'Ed Levine' on Serious Eats

Papa's Tomato Pies Vies with Lombardi's for Title of Oldest Pizzeria in America

The kinks in America's Pizza Timeline start pretty much at the beginning. Most recently, Papa's Tomato Pies in Trenton, NJ has laid claim to the title of oldest pizzeria in America—long held by Lombardi's in New York. The claim is based on the fact that Lombardi's closed for a decade and therefore can no longer call themselves the oldest. So maybe Papa's should just go for the title of "oldest continuously operated pizzeria in America"? More

Listen to Ed on 'The Takeaway' Radio Program Talk About Favorite Northeastern Foods

In case you missed Ed's appearance on the news show The Takeaway with host John Hockenberry this morning (we won't blame you, it was 6:49 AM EST) you can listen to it here. They chat about emblematic regional foods from all over the Northeast, including Rhode Island's coffee milk, Philly cheesesteaks, Maine's lobster rolls, and well, Delaware was a toughie. Hot dogs? Blue crabs? Salt water taffy? More

Philadelphia: Pizzeria Stella Reviewed in the 'Philadelphia Inquirer'

[Photographs: Pizzeria Stella] The Philadelphia Inquierer's Craig LaBan files a rave review of restaurateur Stephen Starr's relatively new Pizzeria Stella in the City of Brotherly Love. Did someone say love? Because, damn, LaBan LOVES the pies here. While LaBan still views Marc Vetri's Osteria as the gold standard of pizza in Philly, "...no restaurant has refined the eat-in pizza experience with the single-minded focus, quality ingredients, and overall finesse of Stella." Oh, and after the jump, our man Ed Levine makes a cameo in LaBan's review.... More

The Year That Was: Ed Levine Started a Diet

The Year That Was, as measured by Ed's waistline. Ed started his diet on January 10. He flirted briefly with 100-calorie snack packs, was rebuked for it, and then renounced them. Still questionable: Ed's ideal diet breakfast--Diet Coke, potato chips, and a banana. Then again, he did discover his inner bok choy, which makes a weird kind of sense, I suppose. And for a series of posts that you'd think would have been fairly innocuous, it managed to incite mild controversy when The-Feedbag's Josh Ozersky attacks Ed and then posts a retraction. My main beef with Ed's diet posts is that they have inspired my girlfriend to get on my case about starting my own serious diet. But let's focus... More

Fornino Pizza Delivery to Serious Eats Holiday Bowling Party

Last night, Serious Eaters booked it to Williamsburg to celebrate the holidays at The Gutter. While the alley doesn't serve hot dogs, chicken fingers, or other standard bowling fare—though I did spot beef jerky—they luckily have a BYOF policy. What would our "Food" be? Delivery pizza from Fornino. We weren't the only ones with this idea, either. Fornino is just a half-mile away, so they'll bring it right to the alley. Our four pies included: sausage, artichoke and tomato, mushrooms with truffle oil, and a basic Margherita. Sausage was first to go, and by far the crowd favorite. Truffles... More

Ed Levine's Questionable Pizza Practices: Do You Leave Your Pies Out Overnight? For Two Nights?

How long do you leave your pizza out on the counter? Overnight? Longer? Not at all? Photograph by Robyn Lee As you may have seen already, Grub Street featured Serious Eats head honcho Ed Levine as the subject of its "New York Diet" column, in which a noted celeb or food person recounts his or her week's intake. Zach Brooks gives you links here to many of the places Ed mentions in the interview, but I'm more interested in what this diet snapshot reveals to the rest of the world about Ed's pizza practices. Get a loada this: And... More

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