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13 January 2011

Artichoke Basille's

PIZZA
10th Avenue location pictured.

There is no better slice to start with here than the artichoke slice ($5, below), as the name of the place might hint towards. Even though the slice is firm and does not bend, many bites taste as if you were sinking your teeth into a cheesy cream of artichoke soup. While that might not seem like a positive thing, I assure you I mean it in the finest way possible.


While I have cringed at a $5 slice before, I happily lay the bill down adorned by Abraham Lincoln here, knowing I will be thoroughly stuffed by the end of it.

The original location on East 14th Street is still a nice experience, queue up at most times, cramp into the tiny box and order, wait a moment, then dig in while others are doing the same in close proximity. The new 10th Avenue location avoids the crowds so far, but unfortunately does not allow you to eat inside. [UPDATE: There is now a take out section at the back of the restaurant that has some seating but still avoids table service for those on the fly.] This is a cold-weather problem only, as I will be taking my slices straight up to the High Line on warm days.

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