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Celebrate IDreamOfPizza’s 10 Year Anniversary With Me

Next month, marks the 10 year anniversary of IDreamOfPizza. Since the launch of the blog back in 2008, I’ve eaten at thousands of pizza places — across more than 30 states and 20 countries — all in great company. So to celebrate, I am organizing a series of TEN pizza (lunches and) dinners at TEN of my favorite New York area pizza places, each for a party of TEN people (see a theme here?). Whether we are regular dining companions — ...

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IDreamOfPizza Launches A Podcast: ALL THINGS PIZZA

This fall, IDreamOfPizza will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary. I have a lot in store to mark the occasion (more on that soon). But in conjunction with the anniversary, I am excited to annouce that I am launching a brand new podcast: All Things Pizza. While IDreamOfPizza mostly focuses on reviews of pizzerias these days, I wanted an outlet to bring to light the incredible stories and personalities behind the world’s most beloved food. A decade ago, podcasts were ...

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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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