Made a pitstop to Nick's Pizza on Austin St in Forest Hills last weekend and with memories of great pies in tow, ordered a large pie with sausage and mushrooms.
Now, before everyone who loves Nick's attacks me, let me say that I've enjoyed their pizza over the years since they've been open but, this pie's crust did not just have some black char sprinkled throughout, it was virtually "black-bottomed"! Needless to say, with every bite came the "burnt" taste. I noticed another table discussing it with their dining partner and the partner said, "that's how it should be". Really??
I am no stranger to good brick/coal oven pizza, been to many of them including the original Patsy's in Harlem, Totonno's in Coney Island, Lombardi's etc, and am familiar with those bits of char which I don't mind and think it rounds out the experience of the pie, but does anyone else think that Nick's has gone too far with this? In my opinion, the pie was ruined.
All opinions welcome!