meals on wheels
by Anna Balkrishna
Photo: Alex Lopez
It's not hard to find pizza on the streets of New York. But the Papa Perrone's truck in Midtown doesn't bother with floppy grease triangles. Here, you'll find tangy-sauced grandma-style squares or the Papa Perrone's version of pizza rustica: thick, eggy pie wedges studded with pepperoni and artichokes. However, the jovial, bald-pated John Paul Perrone is really famous for his rice balls, which he makes from a family recipe. These fluffy, softball-size rounds come slathered in marinara sauce and stuffed with such fillings as spinach and cheese or meat, cheese and peas. In other words, your diet is over.
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