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The Absolute Best Restaurant in Red Hook

Chef Dave Sclarow and general manager Anna Viertel famously uncovered an ancient oven hidden behind a false wall when they were transitioning their outdoor-market pizza business into a bona fide brick-and-mortar operation. Restored and gleaming, the white-tiled center of Moto’s … Read More →

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Pizza Moto Comes to Rest in Brooklyn

David Sclarow built his first wood-burning pizza oven so he could feed guests at the wedding of two cheesemakers. They were getting married some distance from Brooklyn, where he lived, so he layered the bricks and concrete on top of … Read More →

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Where to Eat 2016

Not so long ago, the elements of the classic New York pizza were set, more or less, in stone, but thanks to the arrival of several newfangled pizza-centric establishments around town, this eternal local delicacy has — like the New … Read More →

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Pizza Moto Serves Some of the Best Pizza in One of Brooklyn’s Weirdest Locations

We’ll gladly go almost anywhere for a good meal; from transportation-deprived neighborhoods like Vinegar Hill and Red Hook, to an unmarked bar basement and the roof of Urban Outfitters, if the food is good, we will go. That being said, … Read More →

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The most viable asset in NYC real estate? A pizza oven

In 2013, after years of searching, Anna Viertel and Dave Sclarow finally found just the right spot to open the upscale pizzeria they’d long dreamed about. Sure, it was on a desolate Red Hook, Brooklyn, block underneath the BQE, and … Read More →

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Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings

Welcome to Grub Street’s weekly survey of the most-talked-about, must-visit restaurants in New York City. The list below features spots both new and old ranked according to one important, ever-fluctuating (and admittedly subjective) metric: Who has the most buzz? Perhaps … Read More →

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The 5 Best New Pizzerias In NYC

This great city will never be in short supply of places to enjoy cheese-topped dough cooked in an oven, such is New York’s obsession with pizza. Each month brings a bounty of new spots vying for pie supremacy; here are … Read More →

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Pizza Moto Brings Wood-Fired Pies and House-Cured Pancetta to Red Hook

Pizza Moto, the mobile pizza operation that first made waves at Brooklyn Flea and its sister food market Smorgasburg, has finally put down roots.

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Smorgasburg Vets Open Red Hook Pizzeria Beneath The BQE

“Under the BQE” might not sound like the most appealing dining destination but that’s where Smorgasburg vets Pizza Moto have landed for their first free-standing brick-and-mortar pie shop. After leaving Berg’n, where they operated a stall since the venue’s opening … Read More →

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Meals On Wheels

A portable wood-burning pizza oven? Such a feat of engineering seems impossible. But chef Dave Sclarow (of Franny’s in Prospect Heights) has found a way, bolting an insulated steel hull atop stone tiles to a flatbed trailer and towing it … Read More →

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