When I talked to Anthony Mangieri a few months ago about once again hosting the Serious Eats–Slice Pieman's Craft events during the New York City Wine & Food Festival on October 10 and 11, his only hesitation was that he might be selling Una Pizza Napoletana to Motorino's Mathieu Palombino and his partners. He swore me to secrecy, and I honored his request. Well, as we all know now, the sale has come to pass, and Una Pizza Napoletana is no more.
But have no fear: If you never got to eat a farewell UPN pie, your time is coming.
Mangieri will be back at the Una Pizza Napoletana/Motorino space ("Una Pizzarino"?) making pizza on October 10 and 11 at 1 p.m. at his old spot next to the oven.
In fact, for the first and probably only time, Mangieri and Palombino will be making pizza side by side—and kibbitzing with me and Adam Kuban at the Pieman's Craft events.
Palombino has graciously consented to hosting the events and Mangieri at the Manhattan Motorino, the pizzeria formerly known as Una Pizza Napoletana. Now if we could only get Chris Bianco to show up, it would be the pizza equivalent of Crosby, Stills, and Nash (I know I'm dating myself with this reference).