Well, folks, how long's it been? How long since Slice has convened a Pizza Club? I think Slice tried to organize one last year, but it wasn't an "official" club meeting and did not get a numbered designation in the annuls of Slice history.
Anyway, Pizza Club No. 8 will occur at a familiar location: Totonno's in Coney Island, the site of Club No. 2 in April of 2004. Before throwing back some pizza, though, we're going to ride the Cyclone, as per Slice tradition.
When? Tax Day. April 15 at 12:30 p.m. We'll meet at the Cyclone.
As always, the club is open to everyone, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8, so I can get an idea of group size.
For more hardy souls, there's an optional hot dog appetizer course at Nathan's (1310 Surf Ave.), beginning at noon.
In April 2004, Seltzerboy and I opened up our annual tradition to the readers of Slice in 2004, and we've tried to rustle up a crew of pizza freaks to ride the 'Clone and eat pizza every year sinceas close to opening day as possible.
This year, Seltzerboy is unable to do April 1. I can't do April 8. So April 15 it is.
The Roster of Pizza Clubs Past
Pizza Club No. 7: Angelo's and Ice Skating
Pizza Club No. 6: Patsy's (East Harlem)
Pizza Club No. 5: New Haven, Conn.; Sally's Apizza and Frank Pepe's
Pizza Club No. 4: John's of Bleecker Street (laziness kept me from writing this one up)
Pizza Club No. 3: Sac's Place Pizza
Pizza Club No. 2: Totonno's
Pizza Club No. 1: Occurred at Di Fara; cannot find in Slice archives for some reason ??? Hmm.