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Tradition Never Graduates at Rocco's in South Bend, IN

Casey Barber 14 comments

Rocco's, which has made its home near Notre Dame University since 1951, calls itself "the other South Bend tradition" and that's really no exaggeration. Football Fridays are a mob scene for the restaurant's topping-decked pies and massive lasagna. More

Interview with Sal Carbone, Pizza-Eating Contest Winner

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Link: Sal Carbone, Rocco's Pizza-Eating Winner [YouTube]... More

Bay Ridge Man Scarfs 15 Slices, One Bite, Setting New Rocco's Pizza-Eating Record

Adam Kuban 2 comments

From the New York Daily News: "It started out as a friendly bet with my friends Danny and Rocco, but they knew the way I could eat. So I won it last year with 15 slices. This year I beat my record, 15 slices and one bite," said [Sal] Carbone, of Bay Ridge. Rocco's 7818 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11209 (Bay Ridge; map) 718-238-7658... More

Short Takes: Pizza

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Premiering tonight at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Times channel is Short Takes: Pizza, a documentary about "America's favorite food." From what I understand, it's a British-based production, but part of it was filmed here in New York City in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. Rocco's, on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, will be featured. There's going to be a debate on Chicago- vs. New York–style pizza, and Rocco's will get a "pizza makeover." Hey, as long as Ty Pennington's not involved with the makeover, I'm there. For those of you who can't catch the airing tonight, it will repeat several... More

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