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Pizza, pizza, pizza!!

November 16, 2009

I’ve always liked pizza but ever since our New York trip, I’ve been obsessed.  On the way home from the airport after New York, I couldn’t stop thinking about how goooooood the pizza was the night before.  It consumed me and all I could think about was the next time I would get to consume it!  We stopped by Giovanni’s New York Pizzeria for the first time on the way home from the airport.

It was an extremely good rendition of NY Style pizza, I was impressed.  We picked up two slices of cheese pizza to go and added all the shake-on toppings we did in New York.  Garlic powder, parmesan, chili flakes, oregano, etc.  The slices were huge (as they should be!) and were a couple bucks and some change.

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The obsession started out mildly.  I’d suggest pizza for dinner or gravitate towards pizza on the menu at restaurants.  I started wanting it all the time.  I did not simply crave it or want it.  I NEEDED it.  So began my pizza addiction.  In the past couple of weeks, I’ve  had your regular run of the mill pizza chains such as Round Table, Papa John’s and even Costco.  I’ve also purchased multiple packages of pizza dough from Trader Joe’s so I could make it at home.  We’ve been back to Giovanni’s again since the trip home from the airport and I can’t wait to try others.

I think my addiction with pizza has subdued somewhat but my love for it has only grown.  Boyfriend claimed he is pizza’d out for the time being but I definitely am not!

1127 Lawrence Expressway   Sunnyvale, CA

Our long journey…

September 21, 2009

I knew before we even booked this trip that I needed to eat NY style pizza at least once while in New York.  We were down to our last night so I was getting worried that we weren’t going to make it.  Joy came to the rescue and said she knew of the perfect place to take us!  She just didn’t know where it was.  Or what it was called.  Or the cross streets.  Basically, she wasn’t sure about anything except this pizza was great the one time she tried it.

We ate dinner then started on our journey.  We zig-zagged through the streets of New York in search of this nameless pizza joint.  All she remembered was that when you step out of a particular bar, the pizza place is right across the street.  We finally found said bar and realized that her beloved pizza joint was now a hot dog stand!

We walked around and found Joe’s Pizza, a recommendation by one of Randall’s friends.

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[photo courtesey of Randall]

I was so excited to eat that I forgot to take pictures of the pizza slices themselves, just pictures of us WITH the pizza.  This was exactly the kind of pizza joint I wanted.  I didn’t want a sit down, fancy place but wanted to point to my slice at the counter, have them stick it into the oven to warm it up and then stand around a small table while eating.  I got a slice of cheese pizza and put on garlic powder, oregano, and chili flakes.  You can’t go wrong with a slice of pizza for $2.50!  After our journey around the West Village, I had built up another small appetite even though we had eaten dinner about 45 minutes prior!  I consumed my pizza in no time flat.

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Do you have any idea how many Joe’s Pizzas there are in New York?!?  Probably not half as many as those which claim to be THE BEST in all of New York. ; )  This one was perfect and hit the spot.  The next time I go, I’ll have to try other places to compare!

7 Carmine Street  (Carmine and Bleeker) Manhattan, NY


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