Margherita with Sopressata Pizza
261 Moore Street, Brooklyn NY 11216
If you happen to live or work near the Flatiron District in Manhattan, twice a year you are the beneficiary of Madison Square Eats, an outdoor dining court that features dishes from some of New York's finest far-flung eateries. If you happen to have two very young children, this is a good opportunity to partake of Brooklyn's famous, original Roberta's, without having to haul out to Flatbush. I hunkered down in Madison Square Park on a glorious fall day with my beautifully charred and bubbling pie. One bite and you immediately know what differentiates Roberta's from the others: it's the sweetness in the dough. The blazing wood-fed oven on wheels turns out a nice crust that isn't too soft and not too crunchy, but perfectly chewy. Basil on anything is going straight to my heart. It's a weakness and fresh basil on this was pure perfection. The sopressata had a nice subtle 'pang' in it's flavoring that cannot go unnoticed. I may need to come back to MSE to have another pie before it closes at the end of the month, or make the trek to Brooklyn!