'Thirty-One' on Serious Eats

Astoria's Thirty-One Gutted by Fire

Photographs by Dan Dickinson Thirty-One, the popular pizzeria just steps from the steps of the Ditmars Boulevard elevated train station, was destroyed by fire early this morning, Slice's Queens correspondent reports. Damaged, too, are McDonald's, Twin Donut, and the optician next door. Thirty-One, located at 22-48 31st Street, was well-regarded by many of the neighborhood's pizza lovers and had been recommended to Slice by several of them. It served small 4-by-4-inch slices (above) cut from long, oval pies that came from a Woodstone oven. Slice had actually visited Thirty-One several times in anticipation of a review but, like the... More

Daily News Pizza Roundup

This is another week-old one that we neglected to post about during our renovation. The Daily News did a roundup of New York City's best pizzerias last week. As we told Eater, the new foodblog from the folks who brought you Curbed: A nice roundup, I think. A lot of it is old hat to me, but there were some nice surprises in there, particularly a couple Brooklyn places (Graziella's, Laura's) that have been lurking one or two neighborhoods over from Slice HQ.Irene Sax knows her stuff, and I agree with most of her assessments, although I don't know why... More

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