Chicago or New York.
Who’s got the best pizza?
This is a battle that is as old as time, and really, the answer is truly a matter of opinion. I am of the opinion that all pizza is delicious and both these cities have winning pizzas!
However, ask a New Yorker where the best pizza comes from, and they will probably mention Brooklyns very own Paulie Gee’s pizzeria.
Paulie Gee’s Pizza
Greenpoint, Brooklyn…Home of the original Paulie Gee’s pizza joint and the most delicious Neapolitan style pizza. Yum, I am drooling just thinking about it.
Having to go all the way to NYC to get a slice of pizza though? Yeah, not the most convenient.
Which is why, I jumped for joy (literally) when I found out that Jason Weisberg agreed to bring a Paulie’s location to my very own backyard, the first southeast franchised restaurant. Woo hoo!
Location & Locale
Miami’s Paulie Gee’s restaurant is located in the MiMo district, the foodie-centric ‘hood. Remember I visited Loba and Cream Parlor in this very neighborhood? As you can imagine, I force the human to bring me to this zone every weekend. After all, weekends are made for chowing!
The locale? Think cozy industrial. Concrete floors, wood beamed ceilings and worn out walls filled with ‘on-purpose’ peeling paint.
The decor is definitely eclectic! Pin-ball machine? Check. Movie posters? Check. Original features from the old establishment/restaurant, the China Palace? Check!
But I didn’t go to Paulie’s to admire the interior decor…I was there to eat!
Neapolitan pizza is characterized by a soft, elastic yet tender and slightly charred dough/crust. It is made in an oak-wood fire and is usually cooked very quickly at high temperatures. And Paulie’s Neapolitan pizza is characterized by having quirky toppings. Always fresh, organic and local.
I decided to get myself two pizzas during my visit. Because, duh, two pizzas are always better than one.
For all the wine and craft beer enthusiast, Paulie’s has a dream-worthy bar. I may or may not have had a beer or two 🙂
If you have reached this far into the blog post it means that you are DEFINITELY craving some Paulie Gee’s pizza.