We've been fuming since TripAdvisor's bogus pizza rankings placed New York fourth in the country this summer. The list--a product of crowdsourcing gone awry--proved to be ultimately useless, but in our reactionary anger, it gave us reason to mull over the finest examples NYC has to offer. From light ... More >>
New York is full of wonderful things. That's why you live here, right? Out-of-towners see a very crowded place, but we know that this city is crowded with amazing restaurants, parks, bars, concerts, stores, and theaters. Because it's so jam-packed and because you're no dummy, we're asking for your h ... More >>
On August 7, TripAdvisor proclaimed New York City the fourth best city in the United States for pizza. That means that based on a survey of its members, the greatest city in the world lost supremacy of one of its iconic images to a beach town, a strip in the desert, and, worst of all, Boston.
Last week, we took on a bite-by-bite comparison of rival DUMBO pizzerias Juliana's and Grimaldi's, ultimately crowning Juliana's our favorite of the two. Each spot can stake its own claim on a place in Brooklyn pizza history: Patsy Grimaldi, who owns Juliana's, brought coal-fired pizza to this borou ... More >>
Ribalta, a pizzeria located just a couple of blocks off of Union Square, hasn't necessarily been floundering since it opened just over a year ago, but it hasn't exactly been thriving, either. So a month ago, Naples native Rosario Procino--formerly of West Village pizza powerhouse Keste--picked up th ... More >>
Hey, the pizza here is really good! A thought-provoking piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday by Sophia Hollander ("Economics, Sliced") bemoaned the decline of the neighborhood pizza slice, especially in Manhattan, and blamed it pretty squarely on the dollar slice joints, also fingering gourm ... More >>
From Totonno's limited roster of toppings, we ordered Italian sausage and garlic. Coney Island's ancient pizza parlor Totonno's reopened recently after a five-month hiatus following Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the premises and did massive damage. Two years ago this month, the venerable pizzeria ... More >>
Grizzled pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi returns to Old Fulton Street
The Calabresa pie at Pizza Krozz Stand on nearly any thoroughfare in Buenos Aires and you're never far from a pizzeria. Cross a street at random and find yourself dodging scooters delivering hot pies, while delivery boys on foot hoist flat boxes overhead to navigate crowds swarming the streets. On ... More >>
Have you ever seen such a colorful pie? Click on image to enlarge. No product better represents this era in the city's restaurants than the pizza. Incessantly glamorized by food journalists, pizzas are cheap to make even when the ingredients are relatively expensive. While we most of us tend to ce ... More >>
Last October, Famous Ray's Pizza on West 11th Street in the Village shuttered after being sued for using the name "Famous Ray's Pizza" by USA Famous Original Ray's Licensing Corp., a rival group that owns various Ray's pizza joints throughout the city. A sign on the pizzeria's front window attribut ... More >>
On the left, the Canadian-bacon-and-pineapple slice; on the right, the standard cheese slice. Note how the cheese pulls up from the tip in a dense indigestible mass. A gastronomic miracle occurred today when Ray's Famous Pizza reopened at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 11th Street in Greenwic ... More >>
Jim Lahey revolutionized home bread making with the simple, no-knead technique he perfected at the Sullivan Street Bakery. He then turned his attention to pizza, dishing up inventive pies at Chelsea pizzeria Co. And now you can make Jim's pizza at home. He's got a new cookbook out called My Pizza ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe Laura pizza, the must-order pieFor this week's review, I headed out to Boerum Hill to visit Sottocasa, a new Neapolitan pizza place from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni. I had stumbled upon the spot somewhat by chance early in December, and quickly fell for the sausage pizza and c ... More >>
The Lower East Side can be hellish on weekends, sure. Sometimes it can be really hellish, especially on Halloween, when some teenager holds your iPhone hostage and the night degenerates into an almost-brawl in a pizza parlor in which your friends are chasing the girl around, calling her a bit ... More >>
Giulio Adriani's Forcella is undeniably hot right now. The big draw? Its ingenious montanara, a pizza that's deep-fried and then baked in the restaurant's 1,000-degree oven. Adriani honed his skills in Napoli, then made a name for himself at the West Village's Olio Pizza e Piu before opening his cur ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Coco, a Japanese restaurant in Williamsburg, has shuttered. [Eater] The Burger Heaven location on Madison between 54th and 55th Street ... More >>
L'asso NYCBeating a path to First Avenue.Earlier today, word went round that L'asso, the Mott Street pizzeria that prides itself on serving D.O.C.-certified pies, will be opening a location on First Avenue this fall.
Earlier this week, we heard that Kesté's Roberto Caporuscio is teaming up with Antonio Starita, proprietor of Naples' legendary Pizzeria Starita, to open Don Antonio, a Neapolitan pizzeria in Hell's Kitchen. Its birth is one that will doubtless be breathlessly anticipated by pizza fanat ... More >>
Kesté PizzeriaBuon giorno, midtown.Save for the closure of Motorino's Williamsburg location, it's been a quiet summer on the Neapolitan pizza front. But no longer: this fall, Kesté owner Roberto Caporuscio will partner with Antonio Starita, the owner of Naples' 110-year-old Pizz ... More >>
A one-stop pizza place in the West Village tries to give you everything
Keith Wagstaff It appears another pizzaiolo has thrown his pizza peel into the ring--in the vicinity of Motorino, Roberta's and Paulie Gee's, no less. So, what makes Giulio Adriani think that his Neapolitan pies can make a splash in the saturated New York pizza scene? For one, he has some ser ... More >>
Photo courtesy Tony LiuTony Liu, Pie MasterNow that Nate Appleman's off being a corporate burrito man at Chipotle, Tony Liu has taken over the reins at Lower East Side pizzeria Pulino's. And his first order of business was looking into the pizza. We called him to learn about his new gig and ... More >>
Tony's Pizza Napoletana900 Degrees' San Francisco progenitor.Well, at least they're thorough: 900 Degrees, a pizzeria serving Neapolitan, Roman, and New York-style pizza, will open on Seventh Avenue South next week.
