Fueling up again

Talking SCHOP!

Kysha Harris | 4/24/2014, 4:17 p.m.
In 2008, I put Pizzeria 123 on my “Best of Harlem” list for their medium plain pizza—well done, of course. ...
First margherita Kysha Harris photo

As we moved over to pay, there they were—beer taps! That’s right, draft and bottled beer can be purchased. I restrained myself that night, but look out next time!

The pizzas were right, and for the price of $8 or less, they were fresh, filling and flavorful. The salad was a nice option as well.

I have a couple of notes in addition to the signage mention above. The petite shrimp they use gets lost physically and flavor-wise in the final product. Larger shrimp would better service their customers. Additionally, the ventilation system needs improvement. After sitting in Custom Fuel for 90 minutes, we emerged smelling like we worked there all day.

Overall, I had a great experience with Custom Fuel both at home and in the store. It is the right affordable pizza re-addition to the Harlem neighborhood. Welcome … back!

Happy eating and thanks for reading!


Kysha Harris

Kysha Harris is a food writer, culinary producer, consultant and owner of SCHOP!, a personalized food service offering weekly and in-home entertaining packages. Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback? Invitations? Email her at kysha@iSCHOP.com, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SCHOPgirl and on Facebook. For even more recipes, tips and food musings, subscribe to her blog.