Author Archives: mbodayle

Sandy’s Too Pizza — A Splendid Slice in London

The Pizza Snob calls it “accidental pizza.” It occurs when I’m walking down the street and happen upon an unfamiliar pizza joint and boldly give it a try. I always feel like the odds are likely against a win since immodestly, the snob in me should already know a place that is any good. But, […]

Pizza Pilgrims — A Fab London Pizza Chain

When I first visited London in 1989, it was a well-accepted fact that the food there was for the most part downright awful. This was especially true the quicker and more casual you were looking to dine. But things have sure changed for the better. During my recent visits, I have even noticed a surge […]

Numero 28—Neapolitan Pizza in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village

“Standing on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine” Now a New Yorker by way of Texas and Nashville, singer-songwriter Steve Earle kicked off a song on a recent record with the above line memorializing one of The Pizza Snob’s favorite spots in the Universe. In near proximity to this corner just off Sixth Avenue in […]

Piscataway’s Gianni’s Pizzarama—Another Jersey Joint

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 […]

Bavaro’s Pizza Napolitana & Pastaria—Pizza at the Tampa Airport

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, […]

Rico’s Pizzeria & Pasta House—Florida Pizza on St. Armands Circle

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 […]

Ripfire Pizza & BBQ—Strange Bedfellows in Siesta Key, But Fab Pizza

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 […]