Pizza Party

Restaurants, Pizza Bushwick
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Kristen North and Paul King are nothing if not fans of kitsch—first they launched Boobie Trap, a neon-lit, breast-themed watering hole slinging canned beer and down-home barbecue in September 2014. Now the pair is at it again, kicking off an across-the-street pizza parlor decked out in 1980s pop-culture paraphernalia (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles posters, Magic Eight Balls). Brother-chefs Miguel and Brent McDaniel (Jojo) pull Sicilian-style pies from a century-old coal oven, giving them punny names like the Can You Fig It?, layered with jalapeño-jolted green-veggie sauce, seared sun-dried figs and Swiss chard, and a chef's choice called Brent Is Just So Special (Brie-strawberry-proscuitto, squid-spinach-béchamel). Along with za, the chefs also turn out sandwiches (slow-cooked Chicago-style Italian beef, pastrami-pepperoncini), antipasti (house-made meatballs, bacon-crab ravioli), and salads like a kale cobb and chicken Caesar. At the bar, four taps highlight local beers like Braven White IPA, while the bottle list features both American craft (Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA, Ithaca Daydreamer Kölsch) and big-label brews(Tecate, Miller Lite). King's cocktails are spiked with shochu, the Japanese rice-wine liquor, such as a bend on the margarita (lime, orange juice), but his wine list sticks to Italy, offering bottles and glasses of prosecco, montepulciano and merlot, plus pitchers of syrah sangria. Booze also makes its way into house-made ice creams (chai-malbec, grapefruit-IPA), cut into triangles to mimic slices of pizza.


Venue name: Pizza Party
Address: 254 Irving Ave
Cross street: between Bleecker and Menahan Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-4am, Sun 11am-midnight
Transport: Subway: M to Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves
Price: Average pizza: $17. AmEx, Disc, MC, V.
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I shouldn't have been surprised that that the pizza at a place called Pizza Party was really really good - but I blame the inside of the bar/restaurant for throwing me off (in a good way).  The place is decked out in kitschy and geeky items - ranging from an Oregon Trail printout to Super Mario-themed art - and the lack of table service means you can play hangman on the tables as long as you want to (which doesn't count as vandalism, thanks to the dry erase markers provided).  Pizza-wise, the large and small sizes are both perfect for sharing, and the super thin crust is great on The Charlie  and Upside-Down pizzas.  It's the perfect place to eat really good food and have fun just hanging out at.