While the name might conjure up images of some form of a pizza that had its humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York. The truth of the matter is that there was no one type of Brooklyn Pizza or a pizza that was only available in Brooklyn. In 2006, as a marketing stunt, Dominos added this pizza to their menu just to attract the crowd in Brooklyn and New York in general. In fact, many of the things found on the Brooklyn pizza are not found in pizza made by pizza makers in Brooklyn.
What is Dominos’ version of the Brooklyn Pizza?
Their “Brooklyn Style Pizza” has a crust that is a lot thinner than most other pizzas and has cornmeal cooked into the crust to make it even crispier. The chain also provides extra large Brooklyn-style sausage or pepperoni. The pizzas are cut into 6 slices. It did not turn out to be the roaring success the chain wished it to be but nonetheless, it is one of the better selling pizzas offered by the chain.
Why can no one Brooklyn dispute Dominos’ version?
The answer is simple. There is no standard pizza that has originated out of Brooklyn. Each pizza maker has put his or her own spin on their pizza and as such, no one can claim their pizza as the one to represent Brooklyn as others would stake a similar claim.
As such because Dominos is the biggest player, everyone has to sort of go with their version. This is somewhat of an irony as very things of the Brooklyn Style pizza has few things inspired by actual pizzas from Brooklyn. Local pizzerias do not use cornmeal in the crust and neither is it too thin and crispy. Also, the use of extra large pieces of meat is somewhat of a misconception as pizza makers in Brooklyn do not like to add large pieces of meat in the toppings which are a signature of the Brooklyn style pizza.
How does it measure up in the taste department?
This question is very subjective and the absence of exceptional popularity of the Brooklyn style pizza suggests that it isn’t the most like pizza out there but it does have its fans. People who like pizzas with a meatier topping and a thin crunchy crust will love the Brooklyn style pizza.
It is, however, not for the ones who like their pizza crusts succulent and chewy and the toppings on the subtle side. If you are the adventurous type, on the other hand, you might actually enjoy the Brooklyn style pizza.