[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 4, 2013]
Five years now, Artichoke Basille has loomed large on the north side of East 14th Street. Not so much because of the size of the premises, but because of the crowds spilling out, and the lines threading across the sidewalk.
Stand in line for pizza? No thanks. I haven't even done that in DiFara's (I ate there in a snowstorm, instead). Stand in line for some kind of artichoke dip pizza, which seemed to be all the rage? Crazy.