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Posted in Family Protected, NYC by Andrew Spender on May 16, 2010

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Grimaldi’s, DUMBO

Posted in NYC by Andrew Spender on May 8, 2010

No, it’s not an insult. Grimaldi’s, DUMBO (down under Manhattan bridge overpass), is arguably the best pizza in New York. Located almost directly underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and a pleasant walk over it from City Hall in Manhattan, it’s in a fairly scrubby – or ‘authentic’ in real estate agent parlance – part of the city. It’s easy to find because there’s usually a 100 person-plus line outside the door. Inside, the restaurant is adorned by photos of the rich and famous who swear by the Grimaldi’s Margarita, like Mayor Bloomberg, and it really is worth the wait. The 100 year old coal-fired oven charcoals the thin crust and the fresh mozzarella / parmesan combo bubbles deliciously into the rich, fresh tomato sauce to create the pizza tri-fector; crispy, cheesy and tomatoey without being gooey. Yum.

Here’s a picture of the man himself taking a slug of coffee as he manages the long line for the restaurant.

Watching the line grow longer

Watching the line grow longer

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