Friday, June 5, 2009

Fun Playing with Food In the NY-Metropolitan Area, Part 1: Pizza

We spent the better part of the last week visiting family and friends in New York. We drove the 500 miles in about 8.5 hours - not bad. And with 2 hour delays at the NY airports the day we arrived, we probably didn't spend a whole lot more time on the trip than we would have had we flown.

As per usual, our first meal in NY was pizza! This time, our half-meatball, half cheese pie came from Mario's, on Larkfield Road in East Northport.

Mario's offers a typical Long Island pizza - delicious! Another fun fact about the East Northport location is that it was a Carvel Ice Cream store for years before becoming a pizzaria. Unfortunately, this was the only pizza we got to enjoy on this trip.

Love that slightly crispy char on the bottom - you can only get that if you let the pizza cook right on the oven floor and NOT in a pan.

Look at how thin that is! And why oh why is it so hard to get this kind of pizza outside the tri-state area?? I have been rather amused by a recent EGullet thread dissecting the "best" of NY pizzarias - I'd take ANY of them if they were within a 20 minute drive of my house.

1 comment:

  1. I can't figure out why the stuff isn't available here either. When I lived out west, there was perfect NY pizza at a place called Escape from NY, so it can't be just "the water" or things like that. There's decent stuff in Chicago too. Here, Vincenza's is okay, but not really too close to what you (we) grew up with. And those guys are from Bay Ridge. We should shame them.