DAY 18: OCTOBER 18th, 2010
LOCATION: 99¢ Fresh Pizza (Hell's Kitchen, NYC)
ORDER: 1 slice of cheese
GUEST: Robin Rothman
Spared every expense.
Lightly sauced, lightly cheesed, and almost fully cooked, these slices look the part and even play the part, but don't expect Broadway for a buck - no matter how close you are to the theatre district. But how does 99¢ Fresh Pizza even understudy the role? In order to sell pizza at less than half the price of a typical NYC slice, every corner has been cut. Cheap cheese, cheap sauce, and cheap dough make for a cheap slice, albeit palatable.
Furthermore, skimping on seating space, ambience, and charm, 99¢ Fresh Pizza banks on high volume, availability, and rapid turnover to afford their inexpensive ingredients. Situated in an area of Manhattan with round-the-clock foot traffic, 99¢ Fresh Pizza is always open for business and usually has a fresh pie coming out of the oven. I live in the area and find when I am short on cash and time, I come here to sate my appetite cheaply and quickly.
Be warned, with no seats nor any mood lighting, this is not a date place... unless you found her near Port Authority.
2.36 out of 5
- SERVICE: N/A 0/0
8.5/18 = .472 x 5 = 2.36
1. Robin Rothman and I live a block from the 99 cent pizza district (9th Ave bet. 40th-42nd St). There are four 99 cent slice places within a 2 block radius of our apartment.
2. Robin Rothman plays Trudy Carmichael, a Las Vegas lounge singer twice a month at the Magnet Theater Musical Mixer. It's a free show, open to everyone and features improvised songs.