Monday, June 15, 2015

Giuseppina's Slicey Award arrives...

Giuseppina's owner Chris Iacono, the Slicey, and Sean Taylor
Another Slicey goes to Brooklyn - my favorite borough for pizza!  It was an honor and a privilege to present my highest award for pizza to Chris Iacono, the owner of Giuseppina's.  The pizzeria originally earned the honor of "Best New Discovery" during Pizza Month 2013. While I was in the neighborhood (South Slope, Brooklyn) I dined on a couple of Giuseppina's finest and was immediately reminded of just how good pizza can be.  I'm already looking forward to going back partially to see the hardware on the wall, but mainly to get another bite of Chris's pizza.

Exterior of Giuseppina's

Delivery man

Sausage (sweet & spicy)

Michael "the Photographer" McLarnon

Friday, June 5, 2015

Di Fara adds a Slicey to the Wall of Fame

Dom DeMarco holding the Slicey Award
Dominic DeMarco has been slinging award-winning pizzas in his Midwood, Brooklyn Pizzeria since 1964.  I can safely say that he and his pizzzeria called Di Fara have won more pizza praise than any I have ever visited.  As a matter of fact, his dining area is jam-packed with not one, not two,  but three "Walls of Fame."  I hope they have enough room for the 31daysofpizza Slicey Award which I was privileged to present to the man himself last March. 

Why does the award say 2008?
I only started giving out pizza awards in 2007 and, not suprisingly, Dom DeMarco won for BEST TASTING SLICE.  If you have 3 minutes and 48 seconds, here is a video of the first awards ceremony.

The next year, the pizza award was given a name, the Slicey.  Several years later, my brother and I created an actual placard in his woodshed to be awarded to my favorite pizzerias and pizza-makers. Dom DeMarco is the king of this arena and I am very happy he accepted my Slicey!

Interior (Wall of Fame on right)

The money-maker

Exterior of Di Fara (Midwood, Brooklyn)