Plain slices here are fine—they're basically a classic New York slice with slightly spicy sauce and a coating of cornmeal on the crust. While that's a good way to go, it's hard to stay away from their slightly kitschy topping combinations, like the Cleopatra Jones ($3.50). Named for the title character of a 1973 blaxploitation film, it's topped with garlicky sweet Italian sausage, roasted bell peppers, and onions.
We were a little more restrained in our ordering for the pizza you see above, going with just andouille sausage. An appropriate choice, don't you think? As it turns out, andouille is a pretty damn fine pizza topping. Smoky, spicy, and sliced moderately thick, it turned Two Boots's biggest weakness — that too-thick crust — into a strength. On a thinner pizza it might be too much; here, it works.
Eating well late at night in midtown isn't quite as easy as it is elsewhere in New York, but that doesn't mean you can't do well for yourself and your maybe-tipsy urges. So here's your guide: burgers, pizza, Korean Spam stews, street meat, and plenty more to eat in the business heart of Manhattan.
You've already seen our New York editors' neighborhood guides, in which the SE staff—Ed, Carey, Erin, and more—chat about their favorite places to eat in their own neighborhoods. But we're branching out to other food personalities. We'll chat with a different food celeb every week, bringing you their favorite everyday eats. First up? Tom Colicchio on the West Village.