After making my pilgrimage to the Neapolitan pizza mecca in Phoenix known as Pizzeria Bianco, I decided I would see if I could find a decent New York style slice in this beautiful mountainous state that carries the seldom-used nickname of the “Italy of America.” Well, my first attempt was a family-referral, and it turned […]

I first heard of Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco and its namesake award-winning chef and proprietor, Chris Bianco, when I read Ed Levine’s fabulous 2005 ultimate guide to pizza, Pizza: A Slice of Heaven. My pizza research made me familiar with Levine who writes about dining for the New York Times. I had taken Levine to be […]

My whimsical idea of eating “snack bar pizza” at the Grand Canyon like I did a few years ago at the ruins in Pompeii, never happened. My pizza expectations at our next Arizona travel stop, Sedona, were equally as non-existent as they were at the Canyon. Being sort of a “foodie” town, I did spot […]

Mrs. Pie did her usual great job of itinerizing our recent bucket list trip to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Little did I know that our first night would be spent in Flagstaff where I was quite excited to see the vintage Route 66 remnants. She also discovered the fabulously unique Pizzicletta where I would have my […]

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 […]

If it weren’t for the recent news of the latest New York City Pizza War, I may have never gotten to visit what is now called Joe’s Pizza of Park Slope. Following similar battles involving the names Patsy and Ray, this one was about the use of the name Joe’s in Brooklyn by the guy […]

Concluding my stay in the Westchester County village of Port Chester, NY, I made a third and final pizza stop. This one was unexpected and only to accommodate my pizza-loving friend from Cali who had just arrived to join me for the evening’s concert at the famed Capitol Theatre. Although the place we went to […]