Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Piazza Pizza: "There is probably some charming pun about baseball that I could make if I knew anything about sports."

Piazza is a totally weird squares-only zone, although I think that has more to do with the neighborhood than anything else. They also have the tiniest, most claustrophobic bathroom I've ever been in. It is like, the size of a toilet, plus exactly enough room for a man to stand, then a sink. It was so cramped in there in there I like, could not get comfortable, although at least I was afforded a decent amount of privacy. I'll put it like this, if you and your partner are into the Bathroom Bone Zone, there is no way the two of you would fit in there at the same time.

This is a totally decent slice. If I had eaten it right after Paparri, I might be raving about it, but since I had Arturo's in between, I have a slightly more realistic perspective. The ingredients were of totally acceptable quality. The sauce was a touch on the sweet side, but not in a total gag-fest way, just not my style. The ratios were spot on and the dough was PHENOMENAL. They got that part totally A+ right. However, there was really no depth of flavor for this guy. Like, the slice was not bad but it was uninteresting and kind of dull. If I was out to EAT PIZZA, I would skip Piazza for Arturo's around the corner, but if I was hungry and passing by, I would certainly go in for a slice. This pizza is 100% not bad.

Piazza - $2.55
1657 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028


In notapizza news, I was recently made aware of a blog post titled "14 Pizzas Worth Dying For." I was going to link to it, but I just looked at the blog it's on, which said, "Need to waste some time? Spend a few minutes reading some of our viral content. That's right, if you read our articles, chances are you will be passing it on to friends!" Fuck that kind of smugness. Between that description and this person's taste in pizza, I am now 100% certain that whoever is involved with this blog is a total boneroni and needs to get run through a cycle in the douchewasher. I am seriously so pissed.

Anyway, much as I don't want to help spread this blog's purported "viral content," they are doing a somewhat decent job, I guess, since their post on "14 Pizza Worth Dying For" didn't feature a single actual pizza and made me fucking furiously angry. Here are some pictures of these abominations:


  1. ew, that shit looks nasty.

    but also, Colin, come on: Mike PIAZZA. duhhhh.


  2. Colin,

    Re: Piazza's awning: What the fuck is a CREATION SALAD?


  3. Dani, I KNOW! but like, what is there to know about Mike Piazza? Piazza Pizza: "At least the slice didn't have a goatee and a mullet." Actually, that would've been pretty good.

    Nate, Good eye! I consistently miss this shit.

  4. Please, oh please don't tell me that is pizza with chocolate or caramel on top!?!

  5. And the one with the jalapenos looks inedible, and the one with the bad sausage looks like eyes and a mouth, kind of like Mr. Bill drowning in a sea of nachos.

  6. Not that anyone will ever return to this comment section to read this besides me, but future me, I have a message for you:
    Call your memoirs, "I Think It's Gravy, Ron."

    1. Just in case you forgot to note this comment somewhere permanent, allow me to remind you. Remember that title.