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Bubamara

Seth Zurer | Apr 26, 2002 05:10 PM

So, Bubamara. Where to begin? Below is one of the threads which contained recommendations of Bubamara. I went last night with my gf. It was quite an experience.

Let me say this off the bat: Satko, the guy behind the counter, is my kind of guy. Within moments of our coming in, he had lit two separate cigarettes, offered to go outside, come back in, boasted about his devilishly handsome good looks, claimed that people with PhD's in distinguishing Ny from Chicago pizza had declared that his pizza was in a whole different culinary universe from the two. In the next five minutes, he took our order, bragged about the fact that he can cook pizza ten times better
that the best of the pizza chefs he has trained, gave us a life history (including an overview of his flight from Bosnia), and a catalog of the relatives he lost in Bosnia.

Following that, he took us to his new restaurant space around the corner, smoked two more cigarettes, regaled us with anecdotes about his rock and roll playing career, told us what the new menuy will be, flirted with my girlfriend (quoth he, while leering, "You _look_ like a swedish girl!").

Then he took us back to the restaurant and gave us our pizza and we were on our way. It was surreal and hilarious: sort of like how I imagine hanging out with Robin Williams would be, a constant stream of jokes, anecdotes, boasts, hysterical laughter etc. I wanted to buy all of his pizzas at this point, and to make reservations at the new restaurant (which will feature hungarian, french, italian, german and bosnian cuisine). What an incredible guy.

Sadly, the pizza was not to my tastes. It was undercooked, the crust was too think and spongy, i felt it was a bit cheese heavy, and it didn't have the kind of crispy puffy resilient crust (though the outer edge was raised) that I look for. I wanted desperately to like this pizza, but I did not.

NB: My GF liked it, and thought it was slightly undercooked, but said that Bubamara had the kind of crust she likes, and that, what's more, my contention that this was not really pizza was unfounded, and the kind of pizza I like sounds bad to her anyhow. So...

I will say that the topping were very fresh, as advertised. We had a mushroom pie that was topped from edge to edge with 4 kinds of fresh mushshrooms, and the tomato sauce was pretty taste if not as light as I would've liked. We also had a small sausage, the toppings of which were not quite as good as the mushroom. Alas, this pizza is not the pizza I 'm looking for. Maybe Freddie's, or Vito and Nick's will tickle my pizza bone.

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