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Video: Time Lapse POV Pizza-Making

Kate Andersen 11 comments

We all love eating pizza, but many of us are complete novices when it comes to making it ourselves (though to be sure, there are a number of you who are clearly very accomplished pizzaioli!). Regardless of your skill level, this POV-video, which spans shaping the dough to boxing the pie, gives some nice insight to the pizza-creation-process. More

Orlando, FL: Cheesy Pies and Hacked Ovens at Pharmacy

J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Folks in Orlando seem smitten by The Table, Tyler Brassil and Loren Falsone's family-style, fixed-menu concept that is part restaurant, part supper-club. It's a nice space, and the food I tried there was pretty darn good. But the real secret is next door at Pharmacy, their cocktail bar. More

Prato: Serious Neapolitan Pizza In Winter Park, FL

J. Kenji López-Alt 11 comments

I walked into Prato, a modern Italian trattoria in Winter Park Florida, sure that I could at least get a decent beer. But my hopes for great pizza took a big plunge when our waitress proudly proclaimed "we bake our pizzas all the way at 500 degrees in a brick oven imported from Tuscany." "500°," "brick oven," and "Tuscany" are not three words that you generally want to hear when ordering pizza. Luckily, I was proven wrong. More

Daily Slice: Schnuck's Wood Fired Pizza, St. Petersburg, Florida

Daily Slice Daniel Zemans 1 comment

Every Saturday from October through May in St. Petersburg, Florida, a wide range of vendors gather at the Saturday Morning Market. Among the farmers, artists and cooks is Chris Schnuck who's been manning a portable wood-burning oven at public events all over Florida's Gulf Coast for the last two and a half years. More

Daily Slice: Pizza Rustica, Miami

Daily Slice Meredith Smith 8 comments

Pizza Rustica dominates the Miami slice scene in South Beach with three outlet locations, all within walking distance of one another. Large, thin Sicilian-esque slabs are what populate their cases. The display of colors from all the toppings is enough to put you in a hypnotic pizza trance. More

Daily Slice: White Pizza from Bocca Lupo, Port Charlotte, Florida

Daily Slice Erin Jackson 10 comments

Port Charlotte may not be a culinary hotspot, but gems like Bocca Lupo make this Southwest Florida town worth visiting, even if it's only to grab some coal-fired pizza. This white slice is smothered with a blend of ricotta, mozzarella, and marscapone cheese and topped with extra virgin olive oil and basil. More

The United States of Pizza: Florida

Adam Kuban 31 comments

Florida: Beaches, Disney World, retirement communities, swamps. Gators, this kind and that. Pastel art deco buildings. Crockett and Tubbs. A lot of things come to mind when you think of the Sunshine State, and though pizza might not necessarily be one of them, you might be surprised how much of the crusty, saucy, cheesy stuff is being cranked out in Florida. More

Video: Disney Epcot Center's New Pizzeria, Via Napoli

Adam Kuban 11 comments

It's kinda long. Skip ahead to 3 minutes in for the pizza and the pizza ovens shaped like faces. [via UnaVia and Lou T]... More

Disney World Opening 300-seat Pizzeria in Epcot's Italy Pavilion

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Oh, boy. Another "it's the water" bit. This time coming not from a New Yorker or New York expat but from the folks at Disney World. The theme park megalomerate is opening a 300-seat pizzeria in Epcot Center's Italy Pavilion. It will feature wood-burning ovens. The pizzeria will be the newest flagship restaurant in the Patina Restaurant Group's portfolio. And one of the special touches at the Epcot location will be the water. It'll be imported from a source where the composition most resembles water used in Naples, Italy, to make the authentic Italian dough. Why not? Epcot has been... More

Video: Lapp of worstpizza.com Gets a Star Turn on TV News

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Lapp of worstpizza.com made an appearance today on West Palm Beach, Florida, CBS affiliate WPEC News 12. He says he's working on transferring the footage from his DVR, but until then, enjoy the making-of video. Reporter: "I've never analyzed my pizza!" Most sane people haven't, lady.... More

Coal-Oven Alert: Fired Up, Palm Bay, Florida

Adam Kuban 5 comments

A new coal-oven pizza joint is set to open in Palm Bay, Florida, on Saturday, July 18. Looks like they're using an EarthStone coal oven. Fired Up Coal Oven Pizzeria 195 Malabar Road NW, Palm Bay FL 32907 321-727 - 3473; firedupcop.com... More

