Manhattan is undoubtedly the center of the New York slice universe. This is of course no surprise since it was on this great island that the most magnificent food known to mankind was created. It is also no surprise that this delightful delicacy would eventually spread not only throughout the city, but to the vast […]

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Randy Newman was singing “I Love LA” around the same time I heard New York City rocker Garland Jeffreys shout from The Bottom Line stage “LA sucks!” I guess that there’s always been a culture contrast and rivalry between the two coasts, and there probably will always be. Me? I’ll always be […]

It had been a few years since my last trip to LA. I was quite pleased that my recent one managed to coincide with the opening of the newest Roberta’s in the suburb to the south of Culver City, just blocks away from where I was staying. Having already journeyed to their original home space […]

Catching the tail of Hurricane Gordon, it was a rainy week at the beach that we made just a little better by extending our stay through Saturday afternoon instead of our usual morning drive home. This schedule change had the added benefit of allowing a dinner stop at Sa Za in Montgomery that is open […]

Doing my homework for my annual 30A beach vacation with Mrs. Pie, I came across two new pizza joints in the swanky eastern end of the strip known as Rosemary Beach. One called Ticheli’s Pizza was a small shack meant mostly for take-out which won’t hear from me until next year’s getaway. However, I did […]

First off, my apologies for this late report on the pizza activity on the Florida Panhandle. It seems that I’ve gotten to where I’ve been visiting places far faster than I can write them up. But, it’s January and many of my music friends are heading south for the annual 30A Songwriters Festival, so this […]

Some half-dozen years ago or so, a pizza joint named Pizza & Cream opened in a strip center off Highway 96/Murfreesboro Road in my hometown of Franklin. Clueless about what I could expect from the place, I tried on two different occasions to give it a try. On both attempts, I encountered notes on the […]