OMG! OMG Pizza is open for business. A sliver of a building (former site of short-lived Sweet Dulce cake shop) with a bright red awning, the business resides on an acute triangular lot at the pedestrian’s nightmare intersection of Myrtle, Dekalb, and Central Avenues. Not just a pizzeria, the shop offers four egg omelets, burgers, and the obligatory Boar’s Head hot and cold sandwiches.
"It’s like a birthday cake!" the cook says of the building. "Like a slice of cake, I mean." The narrow space is plastered in garish photos of piles of French fries coated in a thick orange crust and cheap egg and cheese sandwiches on doughy rolls. In the case inside, next to the beef patties and containers of tuna salad there are tight little rolls of grape leaves. The owner, Abdo Seidi, left Bushwick Pita Palace, which he co-owned with his brother, to open his own establishment a little further south. OMG has kebabs, hummus, falafel, and baba ganoush in its line-up.
"I’m still deciding on hours," says Seidi. "But weekends we’re going to be open late — 2am." For the night crowds, pizza and more Middle Eastern offerings, where there were none.