Is there anything better than pizza? No. There is, in fact, nothing
better than pizza, which's why you should be 100% in-tune with all
pizza-happenings in the city and should spend the weekend catching up,
with these seven new spots where you can score a killer pie.
semi-hidden, wood-fired pizza kitchen (named for the magician buried in
a nearby cemetery) is tucked away in an industrial area on the
Bushwick-Ridgewood border. It's well-worth finding the entrance to,
thanks to pies ranging from the classic margherita, to more adventurous
choices like the Habanera (w/ cured spicy pork loin and habanero) or the
Stinky Feet (topped with rum-aged Gorgonzola, Vidalia onions, and
the classic-ish pies here -- The Luca with Buffalo mozz, sauce, and
basil, or The Wrestler with mozz, pepperoni, sausage, and prosciutto --
are some pretty mind-bending creations, including the Suburban Hangover
topped with bacon, egg & cheese, or the (fine, it's not pizza, but
still amazing) deep-fried Elvis Calzone stuffed with peanut butter,
banana, and honey.
A Slice of Naples: This
Bowery spot comes from Giulio Adriani (of nearby Forcella), who's
certified as a "Pizza Master" by the Associazione Verace Pizza
Napoletana... so, he's legit. It focuses on pizza 'al metro' (which is
the rectangular, 3ft-long, thin 'za), which here is topped with things like prosciutto, pesto, and hand-pulled mozz.
Custom Fuel: With
partners like John Starks, Anthony Mason, Jim Boeheim, and CNN's Chris
Cuomo, this casual Harlem spot is taking customizable, fast, and casual
pizza to the next NEXT level, with more than 40 toppings -- that go
beyond pepperoni and onions -- like burrata, grilled artichokes, and a
Although probably not a place you'd immediately think of when you've
got a 'za craving, this new American spot from Mr. Big-Time Bill
Telepan has an awesome selection of sourdough pizzettes with toppings
like bacon, jalapeño, and mozz, or fried calamari and Romano.
you want to feel semi-good about eating pizza, then try this fresh,
local, and healthier-than-most-pizza-places expansion of Wild's West
Village spot, which offers up some delicious-despite-their-healthiness
pies, like spinach artichoke with bacon and goat cheese, or the spicy
prosciutto with marinara, mozz, and cherry peppers.