Category New Jersey

Vauxhall, New Jersey’s Joe’s Pizza & Pasta – Mushy & Greasy, But Sure Good & Tasty

Always looking for a “new” Jersey adventure with the Texan Mrs. Pie, I thought it was about time to show her all the things we can’t afford at the swank Short Hills Mall. To give you an idea about the extravagance of this place, the new car on display inside was a 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost […]

Bayonne NJ’s Café Bello—A Pleasant Pizza Surprise!

Growing up in Bayonne, my family ate so much Italian food at home and in local restaurants, that you would have thought we were from Roman rather than Russian ancestry. Mom made the best lasagna in Bayonne, and along with veal parm and plenty of pasta, our kitchen always smelled pretty good. Over the last […]

Kinchley’s Tavern – New Jersey’s #1 Thin-Crust Pie? Maybe.

In the past, to acknowledge the appreciation of your reader/viewer support, they used to say, “keep those cards and letters coming.” In today’s terms, this translates to e-mails and comments on Facebook or WordPress. Nonetheless, reader support is a huge inspiration, and in the pizza business, a valued source of new leads. In my tenure […]

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. […]