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Is Italian Food the Next Frontier of Fast-Casual Eating?

Source: Grub Street NY

Pity Sbarro. The Brooklyn-born chain has been operating for more than half a century, but its days as a food-court mainstay might be numbered. All across the country, even as the market becomes more saturated, restaurateurs and titans of industry are gunning to create the next fast-casual behemoth — and lately, …

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A Brooklyn Chef Wants to Make ‘Calabrese’ Pizza New York’s Next Great Pie Style

Source: Grub Street NY

The chef Roberto Aita took a trip to his childhood home in Calabria in August with a mission: learn everything he could about the simple-but-delicious pizza his “nonna” used to make, baked in a deep pan with chili and freshly squeezed tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil so it tastes almost …

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Times Critic Says New York’s Best Pizza Is in New Jersey

Source: Grub Street NY

New York City has well upwards of a thousand slice shops and pizzerias, but none of them will do for New York Times‘ Pete Wells. Not, at least, when he’s on the hunt for the city’s best pizza, which he argues is actually across the Hudson River, in Jersey …

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First Look at Old Rose at the Jane Hotel From the Owners of the Smile

Source: Grub Street NY

When Sean MacPherson set out to find new operators for the space vacated by Cafe Gitane in his Jane Hotel, he didn’t have to look far. Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte were already running the Jane Ballroom and rooftop, in addition to their own mini-fiefdom of the Smile and its …

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Domino’s Is Testing Driverless Cars That Make Door Delivery Your Problem

Source: Grub Street NY

No reason for alarm or anything, but today Domino’s says it’s putting the first driverless delivery cars on America’s roads. It’s starting things off slowly — it partnered with the autonomous-vehicle team at Ford Motor Company to see if customers even “like the idea.” For their joint test, …

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Danny Meyer’s Fast-Casual Martina Pizzeria Opens This Weekend in the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

You’d have thought things couldn’t get any rosier for Nick Anderer, Danny Meyer’s Roman-food guru and former chef of Maialino and its sister pizzeria-restaurant, Marta. “I love Marta,” he says. “But a year in, I said to myself, and to Danny, ‘It’s an awesome space, but confined by a lot …

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O4W Pizza

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Detroit-style pizzaPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Granted, O4W Pizza is not exactly new. Owner Anthony Spina, a New Jersey native, opened the original pizzeria in Irwin Street Market in January 2015. The Inman Park stall was short-lived (it closed in June 2016), but the concept was not. One month later Spina relaunched O4W in Duluth, a gutsy move considering his most loyal customers lived ITP. The larger space can accommodate proper table service and—important in calculating this list—an expanded menu, which now includes the best arancini in the metro area as well as chicken parm heroes and handmade cavatelli. And ...

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Traffic Accident Leaves Arkansas Highway Covered in Frozen Pizzas

Source: Grub Street NY

Best of Philly Winner To Take Over Sarcone’s Deli Space

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Haddonfield, New Jersey-based Angelo’s Pizzeria — named best classic pie in this year’s Best of Philly awards — is taking over the now-shuttered Sarcone’s Deli at 736 South Ninth Street.

When we spoke with Angelo’s owner Danny DiGiampietro — whose wife, Lauren, is a Sarcone — he said that he never would have expected to take over the spot “in a million years” before the closure was announced last week. He’ll be gutting the space to add grills, ovens, and other equipment, then reopening as a second Angelo’s Pizzeria sometime in the fall.

Since Angelo’s does more than cold hoagies — like hot sandwiches, fries, and those award-winning pizzas — most of the space will be taken up by the expanded kitchen. DiGiampietro expects to do mostly takeout business, with only one or two tables for dining in.

Of course, he plans to continue sourcing Sarcone’s rolls for hoagies.

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Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Is Not Elite Because He Eats Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

It is possible that you, like BBC reporter Emily Maitlis, were under the impression that Trump is something of an elitist, in which case newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci would like to clear that up that all up right now. No. Trump is a man of …

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Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Is Not Elite Because He Eats Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

It is possible that you, like BBC reporter Emily Maitlis, were under the impression that Trump is something of an elitist, in which case newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci would like to clear that up that all up right now. No. Trump is a man of …

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Best of Philly: In Search of Philly’s Best Quick-Serve Pizza

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Best of Philly 2017 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in fried chicken as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games. 

Judging on a variety of factors, eight Philly Mag taste-testers dug into margherita pies (or whatever the “plain version was) from &pizza, MOD Pizza, Blaze Pizza, and Snap Custom Pizza. And, ding! Ding! Ding! The results were unanimous: Snap Custom Pizza takes the cake — er, pie.

Here, what our tasters had to say:

Published as “Any Way You Slice It” ...

