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'Pizza Here is as Bad as the Mexican Food in NYC...' Or Maybe Not?

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The Burrata Pizza from Pitfire Pizza (more photos here) | Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/LAist


The Burrata Pizza from Pitfire Pizza (more photos here) | Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/LAist
New York City recently lost one of its most popular food bloggers to Los Angeles. Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch, which searches the city for "inexpensive (under $10), authentic, unique and interesting quick service lunch" that can also be "an adventure in urban lunching," is now exploring L.A. one meal at a time, with friends and cohorts continuing his vision in NYC and Philadelphia.

One of his recent trips landed him at Pitfire Pizza, the expanding restaurant that recently opened its fourth location in Culver City. "Am I Crazy or Is Pitfire Pizza Not Terrible? (Even By New York Standards!?)" he titles a post about one of the city's most talked about food battles.

Brooks' saying, "everybody knows, the pizza here is as bad as the Mexican food in NYC," got a little turned around when he tried Pitfire. "So, was Pitfire Pizza amazing? No. But I will definitely be back. It’s a decent lunchtime pizza spot. Could it be that my extraordinarily low expectations helped me to like Pitfire more than it deserves? Possibly. But the fact that I just moved here from New York City, and didn’t completely hate it, says a lot. Don’t you think?

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Brooks admits places like Mozza, Antica and Bottega Louie have great pizza, but that doesn't fit his under $10 criteria. He still, however, wants to find that amazing slice for $2. One commenter suggests Joe’s in Santa Monica and West Hollywood even if that's $2.50 to $2.75 a slice. We'll go out on a limb and suggest a favorite for many: Mulberry Street.