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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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The 5 Best Pizzas I Ate In 2018

As another year comes to an end, it’s time to look back on some of the best pizza I ate in 2018. This year, IDreamOfPizza celebrated its 10 year anniversary, which included a visit to my 10 all-time favorite NYC pizza spots. And I also launched a brand new pizza podcast called All Things Pizza. While I ate pizza as far away as Japan this year, 4 of my 5 favorite pies hail from within New York State. Here’s a ...

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An Addendum To The New York Times 10 Best Slice Spots

Last week, Pete Wells, the New York Times food critic, published an article highlighting ten of the best slice places in New York City. While pizza lists are ubiquitous these days, this list seems to have been particularly well circulated. Sure, it’s from the New York Times. But I was texted, tweeted, and e-mailed this list more times than I can count. From friends. From family. From colleagues. From media outlets. Pretty much everyone wanted to know what I thought. ...

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