Monday, December 6, 2010
Artichoke: "This is delicious but it is not meant for me."
Every time I tell a Time Out NY-reading, condo-dwelling, truffle eater about Slice Harvester, they ask me what I think about Artichoke, because they read about it in the Times or on some food blog and heard it was the best new shit. And every time they ask me I have to tell them, "I dunno." Because I hadn't gotten there yet. And now I have and I had their "margherita" slice or whatever, which is not the artichoke slice, which I hear is just to die faw, but fuck it, whatever, who cares?
This pizza is delicious. It definitely wins the prize for the Best Quality Ingredients of any slice I've ever eaten. And it's put together really expertly. And the dough is really well made! It's fucking awesome. But it's not a New York Slice, (and I know it doesn't claim to be), and it costs $4. This is like, pizza for someone in a different economic bracket than me. This pizza is for people with real careers and children, or maybe it's pizza for jetsetting tattoo artists who get flown to London to draw pictures on Russel Brand's belly or the guy from Prodigy's feet or whatever, or for models or something. The point is, the slice at Artichoke was perfectly delicious, but I kind of felt like I was in someone else life. Like, it just didn't feel like it was for me. Oh, and the crust was unpleasantly brittle, but it was also so delicious, so who knows? As you can see, this slice confused the hell out of me.
Artichoke - $4.00
111 MacDougal (at Carmine)
New York, NY 10014