'T and R Pizza' on Serious Eats

Neighborhood Watch: Upper West Side, West End Avenue in the 70s

New Pizza Town is the only option in the neighborhood for a grandma pie—it's insanely garlicky but the crust can sometimes be leathery and tough. In a perfect Upper West Side pizza world, in which I don't need my pizza delivered, I head to Sal and Carmine's to satisfy my primal pizza urges. If I have a hankering for coal-oven pizza in the hood, I pick up from Patsy's on West 74th Street (they only deliver during the day). But sometimes (often, let's face it) I don't feel like moving when I get home, so pizza delivery is in... More

Here's a Tip: Mediocre Pizza Is Better When You Order It 'Well-Done'

Pizza photograph by The Pizza Review T&R, where I often get my delivery and take-out pies. For the last year, whenever I've ordered a conventional-gas-oven, mediocre-ingredients-laden, decent-crusted plain pie from my local pizzeria of choice, T&R, I have been specifying that my pie be well-done. Why? Because uncooked, gummy pizza dough may be my No. 1 pizza pet peeve (also known as my "PPP"). Nothing ruins a pizza like a bite filled with raw dough. And you know what? Ordering well-done really makes a difference. My last pie from T&R was most excellent. Am I the only pizza lover... More

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