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Crust Pizza Bar Offers Something Different in Allentown
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Crust Pizza Bar Offers Something Different in Allentown

A couple weeks ago we started to see some pictures of the pizza pop up on instagram and I tried to remain cautiously optimistic; there have been several attempts to make ‘authentic’ versions of pizza in WNY and we’ve been disappointed more often then not. But Alli was very excited and walked our dogs by everyday to see how close they were to opening.

Following the popular fast-casual style of service, the restaurant is set up with a long counter where the bar used to sit at Sample. Starting at the left end of the counter, you are able to watch your pizza being made in front of you as you choose from a large variety of ingredients. You have two options to start, a “red” pizza which a San Marzano sauce and mozzarella base, or the “white” pizza base of mozzarella, garlic and olive oil. The pizzas start at $12 which includes one meat and one veggie topping. You can get crazy and add extras like arugula, 18 year old balsamic, chili oil, goat cheese and prosciutto but it will be an extra $1/2 bucks. It might seem a little expensive for a personal pizza (each 10 inch pizza has four large square slices), but these pizzas are dense and filling. They also have a couple pizzas ready to go; if you are only looking for small bite to eat you can order a slice or two for just a couple bucks.

Their crust is pre-made daily (parbaked) in a “Lazio” style, which means its thicker and airier than typical Neapolitan style pizza and very crunchy. They use 00 flour and let the dough rise for 72 hours, it actually reminds me of really good bread rather than normal pizza dough. I love the crunchiness and air bubbles throughout. It’s definitely a unique crust that no other pizzerias in WNY are attempting to create.

Read more about our visits to Crust and check out more pictures on BuffaloEats.org

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