PIZ'ZA FOR LIFE

2013 NYC PIZZA RUN CHAMPION!

For the third straight year, I took the ultimate crown in the running meets pizza world, I wont the NYC Pizza Run. Pizza by Certé served up some awesome slices! Check out the full race report here!

 

NEAPOLITAN PIZZA TRUCK

The Neapolitan Express pizza truck is serving up Neapolitan-style pizza all around NYC. Using the very best of ingredients and it's an amazing tasty treat at an unbeatable price point.

 

LUZZO'S OVEN TANGO

Luzzo's in Manhattan, serves up a coal oven Neapolitan pizza that is sure to make your knees knock. An oven that burns both coal and wood, making this pie, a near perfect oven tango.

 

DON'T FUGGEDABOUTIT

A slice you won't fuggedaboutit, Gio has been serving up pies since 1973 and he is damn proud of it. This is a pizzeria you will only hear about if somebody cares enough to share it with you. Hands down, the best square slice I've found in NYC.

NEW YORK STYLE

One of NYC's newest pizzerias, Fiore's on Bleeker, offers all any pizza lover might need, a high quality slice, with some of the best imported ingredients all baked up by a stand up guy.

CHICAGO DEEP DISH

Chicago's Lou Malnati's serves up a hearty "Last Supper" slice that won my heart during the 2013 Birthday 'Za Crawl. The perfect balance of sauce to cheese to crust... the only thing missing was a candle to make a wish.

 

WELCOME TO THE 'ZA REPORT


TASTING THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE INDIGESTIBLE OF PIZ'ZA

Miriam Weiskind born into this world while her family consumed piz'za, it was no wonder she grew up to be an avid piz'za lover, connoisseur, critic and tour guide for Scott's Pizza Tours. For her, it's about the basics: 1. crust 2. cheese 3. sauce... the other details are judged upon after the fact. Most famously, she is the two time reigning female champion of the NYC Pizza Run.

  • OHIO

    PAYING HOMAGE

    While I live in NYC, the piz’za capitol of the world, I still must pay homage to my favorite spots from back home. Topping my list: Adriatico’s Pizza in Cincinnati. A spicy sicilian square that packs a punch. Marion’s Pizza in Dayton, Ohio. A round piz’za cut into squares, a sweet and tangy sauce and burned cheese markings coat the top.

  • DRINK UP

    MY 'ZA BREW

    After many years of research and piz’za consumption, I only like to pair root beer with my piz’za. I recommend the following three root beers: 1. Barq’s 2. Stewart’s 3. Olde Brooklyn.

    Root beers to avoid include: A&W, IBC, Dad’s, Virgil’s and Boylan. These are all overly sweet and lack a nice signature root beer punch.

  • LINKS

    'ZA-WORTHY

    A handful of piz’za worthy links. Enjoy!

    www.scottspizzatours.com
    www.slice.seriouseats.com
    www.pizzaschool.com
    www.pizzamarketplace.com
    www.pizzatoday.com

  • 'ZA TOURS

    I GIVE TOURS

    Once a week, the best day of my week, I proudly give piz’za tours for Scott’s Pizza Tours www.scottspizzatours.com. I met Scott less than a year ago and when he asked me what I knew about piz’za, I said “a bit.” A bit later turned into “a whole lot more” than I bargained for. Scott is my mentor when it comes to the crust, sauce and cheese combo. Check out our tours and come get cheesey with us!

About the 'za Blog // This is where all of the magic happens. Where I write about tasting the good, the bad & the indigestible of pizza. While I'm on a 10 slices a week diet, I strive to discover not just the latest and greatest slices of pizza in the five boroughs of NYC, but to also stay in tune with all of the latest and greatest news, books and other jazz about pizza which is worth giving a hoot and a hollar about. Feel free to suggest some new slices for me to try that I may not have conquered yet.

  • THE PEFECT PIZZA FOR COLD WEATHER DELIVERY

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: pizza, pizza education, Uncategorized

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    Each week brings new and fresh insight on pizza. This past week, I was asked, “Which pizza is most suitable for delivery in cold weather?” A question I was happy to tackle. I recently conversed over beer and latkahs with my pizza mentor, Scott Wiener (the man behind Scott’s Pizza Tours and the world’s largest pizza box collection).

    There are three primary methods of baking pizza in NYC: 1. gas deck oven with a baking temperature of 550°F (the most common), 2. coal-fired with a baking temperature of 700-800°F (the oldest method in America) and 3. wood-fired with a baking temperature over 1,000°F (the oldest method in the world). Of course all of these styles use a different type of cheese, and the type of cheese will surprisingly have a profound affect on the temperate of the pizza when it arrives in the cold weather. Continue reading

  • 2014 CAVIT GOURMET PIZZA CLASSIC: WINE AND PIZZA ARE A GREAT TANGO

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: pizza, pizza education

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    One of the greatest pleasures of being a pizza enthusiast is that of being challenged to taste new pizza and share the experience with others. About a month ago, Cavit extended an invitation out to me to be on a panel with four other judges to select their 2014 Gourmet Pizza Classic winner. Based in NYC, how could I not join them for a morning filled with pizza and wine?!

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  • 10 TIPS FOR 2014 SLICE OUT HUNGER

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: pizza, Scott's Pizza Tours

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    The city’s most anticipated pizza day is just around the corner… Slice Out Hunger. What some hail as “pizza paradise” is almost here. On October 8th… for one night only, you can snag slices from the best pizzerias  (yes, coal, wood-fired and gas) in NYC for just $1… and every $1 is donated to the Food Bank for New York. Brought to you by Scott’s Pizza Tours… you know you will be in good hands with an epic selection to fulfill your every pizza fantasy.

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