Thursday, July 29, 2010

New York Pizza: A Growing Addiction

So, it's 6:36 p.m. and I'm getting ready to leave the Serious Eats Headquarters for the day which means I'm thinking about what to do for dinner.  You should know that today I've consumed three types of noodles from Xi'an Famous Foods, four wraps from The Kati Roll Company, a salad and some Tikka Masala from the Whole Foods bar, oh, and eight different cupcakes from the CakeLab (by the way, amazingly awesome cupcakes - which I should know after having sampled 50 cupcakes on Friday.)

So, it only makes sense that I'm hungry.  I don't know what it is but I'm pretty much always in the mood for a slice.  If you can find a good slice your stomach can always make space.  What makes up a good slice?  Crisp, chewy crust, fresh uncomplicated sauce, and light on the cheese.  Heavy on the cheese and I think it must've come from Pizza Hut.  I seriously don't understand how Domino's stays in business in New York City.  Shouldn't people know better?

On to the business of actual eating.  My most recent tastes:


I was fortunate enough to partake in Adam Kuban's bachelor party at the SE office.  Motorino's did us a solid and delivered many delicious pies.  We had many different flavors but I'm going to post just two of them.  Motorino's is considered (by Slice'rs at least) to be one of the best pizzas in town.  They do it Neapolitan style and are in fact delicious.  Great chew to the crust, char as well.  Cheese, sauce, toppings - all perfection.  A definite new love.  Even better, if I'm too lazy to walk down my five flights of stairs, I'm within their delivery zone (although eating pizza at the actual location when it's fresh out of the oven is always best).


Brussel Sprouts - they actually found a way to make them taste good!

  Ray's Famous Pizza:

World Famous Ray's Pizza - is it really famous?  Also, I have to ponder a pizzeria's decision to claim "famous" over "best."  The obvious choice would be that they are not the best but rely on business from tourists that don't seem to know any better.  Is it an insult to the New York slice? No.  It falls somewhere in between. 

I ordered a sausage and pepperoni slice.  Crust had some decent flavor for a bite on its own.  Too much cheese for a New York slice.  At 3.60 for two toppings falls a little on the expensive side for a mediocre slice.  Okay if you're in the area but definitely don't go out of your way to get a slice here.

If you can believe it, I actually have three or four more pizzerias to post about here but I don't want to overwhelm you.  Just know that if you're ever in New York, give me a buzz and I'll steer you towards the right spots and far, far away from all the tourist crap.  

So, what's the verdict?  I'll be eating pizza but one pizzeria may not be sufficient.  This girl has to get as much of the mouth-watering, crunch noise inducing as humanly (or maybe not humanly) possible before she has to leave her mecca.  Sigh.  

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1 comment:

  1. HAH ok. not gonna lie- sometimes i just order dominoes and eat it all and then pretend it never happened.