At the end of June I started a thread about Fab's Hot Dogs on Tampa in Reseda and ended with a question about the pizza joint next door, Brooklyn Pizzeria, which bills itself as "the best thin crust pizza in the SFV." My go-to place for thin crust close to home has been D'Amore's, but no more - at least for the pie I got last night. Our usual combination is sausage, mushrooms, garlic, cilantro and onions and, although BP had some interesting special pies, I got the usual for comparison purposes. Except for D'Amore's cornmeal which we love, BP blew D'Amore's away. The crust had a wonderful char and was slightly irregularly shaped, not cookie-cutter round. The sausage was crumbled and deliciously spiced. The garlic was toothsome and had aquired a slight char. I watched the guy chop the cilantro to order. For quality control purposes only (!) I ate a slice on the spot and nearly burned off my taste buds the cheese was so molten. When I got home I wanted to crawl into the trunk of my car because it smelled so great. Mrs. Swift remarked that it reminded her of the pies we have eaten in Italy. I highly recommend this place. AND, the pie was only $18, far less than D'Amore's (or Pizza Cookery) for the same stuff.
I didn't call ahead to order so had to wait. Knowing that idle hands are the devil's playground, I went next door to Fab's and had a steamed dog with mustard relish (Eagle) and that relish is spicy and great. I'm going to try trading Joe the chicken wing sauce recipe from Rubin's Red Hot (RIP) (which I have posted here in years past) for the relish recipe but I know he'll tell me to get stuffed. But BP does have the added plus that you can go next door and get a great dog or two while you're waiting for the pie to come out of the oven.