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Monday, August 17, 2009

Carmine's Pizza(Blue Bell) - Boardwalk Pizza

Appearsa medium slice with crispy edges, a thin crust, browned bottom, and a layering of red sauce and a mix of cheese. It looks appetizing right off the bat. There could be a bit more of the toppings spread closer to the edge but it's not too bad, overall. - 3.5

The crust is crispy, thin, with a nicely finished underside that works well as a "boardwalk" style pie. It works well with this pie. I give them credit for giving this option because their regular pie was a bit more bready, and airy with lots of visible fermentation cells. This one was flat and crisp. - 4

The sauce is meant to be sweet on this one. Some people take to it, others simply don't. It's got some sugar added to the sauce, along with a large helping of basil, which infuses with the acidic tomato base to make it more appealing(to kids) than a rustic style crushed tomato sauce. Heck, this sauce may even be as sweet, if not sweeter, than Franzone's of Bridgeport & Plymouth. Again, I'm a huge fan of the sweet basil sauces, so keep that in mind before ordering a full pie. I don't think Tom B. was much of a fan of the sweet sauce but I'm a sucker for it. - 5

The cheese is a mix of mozzarella & cheddar. It's got a nice flavor, and texture that goes perfectly against the crispy crust and the sweet sauce. They apply the cheese in bits of blotches, which makes each bite pop with a nice bite of cheese, or sauce. - 4.5

Overall, it made a good impression on me. I stumbled upon this delicious pie during a beer tasting at my buddy Steve's place. His wife, Trish, usually picks up different pies and happened to grab this one, which certainly won me over. If you're a fan of the Franzone's pie, or want to try something a little different, give this one a shot. It's a nice addition to the pizza options. - 4

Total Score: 4.2/5

Carmine's Phone # (610) 278-7500

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1 comment:

Tom Bastian said...

Actually the sugary sauce evetually started to taste good with the cheese mix the pie had. I couldn't eat multiple slices but was a nice follow up to the Buffalo chicken pizza (which I also thought was great).