Category New York

Rose’s Pizza & Pasta—A Great Underground Slice at NYC’s Penn Station

A few years back, I heard somewhere that you had to go underground for the best slice in Midtown Manhattan. That intel was quite valuable since I found some great pizza at Don Pepi’s down in Penn Station. Back then, while searching for this place in the rather hectic train station, I was quite surprised […]

5 Boroughs Pizza – A Slice to Avoid

Location is as important for a pizza joint as much as it is for any retail business. Given the right spot with a big attractive sign, you should be able to attract customers. On several late-night trips from LaGuardia Airport to Jersey, I took the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. Crossing through downtown on Canal Street, […]

Manhattan’s Sauce Pizzeria–Grandmother’s Tomato Gravy Shines

Thanks to a friend at work that I like to call “Pizza Mike,” I recently discovered the “One Bite” video blog about pizza that comes courtesy of the folks at Barstool Sports. This brash but entertaining series has proven to be both interesting as well as a source for new material for this old-fashioned word-blogger. […]

Gloria Pizza—Great Pizza in Forest Hills, Queens

Continuing my short sojourn of pizza in Queens, my next targeted spot, Gloria Pizza, was a place I found on-line that was in Forest Hills. Just a short hop from my earlier slice experience in Flushing, Forest Hills is of course the home of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. As for Gloria’s history, they started […]

Amore Pizzeria in Flushing, NY—A Decent Slice on the Island

Manhattan is undoubtedly the center of the New York slice universe. This is of course no surprise since it was on this great island that the most magnificent food known to mankind was created. It is also no surprise that this delightful delicacy would eventually spread not only throughout the city, but to the vast […]

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, […]