Video: Life of a Slice Man at Sal and Carmine

Editor's Note: Welcome to a new episode of 1 Minute Meal, a series of video snapshots documenting the places, people, and foods that make New York a vibrant food community.


[Photograph: James Boo]

When our man Ed publicly mourned the loss of Sal Malanga in 2009, he noted that the man's plain New York slice was "so good that they didn't have to deliver."

Three years later, Sal's grandson Lou has broken that rule. He's not entirely happy about it, but the mechanic-turned-pizzaiolo is doing what's necessary to carry on the legacy of Sal and Carmine's—which, while still serving one of the best slices in the world, has to deal with the day-to-day grind of keeping a food business going on the Upper West Side in 2013.

Lou speaks to the change in this episode of 1 Minute Meal.

Previously on 1 Minute Meal

A Different Kind of Factory at Jomart Chocolates »
Appraising the Perfect Muffin at Blue Sky Bakery »
A League of Tortas at Tortas Neza in Corona »
One More Pupusa at El Olomega in Red Hook »
Lechonera La Piraña in Mott Haven »
The Arepa Lady of Jackson Heights »
The Indonesian Food Bazaar in Astoria, Queens »
The Lemon Ice King of Corona, a Queens Classic »
A Day in the Life of The Baoery, a Pop-Up Restaurant »
Khachapuri, a Georgian Bread Baked into South Brooklyn »
David's Brisket House, the Jewish Deli Run by Muslims in Brooklyn »

About the videographer: James Boo has been a Serious Eats contributor since 2010. Working as a freelance journalist, he is also the founder of Real Cheap Eats and a documentarian. Check out his food-and-travel blog, The Eaten Path, for more journeys to the real meal.

About the music: "Dream Pie" composed and performed by Justin Andrew Johnson.