Category New York

Rosario’s in Astoria, Queens—Italian Grocery Store Serves Some Delicious Pizza

Growing up in the 60s in Northern New Jersey, the corner grocery store was an essential element of everyday life. When you needed some household item in a pinch, you didn’t head for a prefab building erected by some big business chain that also sells you Slurpees, bad pizza and gas. Instead, there was the […]

Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern — Great Staten Island Pie Comes to Greenwich Village

It was a late Sunday afternoon when my brother and I were riding the train downtown back from seeing my Yankees whoop the Blue Jays. There was no question about us going for pizza, but it remained unanswered as to where. Trying to find something new that wouldn’t be too far from a train station, […]

“The Best Slice There Is” Brightens Times Square – Joe’s Pizza in New York City

Thriving off the thrill of trying new pizza, the Pizza Snob doesn’t often make return visits to pizza joints other than for convenience. The one notable exception has always been to enlighten others about the slice that I and many others consider to be hands down the best there is—New York City’s Joe’s Pizza. Over […]

New Park Pizza—A Dreamy Slice in Queens

I sometimes just don’t care to read what others have to say about pizza. Perhaps in some foolish way I want my opinion to be the only one I care about. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist following Bon Appétit magazine web editor Alex Delany through his erudite and entertaining You Tube video “23 New York Pizza […]

Little Italy on 33rd–Great Midtown Manhattan Pizza for Tourists

Finishing up some serious stuff in my favorite city of New York, I took a lunch time stroll from Times Square south to catch a train back to Jersey. Pizza on the way was of course an objective although the tourist-laden Midtown area of Manhattan tends to be challenged for a good slice. Recalling a […]

Phil’s Pizza – Another Perfect Slice in Lower Manhattan

In the guise of his alter ego, music-blogger Music City Mike, the Pizza Snob has spent many an evening enjoying live music at Lower Manhattan’s City Winery. I must have passed a darkened Phil’s Pizza on Varick Street (right where it turns into 7th Avenue) a dozen or so times, wondering if I will ever […]

Luigi’s Pizza–A Perfect New York Slice on the Brooklyn Side

When I told my friend MW that I was heading to Brooklyn’s Park Slope to investigate the Joe’s Pizza War, he told me that it was a must that I also visit Luigi’s Pizza. Little did I know that it was just one block over and across the street, and little did I know just […]