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 […]