The Best Thing I Ever Done: A Short Documentary about the Best Pizza (?) in New York City
I’ve been to Di Fara’s pizza in Brooklyn once. It was very, very tasty, and I waited more than an hour for it.
Many have dubbed it the best pizza in New York City, and perhaps in North America. Filmmaker Margaret Emily MacKenzie created this fascinating short film about Di Fara and its owner/chef, Dom DeMarco. “Hailed as the ‘godfather of Brooklyn pizza,’ for forty-five years Domenico DeMarco, Italian émigré and father of seven, has been slinging pizzas in his legendary corner shop, Di Fara. Employing five of his children, Dom works tirelessly from morning until night hand crafting each and every pizza himself while his kids take orders and manage the mob of devoted pizza aficionados. The Best This I Ever Done is a portrait of DeMarco and his beloved pizzeria, an exploration of his rise to fame and an ode to pizzaioli who take their time to ‘make it right.'”
For more on Di Fara, check out this excellent overview at Slice, and Secrets of Di Fara at Epicurious.