Last week, while Tim “Eater X” Janus took home a bronze at the Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest, his East Village roommate and fellow competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti was conspicuously absent from the eater’s table.
If you’re a fan of the man who still holds world titles in green beans (2.71 pounds in six minutes) and lumberjack breakfasts (5.5 pounds of buffet food in 12 minutes), worry not: Conti’s failure to qualify for Coney meant his stomach had room to spare this past weekend, and what better way to stuff it than with $1 pizza? It valiantly fortifies after a night of hard drinking and is patiently waiting in the fridge the next morning – more than we can say for hot dogs.
We took Crazy Legs to the five $1 slice joins around East 14th and First Avenue to see how they rank with a professional gurgitator. Watch our video to see who emerged victorious in the cheap-slice wars.
Video by Emma Mannheimer and Ali Castro
Pizza King on E. 34th (corner of Lexington)… A legitimate slice for $1
Percys on bleecker between 6th ave and macdougall. Better pizza then bens or joes
nearby. My favorite slice.
It’s sad that Vinney’s, which is legitimately good pizza, has to compete at the $1 level with those 2bros asshats that moved in next door.
Champion Pizza on Rivington St in the LES is by far the best $1 slice in the city. A neighborhood staple that puts these franchises to shame. Must try it out.