I often make quick travel stops because my project life is a bit hectic. I recently flew into NYC for 1 night and left Sunday afternoon to return to Texas. I had to find a way to try SOME pizza while also visiting my parents who were on a weekend getaway.
I stopped by Scotts Pizza Tours and joined them on two pizza stops in the Brooklyn area. I highly recommend taking one his tours because he is an energetic, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide & pizza lover. Continue reading Scotts Pizza Tours (April 2013)
The first time I ate at Serio was a few months after it opened in at the edge of the Roscoe Village neighborhood. After ~2 years, it was great to go back with Sara and Allison and learn a bit about the behind the scenes side of the pizzeria. One of my favorite takeaways was that the owner loves a simple margherita pizza! Gotta love people who believe in the basics. I’ll try to keep my review brief . Continue reading Pizzeria Serio
This pizzeria was right across the street from Scott & White hospitals. It had great reviews on urbanspoon, and I assume it is because many hospital employees, doctors, nurses, etc. dine there. We walked into an order-at-the-counter operation. It reminded me of a food court Sbarro, where the slices are reheated after you order. Everyone ordered a variety of toppings/slices, and I went for the mozzarella, ricotta, & spinach calzone.
In the below pictures, mine is swimming in sauce. The food was fine for lunch, and everything was served on paper plates. Costs for slices were cheap, although my calzone ran higher at about $7.00. I wouldn’t say I loved the calzone, but it was satisfying for lunch. Garrett’s stuffed crust pizza was overwhelming, but he enjoyed it, and Harold’s heavily topped pizza was satisfactory. Judging by the photos below, it doesn’t look particularly appetizing. I don’t plan on running back here immediately… but at least we’ll know what to expect the next time around.
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I took a 6:00am flight out of Dallas on Feb 15th, so I had to drive over on Valentine’s Day. I don’t love the ~2 hour drive from Temple, TX to Dallas, but I strategically planned for a pizza experience. Although I had not read about Il Cane Rosso on any of my [...]
I must admit, the first time I visited Giampietro’s (over two years ago), I was extremely dehydrated and suffering from altitude sickness. It did not involve vomiting, but I was delirious and dizzy most of my first 60 hours in Colorado. Jon and I were excited to head over and try out some of the best pizza in the mountains. We arrived around 8:00pm and put our name down on the wait list. The 10-table restaurant was packed at the time, but we could see people clearing out. Just as Jon sipped his first drink at the bar nearby, they called our phone. We finished up and headed back to eat. We ordered a house salad and two slices of the NY-style pizza. I was eying the Sicilian-style ZA, but they only served it as a whole pizza, so that was out of the question. I loved the dressing on the house salad. It was light and fresh, and a great starter to our meal. The bread was warm and fluffy and addicting. I had to control my urge to eat all of it before our slices arrived. Continue reading Giampietro’s-Breckenridge, CO