Category Archives: Food

The Very Important Question I Asked NYC’s May De Blasio At The NY Pizza Festival

Mayor De BlasioLast weekend the Michael W Travels family attended the 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. (Check out my review of last year’s festival here.)

Towards the end of the event, we saw a huge crowd forming by one of the stands so I went over for a closer look. To my surprise, I saw NYC’s Mayor De Blasio making pizza! Continue reading The Very Important Question I Asked NYC’s May De Blasio At The NY Pizza Festival

Our Experience Running The 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge

pizza challengeOn Saturday, September 28, Kim, Lucas and I headed to The Red Cube in Lower Manhattan for the start of the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge.

This wasn’t our first time competing in the challenge. Back in 2017, Kim, Theo and I completed the race and had a great time. (Find out about our experience here.)

For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, here’s a description of what goes down. Continue reading Our Experience Running The 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge

Brooklyn Pizza Scene Gets Even Better, Head To F & F Pizzeria Now!

brooklyn pizzaI’m always on the lookout for great new pizza close to home and while traveling.

We’re pretty lucky with the fact that Brooklyn pizza is some of the best you’ll come across just about anywhere. There’s also plenty of great shops in Manhattan and the other boroughs.

We also like going on trips to Connecticut, Philadelphia and (to a lesser extent) New Jersey in search of great pizza. Continue reading Brooklyn Pizza Scene Gets Even Better, Head To F & F Pizzeria Now!

Benny Tudino’s, Home Of The Largest Slice Of Pizza I’ve Ever Had!

benny tudinosI came across the pizzeria Benny Tudinos years back and made a note of it due to it’s massive slice.

Up until last weekend, I never had a chance to make it to the shop, located in Hoboken, NJ.

As we approached Benny Tudinos, Kim, Lucas and I were impressed by the smell both outside and as we entered. Continue reading Benny Tudino’s, Home Of The Largest Slice Of Pizza I’ve Ever Had!

A Visit To The Famed Pequod’s Pizza During A Layover In Chicago

Pequods PizzaDuring our trip to South Asia, we had a long layover in Chicago before making our way to the Maldives.

I was hoping to go into the city but it seemed too far away to make it worthwhile. Instead, Kim and I decided to go to Morton Grove (around 20 minutes away) to grab lunch at Pequod’s Pizza.

Pequod’s Pizza is deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza known for its “carmelized crust” edge. Continue reading A Visit To The Famed Pequod’s Pizza During A Layover In Chicago

Is NYC’s Di Fara Pizza Destination Worthy?

Di Fara PizzaDi Fara Pizza, located in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, NY is considered to be one of the best pizzerias in the country.

The pizzeria is in a bizarre location considering that it’s located is a predominately Jewish area with just about all kosher shops. Regardless, people frequently make the trek to Avenue J to try a slice.

Years back, it made headlines for charging $5 per slice which is definitely pricey for pizza but not overly ridiculous these days. Continue reading Is NYC’s Di Fara Pizza Destination Worthy?

The Best New Burger In NYC Is Served At… Red Hook Tavern

Red Hook TavernBilly Durney’s Hometown Bar-B-Que serves the best ‘cue in New York City. His long anticipated second restaurant finally opened but in a different format than was originally expected.

The space was originally supposed to be a restaurant serving fried chicken. However it changed formats and became Red Hook Tavern, a new version of a classic, old school tavern. Continue reading The Best New Burger In NYC Is Served At… Red Hook Tavern

A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

icelandThe Michael W Travels family started off the summer break with a trip to Iceland.

During our trip, we focused on visiting areas in the south. We had a great time during our trip around this pricey island nation.

Food costs in Iceland can potentially break the budget but there are some ways to save. Daily supermarket visits kept the price of daily  breakfast, lunch and snacks to $25-$30 (per day for a family of 4). Continue reading A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

anthony bourdainWhen traveling to new places, we love trying out some of the local food. During our recent trip to Iceland, this meant trying out hot dogs which are know there as pylsur.

During our 8 days in Iceland, we tried out hot dogs at various different stands and even at gas stations. In my opinion, they’re all pretty much the same. (From what I noticed, all places serve the same brand of hot dog from the brand SS, so how different could they really be!)

However, there is one tiny stand in Reykjavik which we had to try. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

Disappointing Bacon Cheeseburger From The Little Owl- Once Considered Best In World

the little owlFor quite some time, I’d wanted to dine at The Little Owl to try out their Bacon Cheeseburger.

Back in 2009, The Guardian named it the best hamburger in the world. The Little Owl is still considered one of the best burgers as it came in #11 on The 101 Best Burgers In America for 2018 from The Daily Meal.

On a recent visit to Manhattan, we decided to head over to The Little Owl to see what all of the fuss was about. Continue reading Disappointing Bacon Cheeseburger From The Little Owl- Once Considered Best In World