Thursday, August 25, 2005

Vinny's New York Pizza

Brace yourself: There's no Vinny at Vinny’s New York Pizza. Sorry. They thought "Vinny" sounded Italiany and new yorky. They also say their pizza is true NY-style and w/ a name like Vinny’s, who are you to argue? But hang on, they’re making their own dough/sauce, the crust's reportedly thin, and for now it's BYOB, so maybe slack can be cut. Owner Celia Lopez took over Vinny's from colorful Frankie Carabetta, of Manhattan Bar, Knox Street Pub, Corner Bar, and Rocco’s pizza (next to Club Babalu). Is there all of a sudden a lotta pizza @ knox-henderson?

4447 N. Central Expry. (next to Vermillion) 214-720-0333

63 Comments:

At August 25, 2005 9:22 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Woo Hoo! Even more pizza!

 
At August 25, 2005 9:40 AM, Anonymous cat lover said...

is that cat dead?

 
At August 25, 2005 10:10 AM, Blogger david said...

i've tried it...not thrilled, but it wsan't horrible. all they had to drink when i was there was a few cans of four different soft drinks. no ice, even. bah!

 
At August 25, 2005 10:24 AM, Blogger TG said...

i didn't have high hopes... but excellent to get your first-hand report

 
At August 25, 2005 10:31 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

I was just reading yesterday's comments and "Free-for-All" Friday
sounds suspiciously like every other day except for less work for tg. I'll vote for that! t, you can just put "welcome to fri." on the blog? :-))

 
At August 25, 2005 10:33 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

btw, your links are great.

 
At August 25, 2005 10:51 AM, Blogger TG said...

emmjay is back! by popular demand! (some other commenters have been awaiting your return.) and re: links, i (stupidly) devoted TWO HOURS to the links today, so your positive comments are appreciated

 
At August 25, 2005 10:53 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

TG, isn't this the place next to Vermillion?

 
At August 25, 2005 10:56 AM, Blogger TG said...

yes dean. i intended to put that in the description and forgot. thanks for reminding me

 
At August 25, 2005 10:59 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THAT CAT WOULD LOOK BETTER WITH SOME TOMATO SAUCE.

 
At August 25, 2005 11:01 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Well I see it all the time but have never been in. I can't possibly go to every pizza place out there, though I'd never heard anything (good or bad) about Vinney's, until now. So far, we have one so-so.

 
At August 25, 2005 11:36 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

i'd vote for those free-for-all fridays. i'm sure we come up with something on our own that would be more interesting than another pizza place or starbucks

good to have emmmjay back.

 
At August 25, 2005 11:38 AM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

is that tina person that wrote the "all of a sudden" lambast really paula rock?

 
At August 25, 2005 11:47 AM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

Yeah, I was a bit put off by that Tina Blue piece, too. I couldn't believe she wrote that no native English speaker would ever say, "she was hit with a car." Well, if I saw a giant pick up a car and slam it up against a woman's head, I would say she was hit WITH it, not BY it. That Blue just has a total lack of imagination.

 
At August 25, 2005 11:51 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

oh yeah I saw that "popular demand" ; otherwise known as "no one missed me" but thanks for the salve. Oh ms.ery , you are too kind. But the repartee has been so inspiring that I couldn't bear to bring it down.
yes, 2 hours is ridiculous just to amuse us!!

 
At August 25, 2005 12:05 PM, Anonymous catahoula 86 said...

tomato sauce is for dogs with bland palates. i like my cats in a jambalaya or etouffee

 
At August 25, 2005 12:08 PM, Anonymous archie said...

mehitabel once forgot and left a bunch of new kittens on a beam and they all fell off and died. that cat had the worst luck with her babies, but she always put on a happy face

 
At August 25, 2005 12:17 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

i liked the new york-style pizza link. i have to get one of those quarry tiles.

 
At August 25, 2005 1:05 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

TG: I agree with others that you work hard and deserve more time off to pursue your other, paying work, But instead of a free-for-all on Friday, which with twisted's presence might actually evolve into a free=for=all, why not Recipe Fridays? We know you're a talented cook and pastry chef. Probably some nyce visitors also cook and bake. So you give us a recipe, and we discuss it, give our own version, or whatever. If Plano Guy is still around, he could even put it in for you. Personally, I'd love to have one of emmmjay's recipes. I know she must be a fabulous cook to have such a food savy daughter.

