Monthly Archives: October 2012

There’s Still a Line at Brooklyn’s Grimaldi’s Pizzeria!

Despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn’s famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is open today. And as always, there’s a line to get in. Here’s a photo from this afternoon sent by The Kid’s girlfriend Rachel who currently calls Brooklyn home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our family and friends, as well as […]

TOPPINGS – WCBS-FM Listeners Vote Lee’s Tavern in Staten Island “Best Pizzeria in the Tri-State Area”

The Staten Island Advance reported that out of 150 to 250 submissions narrowed to ten by the station, listeners of  WCBS-FM voted Lee’s Tavern  in Staten Island the best pizzeria in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Tri-State Area. Staten Islanders must be loyal listeners since last year’s winner was also on the Island–Ciro’s Pizza Café. Here […]


So, you want to get into the pizza business. While I’m sure there are many books written about owning your own business, running a restaurant, etc., I doubt that there is one about what to name your pizza place.  The Pizza Snob’s advice is to keep it simple and to not get too cute about […]

TOPPINGS – Patsy Grimaldi Soon to Open Juliana’s in Brooklyn

Thanks to two of our good friends, “Pickles” Keith and “Walking Nashville” Bill, for pointing this current New York magazine story in our direction. It’s a great in-depth story about the continuing “Brooklyn Pizza War” and how Patsy is getting ready to re-enter the pizza business in his new place at the site of […]

Lost in the Supermarket – Eating Pizza at Whole Foods Market, Publix and Costco

“I’m all lost in the supermarket, I can no longer shop happily I came in here for the special offer, guaranteed personality”                                                 From “Lost in the Supermarket” by The Clash (1979) When the Snob was a kid, you went to the grocery store to buy groceries–that meant food. You went to the drug store […]

TOPPINGS – Aaron’s Last Wish – Tip $500 to a Pizza Server

Here’s a link to a blog about something unexpected that recently happened to a friend of ours here at Mafiaoza’s in Nashville. I’ll let the story speak for itself. You can make a donation to Aaron’s Last Wish here.      

Ringwood Pizza (NJ) – “Psst! – Ask for the Grandma Pie”

Ringwood, actually referred to as a borough, is a lovely little place in beautiful Northern New Jersey’s Passaic County, just a stone’s throw from the New York state border. If you are asking yourself how in the world the Snob got there, here’s how the dots connect. Planning my recent Springsteen trip back to the […]