Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 15, 2012: Sal & Carmine's (UWS, NYC)

DAY 15: OCTOBER 15th, 2012

LOCATION: Sal & Carmine's (100th St and Broadway)

ORDER: 2 slices of cheese (but one was HUGE!)

GUEST: Andy Moskowitz

Way above average NYC slice made with solid ingredients by expert pizza makers.  I won't go so far as to say "made with care" or that the pizza makers "care" because there is way too much evidence to the contrary.  The "20 min. seating time limit" sign posted in the empty dining area and the direct refusal to make change for a $20 were the two most recent indicators that the pizzeria has not lost its bitterness since losing longtime pizza master/founder/curmudgeon Sal Malanga.  Considering all the primary components (sauce, cheese, dough) are top-of-the line, I did not mind the odd shape and erratic topping distribution on our pie.  I would have preferred fewer bubbles on the outer edge like the ones in the display counter but I was too scared to engage either pizza man.  Growing more and more uneasy with each passing second, I will admit to having stayed in the dining area for over 20 minutes.  Yup, I was there for nearly 23 minutes!

 4.03 out of 5

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14.5/18 = .806 x 5 = 4.03

1. Andy Moskowitz and I were both double majors in college and one of our majors was Film Studies.
2. We discovered using our smart phones that Spaniards speak with a lisp because King Ferdinand had a lisp is an urban legend.  Although it is a more insteresting story than the whole "languages evolve over time" explanation.
3. After we ate, he had a Starbucks coffee for dessert and I had a Rita's Italian Ice.


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