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Friday, April 18, 2014

Joe's Brooklyn Pizza Review and Giveaway

Last week I had lunch at Joe's Brooklyn Pizza in Henrietta. As usual, I was torn by what to choose from among their wide array of slices.
I don't typically eat a whole lot of pizza at lunch, but I ended up with two very big slices. First, I couldn't resist Joe's Grandpa pizza, topped with tomat sauce, pepperoni, sausage, sweet peppers, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots, basil, Pecorino Romano cheese, mozzarella, and Basil. It was a thick, pan-baked slice, as befit all those toppings, and it was very satisfying. I love a simple thin cheese slice, but this was something altogether different, and yet very good. Don't let anybody tell you that NY pizza means thin, because this is NY pizza. It's just a completely different approach, and the flavors and execution were right on. Crisp bottom, a harmonious medley of flavors, and despite everything going on, a well-balanced slice.
Photo: I don't do these kinds of things, but those of you who like food challenges might want to check out this one from Joe's Brooklyn Pizza.From there, I might've gone for the aforementioned cheese slice, but I was talked into trying a slice of the "Brooklyn Bomber," a stuffed pizza with tomato sauce, pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, bacon, Pecorino and mozzarella cheeses and spices. This is the subject of Joe's "Brooklyn Bomber Pizza Challenge," which gets you a a friend T-shirts and a picture on Joe's Wall of Fame if you can polish off an entire pie in an hour or less.
I couldn't even finish both these slices. Well, maybe I could have, but I ended up cutting them in half and taking the leftovers with me. But if you're a carnivore, the Brooklyn Bomber should make you more than happy. Despite all the meat, it wasn't at all greasy. It was just, well, meaty. And damn tasty, especially on Joe's always-good crust. But a slice of this is a meal in itself.
Why not see for yourself? I've got a $30 gift card to give away to some lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of this blog post and you'll be entered to win.
I'll pick a winner at random one week from today, Friday, April 25, in the afternoon. Leave your comment by noon on Friday to be guaranteed an entry. One entry per person, please.
If you win, I'll need your full mailing address. You can either email it to me now at rocpizzaguy@gmail.com, or wait to see if you've won. I will post the winner here, on facebook, and on Twitter.

Joe's Brooklyn Pizza
1100 Jefferson Rd.
Henrietta NY 14623

Mon & Tues 11 AM - 9 PM
Wed - Sat 11 AM - 10 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 8 PM

41 comments:

  1. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE their pizza! I think it's the best in town!

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  2. I want to try this place so bad and see if it's as good as the pizza I was eating over in the city!

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  3. I need to get back there and give it another try.

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  4. Joe's Brooklyn is really great. I used to eat there for lunch at least a couple of times a week when I worked in the area. Never disappointed.

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  5. Never tried it before, hope I win so I have a reason to go.

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  6. Love Joe's Brooklyn pizza!

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  7. I would love to try this place out.

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  8. would love to see you eat the whole bomber pizza... i know i be full after half

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  9. I love this place and especially the Grandma's pizza!

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  10. Count me in! I'll even eat the crust.

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  13. So many pizza options there...but i usually go with 1 Cheese Slice & 1 Gramma Slice

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  14. Count me in.. would like to check em out.

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  15. Justin you already won once, share the wealth, lol.

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  16. Drive by it all the time, have yet to stop in.

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  17. Great pizza, I usually stop there once a week. My favorite is the Grandma's.

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  19. My favorite pizza in town! I was in there on that Friday afternoon!

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  20. Thanks for introducing me to this place. Still my favorite.

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  21. I like Joe's. Never a bad slice!

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  22. Since we moved to Greece we haven't had Joe's in sooo long :( My husbands 50th bday is coming up, and all he wants is Joe's Brooklyn Pizza!

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  23. My favorite pizza in Rochester

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