Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 23, 2014: Avellino's (Rego Park, NY)





DAY 23: OCTOBER 23rd, 2014

LOCATION: Avellino Ristorante and Pizzeria (9703 64th Ave. Rego Park, Queens, NY)

GUEST(S): Lorina Ladrillono

ORDER: 1 slice of cheese

REVIEW: Coming Soon

PHOTOS:

Slice of cheese
Diamond fold
Glass counter
Menu

MISCELLANEOUS:

Elmo the Musical's SPACE PIZZA
1. Bought a book today for some light reading on the subway ride home.  It was Elmo the Musical's SPACE PIZZA.  There is a surprise ending which I will not reveal.
2. Lorina Ladrillono travelled the world.  While doing so, she went on her own quest for the best pizza (outside of the US and Italy).  Her favorite was in India.  
3. Lorina is arts and crafty!  She sewed me a fabric pizza slice that my cat, MaryLoo loves to pose next to.


RATING:

  4.31/5
  • VALUE:
     4/5

  • AMBIENCE:
     3/3

  • TASTE:
     8.5/10

  • SERVICE: NA
15.5/18 = .8611 x 5 = 4.30555

One more week of Pizza Month 2014...

I hope you are having a grand National Pizza Month!

After eating the best pizza Las Vegas, Phoenix, and the Grand Canyon have to offer, I'm back in New York City enjoying some incredible pizzerias one slice at a time.  Some highlights of my 13th Annual "Quest for the 31 Days of Pizza" include eating at the legendary Pizzeria Bianco, going on a four-stop Astoria Pizza Crawlwinning $0.12 in Vegas and seeing one of the most awe-inspiring National Parks in the United States.  I also saw my wife/partner-in-pizza, Robin Rothman, earn her first dollar as a professional guitar player when she sang at an open mic last night.

But, alas, there is more pizza to be eaten and hopefully with you!


This is why I'd like to cordially invite you to come to my hour-long storytelling show, SLICES OF LIFE, at the Magnet Theater this coming Monday (10/27) at 7pm.  I'm going talk about pizza-related experiences that include the pizzalluminati, a walk-in freezer, the NY Post dating column, and Beyonce.  Afterward...FREE PIZZA from Slicey Award winning pizzeria NY Pizza Suprema.


Make your reservations now so we have plenty of pizza for everyone!


Day 22, 2014: Luzzo's BK (Brooklyn Heights, NY)



DAY 22: OCTOBER 22nd, 2014

LOCATION: Luzzo's BK (145 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

GUEST(S): Chuck Divak, Alana O'Brien, Robin Rothman

ORDER: 1 slice of Luzzo's BK (tomato sauce, mozzarella, speck, fresh ricotta, black truffle pate), 1 slice of Mikele (mozzarella, mushrooms, prosciutto d.o.p., truffle paté), 2.5 slices of La Pizza Quadrata Margherita, 1 slice of Melenzana (mozzarella, tomato sauce, fried eggplant)

REVIEW: Coming Soon

PHOTOS:
Island Bar in the entryway

Wood-fired brick oven 
Melenzana

Quadrata pie

Luzzo's BK

Mikele

La Pizza Quadrata Margherita

Underside of La Pizza Quadrata 


MISCELLANEOUS:
Sean Taylor with Antonio Giaccio
1. I had the privilege of meeting and chatting about Italian vs. Italian American pizza with manager Antonio Giaccio.
2. Chuck Divak likes cats and is an amazing editor during the week, and an even more amazing softball player on the weekend.
3. Alana O'Brien loves her dog Ruby.  She has given her nearly a dozen nicknames.


Rockin' Robin at Scallywags
4. After pizza, Robin Rothman and I grabbed her guitar and hit up an open mic at Scallywag's pub.  She was incredible and even earned a tip - her first dollar as a professional guitar playing singer!
dollar #1


RATING:


  4.41/5
  • VALUE:
     4/5

  • AMBIENCE:
     3/3

  • TASTE:
     8.5/10

  • SERVICE:
     3/3
18.5/21 = .88095 x 5 = 4.4076