Dear Slice: WTF, Co.?

Dear Slice

Slice mail answered.

Co. Company pizzeria exterior, winter

[Photograph: Adam Kuban]

Dear Slice, Letters From Our Readers

I am a pizza fanatic from New Jersey and follow your blog religiously. I have one thing that I feel you should mention, however.

On December 10, I went to Co. in New York for my pizza pilgrimage. I was set, stoked, and ready to get some awesome pizza. I had even called a few days earlier to make sure they would be serving during dinner hours and the site didn't indicate otherwise. However, after over two hours of traveling and getting to New York, they turned me away due to a "private party."

WTF?! How can you screw customers like that after indicating it would be open, not to mention it's a pizza place in the middle of thriving NYC. Even worse, there were plenty of seats available when I showed up.

Conclusion: utterly disappointing. Pure frustration, to be so close yet so far away from pizza awesomeness. Just tell your readers to check ahead the day of, I guess. Co. is not for the casual pizza lover like you and I anymore, apparently. We can now be shut out by rich jerk offs buying out the place. Terrible.

—Louis T.