Chef Pascual Xg of Beebe’s in Long Island City has been making pizza for over 10 years. He talked passionately about pizza and it was super inspiring. He was nice enough to show me each step and explained his process. He has big plans for his future in pizza making and I wish him all the luck.
My behind-the-scenes project took me to Mama’s Too, a slice joint in the Upper West Side. I have eaten there once before and immediately felt in love with their square slices. The crust is crunchy and airy.
While my main goal for this project has always been to capture candid moments in the kitchen, another goal is to meet the people in the kitchen. Frank Tuttolomondo, owner of Mama’s Too, is super passionate about his craft. It was such a joy chatting with him about all things pizza.
Please check out some of the photos I took at Mama’s Too.
Thank you to the crew at Barbuto for letting me photograph them as they were getting ready for dinner service.
I've been a fan of the restaurant and their roast chicken dish ever since I went there for one of my birthday lunches. It was mid March. I ordered the roast chicken with salsa verde and a glass of house wine. The weather was mild for March and I took advantage of it by sitting outside. It was perfect.
Barbuto was opened by Jonathan Waxman back in 2004! I didn't know it has been around for that long. Good for them!