This is long overdue. Everyone always thinks "Dude. New York. Pizza. Duuude, New York pizza!" In all honesty I can't remember having any pizza and being completely blown out of the water by it--I mean pizza is awesome and that seems ot be a universal axiom: pizza = always good if not great, but rarely terrible.
I will make the claim that Two Boots has better than average pizza though. They're specialty slices generally all look very good and interesting with ingredients you don't generally find at your normal pizza place. Take a look at the menu and you'll see items like andouille sausage, crawfish, creole chicken, BBQ shrimp, sopresseta and other Cajun inspired flavors. Most of the specialty slices combine these ingredients to make a complete flavor such as the the "Night Tripper" which entails a white pizza with roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes and jalapeno pesto. "The Bird" is my personal favorite: buffalo chicken, blue cheese dressing, scallions and jalapenos on a white pie (pictured above).
Two boots crust is made with corn meal, which is a huge plus for me--it's crunchy, flaky, and the texture combined with cornbread flavor is perfect. Most of the specialty slices will run you about $3.75 and a plain slice is $2.00. They serve beer and many locations are beginning to do "a beer and a slice" combos to make a cheap opportunity to have a beer with your pizza--classic combination.
Did I mention they do movie rentals too? For cheap and it's easy to sign up. Kind of reminds me of when I was a little kid and the grocery store had a movie rental store inside of it. As of right now, Two Boots is definitely my favorite place for a slice in New York.
42 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, 212 254 1919, www.twoboots.com