New pizza spot opens in Williamsburg
by Kathleen Lees
Sep 19, 2012 | 1390 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
New York is known for its pizza, and who better to serve up a slice in Brooklyn than it's borough president, Marty Markowitz.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Markowtiz visited one of the borough's newest slice parlors, Williamsburg Pizza at 265 Union Ave.

The co-owner of Williamsburg Pizza, Jeff McCann, who has lived in the building above the restaurant for the past 11 years, said the space used to be a Chinese restaurant. When he heard the new owners were not going to renew their lease, McCann said he and his partners decided to open a pizza shop.

“You couldn't go six blocks either way and find a decent slice of pizza,” he said. “Now you can.”

Though the menu for the restaurant hasn't been finalized, McCann figured that a typical slice should be about $2.30. “I think a piece of pizza should be around the price of a Metrocard,” he said.

McCann also stressed that unlike other pizza places in the area, many of their ingredients including tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and dough are made fresh the day the pizza is ordered.

To add to the restaurant's authentic scene, a six-foot deep, triple-deck gas oven imported from Italy makes for quite the tasty pie.

The chef's signature pie happens to be Margarita pizza—a combination of mozzarella, olive oil, fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, garlic, and parmesan cheeses—which also happens to be Markowitz's favorite.

“I'd like to take a pizza home for my wife,” said Markowtiz. “It's so good.”
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