The gastronomic boom on Franklin refuses to quit! Having sat vacant for nearly six months after the sad end of the Spice is Right, 781 Franklin will soon be home to a Neapolitan pizzeria where pies will sizzle on a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. The space, which includes both storefronts and an open room behind them, will be divided into restaurant seating, a kitchen, and a full bar with room for the grab-a-drink crowd as well as those who want to sit for their meal. I caught up with the restaurateur, Ron, earlier today (he bounded across the street from the Breukelen Coffee House when he spied me taking photos), and he promises good food and a welcoming atmosphere, as well as a potential take-out window adjacent to the kitchen. Anyone with enough passion to drag a wood-burning oven all the way from the old country to Crown Heights sounds like they know their pizza, so this blogger, for one, is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to sample the wares. More to come on this venture soon.
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