I think this has been reported on the blogs or on Chowhounds before, but with the new Di Fara hours (instituted after Dom DeMarco's knee surgery), they essentially lock you in at or shortly after 8:30 p.m. Johnny- and Janey-come-lately are, in turn, locked out while Dom serves the remaining crowd inside.
It's a bit sad to see didn't-make-its pull at the door handle and get shooed away by the gloating crowd inside, but what can you do. I also noted a fair amount of schadenfreude at the expense of the slowpokes.
I was there on Sunday night to help out a friend. She was taking part in an insane NYC food scavenger hunt. Getting a picture with me outside Di Fara was worth 25 points (35, if you count the other 10 for getting a picture with me in general).
I'm not even going to blab about the pizza. You already know about it. But here are some pizza porn shots for you to gawk at.
And, would you look at that! Someone stuck a Slice sticker on the door at Di Fara.
New hours at Di Fara, if you didn't catch it are as follows:
Tuesday through Sunday, lunch from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors close at 8:30 p.m. Closed Mondays.