Daily Slice: Eggplant Slice at Rosario's Pizza, NYC
Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately.
Since the cheese slice from Rosario's Pizza already received Kenji's Corner Slice stamp of approval, I went to see how one of their special slices would measure up. And this one was notably great: paper thin, flash-fried slices of eggplant top a very solid pizza base. The edges of the eggplant are lightly crisped while the centers, with a spot of sauce and a dusting of Parmesan, are super flavorul and not too mushy (the soggy factor was a definite concern when I ordered this slice). The crust is firm, but not dense, with a nice crunch. The trifecta bite with sauce, cheese, and eggplant was reminiscent of every delicious eggplant Parmesan I've had. And there's nothing wrong with that!
Rosario's Pizza173 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 (map) 212-777-9813
About the author: Paige Brocious is a former Serious Eats intern now helping out with Slice in Boston.