Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hot & Crusty: "I think this pizzeria is named after my friend DPG."

Last week I had the pleasure of going out and eating pizza with my good friends Matthew Hamilton and Noah Mayers. You may remember Noah from almost exactly a year ago when we went pizza eating after working as puppeteers at the 33rd Three Kings Day Parade at Museo Del Barrio. We actually went again this year and I will post a rare photo of us. I may take it down soon, to maintain my anonymity:

That's me in the green with the fruit and twig crown and Noah in the blue with the white beard. Photo from Harlem Bespoke.

Anyway, this is not about me and Noah, because I've already introduced him last year. He is awesome and my close friend. Now is the time for me to introduce one of my best friends, Matthew Goddamn Hamilton of Chattanooga, TN. Me and Matthew met on Sept. 12, 2011 on a rooftop in Crown Heights, both kind of freaking out a little, and we've been best friends ever since. I really respect and appreciate him for a lot of reasons and maybe I'll get into them in some more detail in subsequent posts. For now, it's time to talk about pizza.

 Our first stop was Hot & Crusty, an international oogle tourist attraction! Every summer throngs of young crusts head to New York City to nod out in Tompkins Square Park and take goofy pictures standing in front of the Hot & Crusty sign, to post on their Friendster profiles, although I can't think of a single oogle friend who has actually gone inside there. But maybe they should! The pizza here is absolutely unoffensively, middle-of-the-road mediocre, but they have a deal where you get two slices and a soda for $2.99! You can spange that in like, an hour! Go forth, young punks, when you are broke and can't find anything decent to dumpster, and get thee a hot slice!

Like I said up there, this slice is totally mediocre. Cheap ingredients, too salty, and not cooked enough, it was still totally unoffensive. One slice costs $2.75 and that is a total scam, but two and a soda for $2.99 is the deal of the century. So don't go here if you like pizza but do go here if you are broke and hungry.


Hot & Crusty - $2.75 (2 & a soda for $2.99)
400 E 14th St (@ 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10009

1 comment:

  1. I need to see some hot and crusty, crusty screenshots from Facebook.