Is Northeast the new Naples? The neighborhood that is already home to Pizza Nea and perennial favorite Punch—with Black Sheep right across the river—recently welcomed Element Wood Fire Pizza as its newest resident. With so many options in a relatively small area, it may seem like the market is already saturated, but when it comes to artisan pizza, can that ever really be true? Sure, they apply the same cooking techniques (firing at extremely high temperatures in specially made ovens), and in the same Italian tradition (Neapolitan), but each of the aforementioned pizzerias has a strong individual brand and following. As the new kid on the block, Element has to differentiate itself from the pack, not with kitsch or gimmick but with truly outstanding pizza. So let's get right to the particulars of sauce,... More >>>