Eater is running a new feature in which the editors solicit some non-foody, farm-to-table foodapalooza restaurant suggestions from readers, who have the chance to highlight the essential, unglamorous places that we need more of here and everywhere ...
Yesterday, an Eater reader gave props to Muzzarella Pizza on Avenue A just south of 14th Street. It soon became less of a restaurant review and more of a battle cry... thought it was worth noting... in part:
The East Village that I know and love is not the glitzy $15 cocktails and $20 two-bite snacks. ... It’s not a happy-hour hangout for Murray Hill finance investors. It’s not a place for mommies with strollers sipping $7 lattes. It’s not a high-rise glass tower blocking my sunlight. Muzzarella Pizza is everything that the East Village used to be and is losing at an alarming rate.
Muzzarella's pizza never quite gets that kind of response from me... but I appreciate and understand the sentiment. I have those moments more often than I'd like.
Read the whole post here.