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New York Food Classics

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The foods perfected by the Jewish and Italian immigrant New Yorkers of the early 20th century, in as close to their iconic forms as possible. Get 'em while you can, because the forces of American gigantism, convenience, and more-ishness seem to be inexorably grinding away.


"The pizza that almost always still meets those standards is at John’s of Bleecker Street. Good news for those needing pizza by the slice is the recent return of Mario DiRienzo, the original proprietor of Famous Ray’s Pizza in Greenwich Village. He has renamed the same location Famous Roio’s Pizza in honor of his Abruzzo hometown, Roio del Sangro, and the huge slices are deliciously New York."

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