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Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Munchies: Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

This week's Monday Munchies comes once again from New England, this time from the Boston suburb of Needham. Sweet Tomatoes pizza is a new shop with three locations that has amassed quite a following. It offers traditional Neapolitan pizza, with a variety of interesting toppings. This being my first time eating there, I decided to stick with a classic tomato and mozzarella pizza with onions (possibly my favorite pizza topping).

The pizza was extremely thin, and although I tend to enjoy a thicker crust, I was surprised by how much I liked it. It made the pizza itself seem lighter, which was perfect for a hot summer afternoon. The standout flavor in the pizza was the sauce, which, as the name suggests, was quite sweet. The onions turned out to be a good choice, as their caramelized flavor paired well with the sweetness of the sauce and creaminess of the mozzarella.

My only issue was that, since the crust was so thin, it got soggy faster than other pizzas would (and thus I don't believe it would be good as leftovers). However, assuming you ate the pizza as soon as you bought it, this wouldn't be an issue. Overall, like others, I find pizza to be a very personal thing (the dispute between Chicago and New York styles being a good example); and while I don't profess to be an expert, this was better than most pizzas I have had.

Taste Test: 4 Forks
(out of 5)
Perfect for: A movie night paired with some gourmet beer

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