Category New Jersey

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 […]

Piscataway’s Gianni’s Pizzarama—Another Jersey Joint

Being a humbly tenured pizza snob brings with it a certain degree of respect, admiration and most importantly, cooperation. Such was the case when my brother suggested that he, myself and my son, The Philosopher, meet for pizza during our quick visit to his home turf of Edison in the Pizza State. Knowing that the […]

Zia Lisa Pizzeria and Ristorante—Still More Great Pizza in Edison, NJ

With both my dad and brother living in the north central Jersey town named for the guy who invented the light bulb, Edison has inevitably become a part of my pizza universe. Likewise, I have come to learn that I had severely underestimated the legacy of what I’ve since come to learn is the fifth […]

Rocco’s Pizzeria—A Super Slice and Sicilian in Avenal, NJ

Getting ready to leave the Pizza State, I thought that on my way home from visiting Dad, I had room for at least one last slice. Near the middle of Jersey, my on-line intel led me to a nj.com piece that picked the best pie and two runners-up in each of the state’s counties. The […]

Piscataway’s Stelton Pizza—A Tasty Jersey Slice

My trips back home now involve visiting my Dad and brother in their current residence of Edison, NJ. This neck of the woods is a mix of heavy suburban and light urban living that like most Jersey areas has quite a few family-owned pizza places. The cities also blend together, and you never really know […]