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ken8038

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EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
Somehow I never came across this guy's blog over the past two years, but suddenly he's getting a lot of press for having completed his goal of eating a slice of pizza from all 362 slice joints in Manhattan.
 
This article from the NY Daily News has links to his blog and a list of his 5 favorites. For what it's worth, I must have passed his favorite (Pizza Suprema at 8th Ave and 31 st) a hundred times in the days when I rode the NJ Transit from Penn Station and never once did I even think to go in. Who knew??
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/man-eats-pizza-slice-joint-manhattan-colin-hagendorf-eats-362-slices-craves-article-1.1000241
 
none other than the Wall Street Journal has picked up on it too:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203935604577064641987645430.html
 
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 3:56 PM (permalink)
    You'd think the guy would weigh 300#'s!
    Bet he doesn't weigh 150#'s soaking wet!
     
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      wanderingjew

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      Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 4:22 PM (permalink)
      this is a great list to have since I'm occasionally in the City looking for a good slice joint.
       
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        ces1948

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        Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 5:45 PM (permalink)
        It is interesting but I question the ability to objectively judge 362 pizza places in that amount of time. Don't get me wrong, I would also question someone who judged the same amount of ice cream or burger joints.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 7:51 PM (permalink)
          I don't think I'll ever understand why anyone would want to buy a slice of apizza.
           
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            ritashisler

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            Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Tue, 01/3/12 8:04 PM (permalink)
            Hey, Michael, just wanted to thank you for referring someone from this site to my cheese house (I shipped her Troyers Trail Bologna).  Much appreciated....I have a small cheese store here in Orrville and appreciate the good word.  Rita Shisler, Shisler's Cheese House
             
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              Foodbme

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              Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 1:38 AM (permalink)
              Michael Hoffman

              I don't think I'll ever understand why anyone would want to buy a slice of apizza.

              Because sometimes just a little pinch between your cheek and gums is all you need----- OR, you're a College Student and you spent all your money on beer and can't afford a whole one---OR you're not hungry enough to eat a whole one----OR you don't like leftover pizza---OR it's the first time you tried a places pizza and you don't want to pay for a whole one if you don't like it----OR (Insert reason here)
               
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                MiamiDon

                Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 5:17 AM (permalink)
                I would think it would be hard to find ALL the slice pizza joints in NYC.  Not to mention that they probably open and close some every month.
                 
                This must also mean that he ate at those nasty $1 per slice places. 
                 
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                  kozel

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                  Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 7:57 AM (permalink)
                  I remember when the standard price for a NY slice was 15 cents.
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 8:42 AM (permalink)
                    kozel


                    I remember when the standard price for a NY slice was 15 cents.


                    Considering that you were completely traumatized and in utter denial when I told you that  NY Jewish Delis were in complete demise, then I'm not surprised.
                     
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                      leethebard

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                      Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 8:52 AM (permalink)
                      Foodbme


                      Michael Hoffman

                      I don't think I'll ever understand why anyone would want to buy a slice of apizza.

                      Because sometimes just a little pinch between your cheek and gums is all you need----- OR, you're a College Student and you spent all your money on beer and can't afford a whole one---OR you're not hungry enough to eat a whole one----OR you don't like leftover pizza---OR it's the first time you tried a places pizza and you don't want to pay for a whole one if you don't like it----OR (Insert reason here)


                      Especially, in Manhattan,on the go, for lunch...a few slices would be the way to go...in Italy with places selling so many choices  and by weight...you can sample pieces(slices) of so many varieties...it's a perfect deal!!!!!!
                       
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                        Tony Bad

                        Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 9:31 AM (permalink)
                        Michael Hoffman


                        I don't think I'll ever understand why anyone would want to buy a slice of apizza.

                         
                        Fear not, there isn't anyplace in NYC you can buy a slice of "apizza".  
                         
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                          ken8038

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                          Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 10:03 AM (permalink)
                          <<I remember when the standard price for a NY slice was 15 cents. >>
                           
                          Yep, and so was the Subway fare.  It's always been a NY thing that the cost of a slice and the cost of a subway ride went hand in hand. That's still fairly true. A single fare subway ride is $2.50, a standard slice is usually $2.75 to $3 in Manhattan but in the outer boroughs there's still plenty of $2.50 slices.  (forget the $1 places, that's not pizza).
                           
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                            kozel

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                            Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Wed, 01/4/12 10:26 AM (permalink)
                            ken8038


                            <<I remember when the standard price for a NY slice was 15 cents. >>

                            Yep, and so was the Subway fare.  It's always been a NY thing that the cost of a slice and the cost of a subway ride went hand in hand. That's still fairly true. A single fare subway ride is $2.50, a standard slice is usually $2.75 to $3 in Manhattan but in the outer boroughs there's still plenty of $2.50 slices.  (forget the $1 places, that's not pizza).