Coal-Fired Ovens Hot New Trend in Pizza World

Adam Kuban 19 comments

If you attended my Year in Pizza talk in early January, you know that 2008 saw a surge in the number of pizzerias using coal-fired ovens in the U.S. Since November 2007, Slice has kept a map of coal-oven pizzerias in the U.S., and in that time we've added countless new coalers. Not only has the rapidly increasing number of new coal pizzerias surprised us but where they're located has been interesting as well. Click through the jump for before-and-after maps.... More

Pizzeria Owner Who Pistol-Whipped Customer May Be Mob Informant

Adam Kuban 12 comments

Remember that news-of-the-weird type story about the Palm Coast, Florida, pizzeria owner who pistol-whipped a customer who complained about his calzone? The story gets weirder. The Daytona Beach News-Journal carries a story this morning that Goomba's Pizzeria owner Joseph Milano may in fact be Joey Calco, a mob informant who was supposed to be laying low in witness protection.... More

Pizzeria Owner Pistol-Whips Complaining Customer

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 5 comments

Firstcoastnews.com: "Joseph Milano, the owner of Goomba's Pizzeria, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail." The customer wanted a refund for a botched calzone. I think the name of the pizzeria says it all here. [via James S.]... More

Pizza Used in Self-Defense

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 3 comments

"A Florida pizza delivery man who was challenged by armed robbers in the city of Miramar got in first with his own weapon—a large pepperoni pizza. Eric Lopez Devictoria, 40, flung the piping hot pizza at the gunman, then turned on his heels and ran." [BBC]... More

National Coal-Oven Pizzeria Map Now Posted

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I've been workin' in the coal mine, digging up some more coal-oven pizzerias to bring you. Although New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, are two of the most famous coal-oven towns, did you know there are coal joints in Florida; Philly; Chicago; Des Moines, Iowa; Dallas; and Scottsdale, Arizona? They're all on the Slice National Coal-Oven Pizza Map.... More

Any Good New York Style Pizza in Miami?

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 29 comments

More Times collateral. This time, a question from a new reader in Miami: Hi there Adam: Learned about you from the nytimes.com article on Totonno's vs. Domino's. I moved here to Miami two years ago, and as a third-generation Manhattanite, I must tell you that I really miss good pizza. I loved Totonno's, but since I lived in Greenwich Village for the past 15 years, I really loved a slice from Joe's off of Sixth Avenue near Cornelia Street as well as the pizzeria on University Place near 13th Street (my old neighborhood). Those were my weekly haunts. The reason... More

'Times' Readers Recommend ...

Adam Kuban 3 comments

Here are some tips that New York Times readers are sending in: Next time you're planning a trip to Connecticut, don't miss a great pie (no slices) at Roseland in Derby. Great history and possibly the most expensive pizza on earth. Bring lots of money for the lobster pizza, BUT don't complain until you've eaten one! A must visit. —Jeff D. [Roseland Apizza: 350 Hawthorne Ave., Derby CT 06418; map] Came across your site in the Times today. I know Mount Vernon is not New York City, but I saw reviews of Jersey pizzerias. Has anyone reviewed Johnny's in Mt.... More

Professor Hopes to Create Pizza Program at Florida School

Adam Kuban 3 comments

Pizza trade magazine PMQ and Christopher Muller, a Florida professor, hope to create the country's first university-based pizza research program at the University of Central Florida's Rosen School of Hospitality Management in Orlando. Muller is proposing a national center to be part of the Rosen college, where five full- and part-time staffers would research trends, collect data and train restaurant owners and managers. Now, you may be thinking just as I was: Professor, we've gone our entire lives without a pizza institute in O-town. Do we really need one now? Muller answers with an enthusiastic, "yes," reminding those who think... More

Bear Cub Loves Domino's Pizza

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report," HATES bears. Until recently, it was a quirk Slice never quite understood. But witness: FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A frequent diner at a Flagler County pizza place has worn out its welcome. The bear has made a habit of visiting the dumpster behind the Domino's Pizza on Highway 100 and I-95. Bears, Slice is giving you a tip of the hat for causing trouble at Domino's, but we're going to give you a wag of the finger for liking Domino's enough to visit repeatedly. You're on notice. Bear Cub Making Habit Of... More

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