DAY 29: OCTOBER 29th, 2010
LOCATION:Free NY Pizza Suprema @the Magnet Theater (Chelsea, NYC)
ORDER: 1 slice of cheese
GUEST: Binu Paulose, Molly Moran, Angela Demanti, Mark Lee, Kat Kiernan, Nina Klemow, Alexis Saarela, Nate Starkey, and everyone else at the Magnet Theater on October 29, 2010
Free GOOD pizza!
For nearly a year the Magnet Theater has been on the receiving end of countless slices from NY Pizza Suprema. What started as a promotion to encourage folks to come to the Magnet's Thursday Night Out has turned into an everyday occurrence. That's right, some time between 9 and 10pm, the house manager will open up pizza donated by NY Pizza Suprema for audience consumption. There may be as many as six large pies, or as few as one. So, there is no guarantee but it is a nice little bonus that you get, on top of inexpensive great comedy, FREE great pizza!
Even if it were not free, NY Pizza Suprema is a Slicey Award winning pizzeria that chooses to make quality pizza when they could easily get away with less. Situated at the base of Penn Station, NY Pizza Suprema is blessed and cursed with more foot traffic than most pizzerias even in Manhattan. Tourists and on-the-go locals don't necessarily know the difference between top quality ingredients and mediocrity...but Joe Riggio does. Joe, the current owner of NY Pizza Suprema embraced the opportunity to take over for his late father even though it meant walking away from his law practice. Why? Because he was raised on his father's pizza, loves his father's pizza, and owes everything to the loyal patrons that have been coming back since his father opened the doors in 1964.
The plain cheese slice, my favorite, combines plenty of tomato sauce, creamy grande mozzarella, and a sprinkling of Pecorino Romano that truly brings the whole slice together. Suprema makes the best street slice in Manhattan. Not only is it delicious but it's dependably delicious. The pizza chefs behind the counter know what they're doing and continue to do it pie after pie.
Go to the pizzeria and see what I mean. Otherwise, press your luck and come to the Magnet for a mixed bag of assorted pies the good people at NY Pizza Suprema donate on a nightly basis.
5 out of 5
1. I perform improv comedy at the Magnet Theater as part of Junior Varsity and Hell Buffalo. Please stop by if you get a chance.
2. Here is a review I did for NY Pizza Suprema on Day 31 of Pizza Month 2008: http://31daysofpizza.blogspot.com/2008/11/day-31-october-31st-2008-ny-pizza_24.html