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Jun 3, 2009 08:49 PM

Joe's Pizza on Sunset Strip!

Great news. Just saw a banner up on the old Cristoni space on the Sunset Strip. It said, coming soon Joe's Pizza of Bleeker Street.

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    1. Great, now I can conduct who has better pizza head to head. Vito's or Joe's!!!

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        1. re: Schweinhaxen

          The pizza gets better as you move east:
          Vito's is much better than the Santa Monica Joe's but not as good as the NYC Joe's.

          1. re: Ciao Bob

            Just went last night to Joe's in SM for the first time, had a slice of Mozzarella it was pretty tasty. The white pie at Vito's was tasty too... .The Joe's slice seemed firmer/crispier though versus Vito. What do you think?

            1. re: bophisto

              The two times I have been to Joe's I was underwhelmed with the crust. First Two Bites -- GREAT! Wonderful. Close to NY/NJ. BUT, strangely, after two bites it turned to cardboard. Vito's is MUCH better, IMHO.

              1. re: Ciao Bob

                Agreed about the crust. Actually, I'd change my opinion from underwhelmed to disappointed. I expected so much more from the hype but got a slightly above average pizza with overdone crust. I'll give the one on Sunset a shot with the hope that it's better.

              2. re: bophisto

                Yes, Joe's crust tends to be on the crispy side even by NY standards. Vito's is really, really close to that street slice ideal of crispy yet foldable, though I've had overly crispy crust there, too.

              3. re: Ciao Bob

                NY Joe's and LA Joe's serve identical pizza, imo. (The NY branch has been coasting for some time.) But Vito's is beginning to edge Joe's out in my book after some really top notch slices on a couple of recent visits.

            2. That's a terrible location. In the past year or two it's changed from Pita Pit (which I actually liked), to Crostoni, now Joes. Good luck to them-they might be in luck, because the nearest pizza place (Pizza Rustica) just closed down. Maybe it's because the parking sucks right there? Or it's so tucked away? Or the strip is becoming more hotels and business people, and less partiers, therefore less foot traffic? I'll be sure to try them out.

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              1. re: schrutefarms

                Well every once in a while Ill go out of my way to hit up the Joe's in Santa Monica. So I am very thankful that one is opening on this side of the city and can't wait to get some pies.

                1. re: sarcasmsk

                  Nothing short of a brilliantly chowish coincidence that your three letter inquiry about a projected opening for Joe's Eastside outpost is an anagram for both EAT and ATE (I suppose I should throw in TEA while I'm at it).

                  Maybe I spend too much time thinking about food? lol

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Aren't we all on this board because we spend too much time thinking about food? :)

                    1. re: schrutefarms

                      except that I think we would say we spend just the right amount of time thinking about it - it's the others who are in the dark!

                  2. re: sarcasmsk

                    Walked by today and saw some activity. A friendly guy named Joe said he thinks next week. Waiting on an inspector...

                    1. re: ldodb

                      Went by there today hoping for a slice. Not open yet. They said monday.