Tobey Maguire's pizza joint
Does anybody know where this place is supposed to be? A friend used to go to it when it was in New York and loved it -- apparently Tobey did, too, and one day moved the owners to LA to open there. I can't find word of it, though. Anybody know?
Yeah, Joe's in NYC is great but it's not the one. The original was Picasso Cafe on 28th btwn park and madison and closed about 4 years ago.
This blurb from an LA magazine at the time: "Tobey Maguire is so fond of the Picasso Café, in New York, best known for its thin-crust pizzas, that he's bringing chef-owner Michele Colonna and his family out to L.A. and financing the opening of a new place on Melrose. Production designer Rusty Smith (Meet the Parents) will do the interiors."
Didn't there used to be a small chain of Picasso pizzerias in LA? I think there was one near 3rd and La Cienega and another in Studio City.
This was a *long* time ago -- we're talking early 1980s, I think Tobey M. was probably in grade school -- the pizzas were thin-crust, with some pretty good toppings like andouille and wild mushrooms, and they delivered.
Or am I pizza-hallucinating again (it happens a lot)?