Regarding DiFara's someone wrote:
" I think it was Leff who said this place is all about the cheese"
To which I replied:
"no, that's Sal and Carmine's, on the Upper West Side. Mr. DeMarco's pizza is all about the caring."
And then Dan Sonenberg wrote:
I always wondered whose quote that was in the window of Sal and Carmine's...was it you Jim? It's wrong wrong wrong! Sal and Carmine's is all about the crust, the sauce, the cheese...the caring too. It ain't DiFara's, but it's still one of the best slices in town. When I was dating a dairy-intolerant woman a few years back I had many a cheeseless pie from Sal and Carmine's and they were divine. Tried the same thing at John's pizza (albeit not on Bleeker, up near Lincoln Center) and it was abysmal.
I agree that S&C make an excellent slice, Dan (though many people for some reason can't stand the place). And I have a clarification, a theory, and a story to add. But right now I've gotta go eat, so I'll post later.
If anyone else wants to share Sal and Carmine's reflections, go ahead and start without me!