Monday, April 23, 2018

[Updated] Will this be the week that Joe and Pat's opens?

Joe and Pat's is looking ready for pizza action here at 168 First Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Workers on-site told several different EVG readers that they are aiming to open this coming week, with one employee saying Thursday. (Another reader called the Staten Island location and got an "opening this week" message too.)

The family-owned pizzeria got its start on Staten Island in 1960.

Their transformation of the former Lanza's space started in earnest last May. (The coming soon sign arrived in April 2017.) Casey Pappalardo, one of the pizzeria's owners, originally told the Staten Island Advance they'd be open within six months, but he didn't sound so convincing. "That's if all goes well — there's always some setbacks."

[Photo April 19 by Steven]

Anyway, it will likely have been worth the wait. The Daily Meal named Joe and Pat's one of the best 10 pizzas in the country last year. And here's Grub Street on the place:

Joe & Pat’s is the king of Staten Island pizza. Its pies are the ultimate version of one of the borough’s dominant styles: thin-crust, vodka-sauced bar pie. Open since 1960, it doesn’t look like much, but the pizza is magnificent. The dough is pounded so it doesn’t get airy, resulting in a crust that’s disappearingly thin and extra crunchy. The vodka sauce is sweet and smooth; pepperoni, curled up in crisp cups, makes the perfect foil. But it’s tantalizing just with mozzarella, which, unlike in a traditional New York slice joint, doesn’t fuse with the sauce; the fresh cheese is applied more sparingly, so the islands of cheese remain distinct and creamy.

Updated 4/24
They will now open on Monday, per Eater.


Giovanni said...

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane for the longest “Coming Soon” campaign in the history of coming soons:

January 18, 2017: Owner Casey Pappalardo told Eater, who first reported this news, that he and several uncles will be running the outpost and expect to open the 50-seat restaurant with a bar in the next six months.

October 2nd, 2017: Joe & Pat's is hiring this week — Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all positions.

March 2, 2016: Anonymous said...
Talked to the guys who were out front the other night - fixing outside lights, they swore that it is going to be this month (march ) when Joe and Pat's open

April 23, 2018: Workers on-site told several different EVG readers that they are aiming to open this coming week, with one employee saying Thursday.

I’m clearing my calendar right now. I just hope their delivery service is faster than this.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look all that Wow.
Maybe will taste better, who knows.

Maybe EV might do a collage of readers
homemade or frozen-store bought pizza - it's practically home made
when heated at home.

Anonymous said...

I hope their penne vodka is as good as Lanza's.

JQ LLC said...

That's what pepperoni pizza is suppose to look like.

sophocles said...

I'll give it try. You can't tell much from photos of food except that the food looks good, or not.

Anonymous said...

Looks good to me!! Cannot wait.

Giovanni said...

So now they are opening Monday? After I cleared my entire Thursday meal calendar? I’m shocked. Joe & Pat must be too busy peelin potatoes and making gravy. Well if they told it to Eater they better be ready for a Foodie food riot if it doesn't happen. I guess this was a bad time got me to go on a hunger strike until they finally decide to give us the Staten Island pizza we have been waiting 18 months to try.

Anonymous said...

The pepperoni reminds of corpuscles ( red blood cells ).

Anonymous said...

This vodka pie looks like pure heaven!
We can only imagine how good it will taste!
Make this your lunchtime meal today! 718-635-4719.

This is on their Instagram page - they can only imagine ?
What ?

And this from their Instagram page some more...
pizzanthonyHey @joeandpats, how about giving @nycpizzagram a little credit if you’re going to use one of their photos on your page?

Not getting it - not their pic but they are promoting it as seemingly their own, as it is their number and imagining how it will taste ?

What ? some more.