Posted 19 December 2003 - 12:47 PM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 01:25 AM
I used to love the original Patsy's, though some people found it greasy. But my most recent two tries were disappointing. In Manhattan, the best crust I've had in the past year was at.....John's on Bleeker Street! The topping was, of course, not terrific.
I've tried Grimaldi's again several times but the lines were too long. If it were guaranteed to be Pepi's in New Haven, no line would be too long. But my last Grimaldi's had a somewhat fluffy crust. And Pepi's wasn't a guaranteed Pepi's last time I was there. OUr pizzas were good but slightly on the average side. On that trip we decided that a place called Paul's in West Haven was the best we'd eaten in the past two years. Paul has only one arm and except for his energetic wife, not enough business to hire addiitonal help. But the pizza was nearly perfect! I hear that Paul's has retired within the past 12 months.
Yes, I'm a bit disillusioned with NYC pizza. And I never had illusions about the pizza outside NYC, except for the New Haven version. I hear that that place in Phoenix is very good, but I've never scheduled my travel properly.