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Pizza loves Emily (West Village)

sam1 | Jun 14, 2017 07:56 PM

we lamented the loss of blue ribbon bakery but were pleased to see a branch of emily take the space. we liked our meal at the original location but didn't love it. the pizza was mostly forgettable but that burger was insanely good. we havent tried their 'detroit pies' so we were happy they brought them to the neighborhood. instead of going to the east side for rubirosa or speedy romeo, its nice to have a pizza and burger spot in our neighborhood.

first things first, we sat next to a couple and checked out their order. they ordered the smoked carrots which looked fine enough (though a bit skimpy for $12). then i noticed something moving in the skillet...it was a worm. i was pretty surprised to see that the worm wasnt killed from a trip to the oven. the couple that received the dish were outraged but politely mentioned it to the waitress who i think simply comped the dish and their wine. surprised they didnt comp the whole meal. if the other patrons saw that, im sure they'd be outraged too.

after that, we were a little apprehensive about the burger and pizza we ordered but figured we'd give it a shot. we ordered the pig freaker pizza that everyone seems to be ordering. it had miso cheese? bacon and some greens. it tasted like a tarte flambee from alsace...though undoubtedly a bit more downscale. it was good but i think we'll order another pizza next time.

the burger was a double patty and super messy. by the end of the burger, the bun was on one end and the patty on the other. but that pretzel roll is insanely good and sopped up the big mac style sauce they serve it with. i prefer the one at the original location but its still a tasty burger we'd order again.

after splitting the pizza and the burger, we were stuffed. i doubt i couldve eaten anything else. it was a cheap dinner for the area and we'll come back. the staff were friendly...a bit unpolished...but earnest and that's important.

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