'Union Square' on Serious Eats

Ribalta: Neo-Neapolitan in Union Square

At Ribalta, pizzas are leavened by a natural starter that was brought back from Italy—it's somewhere between 80 and 100 years old, and over the course of a five to seven day rise it brings a noticeable lightness and cultured flavor to the dough. But unlike certain Neapolitan pizzerias that take a monastic approach to the One and Only pie, Ribalta plays around with tradition—just ask the hot dog and fries pizza or the limoncello-marinated chicken wings. More

Daily Slice: Margherita Slice, Pizza Bash NYC

I first learned of the term pizza bash after visiting New York City for the first time, in 1998, and reading it on a menu at a pizzeria on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Given the context, I figured it was what folks in these parts called a pizza party. A festive term, to be sure, so I was predisposed to liking the slices at Pizza Bash NYC, which opened earlier this year on Union Square West in Manhattan. More

NYC: Piola, Union Square

"Haven't been yet. Need to go. Don't like the name, but hey, The Flaming Lips and the Butthole Surfers have dumbass names and they're good, right?" —Adam Kuban, 2005 [Photographs: Nick Solares] Piola 48 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003; map); 212-777-7781; piola.it Pizza Style: Thin-crust upscale chain pizza Oven Type: Wood-fired The Skinny: Skinny is the right word; the pies here are LP-size and about as thin Price: $9.50 to $17 a pie We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to pizza here in New York City, with almost all styles represented (although I can't think... More

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