we picked the perfect day to hit up 800° because the ovens are labeled with it - and it looks like the word "BOOo."


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  •  3/3
19.5/21 = .861 x 5 = 4.64

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