Author Archives: mbodayle

Nashville’s GaGa’s Grandma Pies – Pizza Greatness in the Making

If you are ready to hear the most exciting Nashville pizza news I have had in quite some time, sit back and relax while I first begin with a rather long tale of a recent Pizza Snob adventure. I will then tell you how the subject of my story has adapted to these COVID-19 times […]

Maruca’s Tomato Pies–Pizza You Wanna Talk About on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

My COVID-19 sequestration hit an emotional high point this week when I heard Bruce Springsteen sing this line from Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl” on the Jersey 4 Jersey telethon: Cause down the shore everything’s all right As I write this, it’s only April and this Jersey Boy is sure hoping that things will be all […]

NYC’s Proto’s Pizzeria – Superb Slice in the Bowery

I have never lost faith in the fact that no matter where I may be in Manhattan, I am never more than just a short walk away from a great slice of pizza. And although it is getting harder at times to always find one that is new to the Pizza Snob, such was fortunately […]

‘za Wood Fired Pizza—A New Nashville Pizza Experience

Before we begin my latest look at yet another pizza joint, let me repeat what I’ve said before about use of the word “’za” to refer to pizza. It’s inappropriate and its use should be forever banned. No one I know ever says “za” nor would I want them to. That out of the way, […]

Bread and Salt—New Pizza in Jersey City: Scrumptious Squares with Sublime Crust

Oh, does the Pizza Snob just love it when the pizza world starts to go crazy about a new place, and he gets the chance to go there. Such was the case when the New York Times came out with a rave review of Jersey City, NJ’s Bread and Salt. It was some serious positive […]

Antonio’s Brick Oven Pizza in Metuchen—One of New Jersey’s Best

Well. Now Sir Paul McCartney and I have something in common. Both Macca and I have each spent a Sunday afternoon walking about taking photos along Main Street in Metuchen. (BTW – The apparent connection is that Sir Paul’s wife Nancy grew up in nearby Edison.) This downtown spot is a lovely commercial area with […]

Carlos Pizza & Pasta—Great Slice from a Jersey Joint

No matter what my mission is when I’m back home visiting the Pizza State, any new destination involves finding some new pizza. In Jersey, this is about easy as finding a songwriter in Nashville where I currently call home. So, my trip to see the minor league baseball Somerset Patriots baseball game with my kid […]

Rizzo’s Fine Pizza–A Round and a Square on New York’s Lower East Side

Can you believe that I am about to write my 70th piece on a pizza place in Manhattan? While I’m sure there are 100’s more to cover, I reckon that by now I’ve gotten to most of the good ones, especially south of 8th Street where I spend most of my time. But, nonetheless, my […]

Tutta’s Pizza—Dallas Pizza for Slow Smoked Meat Lovers

Part of me does not want to write about Dallas’s Tutta’s Pizza. For one, the owner came by to our table and seemed like a great guy. It’s also a fun place with local bands playing live music and the novel true-to-Texas concept of serving pizza topped with slow smoked meats. But on the other, […]

Nashville’s Villalba Italian Restaurant—A Pizza Lunch with My Pals

It’s been some time since the Pizza Snob snobbed over a new pizza joint in his home spot of Nashville. With urban growth continuing like there is no end in sight, I reckoned that I had some catching up to do. Investigation revealed that three new places have sprung up in the Nippers Cornea area […]