Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Day 4, 2006: Patsy's Pizzeria (Murray Hill, NYC)

LOCATION: Patsy's Pizzeria (34th St and 3rd avenue, NYC)
GUEST(S): Maddy Mako, Jen MacNeil, Tony Powell
ORDER: 2 slices of pepperoni, 2 slices of cheese
PIZZA REPORT: "Saucy" as Maddy put it.  She was right.  This pizza is made with delicious sauce, and plenty of it.  Check out this slice of "cheese" I ate...
Since I like the sauce (not referring to least not in this sentence), I loved the pizza.  I will concede that the salt content of the pizza does leave you a bit dehydrated though.  Speaking of "leave" this pizza has leaves on it - basil leaves.   I don't make a habit of eating leaves but the combination of the vegetation with the spicy pepperoni is a real tastebud treat.  All of this goodness is held up by the thin coal-fired brick oven crust.  It may be thin but it is sturdy enough to contain the fresh mozzarella cheese (some slices more than other), the aforementioned sauce, and the shrivelled-up-yet tasty pepperoni.  I feel like I could eat 4 slices of Patsy's pizza every day.  Hmmm...that's not a bad idea. 
ATMOSPHERE: Nice yet noisy.  It was such a beautiful day that the storefront was removed.  This enabled the patrons to enjoy the perfect temperature of the outside October air and even feel a slight breeze now and again.  Unfortunately, the constant noise of 3rd avenue made hearing across the table pretty difficult at times.  It is truly amazing how loud certain sounds in New York City can be.  Whether it be horns, sirens, kneeling buses, or just big trucks in low gears, it's LOUD!  Patsy's shouldn't be held responsible for NYC noises though.  When the storefront is not open, you can expect a clean, well kept restaurant with a classic bar on one wall and a picturesque coal fired brick oven on another and happy people everywhere in between.
VERDICT: 4.5 out of 5 
MISC.: After lunch Maddy Mako and Jen MacNeil and I asked Tony Powell where he was from and then I ended up talking about myself.
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