Following shifting to Columbus in 1997, it turned evident to Jackie Honecker that she was likely to have to do one thing about the pizza predicament.
In 2003, Honecker started off Pizzeria New York in Pickerington with the purpose of recreating her beloved pies from the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs.
She purchased the recipe from a single of her family’s pizzerias and, 18 years in the past, commenced making dough from scratch and applying quality components, this kind of as Grande Cheese Co. items.
Now run by her sons Ryan, Jared and Nick, Pizzeria New York has been offering regional customers a slice of some thing various.
“We just make the dough in-home day to day with our recipe and cook dinner it in a brick oven on a stone rack and you get that good brown on the base,” Ryan Honecker stated. “It’s crispy and foldable.”
The pizzeria — a 2nd was opened 4 yrs in the past in the Blacklick space — has a host of specialty pies, including a 14-incher costing $19.99 and $22.99 for 16 inches.
The “Paps unique,” named right after Ryan Honecker’s late grandfather, Greg, has sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and banana peppers.
The eggplant parm selection takes advantage of thinly sliced cuts of eggplant that are deep-fried and sprinkled with cheese, for salty pungent bites of cheese to go with the crunchy bites of eggplant.
One particular of Honecker’s favorites is the grilled rooster buffalo pizza, showered with mozzarella and offered a apparent helping of warm sauce, with blue cheese dressing or ranch served on the side.
“It’s essentially not way too spicy, in my impression,” he claimed. “I would say it’s got a normal delicate spice.”
Pizzeria New York has a develop-your-personal portion of pizzas, which appear in 12, 14 and 16 inches. Patrons also can get and make pizza by the slice (starting at $3.49 for cheese), with 50 cents for each individual topping. (Specialty pies are not readily available by the slice.)
East Coasters will identify two of the pizzerias most well known dishes: pepperoni rolls (three for $6, six for $6.99) and garlic knots ($3.99 for five). The former are crescent-formed rolls stuffed with pepperoni and served with a basil-forward home marinara. The latter takes advantage of pizza dough twisted into a pastry-like knot, brushed with garlic butter, sprinkled with Parmesan and also served with marinara.
“People adore it,” Honecker claimed. “As considerably as our appetizers, the garlic knots are our greatest vendor.”
Handmade meatballs use 100% beef, seasoned with equally new and powdered garlic and onion, and bound collectively with egg and breadcrumbs. They are braised in the marinara sauce, Ryan Honecker mentioned.
“Whenever I make them I’m positive to try to eat a few of them,” he stated.
They are served as an appetizer ($6.99) or on a plate of spaghetti ($9.99), just one of a number of pasta dishes served with a garlic knot, bread or salad.
At a look
Where: Pizzeria New York
Location: 833 Hill Road North, Pickerington
Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and midday to 9 p.m. Sundays
Get hold of: 614-862-4743, www.pizzerianewyork.com