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It’s unbelievable actually that Artichoke had yet to make it onto City Mitten before today. Perhaps it was because during my first year in New York I happened to live two blocks away and now that I’m in Brooklyn it’s not so close in my radar. But my dear sister was here and I wanted to take her for some dear pizza, as well as somewhere I had not been recently so Artichoke it is. Look on the anticipation on her darling face.

And here it is:

This is the actual Artichoke slice, and it’s like artichoke dip on pizza. De-licious. She ordered that and I ordered their margherita because I think it is just as splendid. But if you take yourself there, you need to get the artichoke slice, because I can guarantee you’ve never had anything like it before.

And there it is. There’s a bit of the line, which is normal. We only waited for about ten minutes. The after-bar crowd is always insane. But that’s because it’s always worth it.

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Welcome to Roberta’s: Grimaldi’s for hipsters. Delicious. Roberta’s has nothing to do with Grimaldi’s except that it’s exactly like it. The same fantastically droopy pizza, the same glorious cheese. Oh my. I am so glad for this. No wonder everyone likes Roberta’s so much.

Roberta’s is for hipsters because it’s in Bushwick and because when we ate there, we saw people with red X’s painted on their faces. No idea why. We also made the observation that in Brooklyn, you can wear anything. Even if it looks like pajamas. We also saw Julianne Moore and her kids. It’s been a starstruck week. I saw Agyness Deyn earlier this week too and Missy had seen Andrew Keagan.

So Roberta’s is really good. We got a margherita and an RPS with tomato, mozzarella, sopressata, and roasted red peppers. I also had a glass of wine. Mmm. It was right after we watched the US/England World Cup game and it was exactly what we needed. My only complaint is that at the end of the meal, the server asked, “Can I get you anything else?” Uh yeah, the dessert menu. I like it better when they just bring it or at least ask if we want to look at it, instead of making me feel like you want me to leave. So we didn’t ask for it.

Inside Roberta’s is super cute, too. It’s a good date place, too, methinks. Which is why I went with Missy Kayko. ;)

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Motorino is NYC’s latest pizza obsession. Slice loves it. I tried to go a few weeks ago and the wait was too long. But I finally made it to the East Village location with some of my peeps and it was pretty good. This top pizza here is cremini and sweet sausage and we also had margherita (’cause you always have to try the margherita) and stracciatella: which was basil, olive oil, and sea salt. YUM!

Yes. It was all nice. There’s also a Motorino location in Brooklyn, so I’m going to have to check that out.

My pizza-shaped heart still beats for Grimaldi’s though. Just wish that wasn’t always the place with the longest line.

Motorino usually has tiramisu but the night we were there it didn’t set properly or something so we weren’t able to try that. Bummerzville! We went on Nora’s actual birthday and they were accommodating, we got chocolate soft-serve with a candle and they came out and sang happy birthday to her! It wasn’t tiramisu but it still was nice! We ended up getting a *real* dessert somewhere after that but I’m gonna leave that one for tomorrow. ;)

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For the record, I rarely take cabs. I’ve probably taken them by my own volition less than ten times in the two and a half years I’ve lived here. Of course if someone insists we take one, I’ll go with it, it’s just not a habit I like to keep. Case in point: The other night after a late volleyball game with my ZogSports team, we were all waiting for the subway and one of those freight cars came by and my friend Melissa was like, “Wow, what IS that?” I was like, “Girl, you must not stay out very late ’cause they come by all the time at night!” and she was like, “No, girl, I take cabs.” Word. Haha.

Anyway, there’s a picture of me in a cab. Wheeee!

Now, I’ve mentioned how many good pizza places there are in New York and how many of them I still need to try. One of those places is Co. So we went there Friday:

wine and artichoke

We split a bottle of wine and ordered salad and artichoke hearts as an appetizer. Then we ordered three of their pizzas to share: Margherita, Boscaiola (tomato, mushroom, buffalo mozzarella, pork sausage, onion and chili), and Meatball. The Neapolitan-style pizzas come with four pieces and there was four of us. Perfect! We actually probably could have ordered a fourth since they weren’t that big, but I was fine with three.


Here’s the Margherita, a staple, so I like to try it at new places. And now it’s making me want to go out and get some pizza again.

co pizza

The Meatball (left) was good, but we all agreed the Boscaiola (right) was the best.

I would go back to Co. It’s a cozy little place: 54 seats, a small bar area by the door and half of the tables are shared, which is fun and very New York.


red wine


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