Our last stop in NYC before grabbing our luggage and heading for Laguardia was Famous Original Ray’s Pizzeria on Lexington Avenue. We had visited here on our first day in the city too, but wanted to grab another slice before heading home. On the first trip, we both had the sausage and pepperoni slice, but this time, I tried the Ziti and Meat Sauce slice and Josh went with the Sausage and Pepperoni again. I have to say, I prefer the sausage and pepperoni. The ziti pizza is
Another stop on our last day in NYC was Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner building. This building also houses many retail stores as well as a Whole Foods in the basement. We visited the Whole Foods but it was close to lunchtime and it was mass chaos in there, so we went ahead and went upstairs to Bouchon. Bouchon Bakery was founded by famous chef Thomas Keller (of French Laundry fame) and has locations in Yountville, New York and Las Vegas.
The TKO cookie was one of Jos
Josh and I went to Rockefeller Center on our last morning and visited Top of the Rock Observation Deck. It is relatively close to the Empire State Building and people have said that the views are better at Top of the Rock, so we figured that we’d try it out. People were right. The views were amazing.
After we came back down to reality, we were hungry, so we stopped at the Ben & Jerry’s at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (anyone who watches the show 30 Rock will understand). Luck
For those of you who are familiar with the Bravo Network’s reality show, Top Chef, you may recognize Perilla. It is owned and run by Season One’s winner, Harold. We actually saw Harold walking out of Perilla just after we were seated, so it was unfortunate that Harold wasn’t the one cooking our meal for us, but his employees did a fine job of taking over in his absence. Sadly, this was another of the restaurants that I was uncomfortable whipping out the camera for, but the
Our last stop on Scott’s Pizza Tour was Patricia’s Pizza & Pasta in the Bronx. It was quite a drive to get there, but we were greeted with pizza delivered right to the bus. At Patricia’s they have both a brick oven and a gas oven and we were able to try half of a slice of each kind of pizza. Both were good, but I still prefer Luzzo’s and Lombardi’s over the others. It was awesome to be able to travel to a location outside of Manhattan for our last stop. I know we wouldn’
Patsy’s Pizzeria was the next stop on Scott’s Pizza Tour. Patsy’s is known for being one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite hangouts during his time in New York. While this stop wasn’t a favorite for Josh or I, the pizza was very good and we didn’t have any complaints. We just felt that some of the other stops on the tour were better. Patsy’s has a devout following though and there are many people who would argue that Patsy’s is the best in New York City, hands down. #review #res
The second stop on Scott’s Pizza Tour is one that will live in my heart (and stomach) forever. Luzzo’s Ristorante Italiano is hands down, the best pizza I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of pizza). The owner, Michele is from Naples, as is a large number of his staff, so they know what pizza is supposed to taste like. They use real buffalo mozzarella (for those of you who don’t know, this cheese actually comes from Asian water buffalo milk – believe it or not) which has a h
Ah, Lombardi’s Pizza. . . the first stop on the most incredible tour in all of New York City – Scott’s Pizza Tour. For those of you who are not familiar with Lombardi’s, let me fill you in on a little bit of American pizza history. Lombardi’s was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi and was officially the first American pizzeria. He first opened the original location as a grocery store in 1897 after landing in America in 1895. Genarro began selling traditional Neapolitan pi
The next stop on Day #2 was the famous Katz’s Deli. You’ll recognize it from the movie When Harry Met Sally. It’s famous for being the location for the infamous fake orgasm scene between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. They even have a sign letting you know which table the actors were sitting at when they filmed that scene. Josh chose Katz’s because he fell in love with the pastrami when his friend Leo took him there on a visit a few years ago. I don’t think I have ever had a
The next stop on our food radar was the Doughnut Plant. I had been waiting to try this place for months and the day had finally arrived. Unfortunately, the weather on Day 2 was pretty miserable, but we braved the Subways, rain and cold and arrived at the Doughnut Plant a little wet, but ready for some doughnutty goodness. We have seen several shows highlighting the Doughnut Plant on the Food Network and Travel Channel and have wanted to try their amazing doughnuts for quit
As many of you will remember, Josh and I spent a long Easter weekend in New York City. I had never been before and I was really looking forward to seeing the city and getting to experience the things that we always see on television. I was especially excited to try out some of the places that I’ve been wanting to try since I saw them featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network. We’re definitely foodies, and we used our knowledge and resources to scope out some of the b