Tag Archives: Pizza

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

I Finally Tried Una Pizza Napoletana And It Was Amazing!

una pizza napoletanaLast summer, the Michael W Travels family was supposed to have a long layover in San Francisco on the way home from our trip around the Pacific.

I had plans for our short visit… We were going to go to a San Francisco Giants game and dine at Una Pizza Napoletana. Due to a delayed flight, we never made it to San Francisco.

Fast forward a few months later. Anthony Mangieri of Una Pizza Napoletana announced that he was closing his shop in SF and coming home to New York City! Continue reading I Finally Tried Una Pizza Napoletana And It Was Amazing!

JetBlue Delivering Pizza From Famed NYC Shop To LA For Limited Time

pizzaJetBlue, New York’s hometown airline wants to help share something great from the city with people across the country in LA.

For a very limited time, JetBlue will be flying pizza from Patsy’s in Harlem to Los Angeles and then having it delivered to some very lucky customers.

The promo is being called JetBlue Pie in the Sky! Continue reading JetBlue Delivering Pizza From Famed NYC Shop To LA For Limited Time

Review: Pizza Pop-Up, Brooklyn, NY with Anthony Falco, World Pizza Consultant

pizzaA few weeks back, the Michael W Travels family attended the New York Times Travel Show.

Before leaving the show, Lucas and I sat in on an interesting chat with Anthony Falco, former Pizza Czar of Roberta’s in Bushwick and currently an International Pizza Consultant. Continue reading Review: Pizza Pop-Up, Brooklyn, NY with Anthony Falco, World Pizza Consultant

A Visit to the Oldest Pizzeria in the US: Papa’s Tomato Pies

tomato piesLombardi’s claims to be the first and oldest pizzeria in America, having opened in 1905. The issue with Lombardi’s claim is that it closed in 1984 and didn’t open again until 10 years later, in a new location.

Lombardi’s does make excellent pies and I definitely recommend a visit if you’re in NYC.

Since Lombardi’s closed for a decade, what is the oldest operating pizzeria in the U.S. now? Continue reading A Visit to the Oldest Pizzeria in the US: Papa’s Tomato Pies

A Visit to the New & Highly Anticipated Sorbillo Pizzeria in NYC

Sorbillo PizzeriaBack in February I wrote how the top pizzaiolo in Naples, Gino Sorbillo was opening a pizzeria in NYC.

While there’s lots of great pizza throughout NYC, the upcoming opening of Sorbillo NYC drew lots of attention. Kim, Lucas and I have been to Italy many times but haven’t yet made it to Naples.

The idea of trying authentic Neapolitan pies in NYC from one of Italy’s top pizzaiolos got me super excited for the opening of Sorbillo Pizzeria. Continue reading A Visit to the New & Highly Anticipated Sorbillo Pizzeria in NYC

A Visit To The New Aita Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY

pizzeriaThe Michael W Travels really loves pizza and enjoys trying out different pizzerias close to home and far away.

When I read about a new place which was serving a new style of pizza in Brooklyn, I needed to give Aita Pizzeria in Clinton Hill a try. We visited a few days after the shop opened (in September) and I have to say that we were really impressed. Continue reading A Visit To The New Aita Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY