With New York pizza blog Slice temporarily closed for renovation, we emailed proprietor Adam Kuban to gauge his reaction to the Daily News's impressive NYC pizza survey. Gentleman that he is, Adam promptly responded:
A nice roundup, I think. A lot of it is old hat to me, but there were some nice surprises in there, particularly a couple Brooklyn places (Graziella's, Laura's) that have been lurking one or two neighborhoods over from Slice HQ.Top marks, by the way, went to John's on Bleecker, Luzzo on First Avenue in the East Village (above), and Sal & Carmine's at Broadway and 102nd. Oh, and Adam adds that Slice's closure "for renovation" is not a euphemism for "bankrupt and running from creditors." The site will relaunch with a new look next week.
Irene Sax knows her stuff, and I agree with most of her assessments, although I don't know why she rated a chain Patsy's on the UWS instead of the original in East Harlem. What's nice here is that they've really done a comprehensive roundup of the best places in each borough instead of picking, say, a top-five or top-ten list. It's a nice piece that's actually useful to anyone in any of the five boroughs.
· Best of New York: Upper Crust [NYDailyNews]
· Slice [Slice, "Closed for Renovation"]