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Pizza at UWS Grandaisy (Sullivan St.) Bakery

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Cpalms Nov 9, 2007 01:39 PM

do they have it yet? What Toppings? They told me a few weeks ago that it was coming soon....

I'm quivering with anticipation.....

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    nativeNYer RE: Cpalms Nov 9, 2007 08:23 PM

    i keep peeking in myself trying to determine whether the shelves have been rearranged to accommodate the pizza. unfortunately, this has always been well after 7pm each night this week. i'll pass by tomorrow during the day. i'm quivering over here as well.

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      FattyDumplin RE: nativeNYer Nov 9, 2007 09:09 PM

      wasn't there last weekend. they are waiting for their pizza oven to be installed. i was told end of hte month-ish, hopefully.

      in the meantime, the cheesecake is fantastic.

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      G3B RE: Cpalms Nov 10, 2007 02:48 AM

      Where is it on the UWS please. I only know of 2 locations, West 47th Street and Sullivan Street. Thanks.

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        JoanN RE: G3B Nov 10, 2007 04:42 AM

        On the south side of 72nd Street just east of B'way.

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          G3B RE: JoanN Nov 10, 2007 05:48 AM

          Thanks, another reason to go to the UWS. I have yet to go to Levain Bakery for their cookies, so maybe now I can do both at the same time.

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            floretbroccoli RE: G3B Nov 11, 2007 09:25 AM

            AND on Amsterdam, between West 73rd and 74th, is the new Jacques Torres. I was there yesterday -- they were giving out free samples of their wicked hot chocolate.

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              nativeNYer RE: floretbroccoli Nov 11, 2007 10:41 AM

              ... and they ran out of that hot chocolate (well, actually, they had run out of milk which i nearly offered to buy for them!!) by the time we arrived : ) no s'mores and no chocolate croissants either! they said it had been crazy in there all day. we bought chocolate corn flakes and vowed to come back... maybe even today! what a huge place and the chocolate is really great. they are also super-nice in there! fabulous new addition to our nabe!

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                nativeNYer RE: nativeNYer Nov 13, 2007 12:29 AM

                word just in on grandaisy pizza - uws: the ovens supposedly arrive next week STRAIGHT FROM ITALY!! the guy behind the counter told me yesterday.

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          a_and_w RE: G3B Nov 13, 2007 06:53 AM

          Is W47th still associated with Grandaisy? I thought they split, which is why the Sullivan Street location changed their name.

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            JoanN RE: a_and_w Nov 13, 2007 07:27 AM

            They did split, but are still on good terms and Grandaisy sells Sullivan Street products.

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              nativeNYer RE: JoanN Nov 13, 2007 02:52 PM

              this is my understanding as well. they are definitely comparable, having been to both locations after the change.

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                kathryn RE: JoanN Nov 13, 2007 04:22 PM

                What products at Grandaisy are baked/made at Grandaisy and what products were baked/made at Sullivan Street? I thought they were just using the same recipes...

                http://edlevineeats.seriouseats.com/2...

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                  JoanN RE: kathryn Nov 13, 2007 04:28 PM

                  I have no inside dope on this, but I believe *all* the Grandaisy breads are made by Sullivan Street and that *all* the pastries sold by Grandaisy are made by Grandaisy. In fact, it was my understanding that that was one of the reasons for the split. Jim wanted to expand the wholesale bread operation and Moncia wanted to expand the retail pastry operation. I may be entirely wrong about that and would be happy to be corrected, but that was my understading after being a loyal customer at each in succession.

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                    nativeNYer RE: JoanN Nov 13, 2007 05:18 PM

                    that would make sense as everything really does taste the same. it goes without saying that i am happy to hear this. it is a logical and wise decision on their part.

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                    floretbroccoli RE: kathryn Nov 14, 2007 11:21 AM

                    But I guess Grandaisy makes the pizza bianca on site, since they won't have any until they get their oven.

                    I want some now!

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                      nativeNYer RE: floretbroccoli Nov 14, 2007 03:32 PM

                      i believe each of the 3 locations (including sullivan st bakery on W47) bakes them on site. just recently, i've seen them carrying them right from the back, piping hot, after they promised me another batch was coming out of the oven in a few minutes. try to catch them hot if you haven't. as if they aren't good enough cold, they are to die for when hot!!

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                        Miss Needle RE: nativeNYer Nov 26, 2007 10:47 AM

                        You are so lucky!!! I've had the potato when it was warm and it was indeed delicious.

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                          Daniel76 RE: Miss Needle Nov 26, 2007 10:53 AM

                          Went by today.. The oven is installed, they are now looking for inspections.. The crew behind the counter could not say when it would be ready..

            2. floretbroccoli RE: Cpalms Nov 21, 2007 04:32 PM

              I was in this evening and was told that, although they are open on Thanksgiving, they will be closed for the weekend while the pizza ovens are installed!!

              I am so there on Monday.

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                nativeNYer RE: floretbroccoli Nov 21, 2007 05:59 PM

                so the ovens have arrived?!?! last i heard, the ovens were stuck in customs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                thnx for the update. i'll see you there monday!

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                nativeNYer RE: Cpalms Nov 26, 2007 10:59 AM

                still no pizza but the ovens are in and they've reopened. they couldn't even give me an estimate. so don't run over there unless you call. i'm dying over here.

                1. floretbroccoli RE: Cpalms Dec 6, 2007 06:23 AM

                  Non-update. I was in the UWS store last night, and they're still waiting for Con Ed to inspect before they can use the pizza ovens.

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                    nativeNYer RE: floretbroccoli Dec 6, 2007 12:19 PM

                    ugghh....i know. the anticipation is killing me. i've been checking in several times over the past week. i finally broke down and bought the winter special two days ago, which is great by the way. did they say when con ed was expected to show up?

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                      floretbroccoli RE: nativeNYer Dec 6, 2007 12:24 PM

                      No. I'm having a party on Saturday and wanted to serve their pizza. They suggested I get at on Sullivan Street.

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                        nativeNYer RE: floretbroccoli Dec 6, 2007 04:28 PM

                        [big sigh]. thanks.

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                        G3B RE: nativeNYer Dec 6, 2007 05:52 PM

                        what is the winter special?

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                          nativeNYer RE: G3B Dec 6, 2007 09:14 PM

                          it is a spin on their usual mozzarella di bufala panino. this one replaces the tomatoes with a great olive tapenade with lemon zest and arugula. it is fantastic.

                    2. JoanN RE: Cpalms Dec 14, 2007 04:16 PM

                      Stopped in today for a pugliese. Still saying they're at the mercy of ConEd, but are hopeful for next week. Do you think we Chowhounders, en masse, could have any influence with ConEd? No, I didn't think so. But love the idea of a bunch of UWSiders picketing ConEd to get the Grandaisy ovens inspected.

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                        nativeNYer RE: JoanN Dec 14, 2007 10:45 PM

                        i'll be there!! just tell me the time nor'easter? no problem. let's go!! i returned from a business mtg yesterday and skipped on over there thinking, "ok, they GOTTA HAVE IT by now!!" peaked in (i'm too embarrassed to walk in again at this point) and saw NOTHIN'. [wimper].

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