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Emmett's Does Not Serve the Chicago Deep Dish You're Looking For

Slice: New York Max Falkowitz 56 comments

Emmett's, a three-month-old South Village tavern, has everything a local pub could need. There's a cozy room, a surprisingly good wine and beer list, and tastefully eclectic decor that skirts TGI Friday's kitsch. It has two problems: food that is not very good and a long queue of prospective diners who think that it is. More

New York: A Pleasant, Thin-Crust Surprise at Emporio

Slice: New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 3 comments

Shock, dismay, shame...let's just say it was quite the humbling moment when I realized we had yet to review—let alone try— the pies at Emporio. Not only is the modest, inviting restaurant located mere blocks from Serious Eats HQ, but we really, really like the place. The two Roman-style pizzas I encountered on a recent visit proved revelatory—if not on a city-wide scale, certainly on a how-did-I-not-know-this-was-in-my-neighborhood one. More

Square Up at Prince Street Pizza in Soho

Adam Kuban 16 comments

Nearly a decade into the wood-fired Neapolitan-pizza surge, it seems that square pizza is due for some love. Roman-style pizza has slowly made some inroads into the New York scene, and new joints like Best Pizza and Cotto Bene are both upholding the traditional NYC square styles while also doing something new. Add to that roster Prince Street Pizza, which bills itself as the "Home of the Soho Square." More

Daily Slice: Piazza 17, Manhattan

Daily Slice Carey Jones 3 comments

Greasy and hefty, it's not the most refined pizza you've ever had, but for $3, we got quite a good lunch out of it. We'd go back to try more. More

Daily Slice: Cauliflower and Gruyere Pizza at Grandaisy, NYC

Daily Slice Carey Jones 5 comments

Grandaisy Bakery is a fine destination for thin squares of pizza; we recently enjoyed the Couolfiore($3.25), cauliflower and Gruyere. More

Daily Slice: Ricotta Slice, Birdbath Bakery, Soho

Daily Slice Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

The little slices at Birdbath in Soho are part pizza, part tart, but they're quite nice—delicate and flaky, like a flat square of croissant dough brushed with rich, cooked-down tomato sauce. The edges look as if they were cut with pinking shears, and there isn't any puff, but the crust is salted just enough and it's rich without being overwhelming. More

NYC Quintessential: Lombardi's Coal-Oven Pizza

Slice: New York Adam Kuban 25 comments

I'll just say it: Lombardi's is kind of a big tourist thing. After having been hyped in countless national newspaper and magazine stories, guidebooks, and travel shows, this "first pizzeria in America" is pretty much packed any night of the week with people more likely to hail from Manhattan, Kansas, than Manhattan Manhattan. (OK, that's probably an exaggeration, but poetic license, you know?) More

Daily Slice: Phil's Pizza, Greenwich Village

Daily Slice Sean Taylor 2 comments

Phil's Pizza opened its doors on Varick Street in 1972. If the sepia-tone photos posted on the wall are any indication, not much has changed since. Homemade signs with crossed-out prices layered with decades of grease are strewn about the pizzeria, and the slice is classic. More

Daily Slice: Ben's vs. Ben's

Daily Slice Adam Kuban 8 comments

Today's Daily Slice is a two-fer. Aren't you lucky? I just couldn't visit one Ben without also visiting the other. So here we're putting Famous Ben's Pizza of Soho (Spring Street) head to head with Ben's Pizzeria on West 3rd and MacDougal. Over the years I've been blabbing on Slice, I've had people recommend one of them consistently over the other. Until yesterday I couldn't remember which one that was. And you know what? I still don't. But I now know which one I like more. More

Where to Get Deep Dish Pizza in NYC? Not at L'asso

Nick Solares 19 comments

I was eating a dainty Neapolitan pizza with Adam Kuban recently when I lamented the fact that there's no Chicago deep dish pizza available in NYC (putting aside the few remaining branches of awful chain Uno Chicago Grill, which is actually headquartered in Boston). Adam mentioned that there is a place in Astoria that reportedly sells deep dish pies, but a few days later Time Outannounced that L'Asso is now selling a deep dish pie much closer to my Manhattan home. More

