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NYC: Dollar Slice Feud Concludes

Slice: New York Meredith Smith 8 comments

It's been named one of New York's Top Ten Pizza Feuds of All Time and it may have finally been laid to rest. The New York Times reports that the Midtown spat that caused slice prices to drop to a new low in the spring of this year (when the dollar slice chain 2 Bros. moved into the neighborhood of Bombay/6 Ave. Pizza), may have found resolution with a price compromise. More

'New York Times' on the Drop of the Dollar Slice

Slice: New York Meredith Smith 6 comments

A price war sprang up between Bombay Fast Food/6 Ave. Pizza and neighboring Joey Pepperoni's. While Joey's isn't really entangled in the thick of it, they initiated the first price drop from $1.50 to $1.00. The family run Indian pizza parlor and candy shop Bombay had no choice but to slash their prices as well. But things get really nasty when an all out 'Game of Thrones' style power/price struggle began to escalate with the arrival of a third slice shop, a 2 Bros. outlet. More

Do New York Dollar Slices Represent a Unique Pizza Style?

Slice: New York J. Kenji López-Alt 25 comments

Sure, on the surface, it resembles a typical thin-crusted New York slice with a thin layer of sauce and cheese and a mildly blistered, brown edge. But superficial similarities belie some fundamental differences. Here's what makes a one-dollar-New-York slice a completely unique entity from a normal New York slice. More

Comment of the Day

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 1 comment

"There is a place in this world/country/city for 99¢ pizza. And that place is growing faster than the five-buck slice place." —1969mets... More

Where to Get 99-Cent Slices (aka Dollar Pizza) in NYC

Adam Kuban 8 comments

If by "dollar pizza in NYC," you mean Manhattan, here are all the 99-cent and/or dollar slice joints we know of in the city. If we've missed any, set us straight in the comments. Without further ado, cheap pizza from the top of the island to the bottom. More

Dear Slice: Zimari Dollar Slices 'Not as Bad as You'd Expect'

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 1 comment

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, some intel from our friend Fred. --The Mgmt. I went to Zimari this afternoon, and the $1 slice is not as bad as you'd expect (he raved). The crust is kind of cardboardy, but I've had a lot worse at more expensive places, and the cheese and sauce are quite decent; the latter has sort of a basil flavor, though no actual basil of course.Recommended procedure is to take out your slice from Zimari and then go the hot-dog vendor at the southeast corner of 33rd and Park, who has an oddly large... More

Openings: Zimari Pizza, Another Dollar-Slice Joint

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 2 comments

Another opening for you. Grub Street reports that Zimari Pizza is open (as of last week) and serving $1 slices, $8 pies. Cheese only for now. Zimari Pizza: 31st Street b/n Park and Lexington avenues... More

Reminder: 50¢ Square Slices at Rizzo's This Weekend

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary Rizzo's has been doing 50 days of various 50¢ deals. The celebration comes to an end tomorrow with the best of the bunch—50¢ square slices. The special applies to two slices per customer, in-store only. Rizzo's 30-13 Steinway Street, Astoria NY 11103 (Queens, b/n 30th/31st avenues; map) 718-721-9862 rizzosfinepizza.com... More

Cheap-Slice Showdown: St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza vs. 99 Cent Fresh Pizza

Adam Kuban 13 comments

From left: St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza, 542 Ninth Ave, New York NY 10018 (at West 40th Street; map). 99¢ Fresh Pizza, 569 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10036 (at 41st Street; map). Click all photos for larger versions. These and all subsequent photos feature 2 Bros. on left and 99¢ on right. Fig. 1: A side-by-side comparison of St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza and 99¢ Fresh Pizza slices. Yesterday afternoon, Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch issued a challenge via blog and tweet. He claims he doesn't know much about pizza and wanted my opinion on the hot new... More

Pizza Special at Little Luzzo's

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From tipster Mark R.: "Had a slice there yesterday, place seems to be having a special. Slices are $1.50 instead of $2.50, and Sicilian slices are $2 instead of $3. The special will last for a couple of weeks. Regular slice much better than Sicilian. The latter is too bready, while the former has a fine, crisp slightly burned crust, tangy and sweet tomato sauce, and good size blobs of melted mozzarella on them." Little Luzzo's: 119 East 96th Street, New York NY 10029 (b/n Park and Lex; map)... More

Pizza for $1 at St. Marks 2 Brothers Pizza Plus

Raphael 11 comments

I'd buy that for a dollar. Walking down the street, if you see a sign advertising pizza for one measly dollar, I don't care who you are, you stop in and get a slice. It's a moral duty to be this thrifty, to take advantage of a deal like that. Keep your expectations low, and you might be surprised. Looks like pizza. I guess the 2 Bros. people have figured out how to eke a profit using the strategy of premade components, finding a high-traffic area, and doing some serious volume. A new branch of 2 Bros. Pizza (at... More

99-Cent Fresh Pizza Line

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Midtown Lunch Check out the line at 99¢ Fresh Pizza. Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch (and Serious Eats New York editor) captured this scene last Wednesday. That line's on par with Di Fara, though I doubt the place is as good. 99¢ Fresh Pizza 151 East 43rd Street, New York NY 10017 (b/n Third and Lexington avenues; map); 212-922-0257... More

60-Cent Pizza at East Harlem Patsy's Tuesday, August 19

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 5 comments

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the big 60¢ pizza price rollback at Patsy's in East Harlem. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the coal-oven legend is going nuts. You can grab an entire pizza for 60¢ tomorrow (Tuesday, August 19) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 2287 First Avenue, New York NY 10035 (b/n 117th and 118th streets; map)... More

$1 Pizza on St. Marks Place

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The blog Blondie and Brownie reports on 2 Bros. Pizza, which offers dollar slices on St. Marks Place: "The pizza wasn't the greatest, but it was a dollar. I'd rate it as not quite as good as 99 Cent Fresh Pizza, but better than Prince Deli 99 cent pizza. If you're a starving NYU student or a hungry person wandering around the village I give it two thumbs up." [via Serious Eats New York] 2 Bros. Pizza 32 St. Marks Place, New York NY 10003 (Second/Third; map) 212-777-0600 2brospizza.com... More

Frank's Pizza

seltzerboy 8 comments

FRANKLY, MY DEAR, IT'S NOT VERY GOODLet's call this the Slice home game—rather, the home-wrecking game. Surely the ramifications are nothing quite that serious, but the topic that sparked the spat certainly is.A wistful wife swears by her standby pizza place. Her dubious husband wants no part of it. Who you gonna call? That was how Our Leader and I stumbled upon Frank's Pizza, a Gramercy Park mainstay that I left wishing would not stay.Frank's is the kind of place I really did want to like. Its postage-stamp-size environs are inviting to sidewalk strollers. The vinyl-covered diner stools are as... More

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