Now we talking Pizza in the Neighborhood! Another added attraction to Brookland! Yeah! BTW…an Estes is one of the owners, no relation, but it won’t hurt to walk in and say, Cuuuuzzzzz!
It’s the biggest pizza oven on the East Coast, or at least that is Menomalé’s claim. Weighing in at just over 5,500 pounds, the new Brookland eatery’s custom-built oven from Naples, Italy, is made from a salt-based stone used for the texture and flavor it adds to the crust. The torcher burns wood, not gas, and cooks pizzas at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit in about 60 seconds (which one-ups Pizzeria Orso’s similar setup in Falls Church by about 200 degrees and 30 seconds).
Eager Brookland residents, and anyone else who is curious, have the chance to see (and taste) the oven in action starting tonight. (original post was on May 3, 2012)