Thursday, October 11, 2012

Day 11, 2012: Naked Pizza (E. Village, NYC)

DAY 11: OCTOBER 11th, 2012

LOCATION: Naked Pizza (E. Village, NYC)

ORDER: 3 slices of a 10" superbiotic

GUEST: Zohar Adner

Nutritious pizza just got upgraded!  Naked Pizza's menu not only uses eye-catching Web 2.0 icons to represent ingredients but it even includes buzzwords like "greenhouse" and "skinny" to court health food nuts into consuming it.  And it works!  By isolating every calorie, gram of fat, and milliliter of gluten in the component parts of pizza, Naked Pizza's customers can customize their pie to their hearts' content, literally!  With three choices of sizes, crusts, and sauces and over twenty different topping choices, the precise permutation of the thousands of options is in the hands of the eater.  I opted to order the meatless superbiotic pie and dine in the pristinely clean albeit small and anti-social dining area.  Ten minutes later, I was eating a warm blend of crisp bell pepper, succulent artichoke, fresh mushroom, zesty red onion, cilantro, garlic, and spinach floating within a light layer of red tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella cheese.  Held up by a sturdy and not too distracting 10 grain gas powered crust, the pizza almost tasted good for me.  If it was, in fact, good for me then it was the best tasting healthy pizza I have ever eaten.  The lack of guilt eating it alone is reason enough to recommend trying it.


  3.47 out of 5
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12.5/18 = .694 x 5 = 3.47

1. Zohar Adner is was one of the stars of Funnyball this past season.  Funnyball is a late summer softball league for comedians.  The games are played in Central Park's Great Lawn and are free for all participants.
2. I thought it would be funny to take a picture of myself without a shirt since the name of the place has the word "Naked" in it.  Even though the wide windows of the pizzeria concealed nothing to the outside world, no one seemed to notice.  I guess a man taking off his shirt in a pizzeria is par for the course in New York's East Village.


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