A Dang Good Review of Dang Brother Pizza
Originally a mobile catering service from San Diego, Dang Brother Pizza expanded to Utah this year as an innovative new food truck. Making their first appearance at the Winter Market in Ogden, Dang Brother is back this summer with exciting menu items and a brand-new oven crafted from a vintage fire truck. With the promise of wood-fired pizza made from scratch, my friends and I were off to Farmers Market Ogden to try this unique experience for ourselves.
The smell of smoke carried us to the far east end of the bustling market to the second-to-last stand. Though the line was long, it moved fast, with a friendly young lad quickly taking orders and stealing time for jokes and chatter with customers. We ordered three wood-fired pizzas, each made to order in a 900-degree oven right at their tent.
The smell of smoke carried us to the far east end of the bustling market to the second-to-last stand. Though the line was long, it moved fast, with a friendly young lad quickly taking orders and stealing time for jokes and chatter with customers.
We tried the Sexy Pepperoni ($14), the Utah ($16) and the Farmer’s Special ($18), the last of which changes frequently as Dang Brother works with other vendors at the local market to curate a new, unique pizza every Saturday. We waited about 15 minutes for our three pizzas, which were all made from scratch—seriously, this guy was throwing dough right there in the tent!
We started out with the Utah pizza, which consisted of an olive oil garlic base topped with mozzarella, bacon, french fries, red onion, cilantro, parmesan and a drizzle of their house-made fry sauce. The pizza dough was warm and chewy with the perfect amount of char on each bite. The bacon was the standout star, but it wasn’t overpowering due to the balance of zesty fry sauce and crispy french fries. This pizza was especially savory and filling.
Next, we tried the Farmer’s Special. This week, it had an olive oil garlic base with red onions, roasted broccoli, bacon, mushrooms and feta cheese. This one had my friends and I wondering why broccoli isn’t used more as a pizza topping. The crunch from the broccoli and red onions was the perfect contrast to the gooey cheese and meaty mushrooms. My only complaint with this pizza is that I wouldn’t be able to order it every weekend, but it piqued my curiosity for the different combinations coming next!
My only complaint with this pizza is that I wouldn’t be able to order it every weekend, but it piqued my curiosity for the different combinations coming next!
Finally, we finished off with the Sexy Pepperoni, an enhanced version of your average pepperoni pizza. It starts off with a standard marinara base topped with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, parmesan and feta. I don’t know what it was that made this pizza so Dang good, but it was the group favorite by far! The marinara sauce was full of flavor and complimented the charred, wood-fired crust. Sweet and acidic, it was balanced by the savory pepperonis and sharp feta pieces.
Each of us stuffed to the brim, we still had extra slices to take home and enjoy later. When the pizza is made to order and filled with fresh, unique ingredients, $12–18 per pizza is a great value. Take the time to check out Dang Brother Pizza at Farmers Market Ogden every Saturday this summer. Don’t live in Ogden? You can also check out Dang Brother at the Sunset City Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 5–9 p.m. or on Wednesdays at the Roy Community Farmers Market from 5–8 p.m.
Be sure to grab a slice from Dang Brother Pizza on Sunday, August 13 at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. I promise you’ll have a Dang good time!
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