Joe’s Pizza in downtown Santa Monica
Looking as if it has been holding down the
location since Taxi Driver was in first run.
A half a dozen sliced pizzas are on display,
the breadth of truck tires but almost microscopically thin,
the movement from the oven is a smooth one, a balletic display of grace.
Their pizza ballasted with sweetish tomato sauce and annealed with a micro thin cincture of cheese, is as authentically New York City
as the smell of the West Fourth subway station in mid-August.
- Pulitzer-winning food critic Jonathan Gold