Music Fans Need Food Too: Joe’s NY Pizza

I love pizza. I really love pizza after a night out seeing live music. The only things that could be better to complement a slight ringing in the ears than a hot greasy slice at 1am would be good tacos (not likely), delicious falafel (not a chance), or hot dogs (Papaya King, where you at? – gotta follow up on that one!).

Joe's NY Pizza

More photos for this post can be found in the gallery here. Full review after the jump.

So we’ve got what we’ve got – and I have to say, it’s not half bad.

Despite conflicting reviews from the Phoenix and Psst (no surprise there), I’m going to go with the more positive of the two – though I do agree with the “more tvs = worse food” concept in general – because a decent pizza shop that’s open until 2am is a beautiful thing. I stopped in the other night after the Kino Proby show at the Big Easy and enjoyed a delicious slice of pepperoni (possibly followed by one of bbq chicken, but I’m not willing to admit to such indulgence publicly). A followup trip the next day (better light, less yelling drunks on Fore St., more sobriety all around) confirmed that this pizza joint is actually getting some things right. The toppings are in the proper proportions, the sauce is slightly spicy and tasty, and the crust is thin and you can fold it just so (if you’re not a folder, here, have fun).

Surely it’s not perfect, right? Of course. I said it’s good, but it’s far from perfect. The crust could use some work. A patron on Friday night suggested that “what it needs is a little herb! If you know what I mean!” No, actually, I don’t. It just needs a little flavor adjustment, but hopefully they’ll get that right. Also, pizza should never be dipped. No thank you, I will not take the blue cheese to dip my pizza in. Gimme a slice on a paper plate and let’s call it a night. And, since you asked, yes it is a chain.

So what was this all about? Well, it’s about having options for late-night snacking. Tips on other worthwhile establishments with late hours are very much welcome and encouraged.