By Ben Adler
My cousin claimed that there was such a thing as good pizza in Vancouver — made by an ex-patriot New Yorker, of course. So we went to Nat’s New York Pizzeria. I think “Nat’s pathetic, slightly offensive, imitation of a New York pizzeria” would have been a more appropriate name.
First of all, as you can see below, they had a nasty mockery of pizza that is popular among yokels known as “Hawaiian.” This crap has ham and pineapple on it. It is not acceptable pizza in New York.
Second of all, the regular pizza was not that good. It wasn’t that bad — better than the crappy places that cater to tourists in Midtown, worse than most elsewhere in the City. But as you can see in the first photo it had too much insufficiently crispy crust at the end. The pesto and artichoke slice I tried was decent. But the food did not compensate for the ersatz “New York” style decorations with themes such as “Ground Zero.”
If I lived in Vancouver I would probably eat pizza there because I would not have any better options. But that doesn’t make it worthy of the name.