Monday, January 24, 2011

NYPD-New York Pizza Dept. (1644 N. High St.) OSU campus

Hype: We heard about this new place on campus near the gateway that had just opened and sold slices. It had been a year or so since we went for campus pie, so we figured we'd give it a try. Expectations weren't too high, but you never know, maybe there would finally be a worthy south campus rival to Catfish Biff's.

Scene: Located in the former location of the record store Singing Dog. Remember that place? Me neither. it sucked. Inside there were like 30 people of mixed ethnic backgrounds working in the kitchen, none of them Italian looking. Place was spacious and had a coffee bar off to the side. Huh?

Pie: First off, the slices were luke warm at best, so right off the bat this pie had a bunch of strikes against it.

Crust: not bad. probably the best feature of the pie. crispy, somewhat flavorful, but nothing mind blowing. just not bad.
Cheese: Dry, bland, not to mention cold. Was like it had been sitting in someone's car all night after partying too much at Ugly Tuna.
Peps:I really don't remember.
Sauce: couldn't detect any seasonings or anything else to warrant it a positive rating. think it was there though.

Overall: Slightly better than the Smith's pie we had last week. At least the crust wasn't as flaccid as that shit. If the slices had actually been hot, this pizza might have been alright, but I might as well have been eating left over slices from my fridge from any mediocre chain place. For a Grand Opening, this place really fucked up. Kind of the Singing Dog of pizzas. 2---5 pies just for being pizza.


Anonymous said...

Try Burgatos at 161 and Parkville. You go nuts it is so good.

CMH Gourmand said...

I thought the NYPD could use from help from the NYFD - very disappointing product. For those looking for something close to NYC pizza - The Rossi comes close.

Anonymous said...

Check out ammotos(Spelling?) wood fired pizza in delaware, they have indoor and outdoor seating- awesome! :)
its right downtown delaware, ohio!
on sandusky street!

my grandparents love it and come from lanecaster ohio to delaware, ohio a 1 hour drive once a month or more.