Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Brick Oven Pizza 33: "It bears noting that this place did not seem to have a brick oven."
This place, while it did look like totally dire yuppie hell, was actually not all that bad. There was a really pleasant sidewalk seating area, which made for some pretty cool people watching. I am not one to take pictures of strangers and post them on my blog, but there was this guy with like, the damn 1980's Hollywood Scumbag balding-dude ponytail, except it was made of dreads so it was basically Predator hair, and he was built like a totally jacked football player gone to seed, and he was wearing these insane leather pants and like, a BOLD blue blazer. It was pretty much the awesomest style I have seen in ages and I was so pumped that he is out in the world "doin' him" or whatever.
This slice was good, not great, but absolutely not big enough to cost $2.75. I want to get that out of the way immediately and make sure it is very clear. I would probably have to eat three of these slices to get full in most instances and that is just UNCOOL. Like, waaaaaaaay uncool. Otherwise, this slice was pretty great. The sauce was delicious and the cheese was not AMAZING, but was totally better than just good enough. The whole slice, and the crust especially, could've used a little bit more salt, but that is an easily remediable situation. All in all, between the people watching and the decent slice, I might eat here again despite the steep price and small size.
This slice would've been a 5.5-6, but the small size coupled with the price knocked it down to a 5.
Brick Oven Pizza 33 - $2.75
527 6th Ave (at 14th)
New York, NY 10011