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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!

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?

Famed Brooklyn Pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens Opening 2nd Location

Spumoni GardensLast week I wrote about Una Pizza Napoletana expanding with a second location and now a famed Brooklyn pizzeria will be following suit.

In the near future, you’ll be able to get L&B Spumoni Gardens saucy squares at a new location in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

The 80 year-old pizzeria, famed for their squares and spumoni will be expanding for the first time. Continue reading Famed Brooklyn Pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens Opening 2nd Location

Flight Diverted, Hero Pilot Orders Pizza For Passengers

Pizza
L’Industrie- (not ordered by Air Canada)

An Air Canada flight had to be diverted due to bad weather earlier in the week.

The plane was stuck on the tarmac for hours which probably led to some hungry and upset passengers. To help the situation, the pilot decided to have pizza delivered to the plane! Continue reading Flight Diverted, Hero Pilot Orders Pizza For Passengers

We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

philly tacoOver the weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia for a one night stay at the DoubleTree located in Center City. (We booked the stay to use our Spend A Night On Us Certificate from our recent Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Offer.)

We had no set plans besides visiting the close-by Legoland Discovery Center the following day.

One of the reasons we love Philadelphia is because its such a great food city. Continue reading We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

pizza festivalOver Columbus Day Weekend (October 6 & 7), the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival took place on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx.

The festival was a two- day event featuring pizza makers from the US and Italy. Some I had heard of while others were new to me.

Considering how much we love pizza, the Michael W Travels family had to attend the event. Continue reading Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

American Airlines Passengers Stuck For Night Get Tasty Treat From Pilot

American Airlines
image: Aero Shots

Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas- Fort Worth had a difficult journey a couple of days back.

Severe thunderstorms caused the flight to divert to a regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 159  passengers on the plane faced being stuck there until the next day. Continue reading American Airlines Passengers Stuck For Night Get Tasty Treat From Pilot

Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene

Brooklyn PizzaPaulie Gee’s opened in Greenpoint, Brooklyn back in 2010. Long lines soon followed, with many wanting to try some of his great Brooklyn pizza.

Kim and I visited soon after Paulie Gee’s opened. We really enjoyed the pizza, only available by the pie. Since then, we’ve visited quite a few times, although we haven’t been there in around two years. (If you don’t arrive on weekends before opening, you’re bound to get stuck waiting to get inside.) Continue reading Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene