To weigh in on whether this was even necessary in a culinary capital like L.A., we brought in our resident New Yorker: Take Two producer, Julia Paskin.
You're a New Yorker born and raised, but you've spent over a decade now in L.A. I'm sure you get homesick sometimes. It seems like this promotion is perfect for someone you. Would you want some Patsy's?
I had a very bi-coastal reaction to this. The New Yorker in me was like, 'What, are you kiddin' me? L.A. is so freakin' fancy, they need to fly their pizza in on a jet?'
The Angeleno in me was like, 'Can you think of the environmental impact of ordering pizza from across the country?' Either way, my reaction was like, 'Why is this a thing?'
Since you're so passionate about pizza, where can I get a good slice of New York style pizza here in L.A.?
- Joe Peeps in Valley Village. Their pizza tastes like the real thing and has the feel of a New York City pizzeria. I could easily see myself as a kid getting a slice there after school.
- If you love a cheesy pizza, Echo Park's Pizza Buona is really satisfying, just like a hearty New York slice.
- If you really want a New York classic brought to the west coast, without paying JetBlue for it, there's the legendary of Joe's Pizza. It's the pizza I grew up eating in Greenwich Village, which has many locations out here.
Special thanks to Village Maria Pizza in Staten Island for playing along with our pizza delivery order to L.A.! Click the blue player above to listen to the call.