Opening Alert: Old Flames, Blauvelt, NY

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[photo source: Old Flames]

A new pizzeria named Old Flames, which offers both “Traditional New York Style” pizza from their gas oven and classic Neapolitan-style (they call it “Wood Fired Gourmet Pizza”) from their wood-burning imported oven, has been open for about 6 weeks in Blauvelt. Owner Ben Vulaj and his pizzaiolo have a combined 35 years experience and wanted to offer customers a choice of 12 inch Neapolitan pies the familiar regional style.

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The menu (see below) covers a range of Italian appetizers and entrees, plus other items from the pizza oven like calzones and other pizza specialties like a Grandma-style Sicilian pizza. Then there’s the New York Stlye Pizza, which is available with or without toppings, plus a number of pre-composed options.

Naturally the Neapolitan pies feature ingredients like 00 flour, San Marzano tomatoes and homemade mozzarella. They are cooked for approximately 90 seconds in the oven ― imported from Naples ― and which can get as hot as 1000 degrees according to the pizzaiolo. According to their Facebook Page, the restaurant is open six days (Tuesday thru Sunday).

Old Flames 135 Erie Street East, Blauvelt, NY

Menu (click to enlarge)
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