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Upper West Side: Two Boots Pizza Plans Soft Opening Next Week at New Broadway and 96th Street Location

Food and Things has learned that Two Boots Pizza, which is erecting a storefront on Broadway between 95th and 96th Street, is planning a soft opening for next week. The official open is slated for some time in August, according to a company spokesperson. Two Boots already sells its well regarded slices in midtown and [...]

Upper West Side: Pinch & S’Mac, the Pizzza and Mac ‘n Cheese Combo Closes.

Pinch & S’Mac, the pairing of former East Side pizza restaurant Pinch, and East Village macaroni and cheese eatery S’mac, has closed its doors to make way for an Italian restaurant called Grandma’s. The Italian eatery is slated to replace Pinch & S’Mac at the Columbus Ave. space located between 82nd and 83rd St., reports [...]

Upper West Side: Sal & Carmine Shuttered by Health Department

The Westside Independent reports that neighborhood pizza mainstay, Sal & Carmine on Broadway located between 101st and 102nd streets, has been shut down by the city’s health department. Last summer, Sal, one of the longtime pizza makers, died suddenly last summer, saddening fans of the neighborhood slice stalwart. The reason for the health department clampdown? [...]

Pizza Find: Long Island Pie is Tops

It’s possible to stumble on great pizza in the most unexpected places. Take Mattituck on Long Island’s North Fork where we lucked into The Sicilian and its outstanding pies. Mattituck is situated in the middle of Long Island’s North Fork. Abundant vineyards? Check.  Farmstands brimming with fresh-pick produce? Check. The shimmering waters of the Peconic? [...]

Pizza: Keste in the Village for Neopolitan Pizza

“How do you like the pizza?” asked the hot Italian guy sitting next to me after we had devoured our luscious pie at Keste, the Neopolitan pizza joint in the Village. When I told him I thought the topping was delicious,  but objected to the soggy crust, he explained that Keste’s crust is prepared just [...]