Author Archives: mbodayle

Rose’s Pizza & Pasta—A Great Underground Slice at NYC’s Penn Station

A few years back, I heard somewhere that you had to go underground for the best slice in Midtown Manhattan. That intel was quite valuable since I found some great pizza at Don Pepi’s down in Penn Station. Back then, while searching for this place in the rather hectic train station, I was quite surprised […]

5 Boroughs Pizza – A Slice to Avoid

Location is as important for a pizza joint as much as it is for any retail business. Given the right spot with a big attractive sign, you should be able to attract customers. On several late-night trips from LaGuardia Airport to Jersey, I took the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. Crossing through downtown on Canal Street, […]

Manhattan’s Sauce Pizzeria–Grandmother’s Tomato Gravy Shines

Thanks to a friend at work that I like to call “Pizza Mike,” I recently discovered the “One Bite” video blog about pizza that comes courtesy of the folks at Barstool Sports. This brash but entertaining series has proven to be both interesting as well as a source for new material for this old-fashioned word-blogger. […]

Piscataway’s Stelton Pizza—A Tasty Jersey Slice

My trips back home now involve visiting my Dad and brother in their current residence of Edison, NJ. This neck of the woods is a mix of heavy suburban and light urban living that like most Jersey areas has quite a few family-owned pizza places. The cities also blend together, and you never really know […]

Gloria Pizza—Great Pizza in Forest Hills, Queens

Continuing my short sojourn of pizza in Queens, my next targeted spot, Gloria Pizza, was a place I found on-line that was in Forest Hills. Just a short hop from my earlier slice experience in Flushing, Forest Hills is of course the home of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. As for Gloria’s history, they started […]

Amore Pizzeria in Flushing, NY—A Decent Slice on the Island

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 […]

Lamonicas NY-Pizza—Trying to be NY in LA

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 […]