                            Hey, I never thought of it that way.  Yes, it was about 1964 and the subway token was 15 cents.  But that was when there were 2 fare zones, not like today.  How does that skew the equation?
                             
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                              ken8038

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                              Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Fri, 01/6/12 9:41 AM (permalink)
                              Not to keep going dwelling on this guys reviews, but I've been going thru some of them and he's really a hoot, and lots of his opinions and wisecracks are spot on. One thing he points out it that any place with "New York" in the name (eg: New York Pizza), means that 1) The people who are behind it are not from New York, and 2) they don't know the first thing about New York Pizza.
                               
                              He also hates pretentious places, like this one, called "Slice, the Perfect Food". This has to go down in the Hall of Fame of Pizza reviews:
                              http://www.sliceharvester.com/2010/11/slice-perfect-food-terrifying-glimpse.html
                               
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                                ken8038

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                                Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Sat, 02/25/12 5:05 PM (permalink)
                                I'm bumping this thread yet again because the other day I found myself near Penn Station late in the day and decided to have a slice at the blog's #1 place, Pizza Suprema. Very friendly and accomodating help (which alone puts in the Top 10% of NY Slice joints). My slice came off a pie right out of the oven, so it was totally fresh.
                                 
                                My verdict: Very good crispy crust, very large slice for $3. But to me the sauce and cheese were better than average, but just not near the best there is in NY. Overall, maybe a B+. I guess everyone has different taste in Pizza.
                                 
                                Just to be sure, I got 2 slices to go, to bring home to my wife and son. Their verdict: Even less. Maybe a B.
                                 
                                One thing he did get right. I then stopped in Penn Station at Rosie's Pizza for a 20 oz. take out container of craft beer for only $4, and enjoyed it while waiting for my train. That's the best beer deal in NY!
                                 
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Sat, 02/25/12 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                  ritashisler


                                  Hey, Michael, just wanted to thank you for referring someone from this site to my cheese house (I shipped her Troyers Trail Bologna).  Much appreciated....I have a small cheese store here in Orrville and appreciate the good word.  Rita Shisler, Shisler's Cheese House

                                  I'm glad to have steered someone your way. I love Troyers Trail Bologna. I'm able to get it near my home.

                                   
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                                    Benzee

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                                    Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Sat, 02/25/12 9:52 PM (permalink)
                                    Hello all ,
                                    The Pizza Palace on Dyckman st is mentioned in the article . That was on my beat for nineteen yrs , I miss it so , I have been raving that this place has the best sicilian and excellent reg slice for yrs .
                                    Benzee
                                     
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                                      MiamiDon

                                      Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Sun, 02/26/12 7:36 AM (permalink)
                                      ken8038


                                      I'm bumping this thread yet again because the other day I found myself near Penn Station late in the day and decided to have a slice at the blog's #1 place, Pizza Suprema. Very friendly and accomodating help (which alone puts in the Top 10% of NY Slice joints). My slice came off a pie right out of the oven, so it was totally fresh.

                                      My verdict: Very good crispy crust, very large slice for $3. But to me the sauce and cheese were better than average, but just not near the best there is in NY. Overall, maybe a B+. I guess everyone has different taste in Pizza.

                                      Just to be sure, I got 2 slices to go, to bring home to my wife and son. Their verdict: Even less. Maybe a B.

                                      One thing he did get right. I then stopped in Penn Station at Rosie's Pizza for a 20 oz. take out container of craft beer for only $4, and enjoyed it while waiting for my train. That's the best beer deal in NY!


                                       
                                      Ken, what slice joint do you prefer in Manhattan?

                                       
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                                        ken8038

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                                        Re:EVERY Slice Joint in Manhattan! Sun, 02/26/12 1:41 PM (permalink)
                                        <<Ken, what slice joint do you prefer in Manhattan?

                                        My favorite had always been Ray's Famous on 6th Ave & 11th Street. I'd been going there every few months for nearly 30 years, but unfortunately they closed last year. Right now you might say I'm a man without a slice joint.
                                         
                                        Actually my favorite NY Pizzas are all in "no slices" places anyway so I don't really miss not having a go-to slice joint. My favorites are Johns on Bleecker St, Lombardi's, and Lazzara's (sort of an unknown place that I love, link below, it's hidden away in an upstairs location in the garment district).
                                        http://lazzaraspizza.com/html/home.php
                                         
                                         
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