One of the things I miss most about my school days are the long breaks, where you’d have the chance to catch up on sleep, have relaxing meals, mentally de-stress, and have a chance to re-group. The last time Ben and I dined out was for lunch over his break from his graduate program in architecture at Columbia. He took me to Co. because we were both baffled that I had never been there! We sat at the bar, forgoing the communal style seating, people watched a little, and leisurely indulged in fantastically chewy and flaky crusted personal pies sprinkled with thoughtfully paired toppings. Co., where chef and master bread maker Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery, puts his own spin on Roman style pies, is a must for any pizza lover.
Recap: amazing crust; great for groups; eco-friendly, communal atmosphere; not cheap, especially for pizza; friendly service; great for any meal; good selection of beers
Food Tally: The Daily Special, $20; Mushroom and Jalapeno Pie, $18; Beer, $8; Cappuccino, $4; Total w/o tax: $50
Address: 230 9th Avenue, at 25th Street, NYC; www.co-pane.com