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Traditional Neapolitan Pies In Kyoto @ Pizza Mercato

Kyoto, Japan — which was once the country’s capital city — is well known for its classical Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, and Shinto shrines. It’s a city filled with a rich history and strong culture. And also some pretty tasty pizza. This past summer, I took my second trip to Japan. Back in 2012, I reviewed a few Tokyo pizzerias on this site. At the time, I was really impressed with the quality of the ingredients and the craftsmanship than went ...

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Yankees CC Sabathia Tries Good NYC Pizza For The 1st Time

R2C2 is an excellent podcast hosted by Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and sportscaster Ryan Ruocco. On every episode they sit down with a different guest — typically an athlete or celebrity — to discuss a variety of topics. Although the podcast was initially published through The Players Tribune, its current home is over on UNINTERRUPTED, a digital media company co-founded by Lebron James. In one of the final episodes that was recorded prior to the switch over to UNINTERRUPTED last year, CC ...

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Violet: Grilled Pizza Perfection In The East Village

Have you ever had grilled pizza before? If your answer is yes, then there is a good chance it was pizza that someone made for you on their home grill. But it’s unlikely that it resembled the phenomenal grilled pizza that’s currently being served at Violet (511 East 5th Street), the latest restaurant from the team behind Emily and Emmy Squared. Those two namesake spots I would consider to be pizza places that happen to serve some other notable dishes ...

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Far Flung Pizza At The Hound In Saintpoint, Idaho

UPDATE (FEBRUARY 2019): Sadly, between the time that I visited The Hound and the time that this review was published a fire destroyed this establishment. According to news reports and The Hound’s Facebook page, they do plan to reopen. Warm thoughts to everyone effected by the fire. Last year, I made my first ever trip to Idaho. While many travelers to the state spend their winters visiting in Sun Valley, my destination was a work conference in Sandpoint. Sandpoint is ...

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PQR: Roman Style Slices On New York’s Upper East Side

PQR (1631 2nd Ave) — a new pizza shop on the Upper East Side — was featured on many “Best Of 2018” lists. But it didn’t make mine. The Roman-style pizzeria opened its doors last March and accolades almost immediately started rolling in. Their pizza was the “antithesis of thick, pillowy Sicilian slices,” claimed Pete Wells of the New York Times. Eater’s Ryan Sutton noted that slices at PQR are “easily one of the better ones, and possibly one of the ...

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