Pizza for Grownups


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by nancy j. brandwein

"i'm in park slope," my son said when i called to assess his after-school whereabouts.

"what are you doing there?"

"hanging."

"what are you eating?"

"a slice."

"he went all the way? to brooklyn? to eat pizza?" my daughter asked, incredulous. but anyone with a teenage son knows that pizza and "hanging" go together like mozzarella and tomatoes. and those ingredients are about the only ones you'll likely find on a teenager's slice, whether it's from pino's in park slope or coronet on my corner.

while i appreciate a plain pie, i also like a grown-up pizza, with grown-up toppings. that's what you'll find in two boots, now, happily, on the upper west side. i ordered the bella ($3.75), named for hat-wearing congresswoman bella abzug. it is slathered with spinach/artichoke dip and cream cheese-the kind of dip you'd avoid in a hollowed out bread bowl, but which is luscious on top of the sturdy, crunchy crust and when freshened with chopped jalapeño and a sprinkling of cayenne. another adult-rated choice is the bayou beast, which features bbq shrimp, crawfish and andouille sausage.

with its adventurous pies and '60s-themed folk art and music, two boots appeals to food-obsessed boomers, but it's teen friendly-too: $2.50 for a plain slice/soda from 12-5.

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two boots

2547 broadway (at 95th st.)

212-280-2668

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