Monday, August 2, 2021

Upper Crust

There are two different types of pizza places out there. There are pizzerias that often the store will be named something like ____’s Pizza, and the pizza will be an 18’ pie with the classic topping options. The other type of pizza place is the Upper Crust type. The pizzas are usually a smaller circumference, with a more complex and robust crust, cheese that isn’t grated, sauce that isn’t canned, etc.

There are pizzerias that often the store will be named something like ____’s Pizza, and the pizza will be an 18’ pie with the classic topping options. The other type of pizza place is the Upper Crust type.

Upper Crust is very comfortable place. I’m a sucker for booths at restaurants, and Upper Crust has tons of them. Sadly, because of the pandemic we had to take our food home. I called in to pick up my delivery and the food was ready 20 minutes later. The people were very nice over there and I was in and out of the store in under 5 minutes.

Upper Crust is a kosher restaurant

Upper Crust:We ordered two dishes, the Santa Fe pizza and gnocchi with marinara sauce.

We ordered two dishes, the Santa Fe pizza and gnocchi with marinara sauce. The pizza was very interesting. Being that I only eat kosher, and that Upper Crust is a kosher restaurant, there can be no meat on the pizza. Something that Upper Crust is famous for is using meat alternatives on their pizza to add the same effect.

The Santa Fe pizza

The Santa Fe pizza comes with jalapenos and taco crumble, with ricotta and pepper jack cheese. My pizza came with jalapenos, taco crumble (fake sausage) and mozzarella cheese. I didn’t necessarily notice any pepper jack or ricotta, which I was looking forward to because I do love different types of cheese, but the pizza was delicious regardless. A love a nice spicy dish, and the jalapenos gave the pizza a nice kick.

The taco crumble was interesting. Of course, you cannot expect so much out of fake meat, but I guess I was more optimistic. The fake sausage was very dry and salty, which isn’t the worst thing in the world (I felt some beef jerky vibes), but I can’t help but think that real meat on a pizza would add a different type of layer.

I have never eaten meat and dairy together, but I have had real meat with fake cheese on a pizza, and the meat added a nice juicy bite. Besides everything that has been said, I enjoyed the pizza and would order it again. The crust was on point, and the sauce and cheese were both very fresh and tasty. Check out their menu for all the other interesting pizzas they make and stay tuned for reviews on their other pizzas as I will hopefully make my way back to Upper Crust for round two.

The gnocchi was simple, being that I only ordered it with marina sauce, but it was a very satisfying dish.

The gnocchi

The gnocchi was simple, being that I only ordered it with marina sauce, but it was a very satisfying dish. The pasta itself was on the heavier side, compared to other gnocchi that I have eaten, but not too decadent. The marinara sauce was very light, which I always appreciate on my gnocchi, because having a heavy pasta with a heavy sauce is a recipe for nausea. Overall, there is not too much to say about the gnocchi other than it was very good and very simple, and next time I would like to try another one of their homemade pastas.

Pasta and pizza are two Italian staples that have become favorites in the American Jewish community as well as America as a whole. Everyone has their opinions, and everyone has their favorites. To find a place where they serve pasta and pizza that is both pushing the bar in creativity while not upsetting those who love the classics is refreshing.

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Hi everybody! My name is Yonah Chanan Kilimnick, and I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. In around 5th grade I came to the staunch realization that if I learned how to cook, I could eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. 5th grade coincidentally also became the time where I entered my chubby phase, and there is no coincidence there. Needless to say, I fell in love with cooking, with trying new and unusual flavors, experimenting with a myriad of cuisines, and of course going to as many different restaurants as possible. Being that I am an Observant Jew, I will only be reviewing Kosher Certified restaurants, which you can often find in large Jewish communities. Anyone who has ever eaten out with me knows that I can get a bit snobby when it comes to ordering the same thing more than once. I am a firm believer in always trying to expand your horizons and experience every different dish that the world has to offer. Of course, I have my favorite places, but the goal of my posts is to try to experience different things that your average Jewish diner would not necessarily try, as I do every time, I go out to eat.

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