Manhatten/NYC Food in the Bay Area?
- wchane May 16, 2007 09:08 AM
There's places like escape from ny or a slice of ny pizza, izzy's brooklyn bagels, etc but where's the cream of the crop?
best ny style pizza?
best ny bagel? (i've yet to find one comparable)
NYC is a city I remember for 'junk' food, everytime I touch down at JFK I find myself running toward the nearest bagel shop no matter what time of day it is.
For a good hot dog, try Burgermeister. For a good bagel...the 6am United flight from SFO can have you at JFK by about 2:30 in the afternoon...
I lived in Manhattan for 6 years and haven't found anything comparable to Grimaldi's or Lombardi's (my personal favorites) in SF. The closest pizza I've found to Grimaldi's is Delfina Pizzeria, although I'd be the first to admit it's not that close.
As far as bagels, my favorite is Holey Bagel on 24th street (they do boil them unlike many other places).
Grimaldi's and Lombardi's, like John's of Bleeker St., the original Patsy's, and the original Totonno's, use coal ovens, which if used properly can give a unique crust. There are no coal ovens in SF or so far as I know anywhere in the West.
Closest we have are Italian-style wood pizza ovens in use at A16 and Tommaso's in SF, Pizzaiolo in Oakland, and Nizza la Bella in Albany, among others.