There was a lot of excitement in my household on Saturday December 3rd, 2017 my daughter Juliette and I were going on Scotts Pizza Tour. I made sure to book the tour when the man himself Scott Weiner was the tour guide, since my daughter thinks he is a celebrity, LOL.
The tour exceeded our expectations and then some. It was an amazing time and we can’t wait to go on more. 🙂
If you have seen the documentary Scott’s Pizza Tour on the Vice channel and now streaming on Hulu, then you know that Scott is totally obsessed with pizza and seems like a super nice guy. Well, what you see is what you get. He was so much, knowledgable, and so amazing with all the kids in the group.
The pocket pizza journal added another layer of fun with ratings such as the cheese meter and a spot to draw a picture of your slice. My 7 year daughter is still reading all of her reviews.
The first stop on the tour was Sottocasa.
Sottocasa is what you call a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria. The decor was modern, urban, a total neighborhood feel. They use a brick oven pizza that had to be airlifted into the restaurant!. Check out the video on Youtube.
I highly recommend stopping in having a few pies if you are ever in the area.
The next leg on our tour was Sam’s Restaurant. Scott says he likes to take his guests to three different types of pizzerias and styles. Well Sam’s could not have been more different than Sottocasa.
Sam’s decor looked like something taken straight from the goodfellas movie set. In fact they shot a few scenes from HBO’s short lived series Vinyl. There was wooden panels covering the whole restaurant, if I asked you to picture a basement in the 70’s you would picture Sam’s.
Sam’s has been around since the 1930’s and is one of Brooklyn’s oldest pizzerias. They still use their original coal fired oven, although they converted the oven into gas some time ago.
On to the pizza,
They make their pizza “backwards”, they put low moisture mozzarella on first, then followed by the sauce.
The slice was delicious with a medium to thin crispy crust.
Enoteca On Court was a mix between between Neapolitan style pizza and Roman Pizza. The crust was thinner and cruncher than Sottocasa’s. The pizza was OK, nothing spectacular. This was our least favorite of the three.
All in all my daughter and I had an absolute blast! We are Scott’s Pizza Tours fans for life. 🙂