Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Boston Pizza is one of my favorite upscale pizza restaurants in Toronto, ON. They do have some locations in the US as well, but many in border states. From February 20-April 1st they run a promotion called the Pizza Hobbyists Convention. They have 8 different pizzas to be sampled.
More information can be found on their website Boston Pizza.
Try this great "Red Hot" Pizza Recipe. If you are looking for something different. Frank's makes 8 different flavored sauces. Just substitute the Kickin BBQ Sauce with one of the other flavors.
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15
1 (11 oz.) pkg. refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
1 (9 to 10 oz.) pkg. diced cooked chicken (1 cup)
1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Kickin' BBQ Sauce, divided
1 1/2 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. chopped green onionDIRECTIONS:
HEAT oven to 425°F. Mix chicken with 1/4 cup Kickin' BBQ Sauce; set aside
SPREAD or roll pizza dough onto one 12-in. round baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 min. until just golden brown.
SPREAD remaining 1/4 cup Kickin' BBQ Sauce over pizza crust. Top with 1 cup cheese, chicken, remaining 1/2 cup cheese and red onion.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
50% Off Food and Drink at Zio's Trattoria Pizzeria
$30 value for $15!PROMOTION EXPIRES 07/08/2012.
DealChicken.com is a new website similar to Groupon. Deal Chicken is currently offering $15 for $30 worth of Italian food at Zio's Trattoria Pizzeria. This is a great deal if you like Italian food. The catch is that you can't use the the coupon on pizza or sandwiches.
Other restrictions may apply. One certificate per table. Cannot be used on delivery. Certificate cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion.
Zio's Trattoria Pizzeria
381 Triangle Road
Hillsborough , NJ 08844
Friday, March 2, 2012
Paulie Gee's is a relatively new pizzeria, that opened in 2010, that is generating a lot of buzz. I heard about it when it was featured on food network's show Crave with host Troy Johnson.
The Pizza menu is as follows:
Brian DeParma - Italian Tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano
Regina – Fior di Latte, Italian Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, Olive Oil and Fresh Basil
Add Prosciutto di Parma - 3
Add Sweet Italian Fennel Sausage or House Made Vegan Fennel Sausage - 3
Arugula Shmoogula - Italian Tomatoes, Baby Arugula, Olive Oil and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Harry Belafontina - Fontina, Italian Tomatoes, Beef Meatballs, Sliced Cremini Mushrooms and Golden Raisins
Delboy - Fior di Latte, Italian Tomatoes, Berkshire Sopressata Piccante and Parmigiano Reggiano
Hellboy - Our Delboy with Mike’s HOT Honey
In Ricotta Da Vita – Italian Tomatoes, Sweet Italian Fennel Sausage or House Made Vegan Fennel Sausage, Pecorino Romano, Post Oven - Ricotta Dollops, Baby Arugula and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Jimmy Parmody – Sliced Red Onion, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and Olive Oil
The Mootz - Fior di Latte, Chopped Fresh Garlic, Pecorino Romano, Olive Oil, Fresh Basil
Add Sweet Italian Fennel Sausage or House Made Vegan Fennel Sausage - 3
Greenpointer - Fior di Latte, Baby Arugula, Olive Oil, Fresh Lemon Juice and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Add Prosciutto di Parma – 3
Red, White And Greenberg - Fior di Latte, Berkshire Guanciale, House Pickled Red Onions and a Baby Arugula Garnish
Spectacle 261 – Our tribute to Roberta’s killer pie, the Specken Wolf - Fior di Latte, Speck, Sliced Cremini Mushrooms and Sliced Red Onions
Hellified Porkpie White - Fior di Latte, Berkshire Sopressata Piccante, Sweet Italian Fennel Sausage, Sliced Red Onion, Chopped Fresh Garlic, Fresh Basil and Mike's Hot Honey
Anise and Anephew - Fior di Latte, Braised Fennel, Anisette Cream Drizzle, Berkshire Guanciale and Fennel Fronds
60 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Pie By The Pound is one of my favorite Pizza places near Union Square. They are a healthy alternative, even offering gluten free options.
