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Friday, January 20, 2012

Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery - Manhattan, New York

Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery
114 10th Ave. (17th St.)
Manhattan, NY 10011

Artichoke Basille is one of those hole in the wall places that looks more like a delivery only joint that anything at all.  The waiting area is a grungy area only 6 ft by 10 ft, and although there is some counter space, I feel that it is not encouraged to stay and eat.  No matter.  The Crocodile Lounge is right across the street, and despite peddling their own pizza, had no issue with me bringing in Artichoke Basille's.

My review of Artichoke Basille's may be a little biased, and missing, but supposedly the thing to get here is the artichoke pie.  $30 for the whole pie, it is a behemoth of a pie covered in cheese after cheese after cheese.  The slices are easily an inch thick at the thinnest, and thoroughly mixed with artichoke pieces.

The crust is just crispy enough to keep from completely collapsing underneath the weight of the cheese, but as you lift your one slice (that is just about enough to feed the ordinary man, unless you're me), the gooey cheese starts melting and sliding off the edges, creating an oh-so-glorious mess only solved by the creative use of the fingers and tongue.

The artichoke pizza may be a little too much for those not used to the richness of hot, melting cheese--but growing up in the Netherlands, in the land of cheese, it was a foodgasm in my mouth.

Get a whole pie.  Share it, love it.  It's damn good for the soul.

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