Real New York pizza in the most southern of cities | Restaurants
(WMC-TV) - Pizza gets taken for granted a lot. After all, it's one of the few foods you can get delivered reliably to your home no matter where you live in the country.
So it's easy to forget what pizza is supposed to taste like, but there's a place in Oxford that's impossible to forget, according to The Daily Mississippian.
It's called 6'N Tubbs and it's on Jackson Avenue. But don't call 6'N Tubbs a "restaurant."
The owner, Dennis Van Oostendorpis, was adamant about that, according to The DM.
“This place is not a restaurant," he said, grinning. "It’s more social than that. You come in, have a slice, shoot the breeze, watch the game and split when you’re ready. 6’N Tubbs is a pizza joint."
How did a man with the last name Van Oostendorpis learn how to make an Italian dish like pizza?
He was an executive chef for Sony (yes, that Sony) and had the good fortune to meet a co-worker with a last name more given to pizza-making.
“There was a Sicilian guy named Frank Darco, who had sold his pizzeria and retired and started working at Sony with me," Van Oostendorpis said. "You don’t learn how to make pizza. Someone has to show you. Darco showed me, and I use his recipe, altered a bit."