I'm glad you are all enjoying some of this stuff, because we are having a great time. We always get a kick out of visiting New York, but it means a lot to me that my wife is letting me geek out on pizza . . . during our anniversary weekend, no less.
Tonight was a real treat, too. We drove to the northern end of Williamsburg, to the Greenpoint area, and we got there a bit early. Our plan was to hit the first shift of diners when they opened the doors for supper at Paulie Gee's, and it was a good idea. Tables were filled by 6:20. There was no question about the first pie, the Hell Boy, but we kind of winged it with the second, the Greenpoint Benedict. Both were really tasty pies, but it would have been a sad story to miss out on the Hell Boy. Yum! If we'd had room, I would have loved to try one of the quieter, sparsely topped options to see what else that crust could do.
We went over to the oven and asked if we could watch and snap some photos. Paulie followed us back to our table and chatted us up for a while. We talked about pizza in New York, and dining in Boston. We talked about Mike and his honey.
He asked how we had heard of his place, and I told him, of course, about my recent pizza fanaticism and my 24 hr/day PizzaMaking.com habit. He got a funny smile on his face.
I said, "you know about that forum, don't you?"
He said, "yeah, I know those guys. I even ate some pizza with those guys. They came in a huge team, once. Do you know Texas Craig and Scott123?"
Luckily I had put down my mug, because I would have sprayed the poor guy with nostril-filtered beer. I told him, sure, I know those guys. I told him I needed a picture of him for all you guys, and he told me he had the perfect shot.
What a great night!