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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

BRUNO, 204 East 13th Street (between Second and Third Avenue), East Village

I love when a restaurant comes along and totally reconstructs something that we are all too familiar with. People deconstruct macaroni and cheese, s’mores, and steak tartare all the time. But I was shocked and elated to see someone try something innovative when it comes to margherita pizza.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

00 + CO., 65 Second Avenue (between East 4th and East 3rd Street), East Village

Everybody loves pizza. So it’s in chefs’ best interests to try to make the dish accessible to everyone – especially in this day and age of allergies and dietary restrictions.

Pizza Spotlight

But I’ve tried raw and gluten-free pizza and they’re never quite the same as the real thing. Perhaps the easiest of those changes is to make the pizza vegan. After all, the original Italian pizza was just tomato and bread – no animal products at all. But it’s that tricky, much-loved cheese addition that throws things for a loop. (more…)


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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

TOTONNO PIZZERIA NAPOLITANA, 1524 Neptune Avenue (between West 15th and West 16th Street), Coney Island, Brooklyn

I’ll be the first to admit that the major weakness of this blog is that the places I review only get one shot. With a few exceptions, it’s hard for me to visit a place multiple times before I make a decision about their food. The truth is there are just too many things to eat in New York City.

But in the last few months, I thought I should periodically re-visit some of the classic New York places that I’ve only visited once or twice. And update the reviews if need be. (more…)


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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Spicy Pepperoni Slice at PRINCE STREET PIZZA

Studded with crispy, spicy rounds of pepperoni, Prince Street Pizza makes a case for the best slice in Manhattan. This is a the replacement for the very original Ray’s (yes, the very original one) that closed a few years ago. And it is a worthy (if not superior) replacement. Their square slice is everything you want in a pizza – cheesy, charred, and chili-ed. Price: $3.75

PRINCE STREET PIZZA
27 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street),
Nolita
(212) 966-4100

My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

EMMETT'S, 50 Macdougal Street (between Prince and Houston Street), Soho

When people ask me about the best pizza in New York, I always have to ask what style they want. Do they want a typical New York slice, wood-oven Neapolitan pies, thin grandma-style, Sicilian, Roman-style? We have all those styles in New York. But up until recently, I didn’t have a good answer as to where to get the best Chicago-style pizza in New York. Until now.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

PIZZA WAGON, 8610 5th Avenue (between 86th and 87th Street), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

While I was standing at a counter at Pizza Wagon, I looked around me at the diverse group of people in the place and realized the magic of pizza. It brings people together from all walks of life. There were high school kids, construction workers, elderly couples, and young families all enjoying the wonder of a good slice. No troubles here. Just good old fashioned New York pizza.

All of Bay Ridge Comes Here

I also wondered if most of the people in the crowded seating area lived in the Bay Ridge area because I was actually a visitor. Not sure how many of those this place gets. I had come to this residential neighborhood in Brooklyn (which I really love every time I visit) to find a great slice of cheesecake. I also ended up with a great slice of pizza.

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