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Chris Bianco Surprises With New Trattoria and Pizzeria in Phoenix

Lance Roberts 14 comments

We've been on Chris Bianco overload for the last couple weeks around here, but the maestro had one more surprise up his sleeve that we couldn't possibly ignore. What if we said he just opened a new trattoria and a second Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix? Okay, what if we told you we already checked out both? More

Chris Bianco Talks Pizza, His New Restaurant in Tucson, and Beyond

Lance Roberts 11 comments

You probably heard that Chris Bianco is opening up his second pizzeria, but that's only part of the story. We had a long talk with him to find out about his new place in Tucson, what's driving him thirty years into his illustrious career, and how he got to be so damn good at making pizza. More

Chris Bianco is Opening a Pizzeria in Tucson!

Niki Achitoff-Gray 12 comments

At least two or three times a week, I get really annoyed at Chris Bianco. Here's a guy—a fellow New Yorker, no less—making, by all accounts, some of the best pizza in America, and he just has to do it in Phoenix freakin' Arizona. Which is, I'll have you know, 2,410 miles and 36 hours in the car I can't drive, or, alternatively, 5 hours on the plane I can't afford. Goddamnit, Chris Bianco. Why are you so far away? More

Daily Slice: Chris Bianco at LA Loves Alex's Lemonade

Daily Slice Kelly Bone 3 comments

Three weeks after my sojourn in the tomato fields with the Bianco DiNapoli I finally go to taste them as intended: crushed between the knuckles of Chris Bianco. More

Chris Bianco's Pizza Cookbook

Meredith Smith 5 comments

New details on the much anticipated Fall 2013 cookbook from James Beard award-winning pizza god, Chris Bianco. More

A Pizza Snob's Approach To Toppings

J. Kenji López-Alt 107 comments

As a writer for the people, I often try and suppress my inner pizza snob. I try and pretend that all pies are created equal, and that there is goodness to everything on a crust. Sometimes I even manage to convince myself. After all, if tens of thousands of people enjoy eating buffalo chicken pizza, there's got to be something good about it that I'm missing, right? Well today, I'm letting diplomacy take a little breather and laying out a few of my hard and fast ground rules about pizza toppings. More

Dear Slice: Arizona Pizza Pilgrimage

Dear Slice Meredith Smith 17 comments

We've some pizza gold from the Slice mailbox. If you saw our Pizza Obsessives interview with Lance yesterday, you'll have eagerly been awaiting the followup—Lance describes his visit to Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix and gives us a first look at Flagstaff's Pizzicletta, which of course is the subject of Caleb Schiff's column "Building a Pizzeria". What I'm saying is that we have a cosmic pizza convergence here. "You're driving to Phoenix... for pizza?" That's how everyone used to say it, with shock in their voice. But with all the press that my favorite place in the world, Pizzeria Bianco, has... More

Chris Bianco and Rob DiNapoli Release Their Own Tomatoes

J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

You could say we're fans of Chris Bianco's pizza around here on Slice. So we were excited to find out what's recently been bubbling and fermenting in the fertile mind of the First Poet Laureate of pizza: his own line of organic San Marzano tomatoes. More

Pizzeria Bianco Opens for Lunch Today: Some Words of Welcome from Pizza's Poet Laureate

Ed Levine 16 comments

It's been almost ten years since Pizzeria Bianco has been open for lunch, and judging from the email owner-pizzaman Chris Bianco sent me this morning, both he and the serious pizza-loving community are incredibly excited at the prospect. More

Phoenix's Pizzeria Bianco to Open for Lunch, April 12

Adam Kuban 7 comments

Whoa. Huge news for pizza hounds. According to azcentral.com, Phoenix's Pizzeria Bianco will be opening for lunch service April 12 More

Cooking with Chris Bianco of Phoenix's Pizzeria Bianco

tempepizzagirl 6 comments

Getting a table at Pizzeria Bianco is a challenge. On any given night, most diners will wait at least two hours. The most reliable strategy is to start lining up in front of the restaurant around 3:30 p.m. (on a weeknight that is—I've never had the courage to wait in the weekend lines). Getting into a cooking class with Chris Bianco can be just as tricky. More

More on Chris Bianco Step-back Situation in 'Arizona Republic'

