The 2 Brother’s Pizza locations sounds interesting. When I travel to NYC again, I will try to stop at one of their locations.
Well, first, it turns out that I got the name a little wrong, they actually spell it "2 Bros," and they raised their price from 99 cents to $1.00. Here's their Web site: http://www.2brospizza.com.
If you google the name, you'll find people on Yelp and other review Web sites giving them excellent reviews, raving about the price, but also, some raving about the taste. Which is what makes me think that I was putting too much emphasis on long-ferments, sourdough starters and all that. As the saying goes, the customer is always right and if the customer is happy and doesn't know the difference, then I shouldn't go crazy over it, myself. That's not to say that I shouldn't take advantage of a large space and plenty of time when it's available, but I also don't think I need to turn down a small space without a basement.
Or maybe 2 Bros pizza is actually good and I'm a "pizza snob?" To me, it tastes very "bready," with insufficient cheese. If you or anyone else on Pizzamaking.com does manage to get to NYC and try it, I would be interested to hear what they thought of it.
Some of the locations also offer fried chicken for $1.00/piece. Tasted a bit too salty to me, but again, it was selling and $1.00/piece is cheap for fried chicken in NYC.
At the other end of the spectrum (if you're trying pizza in NYC), these Artichoke Basille (http://goo.gl/nM4tP
) is very expensive (http://goo.gl/QhNLF
) and very mediocre, in my opinion, but I wouldn't mind a second opinion.
What? No one wants to travel all the way to NYC for bad pizza?