Thursday, August 1, 2019

Celebrating 32 years of Two Boots Pizza

On Tuesday night, Two Boots Pizza celebrated its 32nd anniversary at its outpost at 42 Avenue A and Third Street.

Phil Hartman (a former owner of the Great Jones Cafe), Doris Kornish and John Touhey opened the first Two Boots on June 24, 1987 at 37 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street.

And an estimated 50 million slices later ... friends and neighbors came out on Tuesday night to honor Hartman and Two Boots on this 32nd birthday. (Two Boots also introduced two new pizzas: My Brilliant Friend and My Brilliant Vegan Friend, both spicy with broccoli rabe, garlic, peppers and meat or mock meat.)

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by the festivities...

[My Brilliant Friend]

[Christy and Charles from Exit 9 with Joseph from Cava Glass]

[John Touhey, left, and Phil Hartman]


Mykola Mick Dementiuk said...

I worked there 1991-92, cleaning up the place, first one in wiping up the counters and chairs of all the spice flakes and other detritus, what the eaters left behind was disgusting! But I set the place in order and felt good about that. After a year had to get out.

Anonymous said...

I remember drinking at Alcatraz and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and always getting a slice (black olives and red onions) at the original location before walking home to the still gritty LES