John’s of Bleecker Street
I didn’t end up going to the bacon and beer tasting last night; I had no one to go with, and the timing and location were too inconvenient to Emily’s Lost season premiere party.
But I did have my first taste of pizza from the famous John’s of Bleecker Street. They actually have a celebrities tab on their website between the “brick oven” and “photos” tab. Cerleberties, according to the URL.
That’s a pepperoni-meatball on the left and a white with tomatoes on the right. Apart from being slightly dry, the flavor was good, and the crust was excellent. I managed to eat four pieces and get a tummy ache.
I was surprised to read slice report that “John’s produces pizza that’s downright depressing: sauce without spice, cheese without charm, even a coal-fired crust without char. Each pie was so dry, all of us wondered if they had run out of olive oil that night.” Everyone raves about this place. I am withholding final judgment until I eat in the restaurant. A good crust carries pizza for me, and it’s what I always remember.