DAY 28: OCTOBER 28th, 2021
LOCATION: 240 NYC (240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011)
GUEST(S): Dave Hill
ORDER: 2 slices of Death by Pizza (shredded mozzarella, ricotta, spicy sausage, crushed red pepper, fresh basil), 1 slice of Margherita (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pecorino, fresh basil), 1 slice of Vodka (vodka sauce, fresh mozzarella, pecorino, fresh basil), 1 slice of Pesto (pesto sauce, ricotta, pecorino, fresh basil)
Life after Death [by Pizza]. During the massive closings due to the lockdown of 2020, a pop-up pizzeria called Death by Pizza opened up taking the city by storm. Now that pizzeria has a new West Village home and a new name to go with it: 240 NYC. But don't worry, it still serves pizza and the new digs allow for serving a whole lot more of it. The space is huge. In addition to the full bar, spacious indoor and outdoor dining options, there is a room out back! 240 NYC is an event space in the right place at, hopefully, the right time. Assuming the pandemic is winding down, 240 NYC is poised to be a hip new party space in the heart of the city that also serves great pizza. The crisp uniform underside provides just the right amount of support for the high quality toppings. I am a fan of the 240 NYC tomato sauce, so I must recommend ordering at least one red pie. I also advocate ordering trying some of the signature pizzas. Whether you want something conventional like pepperoni or something more creative like the spicy, ricotta topped Death by Pizza, 240 NYC has it all. And you can order it all too! Even if you are a small party, their offerings come in three different sizes and the option to do half-and-half. I look forward to going back to 240 NYC - hopefully at a pizza party in the back room surrounding by great friends and equally great pizza.
Half Pesto, Half Death by Pizza
Half Margherita, Half Vodka
Dave Hill & Sean Taylor
1. Dave Hill has written three books and is currently working on a fourth. The first three are titled Tasteful Nudes, Parking the Moose, and Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here anymore (available on Amazon). The latest has something to do with hockey and involves a trip to Kenya.
2. Dave Hill and I had similar 2020 lockdown living arrangements.
3. If you ever wonder who wrote the theme song to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the answer is Dave Hill.
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