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Flats - new pizza in worcester?

jmacd | Jun 11, 2010 01:40 PM

has anyone else tried this place near the Blarney stone on Maywood Street? I tried a slice from Flats during my college reunion weekend while walking to the Blarney Stone. it was HUGE and a great value at $3.

because i was a little buzzed, i wanted to try Flats again to make sure it was as good as i remembered it before recommending it to friends. this past weekend i ordered a "di parma" pizza ($16) which involves "white sauce, caramelized onions, fig syrup, gorgonzola, prosciutto di parma, and arugula" according to their menu. the pizza was huge, it took up the entire take out box and they even had to cut off two of the end pieces (and put them elsewhere in the box) to make it fit. you could easily feed 4 with this pizza alone. the box itself was really cool, it was a "green box" or something like that and the top separated into plates and the bottom folded for leftover storage.

the crust was just as fabulous as i remembered - it reminds me of the abbey's pizza crust. thin-ish but not too thin (definitely more substantial than the corner grille and it could stnad up to the toppings without getting soggy), it had a good chew to it and was perfectly cooked (crispy and chewy at the same time). the toppings were very plentiful (it was yummy, but maybe a bit much going on flavor-wise). not only were there the toppings listed but also whole cloves of roasted garlic, some fig halves and some rosemary sprinkled on top. i subbed goat cheese for the gorgonzola b/c i really dont like gorgonzola and i thought it was a great choice.

i cant wait to try more of their menu - a burger (Pasture raised beef from Wolfneck Farm in VT) for $5, the veggie sandwich, some of the other pizza combinations. when i was picking up my order the staff was telling me that the chef/(owner?) used to work at Olives in Boston and he's trying to fit a niche that is empty in the city with more gourmet type pizza. They focus on sustainable, local, and organic products and i think this place is a GREAT addition to the pizza scene.

i was wondering if anyone else has tried this place - the sandwiches or the burgers? i can't wait to try more!

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