'Koronet' on Serious Eats

Koronet: Jumbo Pizza Slices Bigger Than Your Head

Koronet Pizza's jumbo slices are the size of your head. Seriously. Check me out above. But if you live in Morningside Heights or attend(ed) Columbia University, you already knew this. The pizzeria is locally famous among hungry bargain-hunters looking to fill up on the cheap and, because it's open late, among sloshed students hoping to soak up some of the night's alcohol. More

In Search of ... New York's Biggest Slice

Koronet Pizza, blogged to Slice from the Flickr photostream of Slice Just got an AIM from a reader: SliceReader: "Where's the biggest pizza in NYC?" NYCSlice: "Koronet." SliceReader: "Bigger!" NYCSlice: "???!?" Anybody out there know of any pizza or slice BIGGER than Koronet?... More

Turn Here: Fun Pizza Videos

Just saw Boing Boing mention Turn Here, a video site that features fun footage of places (hopefully) near you. And you and you and you and you. We did a search for pizza and found a couple neat shorts starring competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti. In Part 1, Mr. Conti visits Koronet Pizza in Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood and Pizza Gruppo in the borough's East Village. Both choices make sense, given his eating feats. Koronet's slices are known for their HUGEness (as big as your head) and Gruppo is so thin that you could eat tons of it before... More

This Is Radio Slice

Freelance journalist, Columbia journalism graduate student, and Slice reader Cyrus Farivar offered us a radio piece on Koronet Pizza that he recently completed. Columbia requires its journalism students to take one class in medium that they don't usually work in. Since Mr. Farivar works primarily in print, he chose radio. Listen to Cyrus's report on Koronet. We had no idea they had special pans made to hold their giant pies! KORONET PIZZA Location: 2848 Broadway (b/n 110th & 111th) Phone: 212-222-1566 The Skinny: 32-inch pies mean huge slices. Plain slices go for $2.75 each.... More

Would You Like Ranch Or Vinaigrette With Your Slice?

photograph by Joe Schumacher | Blogger Joe Schumacher visits Morningside Heights pizzeria Koronet and observes some strange behavior. Koronet, for those of you who don't know, is known for slices that can be described as "as big as your head." In his blog entry Extra Value Is What You Get, Mr. Schumacher says: While I was eating, three teenagers with southeast Ohio accents came in and also got slices. Koronet's slices are so large that you have to fold them in order to eat them. These guys weren't folding and it wasn't a pretty sight. I was about to show... More

Voice Choices

SAY NUMBER 13: Dom DeMarco, Slice's "Italian hero," makes the cover of this week's Village Voice. The alt-weekly's Robert Sietsema tallies his top 100 Italian restaurants, DeMarco of Di Fara fame clocking in at lucky thirteen. Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice runs down his top 100 Italian restaurants. Seeing as how pizza is Italian or Italian American (depending on style), there are more than a few pizzerias in the mix. The usual suspects appear throughout as well as a few surprises and what might be hidden gems. Following, we've digested the list, ignoring any nonpizza establishments. For the full... More

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