Pete Zaaz

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Special Announcement: Choice Streets Is Back, Get Your Tickets at Noon Today

    We're just two weeks away from our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, which hits Basketball City (299 South Street) with 83 vendors on March 25. And today, we're announcing the return of our Choice Streets food truck event, which brings together mobile vendors and for a night of feasting an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Even MORE Restaurants On Board for Choice Eats -- and a Peek at Who Will Demo

    We promised you 60 handpicked restaurants for Choice Eats, our annual tasting event that brings together eateries from all over the city -- and we've now confirmed 83. That's 83 of our favorite spots from all five boroughs doling out tastes in one place for three hours, giving you the opportunity t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    18 More Restaurants Join Our Choice Eats Lineup

    We're exactly one month away from Choice Eats, our tasting event that brings together restaurants from all over the city under one roof. Nab a ticket, and you'll be able to taste kolaches, barbecue, fried chicken, Austrian food, ramen, Greek fare, Thai dishes, Liberian eats, and much, much more. We' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Announcing 10 More Restaurants for Choice Eats

    We still have a few more general admissions tickets available for our Choice Eats tasting event, the party that brings together great restaurants from across all five boroughs for an eating extravaganza. So if you're hoping to join us for the event, which happens on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Announcing Our Second Batch of Choice Eats Restaurants

    Less than two months remain before our annual Choice Eats event hits Basketball City (299 South Street), bringing with it an epic line-up of food from restaurants all over the five boroughs. If you haven't purchased your entrance yet, jump on it: We're sold out of VIP fares, and our general admissio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    My 13 Favorite Brooklyn Restaurants

    You're never without a fresh hot flatbread at Yemen Cafe. By my estimate, there are at least 15,000 restaurants in Brooklyn, and I love about 200 of them at any given time. So this list reflects ephemeral choices, what I want to eat now as I sit at my desk, breakfast-less, and dream about climbing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    2012's Most Challenging Dishes in NYC

    Welcoming the whelks! Some dishes you dig into without hesitating - you know the terrain, and keenly anticipate the execution. These sorts of dishes make eating pleasurable and worry-free. Other things you like the idea of, but once the dish arrives the fork hesitates over the plate. Either the ap ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2012

    Badgering the Pizza at Nicoletta

    Has Michael White made amends yet?

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Mission Chinese; Tejal Rao at Foragers City Table

    [See More Under Review: Tejal Rao at Reynards; Robert Sietsema at Yemen Café | Robert Sietsema at Pete Zaaz; Tejal Rao at Landbrot | Tejal Rao at Pok Pok Ny; Robert Sietsema on Eldridge Street] Robert Sietsema says that although Mission Chinese is not completely authentic Sichuan food, it is likab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Pete Zaaz; Tejal Rao at Landbrot

    Robert Sietsema goes for pizza at Pete Zaaz and is impressed with the Mexican chorizo "with a zesty tomato sauce, queso blanco, pickled onions, nuggets of skinless sausage, and--odd man out--slivers of kiwi." Tejal Rao tries the fare at Landbrot, the German all-day café and bakery in the West Vill ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2012

    Pete Zaaz: The Spud's No Dud, Bud

    A Crown Heights pizzeria challenges the traditional pie

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    This Week in The Voice: 'Gay Inc.' and Free Speech

    This week in the Voice, out today, Steven Thrasher wants to know whether "Gay Inc." believes in free speech: "Today's movement is quite unlike ACT UP, the Gay Liberation Front, or the Mattachine Society. In their use of confrontation, those groups looked far more like Occupy Wall Street than the Hum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Pete Zaaz's Best and Strangest: A 5-Dish Countdown

    5. Shoestring Zucchini Pizza -- This ample gutbomb features shredded squash, corn salsa, Fontina cheese, and pickled tomatillo in a gooey, south-of-the-border take on the iconic pie. This week, Counter Culture stops by Pete Zaaz, a new pizza parlor in Crown Heights that must be accounted one of th ... More >>