We've mentioned what I like to call "The Various Rays" a lot on Slice. And to anyone outside NYC, the saga can be confusing to say the least. Heck, even for people who live here, there's often disagreement about which of the "World Famous Original Ray's Famous Pizza" joints is the original.
'The Various Ray's' on Serious Eats
If you're watching Castle on ABC tonight you might be wondering, Is there really an Authentic Nick's in NYC? The answer is no. There's no Authentic Nick's. Nor is there an Authentic Terrific Nick's or a Terrific Authentic Nick's.
[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...