'Joes' on Serious Eats

New York Quintessentials: 12 Classic Pizza Joints You Should Know

New York has long been regarded as a, if not the, pizza Mecca. But these days, many of our city's most highly publicized pizzerias share increasingly less with the slice joints and classic pie shops that engendered that reputation in the first place. Whether you're a native New Yorker or a first-time visitor, here are 12 old-school pizzerias you should definitely know. More

The Corner Slice: The Best Slice on Bleecker Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

So we're cheating a little bit this week, since the block between 6th and 7th Avenues on Bleecker is technically subdivided into 4 smaller blocks due to the off-grid street intersections. It's still somewhat of a pizza hot spot in the city though, with three New York joints (Joe's, Bleecker, and ZPizza), a Neapolitan pie joint (Kesté), a Roman pizza spot (Roma), and the New York-Neapolitan pie restaurant John's. But we're interested in one thing: who makes the best order-by-the-slice pizza? More

Joe vs. Joe: A New Pizza Battle Is Brewing

Pino Pozzuoli, the owner of original Joe's Pizza (which moved two doors down Carmine Street from its longtime home on the corner of Bleecker) is involved in a legal fight with his former son-in-law, Guiseppe Vitale, who worked with Mr. Pozzuoli until divorcing Pozzuoli's daughter in 2004. Mr. Vitale then opened a Joe's Pizza of Bleecker Street in Brooklyn as well as two locations in California. More

Alan Richman Names Top 25 Pizzas in the U.S.

Chicago Upstart Great Lake Has Country's Best Pizza Alan Richman (left) and Lucali proprietor-pizzaiolo Mark Iacono (right) hold a copy of the June 2009 issue of "GQ" in front of Iacono's Lucali (the No. 2 pizza in the U.S.) at press event celebrating the story's May 19 publication. The issue contains Richman's "American Pie," a list of the top 25 pizzerias in the country. In the June issue of GQ, food writer extraordinaire Alan Richman ranks the top 25 pizzas in the U.S. after visiting what he considers the top 10 pizza cities in the country. The story is much... More

In Videos: Heidi Klum Goes Undercover in Pizza Prank

Project Runway's Heidi Klum went undercover as a pizza clerk as part of a CBS show that airs tonight called I Get That a Lot. The show puts celebrities in everyday, ordinary jobs and films how they react to customers who recognize them--or don't. As Klum tells Entertainment Tonight: "I got to be the pizza girl. I got to be someone I am normally not. I was quite rude to people. I would bite their pizza and give it to them. I would drop the dough on the floor, pick it up and use it." [Video, after the jump.... More

14th Street and Below: A DJ Bubbles Drive-By

Pizza Box: A new top-5 Manhattan slice contender? Find out below » It's all good in the hood. I am happy to report that the state of the slice below 14th Street in Manhattan could be much worse. I know I haven't hollered at you in a minute, but I've been around town, and I'm about to break it down. In recent weeks, I've traversed all three Villages, SoHo, and several other sub-14 neighborhoods--stopping at joints that haven't been hit by a DJB Drive By and checking in at some of my familiar spots. I've hit up Vinny Vincenz... More

Pie Do!

The coolest wedding reception EVER. Only in New York, kids. Only in New York. Photograph from Flickr member jsmooth995, via Nicholas Tang. Quintessential New York: Wedding Pizza [HipHopMusic.com]... More

That's Amore: Missed Connection At Joe's Pizza

In a new(ish) feature we're calling "That's Amore," we'll be posting items found on the Craigslist Missed Connections section. To view the original Craigslist posting (and get contact info), click on the posting's headline. Last night at Joe's Pizza (6th Ave and West 4) - m4w Date: 2005-02-04, 1:27PM EST Last night, around 9:11pm I went to Joe's Pizza on 6th Ave and West 4 to get a slice of pizza. I had a grey coat, a red bag and a black NYU rucksach. You were buying an entire pizza pie. We smiled to each other twice. I will never... More

Joe's Pizza On 'Law & Order'

RELATED READINGGrimaldi's on Law & Order: Legendary Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO pizzeria Grimaldi's played an important role in a Briscoe-Curtis L&O episode called "Tabula Rasa," about a man who had fled New York and started his life over. This is one of our favorite posts, as it was the first entry of ours to be mentioned by major blog, thereby putting Slice on the radar. The episode of Law & Order filmed at the now-closed location of Joe's Pizza, on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine streets, aired last night. I was cat-sitting a friend's tabby and missed the show, but... More

The Post On Joe's Closing: 'Sad Slice Of Life'

Not much time this morning to write much of an entry here, but here's the New York Post on the Joe's closing: When your rent hits the sky, like a kick to the eye — that's finito. Joe's Pizza, a world-renowned Bleecker Street fixture on the corner of Carmine Street, is closing after 29 years because of an enormous rent hike, the owner told The Post. "It makes me sad," said Joe Pozzuoli. The landlord is "asking too much. I offered him $11,000. He said no, he said he's renting it for $15,000 plus tax." That's quite a jump... More

Say It Ain't So: Joe's Closing Bleecker Street Corner Location

We just got word that Joe's Pizza, a solid slice shop on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine in the Village, is closing its prime corner location. This info comes to the pizza world from real estate–obsessed website Curbed. Seems like the rent has gotten too high. Joe's will maintain its location three doors down. FURTHER READING Tien & Audrey on Joe's. Wrapped in Dough on Joe's. Image courtesy of Curbed... More

Voice Choices

SAY NUMBER 13: Dom DeMarco, Slice's "Italian hero," makes the cover of this week's Village Voice. The alt-weekly's Robert Sietsema tallies his top 100 Italian restaurants, DeMarco of Di Fara fame clocking in at lucky thirteen. Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice runs down his top 100 Italian restaurants. Seeing as how pizza is Italian or Italian American (depending on style), there are more than a few pizzerias in the mix. The usual suspects appear throughout as well as a few surprises and what might be hidden gems. Following, we've digested the list, ignoring any nonpizza establishments. For the full... More

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