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Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Just saw this. I went earlier than you that day.

Benny's pizza in sheepshead bay was bought by a friend of mine.
It's called Cardo's. Still kosher. Do not like it.

Nov 17, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

I just went there today to try the margarita slice. Either something's wrong with me, or it doesn't taste as good as it used to. yes, they charge 4.50 for it.

I thought for some reason a while back that it reminded me of a treif slice, but it was far from it. That white cheese (or fresh mozzarella as they call it) is not what normal pizzerias use.

Sep 07, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Non descript. Here, let's redo it.

L AND B PIZZA..AKA SPUMONI GARDENS. A BROOKLYN LANDMARK WITH SOME OF THE BEST PIZZA IN AMERICA. Better?

I had their famous square slice, and a regular slice. Both were phenomenal

Then I went to PIZZA BAGEL ON AVENUE U AND EAST 28TH.
I HAD A REGULAR SLICE.

AFTER COMPARING THE TEXTURE, TASTE, AND QUALITY OF THE KOSHER SLICE, TO THE TRAYF SLICE, the TRAYF slice came up as the winner in my book.

I've had most of the kosher pizza in Brooklyn.
I will stand by my statement that one of the best kosher slices is the
margarita slice at Benny's on M. I'm almost positive it's the margarita slice. It has a few basil leaves on top.
The cheese is VERY soft and gooey, NOT hard (probably use a different cheese here), and the sauce is super tasty.
I had a Benny's regular slice last week. Very tasty, and I like it a lot, but it's not a classic regular slice of italian pizza.
I brought up this subject with an acquaintance of mine, and he said the best idea is to practice making pizza at home, with the best quality soft italian mozzarella you can buy (at pomegranate).

And no, L and B's pizza doesnt taste better because theres pork in the sauce, or pork lard in the dough, or trayf red wine in the sauce, or some secret non kosher ingredient. (well, besides the cheese obviously).
It's in the quality of the ingredients used, plain and simple.

Sep 05, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

I always eat at kosher pizza shops wen im hungry. (I keep kosher 95% of the time). I eat kosher pizza at Bennys, Jerusalem, Pizza time, and pizza bagel on U very often, on an absolutely empty stomach with a voracious appetite.
I do not get full from two slices. Three maybe.

Update: i did eat at a place in boro park owned by a sefardic guy, and the sauce was pretty good, and the cheese was decent. If I remember the address, I will definitely re post it.

Sep 05, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Hmm, okay, I will ask the owner. Personal friend.

Sep 01, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Nut house is DELICIOUS!!!
But it's not real pizza.
Again...I like it, and make it a point to eat a whole pie of it when I'm there, and I like it, but I can't call it real pizza.

Sep 01, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Okay, so about three weeks ago I did the ultimate pizza taste test. Starving after work, I made a straight shot to L and B's on 86th Street in Brooklyn. I got a square slice and a regular slice.
Let me start with the square. It was a piece of heaven. The sauce is perfectly balanced, and the cheese is melted onto the crust, and the bottom of the crust is slightly burnt to perfection.
It's simple and delicious.
But here is the real comparison.
I got a regular slice from them.
I started eating it..and the cheese was gooey. Just perfect. I salivated all over by accident while trying to catch the cheese with my tongue and a glob of saliva landed on my brand new jeans, while 2 italian girls were laughing at me. (part of the experience)
The crust bottom was crisp, but not too stiff or burnt. It was thin!
The sauce itself had a very very fresh simple taste to it. No sweetness, or too much salt.
This was an amazing experience, worth a few minutes in gehennim. (A joke for you frumsters out there). And the crust didn't taste like there was a layer of bread somewhere inside there.

Here is the kicker.
I waited 30 min in the car, and drove straight to the kosher pizza on avenue U and E28th (or 29th)..and got a regular slice.
Salty. Crust was stiff and very bread like. cheese was stiff, not gooey. The sauce was not even close to what I tasted 30 minutes prior. The whole slice was stiffer.
Again, it did not taste * bad *. It just wasn't real pizza.
I will do this comparison again and put it on youtube.

Sep 01, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

The only thing I would EVERY buy at Jerusalem Grill (or any of the israeli style grill places in the area) is a shawarma, falafel, and fries. Israeli grills do NOT know how to make kebab. At all. They throw it on the grill with some paprika and make a big hoopla out of it. If you want real kebab go to a persian restaurant or a bucharian restaurant in queens such as Da Mikelle or King Davids.

May 03, 2011
killajakez in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

Pizza time, at best, is equal to "not bad" treif pizza.
Benny's on avenue M and east 18th is very good. Benny is actually a personal friend of mine, and the pizza they make their is unique. The sauce is good, and they use fresh mozzarella (the harder white one) as well as the regular one.

Dec 31, 2006
killajakez in Kosher