Tag: pizza

‘I Know the Struggle’: Why Pizzas Were Left at Memorials for 4 Homeless Men

In New York City, candles, flowers and handwritten tributes flow onto the sidewalk like surf filling a void in the sand, replacing the body just taken away from there. Memorials in Chinatown this week marked the spots where four homeless men were killed on Saturday, their heads smashed while they slept by an attacker wielding […]

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Chasing the Perfect Slice, Bread and Salt in Jersey City Looks to Rome

For a long time, the seriousness of a pizzeria could be gauged by a simple yes-or-no question: Did it sell pizza by the slice? The ones that cared the most about upholding traditions, maintaining quality and so on — like Totonno’s, John’s of Bleecker Street, Kesté, Lucali, Una Pizza Napoletana — emphatically did not. Today, […]

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Pizza Chain Apologizes for Posting Pic of Pizza Flag to Remember 9/11

It’s so difficult to know how to commemorate 9/11. Whispered promises to remember the victims, and solemn reminders of our patriotism can feel woefully inadequate, but doing nothing on a day that heavy with emotion will forever feel like a tactless omission. No one knows the challenges of those somber reflections better than Brand Twitter. […]

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From Pizza to Tortillas, a Midwestern Chef Defies Assumptions

MINNEAPOLIS — Last summer, Ann Kim announced that she would open a restaurant inspired by a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, where she had tasted handmade heirloom blue-corn tortillas that moved her to tears. The Twin Cities news media responded with reports about her intention to open a Mexican restaurant. A year later, Ms. […]

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Tragedy in a Kips Bay Elevator

Weather: Showers may pop up early, but the sky should brighten as the day progresses. Cooler than yesterday, with highs in the low 80s. The weekend should be mostly dry and in the 70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditJefferson Siegel for The New York Times The residents knew the elevators […]

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The Grasshopper Invasion In Nevada Is So Bad That One Restaurant Is Putting The Bugs On Pizza

iStock/Unsplash/Uproxx If you’re one to get squeamish about bugs, close this tab immediately because you’re straight up not going to be able to handle this. Grasshoppers have completely invaded Las Vegas and the situation has gotten so out of control that one Nevada restaurant is taking the lemons (in this case grasshoppers) that life has […]

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The Frankies Partners Will Open a Slice Shop

Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, who own two well-established Italian restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, have been planning to open a slice shop since last September. This September, they say, the pizzeria will finally open in a space between Frankies 457 Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They are […]

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The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference

Earlier this year, three former and current officials from the Department of Homeland Security spoke out about the agency, warning that President Donald Trump was quietly disassembling two task forces that had been established in response to Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Both of those groups were part of the Cyber Security and […]

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Plan A Road Trip For Your Palate With These Essential Pizza Joints

getty/uproxx Pizza may seem simple on the surface. It’s basically some bread, some sauce, some cheese, and some toppings. But reducing it to those base elements is akin to calling barbeque just “slightly burned meat.” Ultimately, the assumption of simplicity is an uninformed one. There’s a lot of nuance to these pies, and while a […]

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Nuro partners with Domino’s to deliver pizza via self-driving cars in Houston

Nuro, a self-driving car company founded by two former Google employees, this morning announced that it’s teaming up with Domino’s Pizza to pilot delivery in select Texas markets. Nuro plans to start by ferrying pizzas from one of Domino’s corporate-owned stores by Q4 2019 via its custom R1 vehicle in Houston, where it has been […]

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A Stand-Up Example of Sit-Down Pizza

One of the ways people pretend to be sophisticated about restaurants these days is by claiming that the New York City dining scene has lost its edge. The sheer number of restaurants in the city — about 27,000, according to the health inspectors — makes the argument absurd. How many of them are slipping? All […]

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