Author Archives: mbodayle

Ribalta—A Neapolitan Pizza in NYC

It’s now been nine months since I’ve been to New York City. That’s the longest separation I have ever had from my favorite city in the world and I miss it dearly. COVID has not been too nice to the City and to quote a former Manhattanite friend who has since left for Texas: “Everything […]

Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop–Brooklyn’s Best NY Slice

Having done this blog for over eight years, I am truly blessed to say that by now the Pizza Snob has gotten to visit most of New York’s legendary pizza joints. But, earlier this year before COVID hit, I visited one that had long lingered on my pizza bucket list, Brooklyn’s Paulie Gee’s. Intrigued but […]

Basil Garden Pizza—A (Somewhat) New Pizza Spot in Brentwood, TN

Brentwood is a somewhat wealthier than average American city located in between Nashville proper and the Snob’s home of Franklin. It’s a town that came to be from a lot of Country Music money, most notably from the late singer Eddie Arnold who once practically owned the whole town. The one thing about Brentwood though […]

The Snob Does Chicago Style Pizza—Lou Malnati’s in Elk Grove, IL

I have never said that I didn’t like Chicago Style pizza. As a matter of fact, I do quite like it. It’s just that it is so different from the New York Style pizza that I was born and raised on. I’m guess I’m OK with calling them both pizza since both use the same […]

Phil’s Famous Pizza & Steaks—Get ‘em Both in the Philly ‘Burbs

Mrs. Pie and I paid a short visit to the Philadelphia area to visit our son, The Philosopher, and our lovely daughter-in-law. While family getting together like this is a blessing, the sad part is that the dietary habits of this group don’t include enough pizza! Nonetheless, I managed to persuade everyone that bringing home […]

Villa Gennaro Italian Restaurant—Good Pizza and More in Edison, NJ

On a short trip back to the Pizza State, Mrs. Pie, our son The Professor, my brother and I were looking for a place to have dinner in my brother’s home spot of Edison. Rather than pushing for some pie, I thought I’d lay back and let them call the shots for our whereto. Being […]

Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza—Pizza with a Theme in Fort Myers, FL

When the Pizza Snob and Mrs. Pie visit friends, they often want to be hospitable and take us to their favorite pizza place. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. One recent such situation was at Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza in beautiful downtown Fort Myers. Being a touristy themed restaurant as such, this had the […]

Downtown House of Pizza—NY Pie in Fort Myers, FL

Yes! It is downtown and truly a house of pizza. Travelling inland from our Sanibel space on the beach, Mrs. Pie and I took a journey to visit the fun downtown of Fort Myers. There we found a way cool collection of shops, palm trees and street art, as well as pizza at the Downtown […]

Dante’s Coal Fired Pizza—Sanibel Island’s Best

Not that I ever for one minute doubted that Mrs. Pie loved me, but she sure showed me when she booked our condo rental at the Sanibel Island beach in walking distance of a pizza joint. Better yet, it was one that cooked their pies with my favorite food fuel. Coal! Holding the excitement in […]

Al Forno Al Fresco–Amazing Pizza Surprise at Sanibel Island Farmers’ Market

If you read my last post, you learned that Mrs. Pie and I were not enjoying the beaches of beautiful Sanibel Island. So, we decided to leave the bugs and smells behind and pay a Sunday morning visit to the Sanibel Island Farmers’ Market. I’m never really opposed to visiting these kinds of things, mostly […]