|EGGPLANT Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Grilled Eggplant, Parmesan, Arugula||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.50|
|ONION Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Spanish Onion, Arugula||12.00||16.00||19.25||15.00|
|ZUCCHINI Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Zucchini, Red Onion, Arugula||12.00||16.00||19.25||15.00|
|3 PEPPER Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Red Yellow & Green Pepper, Arugula||12.00||16.00||19.25||15.00|
|MUSHROOM Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Portabello Mushroom, Arugula||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.50|
|POTATO Mozzarella, Ricotta, Walnut, Rosemary, Potato||12.75||18.00||22.00||16.00|
|GARDEN Mozzarella, Yellow & Red Pepper, Asparagus, Zucchini, Lemon, Arugula||12.75||18.00||22.00||16.00|
|GREEK SALAD Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Olive, Lettuce, Tomato, Radicchio||12.75||18.00||22.00||16.00|
|SPINACH Mozzarella, Ricotta, Spinach, Garlic||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.50|
|MARINARA Capers, Garlic, Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Basil||10.00||14.00||18.00||13.00|
|VEGGIE MARINARA Mixed Vegetables, Tomato Sauce, Capers, Oregano, Basil||12.50||17.00||20.75||16.00|
|OLIVE AND ONION Black Olives, Spanish Onion, Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Basil||10.75||14.50||19.25||15.00|
|MUSHROOM AND EGGPLANT Garlic, Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant, Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Arugula|
|CHICKEN Mozzarella, Chicken, Tomato Sauce, Rosemary, Diced Tomato, Arugula||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.75|
|GENOA SALAMI Mozzarella, Ricotta, Genoa Salami, Tomato Sauce, Arugula||12.75||18.50||22.00||16.75|
|HAM AND PEPPERONI Mozzarella, Italian Ham, Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.75|
|SAUSAGE Mozzarella, Sweet Italian Sausage, Onions, Tomato Sauce, Arugula||12.50||17.00||20.75||15.75|
|PEPPERONI Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce||12.00||17.00||20.75||15.00|
|PROSCIUTTO RICOTTA Mozzarella, Ricotta, Prosciutto, Tomato Sauce, Arugula||12.75||18.50||22.00||16.75|
|BACON Mozzarella, Bacon, Tomato Sauce, Scallion||12.75||18.50||22.00||16.75|
|BRUNCH Mozzarella, American Cheese, Bacon, Egg, Scallion||12.75||18.50||22.00||16.75|
|EXTRA TOPPING $2.50|
Pie By The Pound
124 4th Avenue between 12th and 13th St.
New York, NY 10003
Lombardi's Pizza claims to be the oldest Pizzeria in America. It received an accreditation and landmark status. It has been in business since 1905 and still makes pizza in it's original coal oven.
Lombardi's does not sell pizza by the slice, you have to order full pies. Their Pizza menu is:
Small 14"six slices 16.50
Large 18" eight slices 22.50
Small 14" six slices 18.50
Rose Grande Pepperoni
Sweet Italian Sausage
Sauteed Garlic Spinach
Roasted Red Peppers
Wild Fresh Mushrooms
Extra Pecorino Romano
Extra San Marzano Tomato Sauce
My favorite part of Lombardi's is that you can purchase magnum bottles of wine to eat with your pie.
32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(At Mott St)
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is Mario Batali's Restaurant which opened in 2003. It is modeled after an Italian Train Station, complete with the big board with trains and departing times. The pizza is upscale but reasonably priced. The ingredients are fresh and flavor combinations can only be described as high quality gourmet. A sample of their Pizza Menu is:
|BIANCA - $7 |
OLIVE OIL, SEA SALT
|OTTO LARDO - $13 |
|AGLIO, OLIO & PEPPERONCINO - $9 |
GARLIC, OLIVE OIL, FRESH CHILIES
|FENNEL & BOTTARGA - $14 |
TOMATO, RAW FENNEL, BOTTARGA, PECORINO, MOZZARELLA
|FUNGHI & TALEGGIO - $13 |
MUSHROOMS, TALEGGIO CHEESE
|POTATO, ANCHOVY & RICOTTA - $11|
|PANE FRATTAU - $13 |
TOMATO, PECORINO, EGG
|BALSAMIC ONION & GOAT CHEESE - $13|
|VONGOLE - $14 |
CLAMS, GARLIC, MOZZARELLA
|MARINARA - $9 |
TOMATO, GARLIC, CHILIES
|MARGHERITA D.O.P. - $11 |
TOMATO, BUFALA MOZZARELLA, BASIL
|ROMANA - $12 |
TOMATO, ANCHOVY, CAPERS, CHILIES, MOZZARELLA
|CACIO E PEPE - $11 |
MOZZARELLA, CACIO, PECORINO, PARMIGIANO, BLACK PEPPER
|QUATTRO FORMAGGI - $14 |
TOMATO, MOZZARELLA, TALEGGIO, CACIO, RICOTTA
|QUATTRO STAGIONI - $14 |
TOMATO, MOZZARELLA, MUSHROOMS, PEPPERS, ZUCCA, COTTO
