Another Worth It video. I do rather enjoy these…
I’ve been to Joe’s Pizza. In fact, I’ve been to that Joe’s Pizza. And yes, that is some damn good pizza. It’s what true New York style pizza should be.
I’ve yet to visit Eataly, but this has convinced me to go and try their pizza. And it has also convinced me to meet Mario Batali, who seems genuinely cool, and I absolutely love that he was so complimentary about Joe’s.
But that last one…
That was not pizza. Not at all. Just like that expensive taco was not a taco, and that expensive donut was not a donut… that was not a damn pizza. How the hell do you skip out on the tomato sauce and call it “pizza”?
You don’t. I love cheese on my pizza, yes, but that’s not as quintessential at the tomato sauce. And squid ink? In the dough?
And that crust didn’t look like a pizza crust at all. Where were the burnt bits? Where was the crunch? It looked soggy.
Those two women at the end, the one who shrugged her shoulders and the one who was genuinely disgusted by it… they were right. And yes, I’m judging it based on the looks, but come on… looks alone are enough in this case.
That. Wasn’t. Pizza.
However, I will freely advertise Joe’s any day, every day, and I will definitely be checking out Eataly.
Oh and yes, they did do pizza already… but that was in LA. This is in New York.