Margot's Pizza Pop-up No. 6

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, we held our sixth pop-up at EMILY in Clinton Hill. This time, we introduced two new pizzas.

  1. Bar pies with @donny_tsang at #margotspizza, yes yes yes
    Bar pies with @donny_tsang at #margotspizza, yes yes yes
  2. Above, from left: The "1UP" (olive oil, grated Romano, mushrooms, Kublend™ cheese, more mushrooms, and dollops of sauce) and the "Hot Supreme" vegetarian (sauce, Romano, Kublend™, jalapeños, onions, and vegan sausage). We of course make the Hot Supreme with our regular sausage, but we happily do a variation with vegan sausage.
  3. Here's a Love Supreme from longtime Slice reader and contributor Eric Leath — Slice'rs may remember him as "JEL."
  4. The Funghitown, by Margot's Pizza.
    The Funghitown, by Margot's Pizza.
  5. Here's a Funghitown as shot by William Shunn.
  6. The Love Supreme, by Margot's Pizza.
    The Love Supreme, by Margot's Pizza.
  7. And the Love Supreme, also by William Shunn. We actually ran out of onion partway through and had to slice up some more, which means the onion was a little thicker than usual, but I think I kinda like that. I'll have to do some comparisons side by side.
  8. Weirdly enough, I'm just now finding these photos from Robyn Lee on Flickr, so I'm putting them here. These are actually from a previous pop-up, but since I haven't ever really shared the undercarriage shots or the "cross sections," here they are.
  9. It was nice to welcome in Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Eater, and his wife, Elizabeth. I've long been a fan of Ben's work on Eater and elsewhere. Here, he snapped a photo of the Funghitown (above) before the cold cheese had a chance to gently melt into the pizza. As I've said before, I cribbed this trick from EMILY's "Emily" pizza, which uses a post-oven hit of truffled cheese to impart an extra 'shoomph to the pie, but it reminded me that there's a precedent for it at places like Little Vincent's in Long Island. Speaking of which…
  10. Some @margotspizza to go. The Funghitown, plus newcomers 1UP and Hot Supreme. Ultimate stuff. @akuban is a #pizza hero.
    Some @margotspizza to go. The Funghitown, plus newcomers 1UP and Hot Supreme. Ultimate stuff. @akuban is a #pizza hero.
  11. Here's one of the only really clear shots of the Hot Supreme from Saturday (interspersed with slices of the Funghitown and the 1UP). These are from Margot's Pizza super-fan Josh Wigler, who was a FOURPEAT on Saturday! Josh reminded me that he had actually written that post about Little Vincent's that I linked to just above. I had stupidly spaced out on that fact — it had been a while since that post, and Josh came aboard just after I had handed the reins of Slice over to another editor and was in the process of leaving Serious Eats. But, blah blah blah. ANYWAY, what matters here is PIZZA.
  12. More @margotspizza, from today's pop up @pizzalovesemily! Hot Supreme + 1UP + Finback beer = awesome happy fun times in the tum tum. #pizza
    More @margotspizza, from today's pop up @pizzalovesemily! Hot Supreme + 1UP + Finback beer = awesome happy fun times in the tum tum. #pizza
  13. It's actually kinda cool to follow Josh on his Instagram and Twitter, because he seems to have caught the bug for bar pizza and has really traveled a lot lately to eat at the various places in the region — Star, Colony, Kinchley's, etc. It's heartening that he keeps coming back to Margot's Pizza after eating at all those great pub-pizza institutions.
  14. These are a couple experiments we tried at the end of the day after everyone had gone home. From left, a variation on the Famous Original A (here as a white pie with olive oil, Kublend™, Romano, sausage, and onions) and a mash-up of EMILY's #Amazeballs pizza (sauce, cheese, meatballs, and onions) on a Margot's Pizza bar-pizza chassis.
  15. We tweaked our slogan. It now reads, "Bar Pizza Our Specialty"
    We tweaked our slogan. It now reads, "Bar Pizza Our Specialty"
  16. I'm going to end with this. A couple things here. First is that EMILY's lovely bartender Melissa freehanded the logo and slogan the night before. It was WONDERFUL. Second is that I went and revised the slogan. I recently changed it to "Bar Pizza Our Specialty," and wanted to change the sign to reflect that. But in doing so, I ended up misspelling "specialty." UGH. Made more embarrasing by the fact that I began my professional life AS A COPY EDITOR. But I suppose the misspelling complements the "unneccessary" "quotation" "marks."
  17. And there you have it. The "recap" of Margot's Pizza Pop-up No. 6 (MAR-014). This Saturday (November 1), we'll be selling tickets to Margot's Pizza Pop-up No. 7 (MAR-015). It will be our first time using EventBrite, which I hope helps clear up some of the minor problems we've had with ticketing in the past. I think we'll keep the 1UP and Hot Supreme on offer as well, and I'm going to bring in some ingredients to experiment with a potato-bacon pizza.
  18. As always, folks, hasta la pizza and … EXCELSIOR!
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