A Taste of Modern America

What better a way to celebrate the 4th of July than by eating – especially eating a dish that emigrated to America and became even better? After all, isn’t that what America’s all about? People from all over the world coming to a new land in hopes of building a better life?

I wandered down to the historic South Street Seaport on July 4th and checked out the mini-Smorgasburg. The selection of vendors was surprisingly sparse, but they did have one of my favorites: Pizza Moto. And they were offering a special Independence Day pie: The Pork of July. It was a basic margherita pizza topped with bacon and pepperoni. Frankly, it doesn’t get much more patriotic than that.

Pizza Moto's Pork of July pizza at the South Street Seaport's Smorgasburg.

Pizza Moto’s Pork of July pizza at the South Street Seaport’s Smorgasburg.