Song E Napule Pizzeria, evoking Italy… I guess?

When I originally posted this photo to Instagram, my lede involved asking the name of that thing where you hear about something once and then it seems to start coming up OVER AND OVER. Shortly after I posted, the one-and-only Jason Kottke, internet generalist and pioneering blogger offered the answer: the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. As you can … Continue reading Song E Napule Pizzeria, evoking Italy… I guess?

Pizza Lunch: Don Antonio by Starita

mushroom calzone from Don Antonio
The mushroom calzone at Don Antonio has sauce spooned on top.

I haven’t been to Don Antonio by Starita in a few months and certainly not since I’ve been working at Paulie Gee’s. So when I had the chance to meet a longtime friend/former coworker there, I jumped at it like Evel Knievel jumps rope. I wanted to see if I had developed a keener palate or had more finely tuned my pizza sensors.

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Pizza Lunch: Rossopomodoro at Eataly

I ate at Rossopomodoro at Eataly on Wednesday with Sharon and Alisha Aridiana. Sharon is the chef-owner of Gialina and Ragazza in SF, and Alisha is Sharon’s wife and the one who set up the lunch meet-up while they were on a pizza recon mission in NYC. I can’t even tell you what’s on these pies, because the thing I remember most about that lunch is just how genuinely nice those two were. Meeting them was a highlight of my summer. I hope to see them in SF next time I visit my in-laws with my wife and daughter. Continue reading Pizza Lunch: Rossopomodoro at Eataly