LOCATION: Rocky Slims (338 3rd Ave, Kips Bay, NYC)
GUEST(S): Luis Fernandez
ORDER: 1 slice of regular, half a slice of grandma with sausage, half a slice of white
Two pizzerias in one. Nestled in a hip closed-to-traffic Kips Bay street in the shadow of Baruch College, Rocky Slims knows its audience and caters to them. During the day, a slice joint on the campus side feeds affordable New York style pizza to hungry college students. In the evening, the spacious dining area opens up to serve authentic Neapolitan style pizza in a domed wood-fired brick oven. Don't take a first date to the slice side - unless its nice weather. While the slice joint offers multiple options of well-constructed pizza options, the only seats are in the outdoor cafe portion of the Neapolitan pie side. Opt for the regular cheese for a better-than-average quintessential New York street slice or mix it up with something creative. Borrowing from the recipes from the gourmet side, head chef Angelo Romano concocted several signature pies that go beyond the typical sliceria. The grandma, for instance, resembles a focaccia with a crisp outer edge and high quality fresh ingredients and a great aftertaste. You won't go wrong with any of the choices so I recommend going with a slice from the most recently cooked pie. It would make a great quick lunch and then go back to the Neapolitan pie side for dinner!
|slice of regular|
|Grandma with sausage|
- SERVICE: N/A
14.5/18 = .806 x 5 = 4.03