Artichoke: The New DiFara?

20080331-artichoke.jpgIf you're a New York pizza freak (and aren't we all?), you're going to be hearing a lot about Artichoke, the tiny new East Village pizzeria that's just opened on East 14th Street. Slicers (readers and contributors) have already weighed in on Artichoke, and in the coming days I'm sure every pizza-loving food writer is going to be writing about it as well. I reported on my first Artichoke experience over on Slice, and I think the place has great potential, but at this point it's too early to anoint it the new Di Fara. Let's give the promising young pizzaiolo at Artichoke some time before we drown them in cheesy hype.