Order one slice at this small counter-service spot on 181st Street if you’re hungry, and two if a self-help podcast convinced you to enjoy the present. Even the margherita - our favorite - has enough mozzarella and dense, doughy crust to function as a last meal for a bear heading into hibernation. But no matter what, make sure to get a side of garlic bread, which is charred and crispy, painted with butter, and topped with a ton of black pepper. Whether or not you order it with cheese is between you and your future self.
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