Photos by Stacie Joy
The pizzeria, which has long named their special pies (see The Dude, the CBGB or Larry Tate), unveiled Mr. Ze after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the Lesya, for the Ukrainian writer-activist Lesya Ukrainka.
Each pizza includes key ingredients from two longtime Ukrainian businesses in the East Village. Mr. Ze has kielbasa from East Village Meat Market, while the Lesya has borscht from Veselka. Razom for Ukraine, a nonprofit that supports the residents and culture of that country.
The special pizzas are available at the EV location, 42 Avenue A at Third Street, and the West Village outpost, 101 Seventh Ave. S.
At the Avenue A shop yesterday, EVG contributor Stacie Joy caught up with Two Boots staffers Antoline Lopez and Willicia Thomas with a Mr. Ze... the Stand With Ukraine Community Concert at the Ukrainian National Home on Second Avenue this past Saturday.