Category New Jersey

Sun Tavern—A Great Place for Pizza in Roselle Park, NJ

Here’s an adventure that came courtesy of my younger brother. This past Fourth of July weekend, he suggested we visit one of his old Jersey haunts for a Sunday afternoon lunch with our Dad. The place was the Sun Tavern on busy Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park just west of Elizabeth. With three large spaces […]

Menlo Pizza & Subs—Yes, Jersey is the Pizza State!

If I was a singer-songwriter, I’d write a song about the greatness of New Jersey pizza. I can even imagine a massive crowd at MetLife Stadium joining in with me on the chorus singing “Yes, Jersey is the Pizza State!” Well, that’s never gonna happen, but I mean what I say. There is no state […]

Bayonne Patio Bar & Grille—A Step Back from the Venice

It was a sad day for Bayonne residents, past, present, and future, when The Venice closed its doors late last year. Long respected as one of the best extra-thin crust pies in the Pizza State, the news even took a cruel streak when an attempt to keep it alive under new ownership failed. Good news […]

Spirito’s Restaurant & Tavern in Elizabeth, NJ– Making Special Pizza Since 1932

Sometimes I think that I will need a second lifetime to visit all the legendary pizza places in Jersey. Not wanting to waste any time in this one, I took Dad for a Sunday afternoon journey to try one that I missed once before when I didn’t check to see that they don’t do lunch. […]

UPDATE: Joe’s Pizzeria—Bayonne, NJ Pizza Landmark Making a Move

Original Review: 08/14/13 PIZZA SNOB RATING ***** Sets the Standard Whenever I am back in my hometown of Bayonne, I feel obligated to cruise around town to check on the status of all the pizza joints. While heading down Broadway on this sunny winter Sunday afternoon, I pulled over on the corner of 46th Street […]

Brooklyn Boys—A Tomato Pie Delight in Jersey!

New pizza discovery is quite often relationally-based. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the Snob began attacking the slices in my brother’s current residence of Edison, NJ. The namesake of the “Wizard of Menlo Park” who gave us both the light bulb and recorded music, this mostly-suburban north-central Jersey town, is the […]

Loradella’s Family Pizzeria – Pizza for the Family, But Not the Snob

The Snob was back home in the Pizza State taking care of some business with little time for pizza. However, on a Christmas-present assignment from Mrs. Pie to Jersey City’s Newport area, I figured that I had a chance of finding a quick new slice nearby. Before I even left the door, my hunt discovered […]