Street Food review: Urban Wood Fired Pizza, Via Tevere Saltimbocca, Beljam Waffles

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This is a hodgepodge collection of street food vendors from different summer events, all put together, cause I’m too lazy to separate them into individual reviews :p

I’ll start with Urban Wood Fired Pizza

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As the name implies, this is a mobile pizza cart with a pair of wood fired pizza ovens. We ordered the salami, pepperoni, pepper and onion.

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The pizza is made to order and baked on the spot.  The crust is thin and crispy, and the toppings are fresh.  Personally, I think the crust is too thin.  It was quite literally flat-bread (no airiness at all).  It looked like the dough was pre baked, but I saw them pull a shell out of stack from a bag.  The toppings slid around pretty easily (as in, into my lap), which means there was a bit too much sauce.

Compared to other street pizza vendors, I don’t think this measures up.

Urban Wood Fire Pizza on Urbanspoon

 

Via Tevere has some of the best pizza in town.  And on Italian Days on Commercial, they debuted their mobile truck offering saltimboccas.  Basically, a sandwich made from their pizza shell instead of bread.

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We ordered the Ciccoso, which was prosciutto, salami, mortadella, mozzarella, tomato and arugula with basil mayonnaise.

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The deli meats were thinly sliced and warm, as was the arugula.  The mozzarella was sliced and soft, and partially melted from the heat of the pizza shell.

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This is a good sandwich, I’ll take this over Subway any day of the week.

Via Tevere Neapolitan Express on Urbanspoon

 

And just finish things off on a sweet note, we spotted Beljam Waffles

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We ordered the “Strawberry Delight”

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This is two hot waffles, made to order, sandwiching a sweet macerated strawberries, topped with whipped cream.  Although the name implies “Belgian”, I don’t think this meant to be a Belgian Waffle.  At least if it was, it doesn’t seem like a good example.  It certainly isn’t a liege style Belgian waffle, it’s not sweet and dense enough, and it’s not a Brussels style Belgian Waffle because it’s not crisp enough around the edges.  It’s not bad.  It’s pretty good actually.  I would have liked it more if the strawberries were fresh though (these had been frozen, or macerated long enough to be soft and mushy).

 
Beljam's Waffles on Urbanspoon

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