(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

You’re not gonna win any awards for ordering the St. Louie pie at Speedy Romeo, that’s for sure. It’s a demented pizza mutation whose greatest crime is the addition of Provel, a processed “cheese” product that’s beige in color, plastic in taste, and rubbery in consistency. If you can actually finish off the Brooklyn-born pizzeria’s sort-of refined take on the national dish of St. Louis, Missouri, then by all means, give yourself a pat on the back– you’re officially a monster. For the rest of us, the real pizza at the new Lower East Side outpost of Speedy Romeo is good reason to avoid that cheese-product science project.

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