Posted by Jason Sheehan on February 7th, 2013
Bufad Pizza made it through their opening last week, but before they opened the doors to the public, owners Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello and their crew let us drop by for an early preview. We already showed off a bunch of photos from our afternoon in their care, but now we also have a video which, honestly, is really more about the food porn than showing off what the rather tiny storefront looks like.
Still, there were two important things we learned while hanging out at Bufad. First, the Pasquarellos now have a near-perfect binary restaurant arrangement with Bufad and their Prohibition Taproom right down the block. Bufad is BYOB. Prohibition sells growlers. Both places can regularly draw big crowds, causing waits at one place or the other, so the smart bet now is to work as a team. If there’s a line at Bufad, have half your party get a spot in it while someone else runs down the street for a growler at Prohibition to drink while you eat your pizza. Alternately, if Prohibition is too full, there are worse places to wait while the crowd thins out than Bufad. Have a couple slices of their Roman pizza while you wait and maybe an affogato to keep the energy up.