Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pizza Shack: "Looks Can Be Deceiving."

Someone teach T-Bone synths or something so Scum Witch can be a reality.
Pizza Shack seemed like it was gonna be a disaster. The aesthetic of the place is a little too clean and new looking for the neighborhood, especially after all the Picturesque Shitholes we'd been eating at all afternoon. And as soon as we opened the door, the smell of huge quantities of melted butter wafted out at us and almost knocked me down. It is one smell I truly despise, and it was OVERWHELMING.

But my nose eventually adjusted and I realized that the owner was chatting with a couple of people from the neighborhood who seemed like regulars, which took the store's hoity-toity airs down a notch towards Earth. And my real concern when I saw how nice the place looked inside was for my wallet, but let me tell you, this slice was still only $2.00.

This slice was really good! This slice had really good ratios, a nice crunch and plenty of grease. The flavors were good, and you can tell that a lot of care goes into each pie here. This is not just a business, these people seem to love pizza. I personally found this slice to be a little too sweet for my tastes, but not in a synthetic seeming way. This was a deliberate decision and these people just like their pizza a little sweeter than I do. but that didn't make it any less good.

One final thing to mention about this pizza is that it was INCREDIBLY hot, which you will absolutely love if you are my mother or late grandmother.

You know, if you fold a slice in the dead of winter, steam will rise up from the cheese. Indians believed it was the soul, ascending to the Great Pizzaola before the slice is eaten.


Pizza Shack - $2.00
525 Grand St (East Broadway & Henry)
New York, NY 10002


  1. Dude. My grandma lives two blocks away. Every Wednesday after work I'd pick up a pie from there and we'd it at her place.

    The biali place around there is great too.

  2. wow you blew me away you see I am the owner I just stumbled on to this site I am fritting hereeeeeeeeee no one has given us a write up in all these years, thank you thank you. the sauce is sweet because I use Cento San Marzano Certified Tomatoes. i also have to kudos the worker that have been for me from 5 years to 25 years they have been wonderful. please stop by would love to chat with you, you should have came over to say hello BTW we just got a brick oven so there is your reason to come back i bay you dinner. Ally