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Daily Slice Sandwich Deluxe: Shortstop Deli, Ithaca, NY

Daily Slice Meredith Smith 28 comments

The Shortstop Deli in Ithaca serves the legendary "hot truck"—required eating in this area. The "deli" is more convenience store than sandwich shop and out of their conveyor belt style, maxi-sized toaster oven comes the original French bread pizza. Making what was once only late night grub from a roving food truck available 24-7. More

Daily Slice: Finger Lakes Flat Bread, Ithaca, New York

Daily Slice Erin Mosbaugh 7 comments

Leslie Muhlhahn, chef and owner of Finger Lakes Flat Bread stationed at the Ithaca Farmer's Market, is turning out thin crust, wood-fired pizza that Farmer's Market patrons can't get enough of. Leslie's so-called "flatbreads" are more than worthy of the "pizza" title. The dough is leavened with yeast and the crust, despite being thin, has a nice chew to it. But what's intriguing and out of the ordinary about this pizza operation is Leslie's "oven-on-wheels". She's working with a mobile, wood-fired pizza oven (shipped in from Cali) that reaches 800 degrees to produce an even char on the crust.

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Bob Petrillose, Hot Truck Founder and French Bread Pizza Inventor, Dies

Adam Kuban 3 comments

"Bob built his life around the Hot Truck, striving to put out a very, very high-quality product." From left: The Hot Truck, Bob Petrillose. This morning, some sobering news to report. Bob Petrillose has died after fighting Parkison's Disease. Petrillose is the man credited with having invented French bread pizza (later licensed to Stouffer's) and is the founder of the legendary Hot Truck on the campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.... More

The Hot Truck: Originator of French Bread Pizza

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The Hot Truck, blogged to Slice from the Flickr photostream of Slice Hey, folks: I just published a story about the original French bread pizza joint on Serious Eats.... It was late last Friday evening and I was on the phone with my girlfriend's sister after having recently arrived in Ithaca, New York, for a weekend visit. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map drawn by the motel desk clerk, we set out on the snowy... More

The Hot Truck

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The Hot Truck Address: Parks at 635 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850, on Cornell University's West Campus [map] Phone: 607-273-1111 Photographs by Adam Kuban It was late last Friday evening and I was on the phone with my girlfriend's sister after having recently arrived in Ithaca, New York, for a weekend visit. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map drawn by the motel desk clerk, we set out on the snowy streets hoping the pavement had... More

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