Slice of the City: Downtown Pizza Lounge vs. Brooklyn NYC Pizza
No downtown is complete without a pizza rivalry. Downtown Phoenix may be lacking some things but this it has -- and it's a juicy beef because Downtown Pizza Lounge and Brooklyn NYC Pizza are located within a stone's throw of one another. Who will win the taste test?
Heather Hoch Downtown's got some serious competition going for the best pizza by the slice.
In This Corner: Downtown Pizza Lounge
Heather Hoch Downtown Pizza Lounge put up a flavorful competitor.
The Setup: The high-top seating area is meant to serve people flooding in before and after downtown sporting events. It's not a particularly comfortable place to hang out, but it is good for eating a slice on the go. The staff is friendly and talkative, especially if you catch them during downtime.
The Good: Crispy thin crust, gooey cheese, and lots of flavor -- what more could you want from a big $3 slice of pizza? We grabbed the garlicy Margherita and were impressed that DPL could handle more than just the usual cheese or pepperoni varieties. We're happy finally to have found a place in the heart of downtown with decent pizza by the slice . . . now if only it delivered.
The Bad: While meat lovers have an outrageously meat-covered option, the most veggies we saw on any one pie at DPL was on ours -- and that just had sliced tomato. Poor veggie lovers will just have to add on their own toppings to a plain cheese slice for an additional charge.