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Patsy's Celebrates 80 Years with a New Queens Pizzeria

In the 80 years since Patsy Lancieri opened his East Harlem pizzeria, Patsy's has maintained its status as an iconic New York destination for pizza pilgrims around the world. Current owner Frank Brija, who has manned the Patsy's helm for more than 30 years, intends to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary with a new location, in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens. More

Paulie Gee to Open a Baltimore Location with 'Pizzablogger'

Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Paulie Gee's will open a branch in Baltimore in 2013, Slice has learned. Paul Giannone, whose transformation from IT manager to renowned pizza-maker is well-documented on this site (among many other places), is partnering with Baltimore local "Pizzablogger" (who asked to remain anonymous), at what will be called Paulie Gee's Hampden. More

Mario Batali Pizza is Coming to Boston

Mario Batali is coming to Boston with his Otto-style pizza, except it won't be called Otto because of the Portland based mini-chain that is three strong in the Hub. The griddle/broiled pies will come from Babbo Pizzeria which is slated to be located in Boston's Seaport District. More

First Look: Capo's Chicago Pizza and Fine Italian Dinners, San Francisco

Tony Gemignani of pizza award-winning fame and the always-packed Tony's Pizza Napoletana is opening a deep dish place in North Beach, this Friday night. Nestled tidily on Vallejo off Columbus, a glowing neon sign reads "Capo's," subtly staking its claim in a neighborhood where authenticity, and quality, are prized about as highly as a good whiskey cocktail and a solid slice. Here's your first peek inside! More

First Look: Seattle's Via Tribunali Opens in NYC

The Neapolitan pizza juggernaut just won't quit. Coming just a few weeks after Don Antonio's opening, Via Tribunali opened its doors on Monday for dinner. A mini chain, Via Tribunali comes to NYC by way of Seattle, where owner Michael McConnell opened the first location in 2004. There are now four VTs in Seattle and one in Portland, Oregon. This is the first in NYC, and it opens along with next-door neighbor Caffe Vita, McConnell's coffee shop mini chain. More

Bay Area Pizza Partnership to Land in Brooklyn

A Tony's Pizza Napoletana pedigree pie may soon be in Brooklyn. [Photograph: L.A. Pizza Maven] News comes from the San Francisco Chronicle that Brooklyn will be getting a new pizza place featuring Sicilian-style pies, pasta, and a pronounced cocktail program. The San Francisco dream team that is relocating East to realize the project consists of Elizabeth Falkner, who recently closed Citizen Cake and Orson, Bourbon & Branch bartender Darren Crawford, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana partner and operations director, Nancy Puglisi. Tony Gemignani will also be involved as a consultant.... More

Confirmed: Pizzetteria Brunetti Making Moves into NYC

"When we opened our little pizza place in Westhampton Beach, Pop wanted three things. First to make it onto Slice. Second, to make it into the New York Times — and we accomplished both. Third is to open in NYC, and we are working toward making miracle 3 happen. In fact I'm moving into the city this week so I can have my ear to the streets and keep an eye on retail that becomes available. Let me just say how grateful i am that these forums exist for people to share their passion for pizza that everyone can share together." —Jason Brunetti More

Di Fara in New Jersey, You Say?!

Now that we're back in full swing around here, it's time to play catch up with some news. Did everyone see this crumb that Di Fara threw out on Facebook the Sunday after Christmas? Clearly things have been in the works, but it's hard to gauge just how far along the plans are based on the pizzeria's zipped lip approach. Of course the questions started flying in the comments of the post, and the only reply was: More

Portland, Oregon: Pizza Kingdom Come

The pizza scene in Portland has been fairly stationary since the much-hyped New Year's Eve opening of East Burnside's Sizzle Pie. As we approach Sizzle's one year anniversary, a second location is preparing to open in Southwest Portland, and the overall pizza landscape in Portland has encountered a rapid growth spurt. Here's what's on the horizon... More

Openings: 7 Enoteca Features Canada's First Site-Built Stefano Ferrara Oven

Located just south of Toronto in the town of Oakville, Ontario, 7 Enoteca has been open for about two weeks. The small menu features cheeses, salumi and prosciutto appetizers, as well as a meat, a pasta and a fish that will change daily. However, the star of the show is the Neapolitan-style pizzas being served out of Canada's first on-site built Stefano Ferrara oven. More

New and Notable NYC Pizzerias

With National Pizza Month drawing to a close, I'm in a reflective mood. Let's take a look at some of the new NYC pizzerias that have opened this year — including Barboncino, Wild Rise, Zero Otto Nove, and more. We also pour some olive oil out on the curb for some of our home slices who closed this year. More

New Coal-Oven Pizzeria in Bushwick: Verde Coal Oven Pizza

Flying a bit under the radar, this opening, but check it ... NEW COAL-OVEN PIZZERIA IN BROOKLYN! It's called Verde Coal Oven Pizza. Been open all of a week and a half at this point. In the heart of Bushwick — like deep Bushwick. Not the westernmost parts some folks have taken to calling "East Williamsburg," either. Pretty much on the border of Ridgewood, Queens. 254 Irving Avenue is the address. Between Greene Avenue and Bleecker Street. Really warm and friendly place. No beer and wine license at this time, but it's BYO. More

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