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Any Good 24-Hour Pizza Joints in NYC?

Reader comment and response is still pouring in thanks to yesterday's New York Times story. So many great comments and recommendations. And questions. Reaching into the proverbial mailbag, we have ... Dear Slice, Do you know of any good late night or 24 hour pizza places in NYC? —Bilal Dear Bilal, Slice is a homebody, more prone to lying prone on the couch at night, remote in hand, watching Battlestar Galactica. But our favorite late-night (if not 24-hour) place is Vinny Vincenz. Great squares here. Sunday through Thursday till 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday till 4:30 a.m. Late enough for... More

Ray's: The Question Remains Unanswered

In yesterday's New York Times F.Y.I. column, the question was raised: Where was the first Ray's Pizza, and what's the story behind it? A. Why don’t you ask something simple, like what happened to Judge Crater? Some New York culinary questions (just who invented the black-and-white cookie is another) are destined to remain shrouded in mystery. The evolution of Ray’s Pizza resists an easy explanation.... The Ray’s question is also bristling with lawyers. Rosolino Mangano, of Famous Original Ray’s Pizza on Columbus Avenue near 83rd Street, went to court in the early 1990’s, registered that name and branched out with... More

Vento (New York Times)

PHOTOGRAPH BY HIROKO MASUIKE for the New York TimesStephen Hanson, whose B.R. Guest Restaurants company owns Ruby Foo's Dim Sum and Sushi Palace, Blue Water Grill, Blue Fin, Dos Caminos, and the New York Times–3-star Fiamma Osteria, among others, has opened Vento, which apparently serves pizza. Sam Sifton, in the Times, is not keen on Vento's pies: It is far too early, perhaps, to evaluate how good any of it is, or will be. Restaurants, even franchise operations, take a while to find their sea legs. But there is promise in those pastas, in an almost smoky appetizer of braised... More

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