DAY 25: OCTOBER 25th, 2010
LOCATION: Saluggi's (Tribeca, Queens)
ORDER: 2 slices of brussel sprouts, 2 slices of margherita
GUEST: Kitzi Taylor, Kelli Kahn
Cracker crust or bust!
Leave it to Saluggi's crispy underside to support the loads of high quality ingredients piled upon it. Ranging from the more traditional Margherita to the creative brussel sprouts white pie, toppings run the gamut at this pizzeria. Want cheese with your cracker crust? You got it!
Pedro Espinal, the pizza chef, is particularly fond of his parmesan and fresh mozzarella cheese combination. It definitely packs a solid one-two punch any cheese lover would savor. The thin and crispy signature crust offers a nice alternative to the typical pizza slice. Cooked in a gas-powered deck oven, Pedro and the Saluggi crew have cracked the code on churning out quality pizza on sturdy flatbread.
Located in the Triangle Below Canal (Tribeca) area of Manhattan, Saluggi's is within walking distance of nearly every train. The ambience features character and kitsch alike including holiday themed wall hangings, creative signs, and even a shuffleboard game downstairs. The perfect visual stimulation to complement the flavor stimulation of your pizza.
Saluggi's is a definite destination for cheese lovers, creative topping seekers, and thin-crust enthusists. Even as more of a chewy crust-sauce loving pizza guy, I'd come back for the lunch special and stay just to chat with the proud and friendly staff.
3.93 out of 5
16.5/21 = .786 x 5 = 3.93
1. Kelli Kahn and Kitzi Taylor went to high school together.
2. I met Jim, owner of Saluggi's and the nearby bar called the Nancy Whiskey Pub