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.
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.
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).