While we’re talking about tourists flocking to Bedford Avenue, we should probably note that the Williamsburg outpost of Joe’s Pizza has opened at 216 Bedford Avenue, on the corner of North 5th Street. The 40-year-old slice joint’s third location, which opened last week, boasts the same Baker’s Pride ovens and similar decor to the ones on East 14th Street and on Carmine Street, complete with photos of fans like Jonah Hill, Rosario Dawson, and Bill Murray. (May we add that we once saw Lou Reed emerging from the Greenwich Village original.)
Will this steal late-night slice fiends from that Bedford Avenue feeding trough, Anna Maria Pizzeria? Hard to say, but we can confirm that it’s serving the same ‘za that the Slice Harvester (who happens to be reading at Word in Greenpoint tonight) once described as “totally, solidly awesome.” Plus, the windows opening onto the street and the two outdoor tables are pretty sweet. And the joint will be open till 4 a.m. on weekdays and till 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Slices are $2.75 and up, and pies are $20 and up.