February 7, 2008
I sent out an email last night to hundreds of people who have posted comments on this blog, directing them to the new New York Pizza Finder wiki site. I am pleased to see that several people have already started adding New York Style Pizza places to the directory.
I’ve added several new features over the last couple days. First, and most importantly, is Google Maps integration. The Map is Back! Secondly, I’ve added a “boilerplate” page so that when someone creates a new page, it will automatically be formatted properly.
Thanks to Andrew A. for these suggestions. If you’ve been to the site and have some comments that can make the site more usable, please let me know what you think.
February 5, 2008
I had an interesting post this week suggesting that we should check out Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Newark, California, between Oakland and San Jose. Well, it just so happens that I’m heading to San Jose this weekend. I was planning to stop by Frankie, Johnny, & Luigi, Too which has a place in San Jose and another in Mountain View.
So much pizza but so little time! How ’bout you? Know of any good New York Style Pizza in the Silicon Valley area?
Besides commenting on this blog, please join the Pizza Loving Army of volunteers in developing the New York Pizza Finder Wiki Site— open to all to contribute. Thanks!
January 30, 2008
As some of you are already aware, I recently converted the New York Pizza Finder Web site to a wiki. Up until recently, I’ve been trying to keep up a database of New York Style Pizza places as well as comments and links to more information. This has been quite a challenge and I continually let the database get out of date.
So now I’ve turned to the “wisdom of crowds.”
Thousands of people view this blog every month, and hundreds have commented on specific Pizza Places in particular cities throughout the U.S. Now what I’m asking you to do is go to the New York Pizza Finder site and leave your comments and reviews there. Also, if you have a new place that’s not listed, please add it to the list.
I just converted the site last week, and yesterday I received my first post from an anonymous visitor. The visitor made two posts: the first saying that Pizza in Florida Sucks, and the second saying that The Pizza Place in Parkersburg, WV is the best pizza anywhere.
Please let your thoughts be known, and help us make the New York Pizza Finder the best and most comprehensive resource for New York Style Pizza Lovers anywhere on the planet.
January 26, 2008
A little over a year ago, I visited the Grand Hotel, just outside Mobile, Alabama. While there, I found Papa’s Pizza in Daphney, and I blogged about the experience. I recently visited Papa’s Web Site and it appears to be “down.” Does Papa’s still exist?
By the way, the New York Pizza Finder web site has an entire page devoted to New York Style Pizza in Alabama, and there’s not much there! So where is the New York Pizza in Alabama? The New York Pizza Finder site is now a wiki, so you can go there and update the site yourself. Surely there are some Yankees in Alabama who have found a great Slice, right?
Please tell us all about it…
January 25, 2008
Oh the joys of wireless Internet Access. My wife and I were driving to SouthWest Florida via Hwy 301 again. Last time we did this, we stopped for pizza at Leonardo’s in Gainesville. This time, we were too early for lunch in Gainesville, so I used my “pocket computer” (ie, SmartPhone) and Google Maps to search for New York Style Pizza near Ocala, FL and was surpised to find two options: Rocco’s and Angelina’s.
Rocco’s was a little less out of our way, so we went there. I’ve been trying to diet so I got a big salad and just one slice. The pizza was pretty good, even if a bit too garlicy for my liking. The slices were not as big as I would hope for. There was no Sicilian pies available. The owner was not Rocco and not Italian, though he learned his trade from a New York Italian. Sliker Rating: 80 of 100. Yummy Scale: 3.5 stars.
October 7, 2007
I received a note recently from salamitango via the New York Pizza Finder Web Site. Here’s what he had to say about New York Style Pizza in Charlotte:
DaVinci’s Pizza in Charlotte gets at least a 90%. They ace every category, but I don’t know if they have Sicilian. I’m a thin crust girl anyway. Owner originally from the City and relocated to Charlotte. Trust me, I bring all my New York and New Jersey friends here and they LOVE it.
After a little bit of research I found that DaVinci’s is on Harris Blvd just west of Sugar Creek. Check out the reviews on Yahoo Locals.
8511 Davis Lake Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28269
September 20, 2007
I had one chance to get away from the strip while in Vegas, and I took advantage of the opportunity by going to the original NY Pizza & Pasta on S. Jones Blvd, about a mile west of the Vegas Strip. What a treat!
I knew the minute I walked in that it was a 100 on the Sliker Scale, and it turned out to be a perfect 5 stars on the Yummy Scale.
The place is family owned and run and served up the perfect pie. We received a complimentary basket of garlic knots that were delicious as well. GO TO THIS PLACE WHEN YOU’RE IN VEGAS! You’ll get lucky here.