What can I write about Pizza that hasn’t already been written?
1. The history? Pizza is not Italian. At least not originally. Started in Greece… no tomatoes… Queen Margherita… colors of the Italian flag… WWII… Italian Immigrants… Pizza Hut… 30 minutes or your pizza is free… Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell. I covered everything right?
2. The best pizza in New York? I don’t even want to start that argument…
3. Tourists visiting New York eat at the worst pizza places. How else do you explain the existence of a Sbarro’s in Times Square? (It still amazes me every time I walk by that place and there are people eating in there)
The list could go on and on. The simple fact is, I’m not a pizza aficionado. Don’t misunderstand this for pizza hate… I love pizza just as much as the next guy- I’m just not a connoisseur. I guess some places are better then others, but I can’t really pinpoint exactly what I love and hate about each slice. If you’re into that sort of thing, there are plenty of blogs that talk about pizza… and only pizza.
But the truth is, pizza is one of those things that has so many different varieties that trying to determine the “best pizza” is futile… because everyone likes something different. You’ve got deep dish, thin “New York” style pizza, Sicilian, pizza with tons of toppings, pizza with no toppings, crunchy crust, floppy crust… it’s no wonder people love to argue about this crap.
Anyway, when talking about great pizza in Midtown, one name comes up all the time: Jiannetto’s Pizza Truck. I finally went last week to check it out, and found an amazing slice of “pizza” that will find just as many haters, as lovers.
The pictures, +/- and more… after the jump.
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Posted by Zach at 8:34 am, August 28th, 2006 under 47th btw. Park+Mad, Jiannetto's Pizza Truck, Pizza.