Dont blame us if Kest Roberto Caporuscios ultratraditional Neapolitan pizzeria we told you about last week has yet to open. These Neapolitan pizza-makers cannot be rushed. For New Yorkers, pizza is a staple. For Neapolitans, its a religion. Still, even the Pope has to keep to a schedule, and since its our job to incessantly pester innocent restaurateurs whod just as soon be left alone to their restaurateuring, we called over there yesterday to find out what was going on.
Whats going on?
We are practically ready; we are set up. We are doing now for friends and family. But the oven needs to get up to speed so we need to make as many pizzas as possible before we open. We just want to make sure the oven is ready. You know, the oven gotta make the face.
Whats that you said what does the oven have to do?
The oven gotta make the face, its an Italian expression, fare la faccia; maybe no make sense in English. Literally translated: The oven needs to have its face made, prepared, whatever ... to get to the point where its ready.
Ah, okay. When will the oven have its face made?
Maybe Friday, but more like Sunday. Lets say Sunday, the 29th.
So there you have it: Kest is opening maybe Friday, but more likely Sunday ... maybe.
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