Grimaldi’s-Palm Beach Gardens, FL

My parents drove up to Palm Beach Gardens last week to meet me at Grimaldi’s new pizza location- the famous pizzeria that originated in Brooklyn. The coal brick-oven pizzeria has been around for a while, and they recently expanded to Florida. Jamie Culliton, a winning pizzaiolo who I met at the Orlando Pizza Show, helps make awesome pizza at the Palm Beach Gardens location.

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The Orlando Pizza Show

I really got lucky with my project in Florida… Just a few hours driving from my office is the magical Orlando, Florida, filled with Disney, dining, waterparks, Universal, and … pizza? Yes, pizza! Every year, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show takes place in Orlando. The Orlando Pizza Show has a space at the venue filled with vendors and a competition area. This three-day event brings in 450 booths and a ton of restaurant owners & operators… and me! I was able to make it to the show for one day and I attended the American Pizza Championship.

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Spacca Napoli

Over Labor Day weekend, Jon & I took a Brown Line trip north to the Montrose stop. We were visiting a well-known Neapolitan pizzeria in Chicago, Spacca Napoli. Many claim that this is authentic Napoli and the best iteration in Chicago, so I knew I had to visit. On a Sunday night around 7:30, the restaurant was bustling, but we were promptly seated upon arrival.

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Grande Pizza- Boca Raton

I recently had an opportunity to meet up with the Florida pizza blogger- Craig Agranoff of He blogs about restaurants in Florida and has few other contributors to his website. When I started working at my client in West Palm Beach, I got in contact with him, and we met at one of his preferred pizzerias in Boca- Grande Pizza.

Crusty Cheese- Grande Pizza

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Happy Blogiversary! Message to My Readers

Just over a year ago, I started writing about my experiences at pizzerias around Chicago. I love being able to share my experiences with all of you, and it has made my love for pizza even stronger. I am not ashamed to be pizza-obsessive. I crave it, I eat it, and I appreciate it […]