You know you’re not in for your average fast food meal when your server’s wearing a shirt that says “McShit.” But unlike Micky D’s, Daddyo’s specialties are pizzas and baby back ribs – an obvious competitor to SoHo’s cornerstone of unhealthy eating, Pepperonis. The prices are significantly higher, and so too is the quality. The juicy baby back ribs ($98 for a full slab) are filled with meat all the way to the bone, with nary a gram of fat found. The pizza is a bit less satisfying, with much of the bottom crust too puffy for its “Crispy New York” style moniker, but the wide assortment of unusual toppings (clam chowder, Mexicana) excuses its shortcomings. It’s a nice change of pace in the increasingly pretentious SoHo.
Recommended dishes: Pizza’s pizza and ribs are ribs, but it’s rare to find a place that serves poutine (fries with gravy, bacon and cheese) in this city.