Yesterday, I ate at Lombardi's, New York's oldest pizzeria. My mind immediately started to criticize certain parts of it (a review is soon to follow) when I realized that I have no real basis for judging New York pies. What makes a good NY pie? a bad one?
The big difference I noticed yesterday was the density of the crust. It tasted much heavier to me. After just two slices, I felt like I had swallowed a loaf of bread. Don't get me wrong. The crust was chewy, pliable, and salty enough to eat by itself. In a word, it was delicious. But in Naples, I would have been able to eat three times as many slices without so much as a blip on my digestive radar.
What's the deal?
If you had to describe your perfect NY slice, what would you say? Is it by the slice, by the pie? thicker crust? thinner?