Tourists have been known to line up for hours to get a table at Grimaldi’s, a legendary Brooklyn eatery that has been voted the No.1 pizzeria in New York by the Zagat Survey for five consecutive years. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations and, when we arrive on a sunny Saturday morning an hour after opening, the line is already snaking down the block.
But today we’re not just any tourists. We’re on A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour and we get to march to the front of the queue and straight to the only reserved table in the house. Tony Muia, the tour’s founder and guide, tells us what to do should anyone object: “Remember, you’re in New York now. Put your chin up and your chest out and if anyone says anything, tell ’em to fuhgettaboudit.”
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