Happy 2020, and welcome to my 300th post. It’s been almost nine years since I started this blog, and sometimes I feel like I’m screaming into the void. I don’t get a lot of traffic to the site, and in the past couple of years I’ve lost and gained motivation for writing a few times. I never lost the motivation to check out new places around Brooklyn, but for some reason I never got around to visiting Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop. The Slice Shop is a decidedly retro space a few blocks away from the main restaurant, decked out in wood paneling and bright orange seating. As the name implies, instead of selling individual Neapolitan-style pizzas they sell individual slices, though they retain the whimsical names for the pizzas.
There’s an entire vegan section of the menu, and on the day of my visit they had something called the Vegan Special. Topped with vegan sausage, pickled jalapeños, and vegan cheese it was a delicious mash-up of flavors. No one is ever going to mistake it for the non-vegan version, but it was awfully good.
I also had a non-vegan square slice of the Sake Mountain Way. Imagine vodka sauce, but made with sake instead. It was a real stunner – the sake smooths out the sharpness of the tomato sauce, and the crispy edges of the slice were wonderful.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop — 110 Franklin St