Author Archives: mbodayle

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 […]

Piccolo Italian Market & Deli—Superb Sarasota Slice in a Surprising Spot

Vacationing on the beaches of sunny west-coast Florida, my daily morning coffee ritual led to the remarkable discovery of the Piccolo Italian Market & Deli on the Gateway Avenue shopping street. This excellent example of a combo Italian food grocery store and casual restaurant brought me to a very happy place. Wandering about gathering delightful […]

Rico’s Pizzeria — Another Sarasota Slice

After my smash slice at Sal’s Pizzeria & Pasta House, I figured I better get to work on the rest of the joints in Sarasota’s Gateway Shopping Center. So, wasting no time, I burned little calories in walking across the road to Rico’s Pizzeria. I got there so quick I even managed to continue with […]

Sal’s Pizzeria & Pasta House—Super Slice in Sarasota, FL Sizzles

Although I need a cup of coffee every morning, I don’t think that I’m as addicted to coffee as much as I am coffee shops. There’s nothing I’d rather do in the early morning that get cozy with a cup and my laptop in a comfy spot in America’s new favorite place to socialize with […]

Solorzanos Pizzeria in Florida’s Siesta Key—Jersey Pizza Moved South

Ms. Pie and I recently vacationed in a beautiful place that before we got there, I didn’t even know existed. Together we settled in on the lovely beach of Siesta Key on the west coast of Florida. It’s in the vicinity of Sarasota, a place that I had heard of. As for pizza, knowing that […]

Joey Brooklyn’s in St. Pete Florida—Pizza and the Yankees!

As I write this, the New York Yankees have the best record in baseball. Earlier this year, I just knew that I had to see this great Bronx Bomber team in person as often as I could. My clever plan to invite Mrs. Pie to the west coast of Florida to enjoy the beach was […]

Angelo’s Pizza in Fords, NJ—Just Another Decent Slice in the Pizza State

While recently visiting my Dad in the heart of the Pizza State, my thoughts drifted to my non-pizza passion, and I checked to see if there was a record store nearby. For those of you who may not share this interest, some of us old timers prefer their music to be physical rather than digital. […]