 
At August 25, 2005 1:09 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I like that idea, Charlotte. Perhaps TG could alternate the posting of the "lead" recipe among commentators.

 
At August 25, 2005 1:13 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

would love to have your recipes kirk, but some of us are not as sophisticated at blogging as you. responding is easy, but i don't know how to do a lede-off item.

 
At August 25, 2005 1:22 PM, Anonymous Lil' Kim said...

I got your recipes right here!

 
At August 25, 2005 1:26 PM, Blogger TG said...

something i should've done a couple of days ago ... i did not want to appear immodest but one nice tout deserves another: the highly esteemed tristram.shandy blog sent NYCE some nice words so NYCE sends 'em back

 
At August 25, 2005 2:43 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Show us something, Kim.

 
At August 25, 2005 2:57 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

oh, wanda, we hardly knew you!

 
At August 25, 2005 2:59 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

did d.b. just fall out of another plane or something?

 
At August 25, 2005 3:00 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

i think he was referring to teresa's mention on that tristram.shandy blog. didn't make much sense to me either.

 
At August 25, 2005 3:06 PM, Anonymous lil' Kim said...

I gast some hunnie for my homies.
You wanna taste?

 
At August 25, 2005 3:20 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

lil' kim needs a mouthful of lava

 
At August 25, 2005 3:30 PM, Anonymous lil' Kim said...

stop hatin', no more drama. Holla if ya feel me!

 
At August 25, 2005 3:58 PM, Anonymous Doughmonkey said...

Speaking of recipes, I used to make a mean pizza from scratch, but now I'll take some dough help from a good pizzaria and take it from there.

But if I remember, it started out with bread flour, yeast in warm water, salt, some secret herbs and spices, and a little club soda (or beer). It made for a really good dough.

 
At August 25, 2005 4:42 PM, Anonymous careful reader said...

You need to scroll down on the Tristram Shandy blog, and you'll see that it devotes an entire item to "Teresa Gubbins".

 
At August 25, 2005 4:54 PM, Anonymous Nick from Knightsbridge said...

The only good shandy is 1/2 lager and 1/2 lemonade. Or 7Up as you colonists call it.

 
At August 25, 2005 5:07 PM, Anonymous she who must have her back to wall said...

harbo: are you out there? you said you were going to blog, but I haven't recognized your wry wit in the comments I am seeing. I mean, no way you could be lil' kim or these other losers that are posting. gimme a sign.

 
At August 25, 2005 5:12 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

wow. i bet "she" also insists on sitting so that her dominant, i.e. stabbing hand, is positioned for attack. that is, if she is right-handed, she makes sure any compation sits to the left. if she is left-handed, visa versa. i once had a wife like She, and you don't want to fool with her!

 
At August 25, 2005 5:15 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

david, i tried to folo you blog link and it is the pits.

 
At August 25, 2005 5:18 PM, Anonymous felix said...

twisted mongrel and catahoula are just jealous because they don't have the grace and balance to loll on a beam like cats do,

 
At August 25, 2005 5:36 PM, Anonymous bobby flay said...

these pizza items also are the pits.

 
At August 25, 2005 6:01 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

HERE'S MY RECIPIE FOR CAT SAUSAGE:

1 MEDUM CAT, SHREDDED
9 CUPS FENNEL SEED
1 SMALL BIRD
CELERY
ONION
ANOTHER CAT, SHREDDED.

ROLL CATS IN FENNEL AND CHOPPED CELERY AND ONION. EAT BIRD. STUFF CAT MIXTURE IN HANDY CAT INTESTINE. EAT!

 
At August 25, 2005 6:14 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

mutt: wouldn't a nice bechemel go well with that recipe?

 
At August 25, 2005 6:17 PM, Anonymous Jack McDavid said...

That Bobby Flay couldn't grill a boudain if his life depended on it, y'all.

 
At August 25, 2005 7:06 PM, Anonymous ray said...

hit the road jack!

