Di Fara: Rant and Response
By many, Di Fara is considered the holy grail of pizza. Girl Slice disagrees. Strongly.
- Why is it so smoky in there? When I have visited Di Fara, there are times that my eyes have burned so much that I was crying… from pain and unhappiness, not from deliciousness. Eating at Di Fara is like eating in a coal mine.
She goes on to explain that the pizza is “…often burned, the sauce can be bland, and worst of all, it’s way too oily.”
I skew closer to holy grail than coal mine, but Girl Slice has a point — waiting over an hour for a sometimes-burnt pie with no guarantee of seating is typically not worth the effort. I’d go to Best Pizza or Totonno’s ahead of Di Fara any day.
The Slow Route to Homemade Pizza
For people who make pizza at home, these are some hot tips. For people who don’t (i.e. me), you will want to start.
The Big Picture: Backstage during Fashion Week
The photo essay is so-so, but I do love this photo. It should be up on Slice!
New Scientist on the perfect way to slice a pizza
"Readers were invited to prove two specific cases of the pizza theorem. First, that if a pizza is cut three times (into six slices), the person who eats the slice containing the pizza's centre eats more. Second, that if the pizza is cut five times (making 10 slices), the opposite is true and the person who eats the centre eats less."
All You Need to Know About Di Fara, 2009
If you're looking to visit one of the top pizzerias in NYC, you must read this guide. And it's funny! Kudos, Adam.