The roni cup, also known as “cup and char” pepperoni, has long been a hallmark of pizza in Buffalo and parts of the Midwest, but over the last seven years, it’s been taking over New York City. Once sparingly available, the tiny pepp can be spotted on slices at more than a dozen shops across New York — from Emmy Squared in Williamsburg to Mama’s Too on the Upper West Side. Many new restaurants, including Seppe on Staten Island, are now even forgoing traditional pepperoni from the outset.
It’s become a full-blown trend, propelled by Instagram, one particular sausage distributor, and the fact that people dig the taste. Pizza with roni cups can be found all over the place, but here are some popular ones to try.Read More