NYC Quintessential: Ray's Pizza, Prince Street

Nick Solares 23 comments

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Ray's Pizza 27 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (Elizabeth/Mott; map) Pizza Style: New York–style Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: As classical an example of New York City pizza as you will find. A well-balanced slice with a classic flavor Price: Plain slices, $2.65; pies, $16 Ray's Pizza on Prince Street opened it doors in 1959. Although the word "original" does not appear in its name, there is a fairly broad consensus (if not a unanimous one) that it is in fact the first of the numerous Ray-named pizzerias in New York City. "A Ray's on... More

Manhattan: Fanelli's Cafe (Yes, It Serves Pizza)

Nick Solares 7 comments

Fanelli's 94 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (between Greene St & Mercer St); 212-226-9412; Pizza Style: Bar Oven Type: Gas The Skinny?Classic New York City watering hole serves a not-so-classic pizza Price: 9-inch personal pie, $11 Fanelli's Cafe has been around in its current form since Michael Fanelli bought it in 1922 and, in defiance of the Prohibition laws that went into effect that year, turned his new "cafe" into a speakeasy and gin mill under the guise of selling food. But the building itself has an even more storied past, dating back to at least 1847 as... More

Openings: Emporio, SoHo

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 4 comments

Of this Roman-inspired trattoria New York magazine says, "... there’s pizza from a wood-burning brick oven, with toppings like guanciale, Tuscan kale, and pecorino cream." Emporio: 231 Mott Street, New York NY 10012 (b/n Prince and Spring streets; map); 212-966-1234... More

Where to Get Clam Pizza in NYC

Adam Kuban 8 comments

Photograph from "Boppadopoulos" on Flickr New York magazine gives a rundown on where to get clam pizza in New York City: Franny's: 295 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (b/n Prospect and St. Marks; map); 718-230-0221; frannysbrooklyn.comBussaco: 833 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11217 (near Seventh Avenue; map); 718-857-8828Lombardi's: 32 Spring Street, New York NY 10012 (near Mott Street; map); 212-941-7994; firstpizza.comOtto: 1 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003 (corner of 8th Street; map); 212-995-9559; ottopizzeria.comFornino: 187 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211 (at North 7th Street; map); 718-384-6004South Brooklyn Pizza: 451 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 (near 4th Place; map); 718-852-6018... More

L'Asso Pizza Guide in Next Week's 'Onion'

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If you're not into the habit of picking up the Onion satirical newspaper, here's a reason next week. From an email we just got from the folks at L'Asso: The L'asso Pizza Guide—the definitive guide to pizza—will be carried as a NYC Onion insert (10/9/2008). The guide is a humorous and informational guide to pizza—from its humble beginnings in ancient times to its current incarnation as one of the world's favorite foods. It's been a year in the making!The one-of-a-kind guide chews on the anthropological aspects of pizza (Are you a dutiful dabber, a hi-fi folder, or a spicy sprinkler?),... More

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

DJ Bubbles 18 comments

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

The Pizza Express

Adam Kuban 8 comments

After starting a six-pizzeria pizza crawl at Franny's, travelers board the" Pizza Express." This afternoon I had the pleasure of riding aboard what I'll call the Scott Wiener Pizza Express. Scott Wiener is a true pizza lover, one who keeps a pizza journal that's legendary among those who know him, and his love and enthusiasm for the pie is truly infectious. So much so that a little more than 20 people showed up for a tour that would take us from Prospect Heights to deep Brooklyn, up to East Harlem, and back again to Brooklyn (see map, after the... More

Any Good 24-Hour Pizza Joints in NYC?

Adam Kuban 7 comments

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

From the Mailbag: 'The Definitive Top 10 List'

DJ Bubbles 38 comments

An interesting item hit the Slice inbox yesterday. OK guys, put this in your pie and smoke it! A couple of caveats: The list isn't quite as definitive as it claims to be, as it is missing any critical analysis of Staten Island, Queens, and Bronx joints. When you guys post this on the site (front page, please), perhaps you may want to refer to it as "The Definitive Manhattan and Brooklyn Top 10 List." We've all been to these places enough times to know what's going on and who's coming with their A game and who isn't. Seltzerboy, as... More

Ray's: The Question Remains Unanswered

Adam Kuban 3 comments

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

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