[This thread was split from a discussion of NY style pizza on the LA board. You can find that discussion at http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44182... --The Chowhound Team]
I was in NY a few weeks ago (I am born and raised in LA). I was excited to try the NY pizza I was hearing so much about. I was completely disappointed (and yes I went to all of the places that are supposed to have the best pizza). I guess I just don’t get it. Too me, the pizza just wasn’t that tasty and wasn’t much different than the pizza I can get in LA or any large city. Sorry to say that I believe the city is a little pretentious when it comes to everything, especially the pizza. We get it, NY is the greatest city in the world (and it does have great restaurants and food), but you would think that New Yorkers wouldn’t have to shove it down everyone’s throat if it were so good. To tell you the truth, most of my friends from LA laugh at this odd behavior of having to boast of everything. I point this out because the behavior actually occurs back East as well. Don’t mean to step on any toes, just an observation.