What is it about the quest for pizza? It’s a noble journey for a humble food. It’s a never-ending search for crust, tomatoes and the perfect topping. It’s a mystical journey in search of satisfaction and everyone defines satisfaction differently.
Our own Pizza Guru calls us from Italy with tales of his latest find, delicious, but alas, the journey is never ending.
Every city has its master restaurateur, the guy who gets it right nearly every time. NYC has Keith McNally, Philadelphia has Ken Starr and Stephen Starr has absolutely NAILED it with Stella, his new pizza place. Keith, take note.
Back to Stella, crisp crust, great toppings, good sauce flavor, and most bangin’ of all…great arugula! 90% of the time, back home in Umbria, we all order rucola (arugula) on top of the pizza. Its one stop shopping, you get the entire food pyramid on your pizza. I’ve had arugula on top of my pizza in NY a few times and it’s a limp and nasty disappointment. Stella figured it out, a pile of very fresh arugula thrown on top at the last moment before serving. How hard is that? Apparently it’s very challenging.
And a warning: Feed the parking meter!! They have some seriously scary Meter Maids in Society Hill.
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