Long before Greenpoint became one of the hottest restaurant destinations in New York City, an enterprising, pizza-loving guy named Paul Giannone opened Paulie Gee’s, an upmarket ‘za spot right near the East River. From the get-go, Paulie Gee’s was a pizza mecca—the kind of place you didn’t mind having to take three trains from Manhattan to get to. No, this was pizza worth the commute. In the years since its launch, the pies have remained delicious and the demand high. So high, in fact, that Giannone recently opened another outpost nearby, Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop, also in Greenpoint, is a super-casual, ‘70s throwback affair on Franklin Street. (Our guide to Franklin Street is available for your perusal here, if you feel like exploring some of Greenpoint’s best shops.) Inside, a welcomely dated palette of lime green, tangerine, and faux wood paneling. Adorable, right? But PG’s Slice Shop isn’t just about the kitsch. They’re making serious food in here. It’s not fancy schmancy wood-fired slices. No, sir. Here, they keep it classic with pies baked in a gas oven. The ingredients are similarly straightforward. Cheese, check. Sauce, check. Everything else is simply the proverbial cherry on top.
If in the instance you are, however, looking for something a little more special, you’ll be happy to hear PG’s Slice Shop has just released the Freddy Prince, a square slice with sesame crust. Don’t sleep on it.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop
110 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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