NY Pizza Suprema
A square slice with a satisfyingly crisp crust.
The vodka slice we love.
Loaded with savory mushrooms on beautifully charred, pliant crust.
Look, we're not saying you HAVE to get the Brussels sprouts pie on a trip to Motorino, but we were quite happy this was on the menu last night.
We were sure to hit up the slices from this Midtown favorite.
A relative newcomer to the NYC pizza scene. Kale on a pie? Yeah, we're pleased.
Cowboy also featured a pizza with sweet chunks of squash, bolstered by raisins and olives.
Forcella's fried Montanara pie, awesome as always.
We really loved this butternut squash slice from Grandaisy, loaded with a chunky squash purée. O hai, Fall.
The cauliflower slice, with little charred florets, was also a winner.
Grandaisy's potato pizza came kissed with rosemary.
Can't mess with the classic.
Another excellent butternut squash pie, with creamy mozzarella and tender mini zucchini as well.
That mini zucchini also appeared on this bread crumb-topped pie.
The only pepperoni pizza we encountered, and a welcome one.
The sweet herb-flecked sauce on this pizza is an ode to old school New York style.
A cheese-free offering from Lucali, with little chunks of roasted tomato.
Zucchini and bell pepper adorn this thin-crust slice.
Satisfyingly weighty with prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
The Line Outside
When we arrived half an hour before the party started, the line had already turned the corner and run the length of the block down Houston Street. By the time doors opened, the line went 'round one more corner.
The basement of St. Anthony's, ringed with pizza on all four walls. Kudos to the Slice Out Hunger team for this ring-around-the-pizza setup, which made for a fast-moving line of carby, cheesy joy.
And in the center of it all, happy pizza fans hard at work downing 20-or-so slices. Pop music played from the stereo as we gathered on the floor of a gymnasium-like room. High school homecoming party nostalgia? Hell yes, in the best of ways.