2. The Bee Sting Pizza, Roberta’s
Opened in 2008 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Roberta’s has grown from a small pizzeria to a full-scale restaurant serving up dishes from oxtail ragu to marinated cucumber salad. Despite its expansion, the restaurant remains true to its pizza roots, offering unique and delicious pies such as the Beastmaster (tomato, mozzarella, gorgonzola, pork sausage, onion, caper, jalapeno) and the ShroomsDay Device (taleggio, oyster mushrooms, pickled onions, scallion, black pepper, cream).
Its off-menu favorite is a different, sweeter kind of pie: the Bee Sting Pizza. Made with fresh mozzarella, slices of spicy soppressata, and drizzled with honey, the Bee Sting has a distinct taste that works surprisingly well. Originally offered on the menu at a Roberta’s pizza cart in Madison Square Park in 2011, the now off-menu pizza can be ordered at the Bushwick location on 261 Moore Street for those who crave a salty-spicy-sweet combination.