Katie’s birthday and I are not friends.
Her birthday somehow always falls on a week when I’m out of town. I tried to make up for it the best way I know how: food.
We went to Co., a pizzeria in Chelsea. It’s a decently big space but still easy to miss on the corner of 24th and 9th since it has no clear markings, besides a big wooden door and window display of their cafeteria-like tables. The whole place is actually outfitted in wood and it almost feels like you’re getting your brick-oven pizza served to you in a log cabin.
We went for the pizza bianca with ricotta for starters.
It’s basically their crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside and slightly burnt bread, topped with a little bit of olive oil, and you’re choice to get a side (like we did, the ricotta to use as a spread). It’s a good, simple starter.
We decided to split the cauliflower pizza. It looked promising: a medley of roasted cauliflower, béchamel, buffalo mozzarella parmesan, green olives, chili, garlic and parsley.
It looked amazing too, but when we dug in, we sort of had the same reaction. First, didn’t expect to be as spicy as it was, but it was topped with enough red pepper flakes to be so. Good for me, bad for Katie? Overall though, we thought the herbs had an unfamiliar, dry taste that we weren’t super crazy about.
Conclusion: We likes. We didn’t loves.
230 9th Ave.
at 24th St.
New York, NY 10001
PS Happy REAL birthday Katie