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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

Daily Slice: Girella at Don Antonio, NYC

Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately. [Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Since opening a month ago, we've had a great first look and 'Top This' recipe post from mid-town Manhattan's newest Neapolitan pizzeria, Don Antonio. The Antonio Starita and Roberto Caporuscio pizzaoli partnership here guarantees that the pizzas are gonna be the real deal, but when I saw the Girella ($21), I had to get my mitts on it. Why the Girella? Because this roulade of mozzarella looks freakin' awesome:... More

Pizza Preview: Don Antonio in Midtown Manhattan

It's no surprise that the menus at Kesté and Midtown Manhattan newcomer Don Antonio are similar, but there are some exciting new pies at the Midtown joint — including the Montanara Starita, a version of the deep-fried pizza that's been cropping up among the newer Neapolitan places. Slice got a sneak peek at some of the items exclusive to Don Antonio. Peep the slideshow here to get the skinny. More

Midtown Manhattan: The Pizza at Todd English's Plaza Food Hall

Pizzas are a little bit pricey for what they are but not outrageous and none breaks the $20 barrier, despite some fancy-soundin' ingredients. The menu ranges from the basic (classic Margherita, a pepperoni pie) to the more sophisticated toppings Todd English is known for (like his signature fig and prosciutto pizza, or spit-roasted chicken pie with arugula pesto). More

Daily Slice: Mariella Pizza, an Oprah Fave

Click me bigger to read poster » [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Hardcore Oprah fans may remember that in 2006 Ms. Winfrey and her friend Gayle King went on the hunt for the best pizza in the U.S. Among other joints (Ledo in College Park, Maryland; Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix) they put the spotlight on Mariella Pizza in New York City. Click the photo above to read the sign. One of the best pizzas in the country is just steps from Gayle's New York City office? How convenient. I don't know about you, but when I've lost track of time at... More

Daily Slice: Pizza by Cer Té's 'Italian Wedding,' Midtown Manhattan

The toppings were good, particularly the mozzarella and the meatballs, broken up though they were and resembling sausage. But the crust was great. Billed as a "baker's" pizza on the menu, it's somewhere between a grandma and a Sicilian pizza, with more rise and sponginess to it than the former but not the often overwhelming volume of the latter. And it has just the right crunch-to-chew ratio. More

Dear Slice: 'Cafe Daniello's Has the Best Everyday Slice in Midtown East'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... [Photograph: Adam Kuban] Adam,I know the "classic New York slice" is out of vogue. There are number of reasons for this, including what I believe to be the primary one: The margins on making decent pizza slices are terrible and no new pizza places, especially in Manhattan, have an easy time even paying the rent, let alone other expenses. So everyone new looks for new haute cuisine gimmicks, be they coal- or wood-firing, weight or quality of ingredients.Meanwhile, the slice, which New York used to own—and in my teenage years in... More

Midtown: 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino Opens Today

Wood-Oven Pizzeria from Former No. 28 Pizzaman Salvatore Olivella, formerly of No. 28, L'Asso, and Pie by the Pound, has opened 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino. It opened at 11 a.m. If you're lunching late today, you might check it out. The pies will be sold as 12-inch rounds or 18-inch pizza alla metro (sort of skateboard shaped). All from a wood-fired oven. Plus a few salads, antipasti, piedine, pastas. 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino 120 East 57th Street, New York NY 10022 (Park/Lexington, upstairs from C'est Bon Café; map) 4/5/6/N/R/W trains to Lexington-59th Street Station 212-750-4586... More

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