Can Domino's Pull Off "Brooklyn-Style" Pizza?

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This makes me sad.
No! 1000 percent, N-effing-O.

Maybe my expectations were raised too high by the promise of hand-stretched, perfectly foldable crust, and by images of the flavorful, thin, crisp crust conjured by the word "Brooklyn." Or maybe it was the fact that I just wasn't drunk. Anyway I look at it -- my experience with Domino's Brooklyn-style pizza was a major fail.

On a particularly sad night, my man and I caved and ordered Domino's off the Interwebs. The chain has got online ordering down to a T, I'll give them that. Their Build Your Own Pizza app lets you handpick the amount of cheese, sauce and toppings, which comes in handy for the thinner crust pies (and your waistline...but if you really, truly cared, would you be ordering Domino's to begin with?). We ordered a Brooklyn-style pie with "robust inspired" tomato sauce (WTF does that mean?) and went light on the pepperoni and cheese.

Could I fold the slice? Yes. This was about the only thing that was Brooklyn-style. The crust should have been crisp, but slightly soft and billowy on the inside, but Domino's generous coating of cornmeal failed to achieve this effect (and I'm still confused as to how the pie managed to be a bad kind of chewy). Where the dough should have had a natural, smoky sweetness, Domino's bland attempt tasted like cheese-topped cardboard -- with rubbery cheese to boot. Don't even get me started on the pepperoni; I had no idea cured meat and fat could taste so bad. The aftertaste still lingers...

Brooklyn-style? More like Crooklyn-style (side note: Have you ever seen that movie? It's uh-mazing).

In my opinion, the best thing about Domino's is its Pizza Tracker (that is, until you realize that you accidentally shared your order of an XL pie, boneless wings and two sides of cheesy bread for your "Friday night in" on Facebook).

What do you guys think? Have you tried Domino's Brooklyn-style pies? Are the new Artisan Pizzas worth a shot, or should I just end my misery here and now? Speak now or forever hold your peace (gah! so hard not to make a terrible pizza pun here...must.stop.self.now).



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jscot
jscot

Totally agree that "Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce" makes you wonder just what the cuss it really is... like, maybe that's indicative of the fact that it's full of synthetic and/or derivative ingredients?

RIZZO
RIZZO

Domino's Brooklyn Style Pizza (DBSP).  This post inspired by the  Domino's Pizza Tracker.  

 

The DBSP pizza is in the style of your favorite NY style pizza....if you live outside of the Northeast, like I do, then you know how difficult it is to find ANY pizza that is in the NY Pizza style...you will like this pizza as an acceptable but not perfect NY Style pizza.  If you live in the Northeast, don't bother with this Pizza...go to Tony's, Sal's or Vince's place.

 

The DBSP crust is foldable.  There is an issue with the crust...it is too chewy...the fix is simple: Cook it in a hotter oven.  

 

Pizza Tracker...Place, Prep, Bake, Quality Check and Delivery....PPB QCD.   I have to say that the Pizza tracker was a fun part of the experience.

 

 

 

 

Mvigg
Mvigg

 This author is hilarious. I love the way she describes food. I hope she writes a book someday. I'll buy..

JB
JB

Why would you think that they could in the first place?

gdcookin
gdcookin

Judging from all the Yankee, Mets, Jets, and Giants hats on the customers, i'd say Two Guys Pizza at Holcombe and Greenbriar is the place for NY pizza.

Kelli
Kelli

Honestly, I love the new Dominos.  I have yet to try their Brooklyn pizza (and honestly, you should have gone to Brothers if you were looking for NY style) but their thin crust and regular garlic crust are DELICIOUS!  I even like the new parmesan bread bites, so yummy.  And I think way better than PH or PJ.

Corey
Corey

Nice cardboard and glue, I've seen better from Chuck'E'Cheese. Travesty..

AwesomeMargie
AwesomeMargie

Crooklyn was on last night.  It still remains amazing.  This pizza is no Crooklyn.  

Bruce R
Bruce R

She wasn't drunk. That was the problem.

Kelli
Kelli

BAM!  Just figured out what I'm having for lunch!

brooke viggiano
brooke viggiano

I don't know exactly what I was looking for that night - I think disappointment.

Jim Ayres
Jim Ayres

Actually looks a lot better than the Pink's disaster I had on Sunday night! I'd pick up a piece and toppings, cheese, everything had all congealed and completely slid off the slice. For better or worse, that pizza looks like it would at least stay together.

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