Author Archives: mbodayle

Golden Boy Pizza—San Francisco Square Kills It!

Although I was a child of the 70s, I totally embraced the music and spirit of the Flower Power decade of the 60s for which San Francisco was the epicenter. So, for me, walking the streets of North Beach was a mind-blowing experience. One highlight was snorting down an Espresso named for the late Jefferson […]

Jersey Restaurant—Pizza with a Taste of Trenton in San Francisco

Still discovering new pizza in the vast Bay Area, I got quite excited when I came across Jersey Restaurant. Run by two restauranteurs who moved west from the Pizza State, I liked what I saw at their website. The probability seemed high that Jersey would be one of the pizza highlights of my recent stay […]

Nizario’s Pizza—Somewhat Satisfying San Francisco Slice

In the midst of my second recent extended stay in San Francisco, there still were a few promising pizza places I had planned to visit. There also were tons of places that I lacked good intel on and some that just looked like they’d be downright awful. One that showed a spark of hope was […]

Bus Stop Pizza—Nothing Special, But A San Francisco Slice You Might Like

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say, “Please share my slice of pizza.” My apologies to songwriter Graham Gouldman and the hit song “Bus Stop” he wrote for The Hollies in 1966, but I just couldn’t resist. However, just one look (yet another Hollies pun!) at the photo above, and you will see why […]

Velo Pizzeria in Napa, CA– Sorry, Just Not My Kind of Pizza

The Pizza Snob and his posse went on a Napa walk-about after finishing at our destination pizza stop,  the superfine Neapolitan pizza-maker Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca. Working our way around an unfamiliar downtown, you could not help but notice the poles of small signs pointing you to local establishments. The placard for Velo Pizzeria kept […]

Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca—Some Killer Crust in Napa

Visiting the Cali-transplanted side of the family for Thanksgiving, we took a drive north from the Bay Area to the city of Napa. The Pizza Snob’s first and perhaps only-ever visit to the wine country would of course have to include pizza. Fortunately, this turned out to be an easy outing to convince the group […]

Vinnie’s Pizza—A Fantastic New York Slice in Brooklyn

Over the years, the Snob has accumulated a list of recommended pizza places so long, that I rarely can recall the source of any one of them. Case in point was my recent selection of Vinnie’s Pizza in Brooklyn. This lack of background also fails to include whether the tip differentiated between their Williamsburg and […]