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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Want to know the Best Pizza in New York City?

We've learned a few things in our time in New York City: Never argue with the crazy homeless guy on the subway train, you can't go two blocks without stumbling into a Starbucks and the Raymour and Flanigan TV commercials tend to get a little bit louder every month. 

We've also learned to never, ever enter into any type of debate over who has New York City's best pizza. It's a fools game. Marriages have been destroyed, companies ruined into bankruptcy and small nations toppled over heated conversations the toss out the name Lombardi's, Grimaldi's, Celeste on the Upper West Side and John's in the West Village.

That being said we're looking forward to making a stop at Patsy's Pizzeria on next Thursday's Big Adventure Day Off. Patsy, with a few assorted locations in NYC and roots in East Harlem, has been making thin coal-oven crust pies since the Great Depression was in full swing.

There are Pizza Historians who offer guided tours (kind of wish I was making that up) who loudly claim that Patsy's first had the idea of selling peperoni goodness by the slice. While that remains a dubious claim, Patsy's place in the annals of NYC Pizza History is secure. The original proprietor even trained the man who would go on to start Brooklyn's Grimaldi's.A Pizza family tree! They've been doing one thing well for 80 years. That's kinds what makes them legendary. And, yeah, maybe the best place to get Pizza in the Big Apple.


Join us for dinner at Patsy's next Thursday as part of our Big Adventure Day Off!

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