Screamer’s Pizzeria brings vegan pizza to Greenpoint


It seems like heresy to us, but to each their own:

Champs Jr. in Greenpoint (620 Manhattan Avenue), which mysteriously closed last month, is re-opening this Monday as an ALL-VEGAN PIZZA BY THE SLICE JOINT in partnership with Philly-based company Blackbird Pizzeria. The micro-Champs will now be a late night mecca of cruelty-free, hot n’ crusty gooey junk known as Screamer’s Pizzeria. Open daily, 11am-midnight. [Read more…]

Williamsburg pizzeria creates a pizza box made out of pizza

Vinnie’s Pizza on Bedford has outdone themselves with their latest creation. A pizza box made [Read more…]

Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint coming soon to Greenpoint


Everyone’s favorite Greenpoint pizza man, Paulie Gee, is opening a slice joint at the north end of Franklin Street! From Eater:

Paulie Giannone — the man behind popular Greenpoint pizzeria Paulie Gee’s — is opening another pizza place in the neighborhood, this time with classic New York slices. Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint, to be located at 110 Franklin St. at the corner of Noble, will be an old school New York pizzeria and sports bar, Giannone tells Eater. His flagship pizzeria stopped doing takeout a couple years ago because the pies didn’t hold up well in a box, so this new restaurant is an opportunity to serve people who want to take something home, he says. “There’s a big demand in the neighborhood,” Giannone says. [Read more…]

Rat attempts to bring slice of pizza home on the L train

ratWe are all this rat who [Read more…]

Joe’s Pizza is officially open in Williamsburg

Photo via Eater

Photo via Eater

West Village favorite Joe’s Pizza is now officially open in Williamsbug at 216 Bedford Ave (North 5th). From Eater:

Originally expected to open in June, today is the day when Joe’s Williamsburg makes its grand debut on Bedford Avenue. The construction delays resulted in the need to reinforce the floors to bear the weight of the double stacked Baker’s Pride ovens, the same ones used at the other Joe’s locations. The recipes and prices are identical to the other two locations: $2.75 for a round slice, $3.00 for square. And just like at the other restaurants, everything is made from scratch in house. The hours will be limited for now as the ovens and staff need to be broken in. But by the fall expect the place to be in full swing into the wee hours.

See more pictures at Eater.

Roberta’s is being sued for unpaid overtime

robertasRoberta’s, Bushwick’s most famous restaurant is being sued by a long time employee for failure to pay overtime wages. From [Read more…]

Joe’s Pizza, yes THAT Joe’s Pizza, coming to Bedford Ave in Williamsburg


It’s slotted to open at 216 Bedford Avenue (corner of North 5th) in the former home of that douchey shithole, The Plank. It joins other local favorites, Vinnie’s and Rosa Maria’s, as well as The Charleston, though the latter can only compete in price.

Joe’s Pizza will open at 216 Bedford Avenue, owner Joe Pozzuoli Jr. tells Eater. Joe’s has a storied history dating back to 1975 on Carmine Street, and is widely considered one of the finest examples of the NYC slice joint. [Read more…]

Zagat says Paulie has New York’s best pies


Paulie Gee, credit NY Times

I love Paulie’s so I was happy to see this — even though Totonno’s and Roberta’s have a slight edge in my opinion. Hopefully, the foot traffic the rating is sure to inspire won’t be as annoying as what we see outside of that overrated tourist trap Grimaldi’s. From Gothamist:

The 30,592 diners who participated in this year’s Google-owned Zagat Survey have spoken and declared that Greenpoint pie purveyor Paulie Gee’s fires up the city’s top pizza. In the 2015 guide, which was released today, the eaters lauded the “destination-worthy”—that’s called “borough-shaming,” Zagat!—pizzeria’s “one-of-a-kind” toppings and Paulie’s hands-on service as their favorite pick of the city’s dense pizza population. Following closely behind Paulie’s funky pies were the offerings at Lucali in Carroll Gardens, Juliana’s in Dumbo, Totonno’s of Coney Island and then Bushwick’s Roberta’s.

If the Brooklyn theme was apparent in the pizza category, it’s with good reason. The borough saw a 28% increase in the number of eateries reviewed, with 340 establishments making this year’s list. Of those, Williamsburg’s St. Anselm was ranked best of the borough, calling the steakhouse “cool” but “unpretentious” and saying that it has some of “the city’s best” beef. Other top borough picks included SriPraPhai, a Thai eatery in Queens; Roberto’s Italian in the Bronx; and Denino’s Pizzeria, taking home top honors for Staten Island.

More information about Paulie Gees here. Oh and nice URL, Gothamist: burnt_ashy_pizza_ftw.