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.

  • INSANE PIZZA FACT

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: pizza, pizza education

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    Did you know that the average American consumes roughly 23 pounds of pizza per year?! According to the Huffington Post, pizza is becoming more and more popular by the very second. Continue reading

  • THE SICILIAN PIZZA SLICE SHOWDOWN!

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    During last week’s pizza tour, I decided to have a little fun in honor of the Superbowl. With bonus slices in hand, the group encouraged us to see who could win an epic battle of pizza eating. Given I am the 3 time NYC Pizza Run champion, I totally thought I had this in the bag. With that said, I decided to race another fellow pizza enthusiast, Jared, to see who could eat a¬†Sicilian slice the fastest. For this event, we took to Ben’s of Soho, famous for their once “best nominated” Sicilian pizza. The crowd went wild!

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  • BUY THIS BOOK: VIVA LA PIZZA! THE ART OF THE PIZZA BOX

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: pizza education

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    My mentor, Scott Wiener just released his first published book, Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box. As any person would assume, people who are obsessed with pizza, are obsessed with all things pizza-related. Wiener, who runs Scott’s Pizza Tours, has the world’s largest collection of pizza boxes. Working with Melville House, his collection has now found a home that takes up far less space than the boxes do in his Brooklyn apartment. There’s far more to a pizza box than the fact that it holds pizza. Wiener goes into detail to explain all of the intricacies behind the design of not just art on the box, but the construction as well. Continue reading

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