Friday, March 19, 2010
Belmora Pizza: "Under new ownership?"
Belmora Pizza has a beautiful awning. Absolutely marvelous. It hearkens back to a time when people cared about craftsmanship, when even the simplest tasks were approached with a certain aesthetic rigidity and a sense of integrity. Compare this awning to that of Heights Pizza, perhaps. This will clarify some of the points I am currently finding inarticulable because of the incredibly early hour. Why am I up so early, you ask? Well, dear reader, art doesn't move itself, now does it? When I can Sorcerer's Apprentice some arms and legs onto sculptures and paintings from bed, perhaps I will return to this entry and expand upon some of the points put forth.
Sadly, the slice here did not nearly match the beauty of the awning. It was totally underdone. Which makes me think the guy who ordered after me and said, "Gimme a slice, well done. Just burn the shit out of it if you have to," was probably on to something. However, even if it had been cooked through more thoroughly, that wouldn't really change the fact that the ingredients leave a lot to be desired. As we made our way through this slice Aaron and I became suspicious that perhaps the restaurant had new owners and they just looked down because of the credibility-inducing awning but were actually pizza posers. Sort of like if my dad went to some vintage store and bought beat up, old Flux of Pink Indians shirt and then went to ABC No Rio or something. Everyone would be like, "woah, that Old Guy is probably so cool." Little would they know.
Belmora Pizza - $2.89
139 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022