Here's another tasty addition to Buffalo's streetside menu: crusty personal pizzas with a wisp of smoke.
When Kevin Purdy and I hoofed it down to First Niagara Center, we found a line 10 people deep and many more hungry people waiting for their pies. The Perri family runs a Grand Island-based trailer packing a pizza oven. They've been doing it long enough that in 15 minutes you can walk away with a credible margherita pie, with fresh mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil (photos by Kevin Purdy):
Could have used another minute in the oven for a better char, but a decent effort. It was $6.50 with a soft drink, as was chicken wing pizza and other specials, while my pepperoni was $5.50. I ate it before thinking of my photography obligations, but will report that the pepperoni curled seductively in the heat and got crispy on top.
The pizza trailer has been operating since last year, according to this excellent Ben Tsujimoto backgrounder. They've even opened a brick-and-mortar location on Grand Island, with other businesses at 2024 Grand Island Blvd.
What's next on the Buffalo food truck scene? You tell me, at firstname.lastname@example.org.