If you’re looking for good NY-style pizza, Cary is a great area to start your search! With all the NY and NJ folks in this area, you can guess that their pizza has followed them to the NC Triangle. And I’m ALWAYS on the look-out for great NY pizza. Friends talked up the newish, Brothers of NY Pizza in Cary so it was time for a quick lunch visit….
Located down on Kildaire and Ten Ten in a busy plaza with Wake Technical Community College, Brothers of NY Pizza doesn’t look like much from the outside. But inside, they’ve got a large, long space with order counter to the right (with two large pizza ovens), bar in the middle and the main dining area to your left. It’s an open, high-ceiling space that’s light and airy, different from your usual pizza spot. Brothers of NY runs a bunch of lunch specials ranging from two slices of cheese and drink ($6), two slices of pepperoni and drink ($7) or two specialty slices and drink ($7.50). I go for the specialty slices and they’ve got at least 10 or 12 choices ready to go which is a lot of flavor options.
We grab our drinks and hang loose at the table, we’re brought over some freshly grated parm for our slices. It takes about 5 – 10 minutes and the place is starting to get busy. My two slices (Hawaiian and meat-lovers) are large and well-topped. Not quite as large as Randy’s but substantial. The crust at Brothers of NY is thin but not too thin. Crisp on the outside but with some density to it, wish there was a bit more salt and fluff but not bad. It’s thick enough to handle the toppings which is nice. The balance of sauce, cheese and toppings is good and of good quality, I’m pretty happy there. And there’s not much grease on top which may be a bonus for some of you but I don’t mind dabbing my slice with a napkin!
Service at Brothers of NY Pizza was great, very friendly-owner. We talked a bit about the spot and how they’ve been doing. Brothers of NY replaced Fugheddaboudit in November 2013 so they haven’t even been around a year yet. They get a lot of traffic due to the local college and seem to be doing well. The bar and beer taps certainly probably don’t hurt their business! But overall I was pretty pleased with their pizza but it was a bit thicker than what I’d usually expect for NY style. I’m super-picky about my crust so I’ll have to get back for a second visit and double-check. Until then, a solid four stars for Brothers of NY Pizza based upon their space, service and overall slice. Here’s to more great za in the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees (Cary)!