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This West Philly Artist Will Bring You a Surprise Pizza

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo by Alex Jones

Wanna crush some ‘za but don’t feel like going outside? You’ve got several options for delivery, from schmancy chef-driven pizza through Caviar to your neighborhood pizza joint. With luck, you’ll be eating an ok-to-pretty-good (depending on your location and desired price point), still-hot pizza within an hour.

But where’s the fun in that?

Instead, you could let West Philly-based theater artist and performer Donna Oblongata bring you a pizza…sometime. Somewhere, at a location you’re likely to be (a little social media sleuthing might be involved). And there’s no telling what she’ll put on it.

That’s the ...

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After cars hit the building twice, Ammazza won’t reopen until next year

Source: Atlanta Magazine

  This is what Ammazza looked like after a car crashed into the building in June. A second car hit it in July.Photograph courtesy of Hugh Connerty When the hood of a car plowed through the front wall of Ammazza in June, no one could have predicted that another car would crash into almost the exact same spot of the building nearly a month later. The popular Neapolitan pizzeria sits at the intersection of Randolph Street and Edgewood Avenue, a site that has earned two “no turn on red” signs and a whole lot of recent attention. On the morning ...

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Franny’s Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

This is seriously depressing: Franny’s has long been among the best places in Brooklyn to get pizza — no small feat — as well as a neighborhood favorite for straightforward Italian food, with one of the most impressive wine lists in the city. But according to a note sent …

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You Can Help Force Gordon Ramsay to Eat Pineapple Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

As with most things in life, Gordon Ramsay has strong feelings about Hawaiian pizza. In this case, they’re of visceral disgust: “You don’t put fucking pineapple on pizza,” he yelled while hosting an episode of Britain’s Nightly Show back in March — Hawaiian pizza’s worst month since at …

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Pizzeria Vetri Unveils Summertime Pies, Adds Brunch and Happy Hour at KOP

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Vetri

After Wednesday’s solstice, it’s officially summer — and Pizzeria Vetri has unveiled three new pies to celebrate.

Each Philly-area location — Rittenhouse, Art Museum, and King of Prussia — is getting its own seasonal pie for summertime.

At the Rittenhouse outpost, it’s the Porchetta, a pie topped with slow-roasted pork, peaches, arugula, mozzarella, and parmesan. At 20th and Callowhill Streets, get a veggie-heavy Zucca featuring zucchini, summer squash, parmesan, stracciatella, and mint. And guests at the King of Prussia location can order up the Nduja, topped with its namesake spreadable salumi, sweet corn, shishito peppers, ...

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A Complete Ranking of New York’s Pizza Feuds

Source: Grub Street NY

Casual observers might think that New York’s only vicious food fight is its decades-long battle between factions of ice-cream vendors. They’re wrong. News broke this week that the owners of Emmy Squared are locked in a legal battle with their investors — exactly the kind of behind-the-scenes drama that …

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Brigantessa Makes Tuesdays Awesome With $10 Pizza Deal

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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The good folks at Brigantessa already know how to make Tuesdays — one of the most mediocre days of the week — a little bit special with their late-night Family Meal partnerships. And now, they’re offering a super sweet deal on pizzas that night, too.

Every Tuesday night, pies at Brigantessa are just $10 each (full price ranges between $15 and $19 per pie). That includes every pizza on the regular menu from the pure and simple Margherita to the sheep’s milk ricotta, pork sausage, and mozzarella di bufala-topped Stella. (Pizzas on the secret menu and Family Meal ...

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Brooklyn Pizza-Favorite Emily Will Open Its Brand-new Manhattan Location Tomorrow With Two Burgers and a Riff on Buffalo-Chicken Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

The charm of Clinton Hill’s blockbuster pizzeria Emily has always been its rough edges. Matt and Emily Hyland opened the small restaurant on Fulton Street in 2014, serving their pizzas on no-frills metal pans (and, eventually, a much-discussed burger served, in similar fashion, on a sheet pan). When …

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A Teen Got Into Yale With an Essay About Loving Papa John’s

Source: Grub Street NY

A genius teenager used the universal love for pizza to finesse her way into Yale. Carolina Williams, who just graduated high school in Tennessee, must have seen the prompt in the admissions application (“Write about something that you love to do”) and realized she’d been given a gift …

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Roman-Style Pizza Has Arrived in Rittenhouse

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Rione — the pizza al taglio shop Foobooz told you all about back in the beginning of April — finally opened over Memorial Day weekend making 102 South 21st Street the hot, new headquarters for all things al taglio here in Philly.

Al taglio, or “by the cut”, is a purely Roman style of pizza. Instead of the leopard-spotted, blistery rounds of Napoli, Romans go for a more casual, quick-serve sort of pie — rectangular pans of airy dough topped with whatever the shopkeep’s feeling that day, sold by the tray or sliced (sometimes literally cut with scissors) to-order.

Francesco Crovetti, a native ...

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