'Grandma slices' on Serious Eats

16 Great Square Slices in NYC

When we think of New York pizza, we often envision a pointy-tipped classic slice. Or when we think about the city's newer pizzerias, increasingly, we're dealing with a Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan pie. But there's no end of great square slices in the city—from puffy Sicilian to thinner, garlicky grandma slices to newer innovations like pickled vegetable pizza. Here are 16 of our favorite square slices in the city. What's your favorite? More

Daily Slice: Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Los Angeles

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. [Photographs: Kelly Bone] Tucked away in a quiet corner of Los Angeles' Sliver Lake area, Tomato Pie Pizza Joint slings New York–style pizzas, including the neighborhood favorite they call The Grandma. It's not quite what they call a grandma slice in New York, but it's wonderful. The round pie is primed with olive oil, fresh garlic and oregano, dappled with crushed tomatoes and mozzarella, and finished with a ticker tape parade of basil. There's no... More

Daily Slice: Maffei Pizza's Oft-Celebrated Grandma Slice Disappoints

Maffei Pizza's grandma slice has long been celebrated as one of the best of its form in Manhattan. I had one recently, and I have to say, I wasn't feelin' it. It's always easy to say, "Maybe they were off that day," but Maffei cranks through these slices day in, day out—it was flying out of the pan when I visited just before 1 p.m. Which is to say that they should have things down there. I would not revisit nor could I recommend. More

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