Pizza and place (and pigging out)

Food is not place, and pizza is not New York City. But for me, the connection between eating in a place and being in a place is heavy with meaning.

It’s against this backdrop that the most recent installment of CUNY Pie was conceived. In a few weeks, I’ll be moving to Chicago. So […]


On Friday I had pizza from Giovanna’s for the third time.  All three times were delivery, which I know is not the ideal way to enjoy good pizza–but all three times were certainly tasty.  It’s a great addition to SpaHa’s restaurant row on Lexington between 100th and 101st Streets.  If I had one criticism, […]

Side trip – and a homecoming – to Totonno’s

Last March, the great New York pizzeria Totonno’s shut down due to a severe fire. I was upset. After a dozen rumored opening days – including, most recently, one thwarted by Wednesday’s winter weather – today was Totonno’s first day back in almost a year.

Totonno’s has a special place in my heart, both […]