Scott, I was thinking about this yesterday (I've been to 14th Street Artichoke a few times). Also, depending on what everyone orders, we may potentially run into an issue if, for instance, everyone in the group orders a square and they only have one sheet out (which won't feed the whole group). We'd have to wait for whenever the next pan comes out, which could be be quick or too long given our need to get deep into the borough of Kings to visit Totonno's. It may behoove us to try and call Artichoke en route and see if they have enough stuff ready to handle our needs so they can get a little bit of a head start if they are short?
I'm definitely going with a square. I think some peeps need to be dropped off to coordinate orders at Artichoke while the drivers box around and double park around the corner on 1st Avenue. Flip the bird back to anyone who beeps and does the same to you because you are double parked...hehe. This is NYC.
I need to bail after New Park. If the tour is running late, I'll need to get the subway from New Park as it will take about 1:20 to get back to Times Square from there (Howard Beach, JFK stop). If the tour is on time and there is room, I'd be appreciative if I could hitch the ride to Roberta's and catch the L train from there as it is closer.....and I may have time to catch the subway and buy my sweet girlfriend a few treats from Mast Brothers before taking the bus home.
Blah, blah. I've shaked off the horrid GI bug I had. Now six pounds lighter and ready to pack some of that back on!!
A ride to Roberta's is no problem. We're going to have 4 cars at that time.
We're all getting squares at Artichoke. You've already confirmed that the square is the best thing they sell, so why should we get anything else?
Right now, unless JohnC can join us earlier, we're going to be 8 at Artichoke (plus possibly a friend of Chau's). How many slices in a sheet? 8? If we end up being 9, I have no problem splitting a square with someone.
I'm having all the drivers (minus JohnC) meet up at Port Authority when I pick up Steve and Norma. We're meeting at 10:15. That gives us 45 minutes to get everyone together and go to Artichoke. Google has the trip to Artichoke at 10 minutes, but taking into account the Kuban googlemap coefficient
and the time of day, I'll be happy if we get to Artichoke 15 minutes early. Chau is meeting up with us at 11:00 at Artichoke.
Is Artichoke likely to answer the phone 15 minutes before they open the doors? Are they liable to take an order for a sheet at 10:45?
Slices can be inhaled pretty quickly, so maybe there's hope that we can get on our way by 11:15, but it's not giving me a warm fuzzy feeling.
I just noticed that Pizza Suprema is open at 10:30. I like that time. How does Suprema compare to Artichoke?