I am a huge fan of what is called Grandma pizza, a thin-crusted Sicilian-style pan pizza that's really popular on Long Island.
In Manhattan, Grandma pizza has been very hard to come by.
Maffei on sixth avenue and 22nd Street makes a good Grandma slice, and Adrienne's , a new place in on Stone St. in the Wall Street area (I'm warning you right now. Stone St. is one of those downtown NY streets that's impossible to find), makes a superb Grandma slice.
And now, New Pizza Town (2196 Broadway (corner of 78th St.), 212-769-2323, a mere three blocks from my Upper West Side apartment, has started making creditable Grandma pies. They're certainly not as good as Adrienne's, which are made with really good mozzarella and high quality tomatoes. But they are pretty damn fine, fine enough that I've been eating Grandma slices at New Pizza Town three times a week for the last month.
For a definitive look at Grandma pizza, check out Erica Marcus' piece in my book, Pizza: Slice of Heaven. She not only tells you its origins, she also tells you where to get it on Long Island.
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