With the exception of a few folks (John Wozniak and his wife) who showed up a bit later, this was the crowd who showed up for the Slice Birthday/Pizza Meet-Up yesterday. We've got, clockwise from red shirt at 11 o'clock: Scott "Pizza Tour" Wiener; Maggie Hoffman and her husband, Matt; Girl Slice; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt; exflexitarian; Moe; Donny Tsang; Hong-An Tran; Joshua Bousel and his wife, Kris; and Maggie's friend, John.
Yeah, I know, I should have had everyone look at the camera. After a few beers in, what decent camera skills I had sort of went out the back door.
South Brooklyn Pizza (First Avenue)
Maggie and Matt brought the first pie of the afternoon, a very nice Margherita pizza from nearby South Brooklyn Pizza on First Avenue (see our Daily Slice on SB here). (And, yeah, I know, "South Brooklyn" in Manhattan. Funny, huh?)
The Crowd Again
OK. You twisted my arm. Here's the crowd from another angle, where you can see some faces for a change.
Luzzo's Tartufo Pizza
Exflexitarian brought in a large tartufo pizza from Luzzo's. Very good stuff.
Peppers and Onions
Slice ordered four pies from Rosario's, a few blocks away on the Lower East Side. We figured that a typical NYC-style pizza wouldn't suffer too much on delivery. Rosario's was OK — the pizzas with toppings (we also ordered a pepperoni along with two plain pies) were the best. The plain Rosario's was pretty lackluster. (Sorry, all you Rosario's lovers!)
Sam's of Cobble Hill
Deja Vu All Over
I would love to track down just exactly who first drew/designed the Italian pizza chef dude doing the A-OK sign. It turns up everywhere — often with a steaming-hot pizza, as on the Sam's box here. It's almost a parody of itself at this point, but I don't think either of these places are using it ironically.
The '70s Called
They want their pizza magazine back! Seriously, though, Scott Wiener had the latest issue of Canadian Pizza with him. Yes, it's from 2010.
And, wow. A fan of Scott's tour sent him these custom-designed shoes. Snazzy! (Oh, and happy birthday, Scott! — He's one year older today, 10/25).