It is no secret I love pizza, who doesn’t? When I was invited to try out one of Dallas’s (Farmers Branch to be specific) newest pizzerias, Bay 34th Street Pizzeria, I did not hesitate. Located near Spring Valley & Midway the location was a cinch to navigate to and spot.
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I wanted to stick to the classic dishes for the review as I felt this would undoubtedly demonstrate & set apart Bay 34th Street from other pizzerias. To begin the meal the table ordered Bay 34th’s Garlic Rolls with Marinara Sauce, definitely a true Italian staple. Before I bit into the warm knot I submerged the tip in the minute bucket of housemade marinara sauce, a move I would not regret. Upon the first bite I was in garlic, carb & marinara sauce nirvana. My initial thoughts at this point in the meal:
“holy shit, it’s on!”
The owner wanted us to try a chicken dish; he prepared the Chicken Romano for us. Since we are speaking honestly I have to admit I was skeptical at first. My initial impression of the dish as it was being placed on the table:
The Chicken Romano consists of chicken, eggplant, al dente penne and mozzarella cheese in a pink sauce. Bay 34th St Pizzeria knocked it out of the park, this dish was served to perfection; just as delectable as it was beautiful.
For the first pie we opted for our favorite, pineapple and ham, Bay 34th’s “Aloha Pie”. The restaurants healthier spin on the pie substitutes the ham for turkey bacon. The pineapples were noticeably fresh and succulent with sweet flavor.
The second pie was also a definitive Italian pizza, the supreme. Bay 34th’s “Mighty Supreme” is topped with a combination of all their meats and veggies. As much as I savor my pineapple pies, Bay’s Mighty Supreme stole the show! Topped with the finest and ripest ingredients (including the aforementioned housemade marinara) this pie lives up to its name.
For dessert we each were able to squeeze in a couple bites of Bay 34th Street’s two most popular slices of cake: Italian Cream Cake (above) & New York Cheesecake (below). The cream cake was served cold and moist with soft cream-cheese icing; an ideal airy dessert after an Italian meal. The cheesecake on the other hand was rich & decadent, perfect for cheesecake connoisseurs but definitely more on the heavy end.
Bay 34th Street Pizzeria is a place that will know your name the next time you come in; the service was hasty, friendly and most of all-passionate. It was a pleasure to genuinely hear passion from the staff as they spoke of the menu and restaurant.
is one thing are two things to come back for (trust me, there are plenty more reasons than two) it is for the staff & damn good housemade marinara sauce!
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(Disclosure: my trip to Bay 34th Street was comped for this piece. All opinions are my own.)