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Where to Get Deep Dish Pizza in NYC? Not at L'asso

I was eating a dainty Neapolitan pizza with Adam Kuban recently when I lamented the fact that there's no Chicago deep dish pizza available in NYC (putting aside the few remaining branches of awful chain Uno Chicago Grill, which is actually headquartered in Boston). Adam mentioned that there is a place in Astoria that reportedly sells deep dish pies, but a few days later Time Outannounced that L'Asso is now selling a deep dish pie much closer to my Manhattan home. More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Pretty Pictures: A slideshow of Tonda. [Grub Street] Which Little Italy Pizza Is the Best? "In Midtown it looks like 'Little Italy Pizza' is becoming the new 'Famous Ray’s.'" [Midtown Lunch] Clam Pie at L'Asso: The Nolita pizzeria, barely a block away from Lombardi's, is gearing up to serve clam pies—a specialty of the city's first pizzeria. [Grub Street] Nice Headline: In reference to the Varasano's Pizzeria opening in Atlanta tonight, the New York Times titles its blog post "The Pizza MacGyver Opens His Own Restaurant." [Diner’s Journal] Speaking of Atlanta: Jimmy Sobeck goes on an 18-pie pizza tour... More

L'Asso Pizza Guide in Next Week's 'Onion'

If you're not into the habit of picking up the Onion satirical newspaper, here's a reason next week. From an email we just got from the folks at L'Asso: The L'asso Pizza Guide—the definitive guide to pizza—will be carried as a NYC Onion insert (10/9/2008). The guide is a humorous and informational guide to pizza—from its humble beginnings in ancient times to its current incarnation as one of the world's favorite foods. It's been a year in the making!The one-of-a-kind guide chews on the anthropological aspects of pizza (Are you a dutiful dabber, a hi-fi folder, or a spicy sprinkler?),... More

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