|PEPPERONI - $15 |
TOMATO, SPICY SALAMI, CACIO, MOZZARELLA
|PROSCIUTTO ARUGULA - $14 |
TOMATO, CACIO, MOZZARELLA, CRUDO, ARUGULA
|PIZZA DEL GIORNO - $15|
Otto is also the winner of numerous awards for it's Gelato dessert. Reservations can be hard to come by, if you are looking to try the Gelato consider sitting at the bar. The Gelato menu is as follows:
| BLACK & WHITE - 11 |
MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP GELATO, HAZELNUT CROCCANTE, CRÈME FRAICHE GELATO, CHOCOLATE SAUCE, CARAMEL CREMA
| OLIVE OIL COPPETTA - 11 |
OLIVE OIL GELATO, LIME CURD, PIGNOLI ROSEMARY BRITTLE
| AFFOGATO - 8 |
ESPRESSO, WHIPPED CREAM, VANILLA GELATO
| GIANDUJA CALDA - 5.50 |
HAZELNUT HOT CHOCOLATE, WHIPPED CREAM, QUARSIMALE
| MEYER LEMON PANNACOTTA - 8 |
CANDIED KUMQUATS, HUCKLEBERRY SAUCE
| COCONUT MERINGA - 9 |
COCONUT FANTASIA GELATO, WARM TOASTED MERINGUE, PASSIONFRUIT
| TORTA PUTANA - 9 |
POLENTA CAKE WITH DRIED FRUITS, GRAPPA, WHIPPED RICOTTA
| OTTO BANANA TARTUFO - 11 |
BANANA GELATO, CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, CARAMELIZED WHITE CHOCOLATE, SPICED PEANUTS
| BRIOCHE - 4.50 |
CHOICE OF ONE FLAVOR ON A SWEET BRIOCHE (WITH NUTELLA $5)
Many of the fine ingredients Mario uses in his restaurants come from Italy and can also be found in his grocery store Eataly.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10003
Slice is my favorite pizza blog. They started independent and then were purchase by Serious Eats. They feature full reviews, pictures, and pizza maps along with price and menu details. They also feature recipes and videos for making pizza. My favorite part of slice is the pizza maps, just put a location in and they will give you every local pizzeria.
Any Soprano's fan has to try Pizza Land pizza. They are the pizzeria featured in the opening credits of the Soprano's. They have been a local landmark for over 45 years.
Al Pawlowicz has been making pizza at Pizzaland for a decade, starting off as an employee and then buying the place about five years ago from the original owner's son. Pizzaland dates back to 1965, when legend has it that Italian immigrant Frank DiPiazza won the squat brick building in a card game and promptly opened a pizzeria.
The unique style of pie that he developed endures, the recipes handed down from father to son. Frank DiPiazza passed away in 1991 and his son briefly ran the store before passing the store on to Pawlowicz.
The store is really small and most of the business is take out orders. Try them if you are ever in Arllington NJ.
260 Belleville Turnpike
North Arlington NJ 07031
The cast of the show made the trip Pizza Land and signed the photo below, which hangs inside.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Italian Sausage Pizza
spicy fennel sausage, ricotta salata
Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Flatbread
caramelized onions, truffle oil, herbs
Roasted Chicken & Arugula Flatbread
herb chicken, roasted peppers, arugula, lemon oil
vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil
Smoky Shrimp Flatbread
seared shrimp, smoked mozzarella, pancetta, saporita
Primo Pepperoni Pizza
artisan pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, parmesan
You may choose from:
Saturday, February 25, 2012
"Where Everyday is a Sunday"
Cascarino's is traditional brick oven pizza. They specialize in specialty pies. Such as:
|Cascarino's Famous Grandma Sicilian|
|Chicken & Broccoli|
|B.B.Q. Chicken (Buffalo Chicken)|
|Grilled Chicken w/Mushrooms|
|Stuffed Italian Combo|
|Bacon Tomato or Bacon Potato|
|Tomato & Basil|
|White Broccoli w/Spinach|
Cascarino's Brick Oven Pizzeria
14-16 College Point Blvd
College Point, NY
Kolaj Brothers - 1986
Opening Day of First Famous Famiglia
New York City
On a recent trip in New York to see a show at Roseland ballroom I stumbled across Famous Famiglia Pizzeria on 50th & Broadway. Little did I know I was about to try the official pizza of the New York Yankees. I tried a plain slice, and thought it was very good.
Famous Famiglia currently has locations all over the U.S. along with 6 stands at Yankee Stadium. Follow this link to look up a location.
This location was also used to raise funds for charity on an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." If Donald Trump endorses their pizza, you know it must be good.