Pizza bracket 13: Buzzy's vs. La Hacienda
One taste of the Buzzy’s pie made it easy to see why this parlor trounced earlier contestants. Its thin, easy-to-fold crust—accented by cornmeal for additional crunch—held a worthy balance of cheese, spicy, thinly-sliced pepperoni, and a fresh, herbal sauce, singing with oregano, a seasoning that most pizza joints around here have forgotten. Only a residual grease factor marred a truly fine performance. Reason enough for a trip to the Falls.
The truly legendary La Hacienda had turned back all comers in the early rounds, but Buzzy’s oregano-scented breath was hot on its neck. Would it be up to the challenge? If you’re not a regular, the pies turned out by La Hac are revelations: serious, high quality thin-crusted foldable pizzas, with a fine balance between cheese, sauce and (very) spicy pepperoni. In fact, the Niagara pies seemed like cousins—although the La Hacienda side of the family didn’t get the memo about oregano.
The winner of this bracket will be revealed in the November issue of Buffalo Spree. Who would you pick? Reply in comments and you will also be eligible to win our Pizza Showdown contest.