Pickle lovers and pizza lovers, prepare for sensory overload at two upcoming feasts.
Tonight, no less than 43 pizzerias will converge on St. Anthony’s Church at 154 Sullivan Street, for the annual Slice Out Hunger event. Tickets are only $1 and get you any one slice of your choice out of 700 pizzas to be found inside the event. Rest assured these aren’t the kind of dollar slices that Crazy Legs maligned: among the 43 pizzerias represented here are Motorino, Two Boots, Joe’s Pizza, and Forcella. Even De Blasio favorite Di Fara will be there. Dollars from this mega pizza party go directly to the NYC Food Bank. Vegan and gluten-free options will also be available for those of a softer disposition.
And while you’re at it, mark your calendar for the return of Lower East Side Pickle Day! Sandy washed away last year’s buckets of briny fun — but the show goes on this year for those who firmly believe that cucumbers taste better pickled. Saturday, October 27 from noon to 5 p.m., head down to Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey and sample pickles from local favorites the Pickle Guys, McClure’s and a dozen other briners from all over. There will also be some seriously excellent street grub from local restaurants Mission Chinese Food, Russ & Daughters, and much more.
Can’t make it to either? Pro tip: the Pickled Veg pizza over at Best Pizza in Williamsburg blends the best of both these events.