On Sunday 9 of us met up in Brooklyn for a 6 stop pizza tour.
Here's the gang in front of our 1st stop
Difara's is in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
It was on a busy retail street of little stores in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.
I slipped off to have a slice of kosher pizza, and a homemade pretzel,
while we were awaiting for the one man Difara's operation to open around 12 noon
l-r Debbie's"pool boy", Debbie, me , Steve Koe, Margaret, "Wandering Jew", and Mrs. and Mr. T-bird,
Difara's slice in it's full glory
we got around by subway and walking..
there's Chisler and Steve Koe waiting for our next Pizza train!
next stop was Totonno's , near Coney Island
Totonno's pizza....as a bonus, we ran into the celebrity chef Mario Bitale (from the Food Network, etc) chowing down with his family (pizza , of course).... he was very cordial to us
We noticed this catchy looking place while we were eating our "pedestrian" style (aka: nothing special) slices at Fascadi's,
also in Brooklyn. (notice their signage that "aliens eat free"; cute, huh?!
That's when I slipped off for some homemade ice cream next door at the Blue Pig. (the dark choc. chip was great)
I also had a few bites of a falafel and some chickpea salad from another place almost next door.
my wonderful chickpea salad.......(not meant to outdo Wandering Jew's "Long Island chickpea salad" pic on an alternate website
there's "the traveling man" waiting in line at Grimaldi's for pizza.
We must have waited close to an hour in that line.
Grimaldi's (pies only, no slices) . It seemed to be the overwhelming favorite. I was a vocal minority for DiFara's, our first place
Mr. and Mrs. t-bird. (t-bird is one of our newer "posters")
with the NYC skyline in the background. We are in Brooklyn Heights
The pizza has arrived ! ( and the cameras are ready!)
there's "Wandering Jew", who I was so glad to finally get a chance
to meet in person! I love his posts! (hi there Wandering Jew!)
The Empire State Building is visible in the background
"2 bridges"......the Brooklyn Bridge up front and the Manhattan Bridge in the background
And then there we were down to the "final 3", like the show Survivor.
Steve Koe, Wandering Jew, and yours truly did the walk across the
Brooklyn Bridge to eat at the only Manhattan pizzeria in our days plans. Lombardi's on Spring St.
There was a place across the street that only served Rice Pudding...
a very "cutting edge" place.
I love whenever I see the word "obsessed" used in a fun way like that!
I got to explore parts of Brooklyn I had never been to before, as I mostly know Manhattan. It was not only a pizza tour, but served as walking tour as well. (which gave us a chance to burn calories after
Special thanks to all my Roadfood/Roguefood buddies for a fun day!
Hope we can stay in touch...