Holy hell, the Del Popolo pizza truck is cool! A mammoth shipping container with a wall of windows so you can watch the pizzaiolo, Jon Darsky, fire pies in the 5000-pound, wood-fired oven inside. We've teased you with pictures of this beast before, but now we have the full report!
'Wood-fired pizza' on Serious Eats
In Provence, France, buried in the hills of village Le Castellet, one pizza truck is making mouthwatering wood-fired oven pies. The crust, blended with hazelnut flour and baked into a nubby cracker-like crunch, is bested only by the sublime, decadent toppings, like creme fraiche, Reblochon cheese, and juicy lardons.
Halfway between San Francisco and Sonoma, Boca Pizzeria cooks pizzas in its wood-fired oven and touts its VPN certified status. The pizzas might not live up to preconceptions about blistered Neapolitan crust, but the heroically chewy crust that Boca does serve could work quite well with the right topping combinations.
Tyler Rodde and Curtis Di Fedde have been named Rising Star Chefs by the San Francisco Chronicle. And though we typically turn towards more traditionally composed dishes when sampling the wares of chefs with this pedigree, don't overlook the pizzas served at their Napa restaurant, Oenotri. Their Neapolitan-inspired pizzas are just as worthy of your attention.
Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately. [Photos: Dave Konstantin] Serious wood-fired pizza has finally come to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac from the nation's capital. RedRocks Pizza Napoletana, the first expansion effort by the DC-based RedRocks is a success in many ways—the location is ideal, the space is beautiful, and the pies are solid....