Why is the cheese on my neighborhood slice so awful? In connection with the slashing of Lucali's Mark Iacono, a piece in this week's New York magazine Intelligencer details the connections between mobsters and pizza parlors - cutely configured as a slice of pizza. In a sidebar, the article ... More >>
Rebecca MarxSlice's Radha pizza. Although Manhattan doesn't really suffer from a dearth of slice joints, the options it presents for the carb-craving vegans in our midst are a bit lacking. True, making pizza vegan is as easy as leaving off the cheese, but plain marinara sauce and a scatterin ... More >>
John's pizza glistens with sunny goodness. John Sasso was one of the three original bakers at Lombardi's, the pizzeria on Spring Street where pizza as we know it was invented around 1900, or maybe earlier. This pizza has traveled around the world, even having a profound impact on how pizzas ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>
Not on the menu, but always available, Roberta's guanciale-and-egg pie demonstrates some of the place's strange but effective ideas about pizza. New York has always been the world capital of pizza, ever since the pie-as-we-know-it was invented at Lombardi's bakery sometime before 1905. That ... More >>
Sal's Is a typical Brookyn neighborhood pizzeria, where patrons sit out late on summer evenings enjoying their pies in a blaze of neon. But will it make our top 10? In June, 2009, we launched Our 10 Best series with a ranking of the best pizza parlors in town. The pizza demimonde has changed ... More >>
EaterTruth in advertising?Eight months after a fire shuttered the Brooklyn Star, the restaurant's former home has been re-born as Best Pizza.
Could the last pie be nigh?With a line outside the door that stretches down the street, you wouldn't expect the famed pizza place to have trouble paying its rent, but apparently that's exactly the case at Grimaldi's. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the pizzeria has received an evict ... More >>
Robert SietsemaOur Man Sietsema called Kesté's margherita "an enduring thing of beauty."Some disappointing news for Neapolitan pizza freaks on the Upper West Side: it looks like Kesté won't be opening a pizzeria there after all. At least not anytime soon.
Mark Bello leads a class at Pizza a Casa.Now that everyone and his investment banker is opening a pizzeria, it may come as some surprise that pizza is, in fact, something that can be made easily at home, even if you don't happen to have a 700-degree wood-burning oven in your apartment and a D ... More >>
Yesterday you heard from Paulie Gee about how he made his way from IT manager to restaurant owner and pizzaioli of his new eponymous spot in Greenpoint (60 Greenpoint Avenue). Here, in the second half of the interview, find out which pizza spots Paulie favors, the worst pie he ever made, and ... More >>
If you've read Slice in the last three years, you've probably heard of Paul Gianonne, aka Paulie Gee. The man has a serious love for pizza, so serious that he's turned it into his second career--lending hope to unhappy IT experts everywhere. Gianonne lives in Warren, New Jersey, where he rais ... More >>
Adam Lindsley/ThisIsPizzaPizzeria Bianco: yummo. Alas: Motorino is not, at least according to Every Day With Rachael Ray, the best pizza in the United States. After an exhaustive crawl through 64 pizzerias across the country, Ed Levine and Adam Kuban, the magazine's emissaries, awarded the ti ... More >>
Motorino: best in show? It seems only yesterday that Alan Richman was fanning the flames of controversy with his list of the 25 best pizzas in the country. Actually, it was last May, and in the world of food best-of lists, that's about 47 years, so thank heavens that no less a culinary author ... More >>
Everyone loves MotorinoIt must be the end of the decade, because the listicles are piling up like snow drifts. Slice's pizza maven Adam Kuban has published a slideshow of the top eight pizzas he consumed in 2009. Only two of them are from pizza joints in the five boroughs.
Courtesy Jeff Orlick and iwantmorefood.com There are way too many expensive, low-quality food events in this town (ahem, Dumpling Festival), but Jeff Orlick's food crawls are neighborly, casual affairs--free (except the cost of food), and focused on seeking out sheer deliciousness. Orlick run ... More >>
Mathieu PalombinoBelgian-born chef Mathieu Palombino's culinary roots are in classic French cuisine. He was the chef de cuisine at BLT Fish when the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, and three stars in the New York Times. But he harbored a secret passion for Neapolitan pizza, and left f ... More >>
If you're suffering from Neopolitan pizza fatigue, then please disregard the following announcement, but if not, then take note -- if you haven't already -- that Motorino is opening tonight. The Williamsburg pizzeria's Manhattan outpost, located in the former Una Pizza Napoletana space at 349 East 1 ... More >>
You might have heard about the $4,000 pizza-making class offered by Keste Pizza e Vino's master pizzaiolo, Roberto Caporuscio, but few of us would really consider taking it. The 10-day pizza-making intensive is a one-on-one hands-on tutorial for those who wish to learn how to make authentic Neapol ... More >>
New York City boasts the best pizza in the world. Period. But which ones to choose for Our Ten Best? There are so many kinds: We've got thin Neapolitan slices, and thick Sicilian slices, with Staten Island slices in between. We've got individual pies, and gang-size pies. We've got clam pies, and zit ... More >>
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