Williamsburg Pizza Heads West to Open Outpost in Omaha

Since Williamsburg Pizza opened in Brooklyn slightly greater than 10 years in the past, it’s turn into acknowledged as a type of basic joints that ship a real New York pizza expertise. However will the idea thrive in America’s heartland?

Proprietor Aaron McCann and acclaimed head chef/proprietor Nino Coniglio will discover out after they open their first out-of-state location in Omaha, Nebraska, on Might 30.

To convey the idea to Omaha, McCann has partnered with lead franchisee and investor Matt Hodges, who operates 37 Jimmy John’s shops in 5 states, together with Nebraska.

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McCann and Coniglio grew Williamsburg Pizza to a complete of 5 places in New York, together with the Decrease East Facet, Crown Heights, the Higher East Facet and Bushwick. McCann kicked all of it off with the primary retailer on the south facet of Williamsburg in 2012. Now he’s able to circle all the way in which again to his roots—Omaha is his hometown.

Coniglio, in the meantime, has constructed a stellar status as a pizzaiolo, successful the Meals Community’s Chopped competitors and contributing to Modernist Delicacies’s cookbooks. He was additionally the primary non-family member to coach below the legendary Dom DeMarco of Di Fara in Brooklyn.

Lengthy fermentation is essential to the pizza chain’s dough-making course of. The group does an in depth heat and chilly ferment, which makes the dough extra digestible in addition to complicated and scrumptious. Along with Ciao tomatoes from Campania (a area in Italy close to Mount Vesuvius recognized for its wealthy volcanic soil), their tomato sauce boasts Sicilian sea salt from Trappani (a area of Sicily celebrated for the standard of its salt for the reason that Roman Empire) and freshly floor butcher-grind black pepper.

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The Omaha outpost will look to native sources for its meat and the bread for its well-known meatballs, the corporate mentioned, together with sausage from Compart Duroc and bread from Rotella’s Italian Bakery.

The menu will embody each Grandma sq. pies and Brooklyn rounds. On the Grandma facet, the Paesano is topped with native Italian sausage, roasted pink peppers, cremini mushrooms, basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, recent mozz and tomato sauce. The round-pie choice will embody the Sophia Loren, made with recent mozz, sliced tomatoes, garlic and basil.