Dining Out: 10 of Brooklyn’s best slices
When you think about quintessentially Brooklyn foods, pizza immediately comes to mind.
What is especially impressive is that, artisanal pies notwithstanding, the corner pizza place often more than holds its own, even against the trendy pizza restaurants that seem to garner all the accolades.
Here is an unscientific round-up of some of the staff favorites from around the borough, hardly a definitive list but simply a delicious starting point on a culinary journey that could, and probably will, take a lifetime.
It may not be fair – after all, it’s the darling of the cool set – but we are going to begin with the legendary Di Fara Pizza (1424 Avenue J), where pizzaiolo Dom DeMarco does what he has done for decades, just to an increasingly large crowd. Get there at opening, and order at least a single pie – because it’s cheaper per slice and the wait is hardly worth it otherwise – and prepare to savor pizza that combines a crispy, often almost charcoaly, super-thin crust, with a savory tomato sauce spiked with fresh basil and generous shavings of freshly grated Parmesan.