Your First Look at K! Pizzacone
Thrillist reported on Friday that K! Pizzacone, the much-anticipated new addition to the New York pizza scene will be opening today. Unable to wait for what Eater calls “the biggest opening in Midtown“, I ran right over on Friday after work to see if there were any hints of activity, only to find them open! (Sort of.) The lady behind the counter was quick to let everyone know that they were just “testing” their system to make sure everything was working properly and that they actually open today. Regardless of whether they were “open” or just open, there were cones filled with cheese and other delights to be had, so I took the opportunity to stuff my face with them.
Menu details and gooey food porn after the jump!
And there they are. The cone concept will probably offend pizza purists so much that they most likely won’t be too worried about the fact that the cone is nothing like a traditional pizza crust. It’s flaky and firm and sort of crumbles when you bite into it… kind of like a regular pie crust (which they use for both the sweet and savory cones.)
Much like regular pie, the real story is in the fillings. The cone on the left is a dessert cone, the banana flambé: caramelized bananas floating in a thick chocolate sauce. Just as the regular pizzacone on the right is a medium for a wad of cheese, the dessert cone carries gobs of chocolate – along with some fruit to make it all healthy.
In addition to the various preset options on the menu, K! offers the chance to make all sorts of combinations from the dozens of fillings. You can come up with more common ones like the mozzarella, tomato sauce and spicy salami seen here or go wild with BBQ chicken or chili or even vegetables if you must. For the meat lovers, you’ve got options of sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ham or prosciutto. There’s basically a salad bar full of options right up front, so you can have at it. Breakfast pizzas will be available too, filled with scrambled eggs and ham or bacon.
The cones come in two sizes, the smaller K! and the larger K!! Savory pizzacones all come with mozzarella cheese and your choice of either a pesto or tomato sauce. They cost $5.90 for the large and a dollar less for the small. Combos let you add a drink for a dollar more. That’s a bit steep when compared to a regular slice joint, but no slice I know gets me quite so much cheese in one bite. We should probably give them some time to work everything out before completely passing judgement, but early adopters… feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.
K! Pizzacone, 319 5th Ave. (btw. 32+33rd)