Arriving at JFK... Next stop Pizza!
A traveler who has been away a long time sorely misses classic pizza with chewy crust, medium or thin. Perfection would be...
- easy drive from JFK
- comfy booth or table
- beer on tap
- accepts reservations -or- not too long a line Friday evening
Is this possible?
Are you thinking gas oven or coal oven? I'm thinking coal oven will be a pie that is too big for one person so a gas oven slice joint would work better (but usually no beers on tap). I can't think of many gas or coal oven places that take reservations to begin with.
Have you looked at the Queens tag on Slice? This place looks like a short drive.
I would remiss to not mention Bushwick's Roberta's, which is my #1 in the city for pizza.
261 Moore St
Unfortunately, it fails condition #4 (no wait) and maybe #2 (comfy). But it is great.
My reco for you would be Giuseppina's in Southern Park Slope
691 6th Ave (at 20th st
It is great pizza, essentially the same as Lucali which you will read about in much more detail here. But this sister restaurant is
#1 driveable. I would take Belt Parkway W to BQE, get off at 39th st., 5 minute schlep from there. The neighborhood is parkable, which is the most important thing.
#2 comfy enough
#3 I seem to remember good beer.
#4 it is laid back enough that you won't have to worry. We've actually never had to wait, ever, though we tend to show up early.
Maybe someone can recommend something more LIE-oriented, since that's a more direct route from the airport to where you are going.