Being a humbly tenured pizza snob brings with it a certain degree of respect, admiration and most importantly, cooperation. Such was the case when my brother suggested that he, myself and my son, The Philosopher, meet for pizza during our quick visit to his home turf of Edison in the Pizza State. Knowing that the […]

Vacation time in the Florida Gulf Coast was over. Had we managed to spend more time in Tampa, my pizza destination there was to have been the highly-touted Bavaro’s Pizza Napolitana & Pastaria. So, imagine my lucky surprise when I came across their station at the Tampa airport on the way home! In my opinion, […]

A few weeks after my holiday on the Florida Gulf Coast, I was having breakfast with a British friend in London’s Soho. After catching up on the many years in between when we last met, my mention of Sarasota had him rather surprisingly mention his recent visit to St. Armands Circle. How odd it was […]

It’s happened before and will probably happen again. While on a holiday dining experience with Mrs. Pie, I’m overcome by an immediate desire to first grab some new pizza as an appetizer. Such was the case earlier this year when on our way to get a seafood fix while on the Florida coast, I couldn’t […]

Vacationing on the beaches of sunny west-coast Florida, my daily morning coffee ritual led to the remarkable discovery of the Piccolo Italian Market & Deli on the Gateway Avenue shopping street. This excellent example of a combo Italian food grocery store and casual restaurant brought me to a very happy place. Wandering about gathering delightful […]

After my smash slice at Sal’s Pizzeria & Pasta House, I figured I better get to work on the rest of the joints in Sarasota’s Gateway Shopping Center. So, wasting no time, I burned little calories in walking across the road to Rico’s Pizzeria. I got there so quick I even managed to continue with […]

Although I need a cup of coffee every morning, I don’t think that I’m as addicted to coffee as much as I am coffee shops. There’s nothing I’d rather do in the early morning that get cozy with a cup and my laptop in a comfy spot in America’s new favorite place to socialize with […]