 
At August 25, 2005 7:09 PM, Anonymous curious george said...

emmmjay: are you a fan of thin or thick crust pizza? do you like exotic toppings or are you pretty much a plain cheese pizza kind of girl? finally, do you have to have your daily fix at *$$$?

 
At August 25, 2005 7:17 PM, Anonymous c. jung said...

emmmjay: don't pay any attention to georgie porgie. we try not to get too personal on this blog.

 
At August 25, 2005 7:19 PM, Anonymous mary hartman, mh said...

tg: you're really not going to be here Friday??? WE WILL MISS YOU!!!

 
At August 25, 2005 7:42 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

Didn't realize pizza preference was a "personal"
Answers as follows:
1. thin
2. vegetable
3. never do SSS
and tg did not get her superior knowledge or talent regarding food
from her mother,--maybe just her attitude. The rest is her own form of genius.

 
At August 25, 2005 7:49 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

what a neat comment, emmmjay. tg is lucky to have you for a mother (and i bet your hair is not as blue as hers or that you don't get your morning caffeine fix at starbucks)

 
At August 25, 2005 7:51 PM, Anonymous ma said...

in case you are gloating tereese, my mother also thought i was a genius!!!

 
At August 25, 2005 7:52 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

actually "ma" was me, just some form of glitch that slips by us people of genius.

 
At August 25, 2005 7:54 PM, Anonymous sky marshall said...

i thought it was sort of sweet to have a ma posting. to discover it was d.b. was disconcerting. to say the least.

 
At August 25, 2005 7:57 PM, Anonymous old-fashioned pizza fan said...

you know cats go really well on thin-crusted pizzas. gotta take care to remove all those sharp nails first.

 
At August 25, 2005 8:02 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

At my age most women used to color their hair blue but I have never been tempted--happy to leave it white. But I think I like tg's purple better.
As for Stbk's I thought that was what Curious was asking about. I think Stbk's is cool--unfortunately I can't stand the coffee. When coffee is strong enough to walk to me, I have to say no.

 
At August 25, 2005 8:03 PM, Anonymous old-fashioned pizza fan said...

my significant other says i didn't make it clear that cats are not good on thick-crusted pizzas. that is because they are edible and totally delicious on their own (if your toppings all come from a can so that you know you are not going to be sucking up a poisonous mushroom)

 
At August 25, 2005 8:06 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

uh oh, tereese, how are you going to get around your mom's MOST ACCURATE assessment of starbuck's coffee?

 
At August 25, 2005 8:09 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

:-)) sorry t. didn't mean to start a war about Stb. Each to his/her own to quote a Frenchman

 
At August 25, 2005 8:16 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

don't worry, emmmjay. i'm sure tg will find a way to weasle out of it.

 
At August 25, 2005 8:53 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

gee, i didn't know she could weasel. I think that is a talent she leaves to others.

 
At August 26, 2005 2:49 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

You go off for the day, and all kinds of lunatics post on here!

 
At August 26, 2005 8:00 AM, Blogger TG said...

1. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Experimental novel by Laurence Sterne, published in nine volumes from 1759 to 1767.

2. here, ms.ery

 
At August 26, 2005 8:41 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

ROFLMAO

 
At August 26, 2005 9:53 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

SBux is the reason I love Chai and the frappucino thing is good, but I could live without their straight up coffee. The coffee at Borders is better plus you get one free refill in house. Free refills are the goods.

 
At August 26, 2005 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send some of that pizza to Fort Worth, will you? We'll make a trade: a dozen barbecue joints for one good pizza place. Please!

– Texas T-bone
http://tbone.redeaglespirit.com

 
At September 23, 2005 12:59 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

I went to Vinny's and urm, well, TG, you already know what I think, but for the rest of you, here goes.

It was a few weeks back and two friends called and said that's where they'd be eating. At first, I thought they meant Fireside Pies (would have been an excellent choice), but it was Vinny's.

I get there, say hello, and we order. One really big hamburger pizza with everthing on it, and a smaller, healthy (as healthy as pizza can be) one with grilled chicken and stuff.

Neither were very good and not very NY style. There is no Vinny and maybe that was the problem. To be fair, the pizza tasted better than the box, which is my new yardstick.

It was better than Isabella's, but not as good as Sal's. I'd rather have Papa John's as they have better sauce.

 

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