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OMG! Just spoke to Joe's Pizza!

NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 09:01 AM

They are trying to open by tonight! They are just waiting on the heath inspector. Yippie!

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  1. wilafur RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 09:33 AM

    OH YESSSS!!!

    looking forward to your review.......


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    1. re: wilafur
      Normal Garciaparra RE: wilafur Nov 9, 2007 03:42 PM

      So who;s gonna do the honors of being the first NY transplant to declare that, despite their most sincere efforts, their pizza is still a lame excuse for real NY pizza? :)


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      foodhappy RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 09:40 AM

      Thank YOU! You just made everyone's day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. maxzook RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 10:06 AM

        Well, Eater L.A. is saying Wednesday ...


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        1. re: maxzook
          NYCnowLA RE: maxzook Nov 6, 2007 10:15 AM

          i can only tell you what the voice on the other end of the phone told me. maybe the 'soft opening' is tonight.

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            yogachik RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 11:59 AM


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          joshekg RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 12:13 PM

          When I called last Wednesday I was told that they would be opening in two days and were just waiting on the health inspector - so while I hope what you heard is true it may still be a little while.

          1. Das Ubergeek RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 12:20 PM



            Let us know how it is.

            1. Moomin RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 04:17 PM

              They've moved their estimated opening date back to Friday. And even that is uncertain (depends on the inspector). A precise quote is, "I really hope we're open by Friday."

              And the fellow I spoke with had that special blend of amusement and desparation that comes with fielding his fiftieth call about their opening in an hour.

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              1. re: Moomin
                AAQjr RE: Moomin Nov 6, 2007 06:28 PM

                "And the fellow I spoke with had that special blend of amusement and desparation that comes with fielding his fiftieth call about their opening in an hour."

                :-) that's a great line Moo. I can just picture it..

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                sweetiepie RE: NYCnowLA Nov 6, 2007 06:30 PM

                Where is this place,and what's the big deal?

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                1. re: sweetiepie
                  AAQjr RE: sweetiepie Nov 6, 2007 06:45 PM

                  Where? by Frankie and Johnnies/Santa Monica place

                  Big deal? OMG, haven't you read the seventy million threads by new yorker's whining, oops I mean speaking movingly, about the the state of pizza in this area?! (ducking and running :-)

                  Oh and it's a branch of a famous NYC pizza parlor

                2. Professor Salt RE: NYCnowLA Nov 7, 2007 09:01 PM

                  I ended my work day in Santa Monica today, so like a big dork, I hustle over to see if it's open yet. It's not. The guy on the phone said Friday, maybe Saturday.

                  Open already, dammit.

                  Photo and more blather about Joe's: http://professorsalt.com/2007/11/07/t...

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                    fdb RE: NYCnowLA Nov 8, 2007 06:25 AM

                    Their website says Sat. 11/10. Never been to Joe's in NYC. What to order?

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                      Das Ubergeek RE: fdb Nov 8, 2007 06:33 AM

                      Pizza. With normal, non-weird toppings, like pepperoni, or sausage, or mushrooms.

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                        maxzook RE: Das Ubergeek Nov 8, 2007 08:14 AM

                        "normal, non-weird toppings"

                        I wonder what the reaction would be if Joe's offered pineapple, bottarga and lamb sausage.

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                        a_and_w RE: fdb Nov 8, 2007 10:27 AM

                        To start, two cheese slices, one with processed mozzarella, the other with fresh, both well done (i.e., extra crispy).

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                        Detroit Slim RE: NYCnowLA Nov 8, 2007 11:13 AM

                        Is this a branch of the Joe's Pizza that used to be at Bleecker and 6th?

                        Out in Eagle Rock, I just had a slice of pizza that rivalled Joe's (full story in my other post).

                        I don't know at what point I died and entered pizza heaven, but I hope their LA branch is as good as the old NYC branch!

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                        1. re: Detroit Slim
                          maxzook RE: Detroit Slim Nov 8, 2007 01:04 PM

                          Carmine St. to be exact, but yeah, it's the same place.

                          I was always more of a Ray's Famous guy, myself.

                          Joe's Pizza
                          7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                          Famous Ray's
                          465 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                          1. re: maxzook
                            TonyC RE: maxzook Nov 9, 2007 09:07 AM

                            bumpity. is it today or t'row? i don't wanna drive 22 miles only to stare at a picture of a slice of NYC pizza... that'd just really break me after a week of crappy DJIA...

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                              NYCnowLA RE: TonyC Nov 9, 2007 10:08 AM

                              its so unpredictable. i think now it's saturday or sunday. you should wait until next week to avoid disappointment!

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                                maxzook RE: TonyC Nov 9, 2007 10:13 AM

                                Saturday, if this is to be believed:


                                Just to be sure, call 'em ... (310) 395-9222

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                                  maxzook RE: maxzook Nov 9, 2007 10:27 AM

                                  The link ...

                                  (IMPORTANT: the address showing below is wrong, I fixed in on the place page -- 111 Broadway)

                                  Joe's Pizza of Bleecker Street N.Y.C
                                  111 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

                                2. re: TonyC
                                  Moomin RE: TonyC Nov 9, 2007 02:30 PM

                                  I was just in their neck of the woods and I rolled past. They are ABSOLUTELY NOT going to open today. Hopefully tomorrow, but it's still an open question.

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                                    Mateo R RE: Moomin Nov 9, 2007 08:05 PM

                                    actually they did open today at 7 pm.

                                    I had a few slices and I was not awed by them. They weren't bad, the crust was crisp and thin, but the taste was not exceptional. Of course they are just warming up the ovens so I won't judge them yet. The Mozzarella pie did not look the same as the ones in NY. I will try again next week and report back. I bet that some others here will probably have voiced their opinion by then as well.

                                    -Mateo R

                                    1. re: Mateo R
                                      Moomin RE: Mateo R Nov 10, 2007 07:02 AM

                                      Wow, really? The place was still boarded, locked, and totally vacant at 4:00. They weren't even picking up the phone inside. I'm impressed that they got the doors open!

                                      1. re: Moomin
                                        kevin RE: Moomin Nov 10, 2007 10:51 PM

                                        it looked open today, i passed by a couples times but couldn't seem to find a darn parking space oh, well, and if they're really open until 3am, it will be awesome.

                                        1. re: kevin
                                          NumeroUnoEat RE: kevin Nov 11, 2007 08:39 AM

                                          They're open! We had two pies yesterday, fresh mozzarella, sauce, basil and another w/ sausage & pepperoni, they were fine,
                                          godd enuf to eat!!! Expensive/Yes....those two pies were cost us $42.00, would certainly order 'em again. A drizzle of my finest EVO on the outer edge of crust helped.

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