- To lead off this pizza link roundup, here's a great one that I didn't get to last week. Jason Perlow of Off the Broiler was invited along on a New Jersey pizza odyssey in the Newark Star-Ledger Munchmobile. Perlow and other Jersey food bloggers visited The Brothers (Red Bank), Sciortino's (South Amboy), Pizzatown USA (Elmwood Park), Cafe Capri (East Rutherford), and Santillo's (Elizabeth). Also blogging the Munchmobile ride: Baristanet, GoOutJersey, Hoboken411, and redbankgreen.
Grub Street visits Dean's Pizzeria on the Upper West Side but doesn't really say much about how the pizza was. The quote that got our attention, though, was from Dean's adviser Nick Angelis (of Nick's fame): "The recipes are basically the same [between my places and Dean’s]. It varies according to who’s making it, what the dough is like that day, how the wind is blowing … each place has its own slightly different spin."
Our man Ed Levine visited Dean's a couple weeks ago and called it "semiserious pizza"—pies that are very good but that lack the careful attention of a serious pizzaiolo who really loves his craft. Dean's Pizzeria: 215 West 85th Street 10024 (near Broadway; map); 212-875-1100
- These Boots were made for walkin'. New York Citybased minichain Two Boots, whose footwear represents its culinary influences—Italian and Cajun (Louisiana kinda looks like a boot, too)—is branching out to the Echo Park neighborhood. Two Boots L.A.: Sunset Boulevard between Lemoyne Street and Glendale Boulevard [map]
- A throwaway four-paragraph story in the Detroit Free Press reports that you can now order Domino's online. Mehold news. What caught my attention was this comment on the paper's website: "Is it delivered by e-mail? I suspect if I print it out on decent paper it will taste about the same."