'Casey's Pizza' on Serious Eats

Casey's Pizza Truck Hits the Road

Pop-up locations and rigged pizza decks, and tricky pizza-cooking conditions are old hat for Casey Crynes, who is taking pizza to the streets of San Francisco today in his rad new pizza truck. Casey has made pies in modified Webers about town, set up shop in bars with a counter-top Baker's Pride Electrical oven, as well as made due with whatever home oven challenges he encountered during catered pizza parties in clients houses. It's only natural that he would be the pioneer behind the city's first pizza truck. More

Copper Top Ovens Wins San Francisco's Nomadic Pizza Throwdown

You may remember when we mentioned that Coffee Bar was set to host San Francisco's "Nomadic Pizza Throw-Down", a mobile vendor pizza taste-off that raised $2480 for tsunami victims in neighboring Japan. At this event four mobile pizzaiolos made pizza for over 300 charitable/hungry people whose $12 admission bought a beverage, a slice from each competitor, and a vote to decide the winner. Coffee Bar called it a "tasty approach to global citizenry". What follows is a rundown of the pizzas sampled from the day. More

San Francisco: Casey's Pizza Shines Indoors and Out

Tending to your pies outside in San Francisco means dealing with fog and wind four seasons a year, not to mention temperatures that often require a jacket no matter how hot your oven burns. Casey Crynes of Casey's Pizza often braves these conditions several days a week, cooking pies in his home-made Little Black Egg. Though, recently, he's been escaping the elements at least one night a week to cook inside Vinyl, a local wine bar that plays host to pop-up vendors for dinner. More

Pizza Obsessives: Casey Crynes, San Francisco Pizza-Party Caterer

"I don't think you need to trick your oven out that much. I've had good luck with my Amana. I feel it helps to be working with a gas oven vs. electric or convection. Just pre-heat so your stone hits 500°F-plus and you're good to go. Mine tops out at 600°F after an hour of pre-heat. But I think you can cook in any oven—see Foolish Poolish. I've always wanted to get a small stone for the toaster oven at my office and see what happens." More

My Pie Monday: Fabulous Funghi Pizza from Casey

The combination of good mushrooms and handmade pizza crust is pretty much unbeatable in the opinion of many pizza lovers. This group apparently includes Slice'r Casey's Pizza, who sent in this beautiful pic of a white pie with mushrooms: This has become my signature pie. Sauteed shitakes, garlic, fresh thyme, Italian parsley, aged mozzarella and fior di latte, EVO, celtic grey sea salt. Dough is 65% hydration, high protein bread flour with a touch of rye. Standard gas oven bake on a 600F pizza stone for 5 minutes. Photograph: [Casey's Pizza] Looks good, Casey! Keep on Slice'ing! Want to share... More

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