Sunday, October 22, 2006

Day 22, 2006: Waldy's Wood fired Pizza and Penne (Chelsea, NYC)

LOCATION: Waldy's Wood fired Pizza and Penne (6th Ave bet. 27th and 28th St, NYC)
GUEST(S): Corinne Harris, Rebecca Teran, Shawn Amaro
ORDER: 3 slices of Margherita, 1 slice of Braised Lamb
PIZZA REPORT: These Ellipses don't lie.  They also don't talk, but they do taste great!  The Margherita pizza came with fresh mozzarella, standard mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and sliced bits of basil.  I preferred it to the slice of braised lamb because of the fresh mozzarella cheese and because, well, it did not have lamb.  Do not order the lamb if you are not a fan of it.  It was a good quality topping, as seems to be the norm at Waldy's.  Both pizzas came with plenty of delicious tomato sauce supported by a crispy thin wood fired crust.  The shape was nice change too. 
ATMOSPHERE: Eat at Waldy's whenever, wherever.  Once you near this quaint pizza joint tucked in between a couple of banks, the smell of the wood burning fire will bring you in. It's a pay-at-the-counter place to get high quality brick oven pizza.  The dining area is small yet comfortable.  There is a large flat panel television and interesting wall ornaments if you come alone and several tables if you come with guests.  Behind the counter are several extremely helpful pizza cooks that welcome newcomers with patience and recommendations.  Although the food is more expensive than a typical NY slice joint, it does not break the bank.  A foot long, 6 inch wide ellipse (Waldy's small) is only $5.  Try it out, if you're in the area.  You know what?  Try it out, even if you're not in the area.  
VERDICT: 4 out of 5 
MISC.: Corinne Harris, Rebecca Teran, Shawn Amaro talked about butts, art, butt art, New York City, and Paul Simon.
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