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Apr 12, 2007 06:17 PM

Second best slice of pizza in Brooklyn:Joes of Bleecker St.

This place just opened it's doors on Kings Highway and East 17th Street. Excellent pizza, great crust, the store unlike Difara is very clean. I 'll take Joes with no wait over Dom

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  1. There's a Joe's of Bleeker Street on 7th Avenue in Park Slope also. Its good, but nothing all that special. Definitely not comparable to DiFara's. Honestly, when it changed from Pizza Cave to Joe's, I didn't notice ALL that much of a difference.

    1. I'm confused. Joe's in Manhattan, off 6th, Carmine and Bleecker still serves a good slice. Is this place a spin off by the same owner? Rip-off on the name? Wha??

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      1. re: addictedtolunch

        Same owwner. Just met the guy aking pizza in his new place. I don't know if his place on Bleeker is still there,

      2. I've always felt Joe's (at both locations: Carmine in NYC, 7th Ave in Brooklyn) are a step above any old pizzeria slice in the city. No charred crust, bland sauce, processed cheese--it's not even in the same orbit as DiFara's.

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        1. re: pastoralia

          Totally agree. Joe's is a good slice, miles better than any Ray's and their brethren, but it's a far cry from the stuff being crafted at DiFara.

          Last time I passed by, Joe's on the corner of Bleecker and 6th had shut down and been replaced by some awful-looking pizza chain, but their smaller store a bit further up on the same the block was still open and churning out tasty pizza to tipsy NYU students.

          1. re: oolah

            Exactly...if you've spent the night drinking, Joe's tastes like it was cooked in Jesus''s OK.

            1. re: pastoralia

              i think pino's has joe's beat.

              but, way is it in dom's orbit.

                1. re: rootytootyfreshnfrooty

                  nah, 7th ave between 1st and 2nd...its not amazing but for a slice, it satisfies better than joe's.

              1. re: pastoralia

                The Joe's on 5th ave down in south slope is open till 4am, pretty much heaven at that hour.

            2. re: pastoralia

              sounds like some of you are missing the boat.

              i dk about the others, but the carmine JOES has both a typical regular slice and a fresh moz slice. guess which one you should get? ;)

            3. if its like its village and park slope cousins, its a thin bland slice and not worthy of a difara comparison.

              1. Had a slice there, since I live around the corner, and it was excellent, just like it is on Bleeker outpost. Yes, it's not DiFara's and even further from Tottono's, but it's by far the best pizza in that whole area of Brooklyn dominated by generic, mexican-prepared awful pizzerias. I am happy we have it. Plain slice is $2, and you can feel where the extra money goes - thin perfect crust, tasty sauce, and good cheese. I am not a fan of pizza unless it's one of the top places, and this qualifies.