Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Taste of the Town: Emma's Pizza

If you're craving pizza, but are sick and tired of delivery chains and local grease, then set aside an evening and get a taste of Emma's Pizza.

A few blocks walk from the Kendall Square Red Line station, at 40 Hampshire Street in Cambridge, Emma's lives up to their website's claim; "Eat here and you'll be happy."

This small open-kitchen pizzeria's menu offers more sauce, cheese and toppings options than most other pizza places. With three sauces; traditional red, spicy-rosemary red, and garlic-infused olive oil. Six cheeses; mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, feta, ricotta, Gorgonzola, and goat cheese.

And a staggering 32 toppings, which offer a balance of classic and avant-garde options. There are your everyday pepperoni and broccoli toppings but Yukon gold potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, Italian-sweet sausage, and thyme roasted mushrooms allow you to create much more than a pizza, it is a gourmet meal.

If you're having a hard time pairing these toppings for the first time, Emma's offers 25 pizza suggestions; which can be served half & half. I would have to recommend the 3 & 21.

The baby spinach, roasted sweet potato, caramelized onions, garlic-rosemary sauce, mozzarella, and goat cheeses of the 3 complement the 21's hot sausage, house-roasted tomatoes, scallions, traditional sauce, mozzarella, and goat cheeses.

This piece can also be viewed on Red Skies- Salem State's online E-Zine.

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