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Mount Vernon NY: Johnny's, Revisited

Adam Kuban 13 comments

A half plain–half sausage pizza from Johnny's Pizzeria in Mount Vernon, New York. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Johnny's Pizzeria 30 West Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon NY 10550 (Rochelle Terr./N 7th Ave.; map); 914-668-1957 Pizza style: A cross between bar pizza and New York–style Oven type: Gas The skinny: Named No. 1 pizza in the world by famous pizza-hacker Jeff Varasano. We think it's very good, but not quite top of the pops During our head-to-head comparison of Frank Pepe's Yonkers and the original FP in New Haven, Connecticut, last week, we kinda sorta got lost (no, not in Yonkers). Luckily,... More

Pizza Belt North: The I-95, Merritt Parkway Pizza Guide

Ed Levine 8 comments

Many New York–area pizza lovers may be headed to the shore this holiday weekend, to Connecticut or Rhode Island or Massachusetts—the northern half of what I called the Pizza Belt in my book Pizza: A Slice of Heaven. If you find yourself hungry, stuck in traffic or both, console yourself with a slice or pizza or two at any of the following places. 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

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