Nearly a decade into the wood-fired Neapolitan-pizza surge, it seems that square pizza is due for some love. Roman-style pizza has slowly made some inroads into the New York scene, and new joints like Best Pizza and Cotto Bene are both upholding the traditional NYC square styles while also doing something new. Add to that roster Prince Street Pizza, which bills itself as the "Home of the Soho Square."
Prince Street Pizza
If you didn't click through on the Prince Street Pizza post earlier today, you may have missed this little item was buried in there: The prosciutto balls from Joe's Superette in Carroll Gardens live on. The former manager of Joe's, which closed in May 2011 after owner Leo Coldonato died, is making them at Prince Street. Also available, Neapolitan and Sicilian rice balls. All balls are $1.25 each.
When we think of New York pizza, we often envision a pointy-tipped classic slice. Or when we think about the city's newer pizzerias, increasingly, we're dealing with a Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan pie. But there's no end of great square slices in the city—from puffy Sicilian to thinner, garlicky grandma slices to newer innovations like pickled vegetable pizza. Here are 16 of our favorite square slices in the city. What's your favorite?
We just finished moving into our new (awesome) digs in Little Italy on tuesday, so we decided to take a victory lap around the 'hood checking out the slices in the neighborhood. Here's what to get and what to avoid.
A couple weeks back, my wife gave me a challenge: entertain her two friends visiting from Colombia with a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown that lived up to my own standards of good food, catered to their tourist desires for a bit of history and a unique-to-New York feel, and clocked in at under $20 per person.
As a New Yorker, I'm unfit to make the call on whether or not we have the best pizza in the world. It's against my basic upbringing to even entertain the notion that our pizza, bagels, pastrami, and hot dogs aren't the best. But if you, as a visitor to our fair city, want to make the call for yourself, you should start by getting the best that the city has to offer.
This year during The Vegan Experience, I focussed almost exclusively on recipes. I'm proud of them, but it did mean that I had very few opportunities to go out and eat. I tried to make the best of it when I did, and with that in mind, here are my ten favorite vegan bites and restaurants in Manhattan.
In case you didn't know it, I'm leaving New York at the end of this month, quite possibly for good. But before I leave, I need to get a few bites in. These picks aren't my line up of the city's best restaurant or my best bites. What they are, however, is a good representation of the restaurants I'll miss most.
Paul Giannone, the wonderfully-obsessive, always outspoken, former-IT-guy-turned-pizzaiolo of Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint makes one of the finest—if not the finest—pizzas in the city. So when he buzzes you up and says, "hey, I'm going on a tour of my favorite pizzerias in each borough, wanna come?," your answer is not, "sounds fun, let me check my calendar," or "I don't know if I can keep up with you this time," your answer is "I will defy the laws of physics and perhaps my wife's will to go with you, when do we leave?"