'Varasano's Pizzeria' on Serious Eats

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Why L.A. Pizza Is Not New York Pizza: The argument here boils down to "Basically, because New Yorkers eat it on the go." [The-Feedbag] Truckin': Jianetto's Famous Pizza Truck parking outside Pianos bar on Friday and Saturday nights. Good for drunks. Slices, $3. [Grub Street] More Varasano's Intel: "I never thought I'd quote Papa John (is he even a real person?), but his saying, 'Better ingredients, better pizza,' has never been so true." [Adventurous Tastes] The Best Pizza in Racine, Wisconsin: The Onion's nightlife guide disses Milwaukee, sending readers southbound to Racine instead. Have they not heard of Maria's? [Decider]... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

An Artisanal Pizza All-You-Can-Eat: "On Tuesdays at this near–Columbia University canteen, $19.90 nets limitless grilled pizzas, dessert, salad and a frothy Butternuts microbrew. The pies include standouts like broccoli rabe and sweet sausage, forest mushroom and ricotta, and prosciutto paired with provolone." Campo, 2888 Broadway, New York NY 10025 (map) [Metromix New York] Cheap Pizza Near NYU: A roundup of inexpensive pizza options near Washington Square. [Washington Square News] Side by Side: A quick analysis of NYC's soon-to-open Kesté and just-opened Tonda. [Eater] A New Haven Pizza Blog! "The New Haven Pizza Project is a blog run by two... More

Varasano's: The First Impressions Roll In

Varasano's Margherita pie, from a beautiful photo set on Savory Exposure. The early reviews of Varasano's Pizzeria are starting to roll in—some hit the web just hours after the highly anticipated Atlanta joint opened its doors last night. What people are saying: Foodie Buddha: "I’ll definitely get into the details at some point; but, I’d like to give them a little time to hone their craft. The New Haven pizza came out really good as did the salumi that B. gave me a taste of. Though still wildly better than anything else I’ve had in this city, Jeff has... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Pretty Pictures: A slideshow of Tonda. [Grub Street] Which Little Italy Pizza Is the Best? "In Midtown it looks like 'Little Italy Pizza' is becoming the new 'Famous Ray’s.'" [Midtown Lunch] Clam Pie at L'Asso: The Nolita pizzeria, barely a block away from Lombardi's, is gearing up to serve clam pies—a specialty of the city's first pizzeria. [Grub Street] Nice Headline: In reference to the Varasano's Pizzeria opening in Atlanta tonight, the New York Times titles its blog post "The Pizza MacGyver Opens His Own Restaurant." [Diner’s Journal] Speaking of Atlanta: Jimmy Sobeck goes on an 18-pie pizza tour... More

Openings: Varasano's Pizzeria, Atlanta

Jeff Varasano hosting a pizza party at home. He moves from his own kitchen to the kitchen of his own pizzeria, Varasano's, tomorrow. There are more notable pizzeria openings this week than you can shake a stick at. Next up: Varasano's Pizzeria in Atlanta. Some sources reported it as opening today, but according to owner Jeff Varasano's Facebook profile, his new and highly anticipated pizzeria opens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25. Pull out your viral-web microscopes and take a walk with me down memory lane. Prior to August 2006, Jeff Varasano was just going about his business in relative obscurity,... More

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