nothing huh? never had a chance to get there this summer...
I just threw up a little... and it probably tasted better than this stuff. @iamdanfinn, maybe i was lucky going to school in Jersey (late 90s early 2000s) but 5 bucks got us a whole pie from the local no-chain pizzeria. Certainly not the best of the local spots, but definitely stomped on anything the cookie cutters dished out.
@UnaVia, yeah, I was thinking a bit of "creepy" is flowing from that pick!
Birthday Pizza Party- 1988... "Sweet Child of Mine" by GnR and "It Takes 2" by Rob Bass top the charts and are "blasting" from the boom box, while a bunch of geeky 11 year-olds (us) try to be cool by "dancing" in front of the 13 year old girls (us' older sisters) in the living room. Dad orders a bunch of pies to feed the tweens and teens, but instead of breaking up the boogie-down boogaloo, Dad attempts to delay chow time by placing the pizzas- boxes and all- in the oven to "just keep em warm" as he would later claim. Fast forward a few Fresh Prince songs later... and FLAMES are bouncing from the oven, smoke alarms are piercing ears, and kids are spilling out the house screaming! Luckily Dad was quick with the extinguisher, and even better... the pizza place was still open for a pizza run of redemption. Ahhh... 1988... classic! Good one Dad ;) Love ya!
EDIT: My old man would be the pies we grew up on from the local pizzeria in Jersey- regardless of the toppings or style from our go-to-joint, ALWAYS consistent and reliable... but they didn't deliver, so just like Dad, they made you put in some work in order to earn your meal! (Dad's favorite was the anchovies, topped with the standard red hot pepper seeds-not exactly the family favorite,- but he was always nice enough to order himself a small so the rest of the family could go to town on the sausage or pepperoni! Love ya Dad!).
My old man would be the pies we grew up from the local pizzeria in Jersey- regardless of the toppings or style from our go-to-joint, ALWAYS consistent and reliable... but they didn't deliver, so just Dad, they made you put in some work in order to earn your meal! (Dad's favorite was the anchovies, topped with the standard red hot pepper seeds-not exactly the family favorite,- but he was always nice enough to order himself a small so the rest of the family could go to town on the sausage or pepperoni! Love ya Dad!).
looks good... but not a big fan of the yuppification taking place in Brooklyn (along with it's pizza). i'll hit up the Pizza Wagon instead...
My Pie Monday always gets me drooling! Nice line-up again! Keep up the good work pizza-heads!
bumping this, just in hopes that one of you lucky enough to be in NYC goes and tries it out!!!
PommeDG is it because the current Lombardi's product isn't O.G. (regardless of the oven) while Patsy's is still kicking it old school? I'm not sure, but just throwing that out there for those in the know to respond to.
sauce should always go on uncooked IMO. and it should be kept simple as well. pizzamaking.com discussion mostly revolves around dough/crust (then again, so does good pizza, bc without a good crust, the rest is moot), but they get into everything pizza there, including sauce. not a better site out there regarding pizza, anywhere.
good thing i'm from the NYC area then! ;) still looking forward to trying some chicago thin crust though.
exitmusic... there are PLENTY of good slices to be found out there! in the right places (cities) of course.
4 bucks for that looseleaf topped with sauce and cheese? sad...
great update!!! thank you. been almost two years since i left brooklyn. only back on visits. i'll try out some of these spots you mentioned.
working in prospect park, i used to take a walk to joe's for a slice every now and then. i liked it!
there's a few good spots in Park Slope. http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/06/finding-best-pizza-slice-park-slope-brooklyn-nyc-pizzeria.html
Pauligee, I'll second the Pizza Wagon in Bay Ridge. Whenever my wife spends too much time in Century 21, I run on over for 2 slices. No frills, but definitely a quintessential NY slice.
Having lived in Jersey and Brooklyn for my first 3+ decades, and now removed far, far, away in pizza-barren land (well good pizza at least)... pics of these pies has home calling me, loud and proud!
^ awesome! well said dhorst!
@Norma, thanks for the props!
These pies look delicious! I'm humbled to have my pie amongst this week's group; those are some seriously bad@$$ creations you guys/gals are pumping out of your kitchens! Super stoked to be thrown in the mix with you all.
Keep up the good work folks. Truly inspired to see your work (just wish I could taste the results too!!!).
@Tscarborough... I've known more than a few joints that deliver although there are plenty that don't. That said, it's NYC.... if I want pizza, I'm delivering my own @$$ a couple of blocks if I'm jonesen for a slice or four.
I only clicked on this to write exactly what amyscoop wrote. Why... why would anyone order Domino's in the mecca of slice, that is NYC. WHY? Far removed my NYC haunts, I still wouldn't order dominoes. Instead I learned how to make pizza! Man...
that's a solid lineup! great work!
L&B... I have dreams of your squares... that I'm miniaturized like in "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" and I'm lost in your essence... no way out, but not looking for an exit.
I love Tuzzio's! Never been to Tony's though. I asked my old man about it and he said he like's Tony's as well, it's just that he has bonded with the folks from Nunzio's over the years and feels a bit of an allegiance to the place. Anyhow, I convinced him to give it a go again. I'll do the same the next time I visit my family in Jersey.
BTW, if you want a really solid, simple pizza, check out Attilio's on Monmouth Road in Oakhurst (just a bit south of the 7-11 in a small strip mall). We have been going to them for years. The place is owned by 2 brothers from Naples and boy do they make a great pie! Their marinara square (no cheese) is amazing, as is their white pie with tomato slices and ricotta. Of course, you can't go wrong with a plain ole cheese as well! Give them a try. Great guys too!
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