Joe's Pizza, Greenwich Village, NYC
This stand-up pizza place (6th Ave and Bleeker) place boasts of rave reviews, ranging from Zagat Survey to Ben Affleck's testimonial about this being the best pizza he's ever had in NYC. It was apparently even the setting for a scene in Tobey Maguire's Spiderman movie. Actually, because of this, I was a bit worried that the place was getting too overhyped. I wasn't too encouraged by the look of the pizza and mushrooms when it was brought out to me either.
But alas, it was indeed pretty darned good. The thin crispy crust is the best part, but the sauce also has a really solid taste with just the right amount of garlic and cheese. Not too greasy either, but still full of flavor.
Is it the best pizza that I've had? That's debatable. But this is pretty darned good, and is quintessential NY pizza, which of course is worlds better than that thick-crusted Chicago stuff - ugh!