Get Sauced: New ‘Sauce Pizzeria’ Opens this Friday on Rivington Street

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

From the crumbs of cupcakes rises another – it’s the dawn of a new dough. Indeed, slice slinging Sauce is ready to debut on the Lower East Side, and its adding some new square options to its culinary repertoire.

As previously reported, four months after opening a standalone pizza parlor in the East Village, Sauce recently acquired the lease on the adjacent spot at 84 Rivington – formerly Sweet Buttons. They now command the block between Orchard and Allen.

For this iteration, owner Adam Elzer has conjured a completely new dough recipe, incorporating fresh mashed potatoes – yes, you read that correctly – into his sourdough starter, which he mixes with dry yeast and refrigerates overnight. There’s some other sorcery involved, including baking the dough in buttered square pans, with Parmesan cheese tucked into the sides to create a cheesy exterior layer to the crust (honestly, you had us at “buttered”).

Naturally, there will be a smattering of new pies. For example, an Upside Down Cheese Square Pie with Mozzarella, Pecorino, tomato sauce, wild Sicilian oregano and breadcrumbs; or the Vodka Square Pie with Mantecato sauce, fresh Mozzarella and basil; or the Seasonal Veggie Pie with olive oil, ricotta, Mozzarella, garlic, assorted seasonal veggies.

The new pizzeria will be open for business this Friday (January 18) with “Free Slice Day” happening the day before, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.

Meanwhile, it’s uncertain how the fire at Sauce last month will affect the timeline of its reopening. It remains closed until further notice.

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