If you look at your calendar, you will see that it is now March, the month in which people start to realize winter is ending and spring will be here soon (70 degrees tomorrow!), St. Patrick’s Day revelers dutifully line up stupid early outside McSorley’s to get a jump on day drinking, and various businesses that have nothing to do with college basketball nevertheless present ideas in bracket form in hopes of capturing some of that ever-elusive March Madness. In point of fact: This last phenomenon can be very exciting when applied to food, especially when the food in question is pizza.
And so, as they do every year, the good people at Franny’s — the extremely popular pizza place in Brooklyn — are in the midst of their third-annual Pizza Madness week. The deal is this: The kitchen presents 16 pies (15 pies and a calzone this year, actually, including two variations on the fabled Franny’s clam pie), and winners are determined each night via sales. The list is whittled down by half each day until a victor is added to the permanent menu on Friday. Things kicked off last night, so that means only the eight best sellers will be on the menu tonight, the Final Four happens Wednesday, etc., etc. Either way, this is mostly just a great excuse to look at some photos of truly excellent pizza. Get there sooner rather than later this week to give them a try: