Last week Old Greg dm’d me through Instagram. Normally, he’s quiet and sticks to himself. So it was kinda weird.– Burger Beast post on Instagram
I told him my birthday fell on Easter and that I wanted one of his pies to celebrate. He said that he would rise to the occasion for my bday which I appreciated.
We had never met before yesterday but I’d like to stay in contact with him. Old Greg, you nailed it!
As Ice Cube would say, yesterday was a good day. Actually he said today was a good day, but cut me slack, Old Greg will appreciate it.
You may be asking yourself, what the hell am I rambling on about?
There’s also the possibility that you know what I’m talking about OR that you’re batshit crazy, let’s hope for the former and not the latter.
Old Greg’s Pizza is naturally leavened. Again, you may know what I’m talking about, and I didn’t either.
Jacques de Langre breaks it down here for us simpletons:
Natural Leaven or Commercial Baker’s Yeast?
There are two methods for leavening bread and they differ totally in the way they act on the flour, as well as on the taste and nutritional effect of the resulting bread and, in the end, on the health of the consumer. The aim of bread fermentation is to transform the various nutrients freed by the milling of the grain and to modify them for optimum assimilation during digestion.
A Definition of Natural Leaven
Wild yeast, or multi-micro flora are the natural air-borne ferments that are generated or seeded in a dough left exposed to a clean and cool atmosphere under specific conditions of moisture and temperature and the exclusion of larger specimen. Within that fertile medium, lactic bacteria of the various beneficial types are found: B. Pastorianum, B. Delbrucki, B.Ternoas well as saccharomyces such as S.Pastorianus, and S. Cerevisiae. This type of microflora consumes little energy and multiplies quite slowly. Its growth duplicates the cycle of human breathing and that of wheat embryo germination. Wild yeast also naturally enriches the bread, due to an additional development of nutrients by the beneficial enzymes and ferments.
Hopefully you understood that cause I did not, lol
All I know is that it tastes great.
OLD GREG’S MISSION
The OG is bringing it back to basics. You won’t catch them cutting corners as it pertains to their tomato sauce, questionably sourced meats, and chemically laced flour.
You’re going to feel one hundred after eating one slice or an entire pie of Old Greg’s Pizza. And really, isn’t that how it should be?
WHO IS OLD GREG?
Old Greg is the starter that gives life to all of the pizza you will be enjoying from Old Greg’s Pizza.
Sure, Greg is the name of the guy behind the pies, but Old Greg is the talented fella here. Ok, truth be told, we can’t have one without the other, but I’m partial to Old Greg.
O.G. RONI PIE
The O.G. Roni Pie is their signature pizza.
Come close to the screen so I can whisper the toppings to you: fresh hand-wrapped local shredded mozzarella, Ezzo Sausage Co‘s pepperoni cups, and hot honey drizzle on Old Greg’s naturally-leavened dough.
HOW CAN YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON A PIE?
The short answer is, you can’t at this moment.
Until the current situation dies down, you will just need to follow them at @OldGregsPizza and imagine the light-as-air crust and tasty toppings touching your lips.
I already had one, and I’m right there with you, my friends.
We’ll get out of this soon enough, and before you know it, Old Greg’s Pizza will be a part of your life.