Serious Eats: Talk
Motorino in Manhattan
So yesterday my gf and i had some errands to run in St. Marks area so we decided to eat small bits here and there.
First off was Baoguette... I was reminded why i loved that place so much. Then the Pork Buns at Momofuku... haven't had one in awhile so just went to Milk Bar to get that, some cookies and a crack pie for later.
Then we went to Motorino's on 12th street. After hearing all the rave on SE / Slice (for the one in Brooklyn) I decided to try it... we ordered the Margherita. Since we had already eaten a pork bun and half a sandwich, we ordered just one pie (plus it was like 5:00 pm so no one was there), but the guy working there gave us a weird look and said in the back "they just want one... no, that's it... just give them one.." in a tone that made me feel like I was doing something wrong... then the pizza was not as good as I expected. The 5 cheese blops we had (i counted) was delicious but the sauce was under-seasoned. The crust was good, and all in all the pizza was definitely above average but nowhere near the reviews. For $14 for 4 slices, I expect a little more (at least in taste).
In any case, maybe this was a bad night? Maybe the one in Manhattan is just not as good as the one in Brooklyn? Anyone else have a similar experience?