Last Wednesday I made a trip to Di Fara in Midwood, Brooklyn. Since that place is wellcoveredandlauded I won’t talk about the pizza, as amazing as it is.
I gave Dom a copy of my thesis (pdf) on NYCpizza and he loved that his place was one of the few pizzerias mentioned by name (along with Lombardi’s and Otto Enoteca, two of my favorites) in the paper. My friend captured these great photos and I’m extremely thankful to Dom for letting me in his kitchen.
And to make the trip all the more surreal, Avenue J was lined with lulav and etrog vendors trying to clear out stock before Sukkot started. The juxtaposition of Di Fara and the surrounding Orthodox neighborhood was striking and really shows the beauty of New York City.
My friend and I got a sicilian pie (12 slices) half plain and half mushrooms. They make it in an upside down style similar to New York Pizza Suprema, but it is the atmosphere that really makes L&B. You can feel the ocean breeze as you sit at picnic style tables outdoors. Quite an experience.
We finished off the meal with their signature Spumoni. I forget what flavor I got, but as you can it was extremely tasty and a great way to top off the pizza.
It also gets approval from Man v Food’s Adam Richman who visited some time last season (or the first?).