About the Blog

I love good New York Style Pizza.

I love living in the South, but I miss my days in New Jersey when I had 6 pizzerias within a mile of my house.  I miss the days when I would take my lunch money and cruise on over to Sal’s Pizza at lunch time.  I love to travel, but I hate it when I end up in a great city but can’t find a decent slice of pizza.

So within this blog I will share my strong opinions about pizza, what makes a great one, and most importantly– where to find the best, no matter where you are.

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25 Responses to About the Blog

  1. Steve says:


    I found a good pie in Bluffton, South Carolina at Paulie’s. They use a coal fired brick oven, & try to copy the best pies in NYC. A bit expensive, but very good.

  2. Pizza Jill says:

    I just found a nice hebrew site with all sorts of useful information about pizza.
    They have History, Trivia, weird pizza quotes and stuff. It’s a shame it’s in hebrew
    but it seems like they are working on an English version as well.


    Pizza Jill

  3. larry says:

    Hey, so your hip to that new Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria in Everett Washington, that pizza is so fresh and has to be the best pizza I have ever eaten, Fresh and crispy, thin or thick, I like the thin Ny style. Everything is imported and I hear they use Polly-O cheeses, I remember Polly-O, this is the bomb ! Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria is amazing !

  4. Louie says:

    Try this site .. These guys ship the whole pie anywhere. I was impressed!

    NY Flying Pizza http://www.nyflyingpizza.com/

  5. Jim d'Esterhazy says:

    I grew up in the Bronx, had family in Queens, went to HS in Manhattan, and lived in the NYC area for most of my life. Got lucky, did well, lived and worked in Europe for five years, spent a lot of time in Italy, took a down-sizing package and moved to Jacksonville, Fl.

    When I got here in 1998, the food was terrible. I opened a food distribution company, and started bringing in specialty food products from NY and Europe. We did well, had customers from St. Simons Island in Georgia, down to New Smyrna Beach in Florida. Sold the business last year. Fo years I made my own pizza because there wasn’t anything worth eating in Jacksonville.

    Last year we opened up Tommy’s Brick-Oven Pizza in Jacksonville. That was six months ago. Last month we were voted the Bast Pizza in Jacksonville by WJXT – Channel 4 TV.

    Before we opened, I went up to the city (NYC), and tried so many pizzas my Dr. put me on a warning. The only place that I found that was even worthwhile to talk about was Johnny’s on Lincoln Ave. in Mt. Vernon. I had gotten pizza there a lot when I was in HS, and one of my sisters lived around the corner. It was great then and still is. Our’s however, is even better.

    First, we got a Marsall Brick-Oven. We only use Grande Cheese, Stanislaus tomatoes, Thumann’s meats, and we even grow our own herbs. My son Tom makes his own dough, sauce, and everthing else. We don’t even use the usual pizza purveyors because they only sell crap.

    By the way, the pizzeria’s listed on your site are some of the reasons that I made my own pizza down here.

    If you get to Jacksonville, come see us. My treat.

    Tommy’s Brick-Oven Pizza
    4160 Southside Blvd.
    Jacksonville, Fl. 32221

  6. Jim d'Esterhazy says:


    We’re still waiting for you to come to Jacksonville and try us out. Here’s a link to our local Channel 4 TV with a video highlighting Tommy’s Brick-Oven Pizza voted #1 in Jacksonville, Fl.

    Com’on down! Can’t wait to meet you.

    Tommy’s Brick-Oven Pizza
    4160 Southside Blvd.
    Jacksonville, Fl. 32221

  7. Richie & Ev says:

    We’ve been in Jacksonville since 1996. The food was terrible then and still is today. About the only thing we enjoy eating out anymore IS pizza. But, like you say, it’s crap. Frozen pizzas almost look and taste better compared to what’s out there in Jax.

    We just watched a PBS program on the best pizza in the land. After learning that N.Y.s best uses brick/coal ovens, we got online and found out about you, Tommy’s Brick Oven Pizza right here in Jax! Practically “around the corner” from us too.

    We can’t wait and WILL be in soon……………………………………..

  8. I’ve really been enjoying your blog. As a fellow pizza lover and entrepreneur, I was wondering if I could send you samples of my product to enjoy with your pizzas.

    Our line of Gourmet Pizza Peppers – SMOKY CHIPOTLE, HOT HABANERO, SPICY ANCHO – are gourmet blends of crushed chili’s that are designed and marketed to add to pizza after baking. The concept is similar to adding crushed red peppers to your pizza but our peppers add heat AND FLAVOR because we use pepper varieties with very distinctive flavors that are known to and popular with consumers.

    We designed the original packaging to hang on the freezer door of grocery stores in front of the frozen pizzas but we’ve recently launched a shaker bottle and are quickly expanding into pizza restaurants. I’d love for you to try them!

    I’ve attached some background information and photos for your review. Please let me know if/where I can send samples.

    Denise Walter
    253-238-1726 phone

  9. Kris Abra says:

    Hey Jim,

    I moved to Jacksonville, Florida several years ago from New York. My husband and I used to have unlimited options for good food. Once we got to the South, we found that there are very few good places to eat, especially with kids.

