We at Slice really feel for our pizza-lovin' peeps who don't live in New York City. They have to eat either some chain-store garbage or else some crap that some folks like to think of as pizza.
That's why it's always nice to see former New Yorkers (in this case, a Brooklynite) open New Yorkstyle pizzerias in other cities.
I found the pizza crust to be more chewy than crispy, and slightly thicker than I expected -- not the super-thin crust with slightly charred bottom that my hard-core Manhattanite friend marks as the gold standard. But the hand-tossed pies were tasty with a slightly sweet tomato sauce.
New pizza combinations are introduced every few years, joining a tried-and-true lineup that includes the Manhattan (artichoke hearts, black olives, mushrooms and coppacola), or the Brooklyn (pepperoni, mushrooms and olives).
I've visited Jet City many timeshaving lived in beautiful and rainy and nearby Portland, Oregonbut I've never been to Piecora's. Maybe Slice's Seattle-based readers (there's at least one) can enlighten us as to its merits?
And here's an interesting story about Piecora's, from that charmingly snarky alt-weekly The Stranger: "Jesus Crust: Piecora's Pizza Opens Church in Dining Room."
And, Village Pizzeria on Whidbey Island is supposed to serve a good East Coaststyle clam pie.
PIECORA'S NY PIZZA & PASTA
Location: 1401 E. Madison Street, Seattle WA
Payment accepted: Cash and plastic
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m.11 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.midnight; Saturday, 12 p.m.midnight; Sunday 12 p.m.10 p.m.
* Post-Intelligencer is one of our favorite newspaper names.