Yesterday, Serious Eats’ subsection Slice, which examines pizza, checked out the admittedly barren Morningside pizza scene.
Lopez-Alt compares V&T’s and Sezz Medi’, settling on V&T’s. Why?
V&T is not “good” pizza, period. The crust is floppy, it’s way out of balance, the ingredients are pretty low quality, I mean, the sauce has some brightness and flavor, but that’s about all you can say about it. On the other hand, by the standards of greasy, stuff-your-face, perfect-for-a-night-after-college-style-drinking pie, it’s pretty stellar.
It’s good “bad” pizza, if you will, and it performs admirably at its task.
Medi’, on the other hand
aspires to be “good” pizza. […] However, it falls pretty short of the great heights that really good Neapolitan pizza can reach. It’s a bit cracker-y and it’s got decent charring, but the dough’s a little bland. The mozzarella is classified as fresh, but it seems like the low-quality fresh stuff that you can get sitting in cryovacked packages in the supermarket.
It’s bad, “good” pizza.
Lopez strikes on a profound truth. Good, sloppy, “bad” pizza, beats pretentious, bad, “good” pizza any day. As long as that day is Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, and it’s actually night.
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