Since Beacon opened on West 56th Street six years ago, Waldy Malouf has spent much of his time near a wood-burning oven, shoveling food in and out of it with a long wooden peel. The opening Friday of Waldy's Wood-Fired Pizza and Penne, 800 Avenue of the Americas (27th Street) changes none of this, merely expands it. Mr. Malouf, left, the chef and an owner at Beacon, owns the new place, which he calls a "slice joint," with Rob Dixon. What other slice joint offers 11 different pizzas in two sizes of rectangles and also as a single-serving quarter-pie?
WALDY'S WOOD-FIRED PIZZA AND PENNE
Location: 800 Sixth Ave. (b/n 27th and 28th Streets), Manhattan 10001 (Chelsea)
Getting There: F/V trains to 23rd Street; N/R/W trains to 28th Street
The Skinny: Owner of Beacon brings his skillz downtown a bit; cooking in a wood-fired oven, duh.
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