Pasquale Jones Brings ‘Neo-NY-Style’ Pizza to Mulberry and Kenmare St.
187 Mulberry St.
New York, N.Y. 10012
Before Pasquale Jones, in the exact same location, there was Toby’s Public House. I don’t expect many to know of Toby’s, but full disclosure, I used to work there. That is, for about a month and a half… or whenever they seemed to need an extra server for busy times like summer or the San Gennaro Italian Festival.
I loved working at Toby’s for a few reasons: 1. I LOVE pizza, obviously, and they made a delicious Neapolitan-style pie. 2. Every shift I got free pizza. (What’s better than that?) 3. Toby’s was directly across the street from my apartment and it could not get any more convenient. And 4. Because everyone that worked there was so genuinely nice and I quickly considered them friends. I miss all of them, from the bartender Katie “Booty” to the pizza-maker Hal who quickly learned my pizza preferences of truffle oil with spinach, a special off-menu request he’d make for me when there was any dead time.
The only reason this is relevant is because when I went to Pasquale Jones I went in with an open mind but was quickly taken aback by the unfriendly service. I arrived just before 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening and was told it’d be a 1 hour and 45 minute wait. Luckily I was with my friend Jason and we were in need of catching up over a year’s worth of life experiences, from job changes to engagements to weddings (Congrats @I Dream of Pizza!), so passing two hours over conversation and cocktails was no biggy.
But fast forward to 9 p.m. when we returned to see if our table was ready and the hostess said it’d be another 20 minutes, then came back to …read more
Source:: For The Love of Pizza