    Then we found Tommy’s Brick-Oven Pizza. We stopped in for a slice, and we were HOOKED! You can watch them make your food. Tommy put on a great show for my son, throwing the dough and everything.

    Now we have somewhere to go that’s fun and delicious. Thanks!

  10. I’ve been craving some good pizza for quite some time. I’m not talking about the pepsi co version or others… I mean some good NY style pie. In a word, Awesome! Tommy’s Pizza is Jacksonville, Florida’s best. It’s probably the best in NE Florida/ SE Georgia. So pizza lovers, do yourself a favor and head over to Tommy’s. It’s right off of Southside near touchton. Be sure to bring the kids, they can sit at the bar and watch Tommy and the gang make the pizza’s.

  11. Mick says:

    A new place open up here in Michigan, My Cousin’s New York Pizzeria, in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I saw them mentioned in our local alternative newspaper the Metro Times so I decided to make the trip over to check them out. Let me tell ya, the drive was worth every bit of it. Straight outta NY style pizza is here for the masses at long last in SE Michigan. No more do we have to suffer this hybrid crap of Chicago style mixed with wanna be east coast style pizzas. This is the real deal. Stop by and check em out. They have only been there a couple months now but business seemed to be doing well for them. Go getta slice!

    42967 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48304
    (248) 874 9999

  12. ollie w-f says:

    HI, my name is Ollie and I am 11 years old. I am just about to start a pizza blog for my homework, do you have any advice on how to start it please?

  13. Anthony says:

    If you ever make it down to Indialantic, Florida, you’ve got to go to Bizzaro’s Pizza. It’s right on the beach and owned by a couple guys from Brooklyn. Their pies are incredible, and consistantly so.

    585 Seabreeze Dr, Indialantic, FL
    Tel: (321) 727-7573

  14. Bradley Marshall says:

    OK, 2 New York style pizza places in Knoxville, TN (I am picky also!)

    Romans Pizza

    Big Ed’s Pizza

  15. Thought you might like this comparison we did between two local pizza establishments..



  16. liz says:

    ditto to what mick says above… the owner ron is very far out …from my home town…& area “knapp st” yeauh!!! well the pizza was awesome.. we tried it tonight. 1/07/08 after finding it on the blog here. i recommend “my cousin’s pizza” to everyone that has that ny pizza jones. mixhigan was behind the “piza times” until now!!! thanks you ronny! nice shop! great pizza! nice people! ( the menu is varied & they cater parties)

  17. Please post the following on your blog. we are currently casting for a new show and hope to be able to help pizza lovers and aspiring pizzeria owners. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

    Are you or someone you know trying to open a new pizzeria? Has this been a dream that you have had for a long time but have not been able to achieve for certain reasons? (Financial reasons/unexpected hardship/complications) We want to help!
    A major network is now looking for participants for a new show about “trading up”. The new series will document charismatic people in the Tri-State area as we help them trade and barter their way from something smaller (such as a coin or small trinket) that they already own to something much bigger that they need/want but cannot get on their own.

    We hoping to help aspiring pizzeria owners “trade up” for pizza ovens!


    Email me at emstickfigure@gmail.com and tell me your story! Why do you need a pizza oven? What has prevented you from getting one? What would you be willing to trade in exchange?

    Please be sure to include your phone number and a photo of everyone who will be involved. We cannot wait to hear from you!

    For more information about our company please go to http://www.stickfigureproductions.com

  18. Chad says:

    If you are looking for some good pizza come to Seattle and try Pegasus pizza. I would classify it as primarily Chicago style (heretical I know since this is a NY Pizza Blog), but it is delicious…The best part of the Pegasus experience is the view of downtown Seattle (assuming it’s not raining – i’m obligated to perpetuate the myth given I live there). Come out and try it sometime!

  19. Joe says:

    Just wanted to let everyone this guys pizza site is touting free pizza for helping him sell a spot on LateNightPizzaDelivery.com Looks like he is looking for pizza delivery places and local pizza parlors for advertising.


  20. Steve says:

    Have to agree with the blogger giving props to Brooklyn Brothers Pizza in Everett, WA. I’ve lived up and down the west coast for the past 16 years and have not found anything as close to the real thing…hell, it is the real thing. Perfect olive-oiled THIN crust (with bubbles!), Polly-O cheese with JUST the right amount of herbs and sauce, slight charr to the bottom. HIGHLY recommend the crumbled sausage. Finish it off with a canneloni. Heaven…

  21. פיצה says:

    for good pizza open a new pizzeria and make the pizza u like it’s realy the best

  22. X says:

    Some of the best pizza in Columbus. I don’t know how to categorize it, but it’s unlike nearly every other type served here.


  23. Catherine says:

    New York Style Pizza by the Slice in San Gabriel Valley.

    Very good, authentic New York Style Pizza.


    3588 Rosemead Blvd.
    Rosemead, CA 91770

  24. Shaina says:

    How do I have a NY-style pizza place added to your blog? It’s Noce’s Pizzeria in Cincinnati, OH. Authentic, spectacular, the real deal, NY-style pizza in Cincinnati, Finally!!!!! http://www.NocesPizzeria.com


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