Thursday, September 30, 2010

Papa John's invades First Avenue

Well, the cabbie-favorite Medina on First Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street shuttered back in April...



...and now, a Papa John's is opening in the space at 120 First Ave.



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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure what's worse that it's opening or that people will actually order from them.

Anonymous said...

It's the natural progression, kids, beer, pizza.....

So let me see... do I want Motorino ?, Artichoke ?, Papa Johns ????

Anonymous said...

ugh. Aren't there laws against this sort of thing?

Bowery Boogie said...

don't forget the sole domino's down on allen street. still boggles me who orders from there. haven't seen the noid on delivery in some time.

dmbream said...

Blasphemy.

I don't know which is worse. This, it this:

http://mbrosen.tumblr.com/post/349399374/the-most-wrong-thing-in-new-york-city

Jen said...

I happen to like the taste of Papa John's- the price is better than getting Motorino or Artichoke. Just because something is a chain doesn't automatically mean it's bad.

EV Heave said...

This will keep me busy.

Anonymous said...

You mean it will keep you EV Heave-y.

And please, don't blame people under 30 for this. I can't think of one person I know who would order this crap.

But alas, under 30, living in the east village and not a hipster . . . by all accounts of commenters on this blog, I must be a . . . yuppie?

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 11:22 Fair enough! We need to blame someone!

Anyway, I've never had Papa John's. Dunno why I would start now either. Probably have enough pizza choices around, eh?

blue glass said...

medina had a pretty good pakorah for about 75 cents. good fast snack.

better than some of those $1 pizzas.

there isn't enough pizza on first avenue. not until we have one on each block on each side of the street......
the $1 pizza on second ave 10-11 is now $2. it was a pretty good deal for $1. not so much for $2 but still it's a pretty good slice.

we also have a few blocks that don't have a bad burger joint - get cracking all you folks that desire to open a restaurant.

Amanda said...

Papa John's and Domino's have their uses, but I don't think of them as pizza. Sometimes you're in the mood for pizza, sometimes you're in the mood for some crappy fake cheese. Just because people live in NYC, where there is better food available, doesn't mean they don't still like to eat lesser food on occasion.

Goggla said...

Maybe I'm 20 years out of the loop, but isn't Papa John's a bake-your-own take-out pizza joint? Seems this would then only cater to locals, not hungry bar-hoppers.

Lisa said...

Now don't forget the Popeye's that used to be on the corner of 13th and 1st went under, maybe if the stars are in the correct alignment this will too.

Marty Wombacher said...

@Jen: "I happen to like the taste of Papa John's"

So did Michelle Phillips, then the taste wore off, I think it's when he became a junkie.

Anonymous said...

@Jen: "I happen to like the taste of Papa John's"

Papa John's ships in dough and sauce from factories that mass produce thousands of pounds of generic, low quality, garbage.

The reason it's cheaper is because of these economies of scale. I don't mind those economies being applied to my computers or technologies, but not my f'ing pizza.

Jen, grow up, get some taste, and put up that extra $1 or $2 for some real food made by a person in a kitchen, not a machine in a factory.

Rmom said...

Um, when I feel urge for pizza on 1st ave I go to Vinny Vincentz. I've never had Dominos or Papa John's, so I don't know if they are any cheaper than Vinny's, but I guess I can eat them when I move somewhere else. So for now, I'm totally happy with my neighborhood pizza (and I don't have to wait in line like Artichoke's!)

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous: "Jen, grow up, get some taste, and put up that extra $1 or $2 for some real food made by a person in a kitchen, not a machine in a factory". Wow, some rude f*cking people here, and Anon is so courageous by speaking his mind (of course not with his own voice).

Yeah, yeah, yeah - you're all too cool for us. Thanks for reaffirming the douchyness of the downtown hipsters. Like we all want to spend $20 on a lunch.

Jen,you know about Motorino and can make your own choices. Just eat what you want and dump this place, and let blogs like this one die.

And because I won't come back here - I'm signing off "Anon"!