Three-for-All III: Happiness of the Week: Two Boots Pizza

Finally, to counter the general gloom and doom of the world, I am instituting a regular feature that I am calling Happiness of the Week, in which I will celebrate one non-work-related, non-current events-related person, place, or thing that makes me happy. This week, that item is

Two Boots Pizza!!!

Two Boots is a NYC pizza chain that makes unconventional pies inspired by the flavors of Italy and Louisiana (the “two boots” of the name). I eat at the Two Boots-to-Go-Go on Bleecker about once a week—usually for dinner, when I’m heading to a movie or another activity in the city later that night—and I never fail to enjoy the fresh ingredients, the cornmeal crusts on the thin pies, the colorful party atmosphere of the restaurant, and the unusual topping combinations. My favorites are:

  • The Mel Cooley: Sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto, and roasted peppers on a white pie (the slice I had tonight)
  • The Earth Mother: Tomatoes, spinach, artichokes, and red and yellow peppers on a Sicilian whole-wheat crust
  • The Cleopatra Jones: Sausage, onions, red and yellow peppers, and mozzarella
  • And the Tony Clifton: Wild mushrooms, Vidalia onions, sweet red pepper pesto, and mozzarella

A slice of one of these and a small Pepsi is $5—a little pricier than your average slice-and-a-Coke joint in New York, but worth it for the moment you bite into the pizza's gooey, spicy goodness and follow it up with a cold slurp of cola.

Yay Two Boots!