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

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

Percy's Pizza: A Dollar Slice That Doesn't Suck

The problem with dollar slices is that you almost always get what you pay for. Sometimes not even that. Of those I've eaten around the city, the best I could say about the best of them was that they were cheap — and probably good for after-bar scarfing. But Percy's Pizza, a newish dollar slice joint on Bleecker amid all the bars and jazz clubs, might be the best dollar slice I've had. More

Gray's Papaya in Greenwich Village Now Serving Dollar Slices

There's a reason why the hot dog line remains long while the line for dollar slices at Greenwich Village Gray's Papaya is nonexistant. The slices there, ladies and gents, are not very good. And, no, there are no hot dog–topped slices at Gray's. Although, if you spend an extra buck fifty, you can improvise, as I did — photographic evidence, after the jump. More

NYT on the Rise of the NYC Dollar Slice

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[Photograph: Adam Kuban]

The New York Times's Manny Fernandez does a piece on the dollar slice uprising in NYC:

"I don't think a drunk college student cares about whether there's San Marzano tomatoes on their slice," Jason Feirman, 25, who writes a pizza blog called I Dream of Pizza, said of the $1 pizza trend. "It's a good business model. They're not catering to food blogs. The idea is to turn out these pizzas as fast as they can."

They talked to me, too, but I sound like a Grade A moron. My own fault. Mr. Fernandez simply quoted me talking about the "hole structure" of 99¢ pizza.

Yeah, I know, right? Tool Academy, are you accepting applications for the spring semester?

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'New York' Mag on the Rise of the Dollar Slice

"New York" magazine's Intelligencer piece on dollar slices. [Image: New York magazine] New York magazine today runs a page in its Intelligencer section about the rise of dollar slices over the last year, with the surprising fact that "the materials used in an average pizza slice cost around 30¢." There's also an interesting tidbit that says that Joe's on Carmine Street "has served only one slice of Hawaiian pizza in its 37-year history — to a longtime customer who was pregnant and craving." Richard Morgan, who assembled these factoids for this piece, also emailed Slice with some more intel... More

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

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

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

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

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