Adam Kuban 3 comments

The paper of record for the Grand Canyon State has some more details on Chris Bianco's distancing himself from the pizza-building at Pizzeria Bianco. The paper talked to Ed Levine here for commentary: "For me, one of the most profound experiences I had eating anything was to see him, in the moment, living and dying with every pie."Levine, a longtime friend, said he and Bianco talked about the situation a few days ago. He said Bianco's hands-on absence will not affect quality."He always talks about the connection he feels between him and his pizza, and him and his customers,... More

Statement from Chris Bianco Regarding Absence from Pizzeria Bianco

Ed Levine 18 comments

There's been a lot of talk online in various forums and pizza sites, including here on Slice, about the status of Chris Bianco at Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix. Is he retiring or is he not (For the record he isn't)? Is he there making every pie or is he not? We've known about some of the issues Chris speaks about below for some time, but out of respect for his privacy we have not gone public with them. But with the rumors reaching a new level lately, we asked if he would go on the record about what's been going... More

L.A. Pizza Maven Top 8 Pizzas

L.A. Pizza Maven 10 comments

The Potato, Pancetta, and Fontina pie from Pizzaiolo in Oakland, California. [Photographs: L.A. Pizza Maven] Sliding in just under the wire for retrospective posts, our man in L.A., L.A. Pizza Maven, checks in with his Top 8 Pies of 2009. Sit back, grab a drool cup, and view gallery of pizza deliciousness! —The Mgmt.... More

In Which I Finally Get My Ass to Pizzeria Bianco, Have Amazing Pizza, and Finally Write About It

Adam Kuban 29 comments

From the mailbag: Adam,I now log into Slice every day and really enjoy it. When will you have the write-up and photos from Pizzeria Bianco up?--Rich S. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] OK. Bianco. Yeah. Sorry, Rich. I'm actually trying to juice the Slice traffic numbers by making you and the rest of the readers who have been following Pizza Madness 2009 check the site every day. ... Just kidding. I just got a bit behind with Thanksgiving and now the holidays and all that jazz. Now it is time to tell my tale. In mind-numbing dear-diary detail. For I wish to... More

Brain Dump: West Coast Pizza Madness 2009, Where I Visited

Adam Kuban 2 comments

View West Coast Pizza Tour in a larger map [All photographs by Adam Kuban unless noted] I know it's taken me a while to get the lead out re this trip. I've been back in NYC for six days after 12 days total on the road (nine actual pizza-eating days among those). I figured that regular Slice readers might want the skinny on which places I visited while out west. They're above in the map, but I'll also list them below, after the jump.... More

Another One from Norman (and Chris Bianco)

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 10 comments

Norman, who is apparently at Pizzeria Bianco this minute, just sent this photo. I guess it makes up for his earlier taunting photo-email message. Awww, thanks, guys!... More

'The Best Thing I Ever Ate' Pizza Episode

Adam Kuban 17 comments

The Pizza Rosa from Pizzeria Bianco is the best (pizza) thing that food writer John T. Edge has even eaten. Philip G. (aka Prairie) calls our attention to the Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate episode on pizza, breaking down the list for us: Ted Allen: Graziella's, Brooklyn, Pizza Arugula and Parmesan Duff Goldman: Gino's East, Chicago, Sausage-Patty Style Marc Summers: Osteria, Philadelphia Margherita pizza Tyler Florence: Serious Pie, Seattle, chanterelle and truffle pizza... More

Alan Richman Names Top 25 Pizzas in the U.S.

Adam Kuban 108 comments

Chicago Upstart Great Lake Has Country's Best Pizza Alan Richman (left) and Lucali proprietor-pizzaiolo Mark Iacono (right) hold a copy of the June 2009 issue of "GQ" in front of Iacono's Lucali (the No. 2 pizza in the U.S.) at press event celebrating the story's May 19 publication. The issue contains Richman's "American Pie," a list of the top 25 pizzerias in the country. In the June issue of GQ, food writer extraordinaire Alan Richman ranks the top 25 pizzas in the U.S. after visiting what he considers the top 10 pizza cities in the country. The story is much... More

F-Words of Wisdom from Pizzaiolo Chris Bianco

Adam Kuban 21 comments

Chris Bianco, assembling a pizza. Photograph by Robyn Lee Matthew Amster-Burton writes on Gourmet.com about the philosophy of legendary Phoenix pizza man Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco). Readers here are more than familiar with the place, so here are a couple choice quotes: “Don’t worry about eight hundred degrees, don’t worry about the bullshit of time, don’t worry about tripping out your fuckin’ home kitchen to reproduce something. Those things to me are not organic. I mean, if you have a hot sidewalk and a magnifying glass, you can make something.” He paused while I imagined how this would work.... More

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