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Pies On The Jersey Shore: Porta In Asbury Park

If there is any town along the Jersey Shore that’s become a microcosm of Brooklyn, you could make a strong case for Asbury Park. New residential developments, artisanal-focused dining and even a shuffleboard club — there is perhaps nowhere in America where hipsters can more seamlessly “GTL.” A necessary landmark in any area that’s being redeveloped is an upscale pizza place. And in Asbury Park, Porta (911 Kingsley St) fits the mold quite well. The restaurant actually preceded much of ...

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Beebe’s @ The Boro Hotel: Hip Pizza In Queens

If you dine out at restaurants frequently — especially in New York City — you’ve probably noticed a particular trend over the past few years: more and more dining establishments are opening in boutique hotels. This set up provides many advantages for both the hotel (attracting visitors) and the restaurant owners (little to no overhead costs). The resulting partnership often leaves diners with high quality food options in unique spaces. And that’s exactly what’s happening at The Boro Hotel in ...

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Bocce + Pizza: A Perfect Combination In Union Square

If you wanted to concoct a recipe for the perfect summer evening in New York City it might include pizza + drinks + bocce — all offered up in an iconic open-air metropolitan setting. Well let me introduce you to the aptly named Bocce USQ (20 Union Square West) which recently took over a seasonal lease on the Union Square Pavilion, a structure that was built nearly a century ago but has seldomly been open to the public in recent ...

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Di Fara Quietly Opens Its First Outpost After 50+ Years

Di Fara (aka the best pizza on the planet) quietly opened its first ever outpost at North 3rd Street Market in Williamsburg yesterday. The brand new food hall boasts about a dozen stalls, none as renowned as the legendary pizzeria. Although this has been in the works for many months, there were no crowds around dinnertime on opening day. Pro tip: go get yourself some pizza from Di Fara before word gets out and the lines and wait time begin ...

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Review: Five Points Pizza Makes Its Mark In East Nashville

I recently returned from a roadtrip through a handful of cities in the South and Midwest. The itinerary began in Memphis and from there I visited Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee. I made sure to try pizza at least one time in each state (I also had to leave room for some barbecue, bourbon and fried cheese curds along the route). My first pizza stop was in Nashville, Tennessee at a place called Five Points Pizza (1012 Woodland Street). ...

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