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.
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.
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.
A handful of piz’za worthy links. Enjoy!
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!
Photos of piz'za are key in making you drool. No matter what the slice, the piz'za box, the pizzaiolo making the piz'za or anything I feel that will change your 'za life for the better, can be found here.
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.
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
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!
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