As luck would have it, I had to eat on the run twice this week. Once I grabbed a slice of mushroom mozzarella from Naples (second visit there), and the other a 99c pizza from Lexington and 46th (first time experiencing the cheapest street grub!).
I was amazed at the difference. It was literally...
Naples mushroom and fresh mozzarella
...bland vs. tasty. Guess which is which?
(Gotcha! Tricked you with the ordering =)
For pizza connoisseurs, Naples might be upscale and quality food. But for regular pizza-lovers like me, the 99c pizza was way more flavorful. Upon first bite, it was salty. But as I dug down deeper, it gave me a nostalgic feeling of back in elementary school cafeteria. Now that was real pizza. Cheesy, chewy, and not to mention oily, just as pizza should taste. I had to rub down the oil a bit. Plus the price is amazingly cheap - $3 for a small pie on weekends, and $2.75 for 3 chicken fingers. I would like to try their fries sometime. Only downside was that I got harassed by a couple of amigos ><
Naples on the other hand - and I know I'm probably refuting my previous Naples entry - was pretty bland. The mozzarella, although fresh, was tasteless. Nil, zip, natta. The mushrooms didn't really add to it. Someone told me later that I should try the three cheeses pizza, but I think after this 99c experience, I'll stick with the cheaper and tastier one.
Lexington and 46th
**** (4 out of 5 stars)
Kids-not-friendly; standing seats only