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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Goodnight Irene's (Wildwood) - Margherita Pizza

Appears a 12" round pie that is covered with a thin layer of crimson sauce, a few dollops of whole milk mozzarella, and a small scattering of finely chopped basil. The crust is a light, golden brown around the edges. - 3.5

The crust is a light golden brown both around the outer rim, and the bottom of the pie. It's a tad "airy" around the outer crust with a sweeter tasting dough that reminds me of a tasty French bread, nearing the tang of a sourdough. The outer rim has a mild crunch to it, as do parts of the flatbread pizza nearing the middle. The 500+ F oven cooks it enough before reaching the crispy, crackly pies that are highly sought after- 4

The sauce is just ok on this one. To me, it doesn't taste like a whole lot has been done to it in terms of blending with herbs, sugars, or much of anything. In my opinion, it's like it was a pre-blended tomato sauce from a can. Not a terrible thing but it's missing some big components that move pizzas into the league of the big boys. - 2

The cheese, itself, is good. It's a whole milk mozzarella which is tasty. The only problem is that there just isn't enough as shown by the photo. - 2.5

Overall, the pie is aliright. It's not going to make you drive over to get it but it's a good snacking pizza, which is made in-house. They claim that it's a "wood-fire pizza" but this an electric oven with wood chips added to the flame for flavoring. Look...go to this place for the great beer selection and expect above average bar food. - 3.5

Total Score: 3.1/5

Be sure to ask about their special pies when you're there.  They now have Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry Pizza on certain nights, which is really good!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

whoever made that pie for you didn't do it right. you should go back to irene's and ask the pizza guy for a freebie.