The five boroughs are dotted with numerous cuisine-unspecific kosher restaurants, serving everything from shawarma to pizza to sushi, all rabbinically approved for Orthodox Jewish consumption. Benjy's Kosher Pizza Dairy Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Flushing is one notable example. According to the restaurant's extended name, a woman I spoke to while having lunch there, and this blog post (picked up by Gothamist), the pizza is the thing to order at Benjy's. And having read that post, there was no way I'd be ordering anything other than the Falafel Pizza.
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The "China Town" slice at Pizza 8 in Flushing's New World Mall food court is topped with Cantonese roasted pork, Taiwanese sausage, fried onion, green pepper, basil, and mozzarella. None of those things on their own are horrible. And in fact, some of them (the cha siu and the Taiwanese sausage) are AWESOME.
Even at 3:30 p.m., a steady stream of customers ordered slice after slice of ultra-thin, crisp pizza. The sauce, applied in ample amounts along with a hefty amount of cheese to balance it out, is a tiny bit sweet and spiked with a pleasant mixture of herbs.
Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, we've got ... I am really disappointed that you haven't done a review of Amore Pizza in Flushing, Queens. It is in the Pathmark shopping center on Linden Place and the Whitestone Expressway. I have been going there for years and can't believe that you haven't been there yet. Give it a shot. It is worth the trip. Thank you, Mike...
KAZUO GANBATTE! * Kazuo Matsui's Seibu Lions card, with an actual piece of a game-used baseball (top left). Shea Stadium, or, as Seltzerboy likes to call it, "Shea International Airport" (top right). Mets players swarm Cliff Floyd, whose ninth-inning single drove in the game's winning run (middle). The food directory that led us to the pizza stand (above left). FOS (Friend of Slice) H.S. digs into (but doesn't dig) a lackluster slice (above right) at Shea. When it comes to sports, this reporter couldn't care less who's on first or who f_ _ _ed around and got a triple double....