Food and New YorkPosted: July 21, 2015
English-learners, recent New Yorkers write about food in New York. Collection of stories from the De Gustibus column in #TheARNICObserver.
The ARNIC Observer, Winter 2013
Keep calm and eat pizza
No surprise. Pizza has become my favorite dish because of the great taste. You can choose from various toppings, like cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni, sausage, or mushrooms. You can easily find many pizza places close to one another in NYC. Pizza is a good option if you want fast food. For me it saves time and is well-priced.
Giuseppe’s pizza is outstanding. It is located close to the English Speaking Union. If you live or work by Grand Central, this is a good choice for a meal. It is located on Lexington Avenue between 39th and 40th street. Giuseppe’s offers Italian food with a friendly staff! Giuseppe’s has been called the best pizza in town for over 25 years. It costs $2.50 per slice topped with cheese and the whole pie is $16.
I always stop at Giuseppe’s Pizza place for my meal before my class starts. I finish work at 5 p.m. and my class starts at 6. I have one hour to get to class and it takes 30 minutes on the subway. I only have around 15 minutes to have my two slices and one small soda. It costs me only $6.50. If you are a smaller eater, one slice and soda will cost you just four dollars. This pizza is totally worth it.
Another one of my favorite pizza places is Roll and Go. The pizza is excellent! It is definitely a great place to get a quick bite to eat in midtown. It is located on 8th Ave, very close by Port Authority. They offer a $1 pizza slice with amazing great taste. You can have it on the go. I sometimes buy two slices and one soda for just $3 and stop at Bryant Park and have my meal.
I like Pizza because it gives me energy and strength. Two slices of pizza satisfies me for the whole day without getting hungry later. A slice of 14” regular crust (107g) of pizza contains about 285 calories. The calories from two slices is enough to meet half of daily energy needs.
The modern pizza originated in Italy. Raffaele Esposito, who owned a restaurant, baked what is now called “pizza” for the visit of Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita in 1889. The first pizzeria in North America was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi on Spring Street in New York City. Pizza has become the most popular food in the world. New York is the first and the best place for pizza. Can you imagine Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second?
Most of us love pizza and love debating where to get the best. Whether we buy it at a local eatery, purchase it from the frozen foods section of a supermarket, or get it delivered by a national chain, pizza is a dependable, often delicious, hunger solver.