Author Archives: mbodayle

Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix– Yes, You Need to Go There!

I first heard of Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco and its namesake award-winning chef and proprietor, Chris Bianco, when I read Ed Levine’s fabulous 2005 ultimate guide to pizza, Pizza: A Slice of Heaven. My pizza research made me familiar with Levine who writes about dining for the New York Times. I had taken Levine to be […]

Famous Pizza & Beer—Having a Slice in Sedona, Arizona

My whimsical idea of eating “snack bar pizza” at the Grand Canyon like I did a few years ago at the ruins in Pompeii, never happened. My pizza expectations at our next Arizona travel stop, Sedona, were equally as non-existent as they were at the Canyon. Being sort of a “foodie” town, I did spot […]

Flagstaff’s Pizzicletta – Put It on Your Pizza Crust Bucket List

Mrs. Pie did her usual great job of itinerizing our recent bucket list trip to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Little did I know that our first night would be spent in Flagstaff where I was quite excited to see the vintage Route 66 remnants. She also discovered the fabulously unique Pizzicletta where I would have my […]

Luigi’s Pizza–A Perfect New York Slice on the Brooklyn Side

When I told my friend MW that I was heading to Brooklyn’s Park Slope to investigate the Joe’s Pizza War, he told me that it was a must that I also visit Luigi’s Pizza. Little did I know that it was just one block over and across the street, and little did I know just […]

Famous Joe’s of the Village–Now Joe’s Pizza of Park Slope

If it weren’t for the recent news of the latest New York City Pizza War, I may have never gotten to visit what is now called Joe’s Pizza of Park Slope. Following similar battles involving the names Patsy and Ray, this one was about the use of the name Joe’s in Brooklyn by the guy […]

Antonio’s Pizza – Slice Place in Port Chester, NY

Concluding my stay in the Westchester County village of Port Chester, NY, I made a third and final pizza stop. This one was unexpected and only to accommodate my pizza-loving friend from Cali who had just arrived to join me for the evening’s concert at the famed Capitol Theatre. Although the place we went to […]

John’s of Arthur Ave—Port Chester, NY Carries on the Flame with Original Bronx Recipe

On my recent visit to the village of Port Chester, The Snob really hadn’t planned a pizza attack. In fact, after “slicing” for lunch downtown at Roddy’s, my thoughts had turned to coffee, and I was on my way to a Starbucks for my usual post-lunch cold-brew. However, just before my Waze app could tell […]