DAY 27: October 27th
LOCATION: Sal and Carmine (102nd St and Broadway, NYC)
GUEST(S): Federico Garduno, Stephen Ruddy, Kitzi Taylor
ORDER: 1 slice cheese, 1 slice of pepperoni
PIZZA REPORT: Nice pizza, not-so-nice cook. Sal and Carmine are the two guys that cook and serve you delicious pizza...but don't expect them to enjoy it! Sal's cold demeanor matched the temperature of the place. We didn't bother taking off our jackets and scarves sitting down in the back. Also, if the temperature doesn't drive you out in a hurry, know that Sal will. After sitting around and chatting for awhile, Sal accosted us and told us we had to leave. He gesticulated weirdly and spouted something about a one hour time limit. We did not see anything posted about store policies and there were more empty seats than occupied...but we gave in to his demands. We left. Being on the receiving end of the ol' "heave-ho" sort of eclipsed the experience of the pizza but it was good pizza. It was hot (and we were not) with spicy sauce and well distributed toppings. A typical New York slice from a stereotypical New Yorker.