Cheap eats expert Lucas Peterson visits the most underrated NYC borough in search the perfect New York slice. After traveling by ferry to Staten Island, he finds himself at Joe & Pat's, a family-owned parlor that's served up one of the city's finest specimens since 1960.
Experience the sights and sounds of a busy NYC pizzeria during lunchtime. Peterson talks to the owners and cooks about how it takes six months to a year before a pizzaiolo gets the hang of flattening the dough into an even, un-stretched round. Once baked, the crust is "cracker-thin, but it's still nice and crispy," and not floppy at all. Joe & Pat's serves a vodka pie that people love; the fried squid pizza is also a popular order. Bonus: Learn how to eat a proper NYC slice from one of the locals — it's said to taste better when eaten the right way.
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