Tuesday, October 19, 2010

day 18, Pizza Month 2010 - 99¢ Fresh Pizza (Hell's Kitchen, NYC)

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

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  • TASTE:

  • 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.

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