'Road Trips' on Serious Eats

An Eating Road Trip around Hawaii, the Big Island

Next time you're on Hawaii, the big island, rent a car and grab your buddy. This tour will take you from Kona's sunny coast down to the southernmost point in all 50 states (and the bakery situated there), around to the rainy side of the island (for comfort food, natch) and the city of Hilo, and up over the high hill-town of Waimea, before landing back down on the Kohala coast for some shave ice and beer. More

Dear Slice: Arizona Pizza Pilgrimage

We've some pizza gold from the Slice mailbox. If you saw our Pizza Obsessives interview with Lance yesterday, you'll have eagerly been awaiting the followup—Lance describes his visit to Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix and gives us a first look at Flagstaff's Pizzicletta, which of course is the subject of Caleb Schiff's column "Building a Pizzeria". What I'm saying is that we have a cosmic pizza convergence here. "You're driving to Phoenix... for pizza?" That's how everyone used to say it, with shock in their voice. But with all the press that my favorite place in the world, Pizzeria Bianco, has... More

Road Trip Snacking: Tasty Recipes to Make Ahead

When you enter about the sixth hour of a long road trip, the novelty of a Dairy Queen blizzard or Cracker Barrel (OK maybe not Cracker Barrel) starts to wear off. Packaged peanut butter crackers and gas station hot dogs just won't cut it anymore, and you find yourself starting to eye roadkill as a possible snack—that's where this list comes in. More

11 Great Pizza Road Trips from NYC

What's summer without a road trip? If you're a NYC-based pizza obsessive looking for an excuse to blow town and down some pies, here's our guide to some rental-car-worthy pizzerias — all within day-trippin' distance. Roster and map, after the jump. (All driving times are from Times Square and do not account for traffic.*) More

Brain Dump: West Coast Pizza Madness 2009, Where I Visited

View West Coast Pizza Tour in a larger map [All photographs by Adam Kuban unless noted] I know it's taken me a while to get the lead out re this trip. I've been back in NYC for six days after 12 days total on the road (nine actual pizza-eating days among those). I figured that regular Slice readers might want the skinny on which places I visited while out west. They're above in the map, but I'll also list them below, after the jump.... More

The Hungry Cyclist, In Search of The Americas’ Best Eats

independent.co.uk How does a die-hard cyclist find his dream meal? Bike around a few continents looking for it. Tom Kevill Davies, the self-titled Hungry Cyclist, quit his job in London to spend more than two years cycling across North and South America, in search of the best eats the hemisphere had to offer. Some of his best bites? Menudo in Mexico, globo biscuits on Rio's Ipanema Beach, fried pig’s fat in Colombia, and—eek—fried piranhas in Manaus, Brazil. More on these dishes, and many others, in his book, The Hungry Cyclist, out this week.... More

Happy Birthday, Route 66

Photograph from lauromaia on Flickr The “Mother Road”—or what’s left of it—turns 82 today. Which reminds me, serious eater robincat asked in Talk about serious eating options along the historic highway. There are only a handful of replies so far. Come on, people! There's gotta be more great food along this route. Get your kicks on in Talk.... More

America's Regional Hot Dog Styles

As we head into the 4th of July weekend, hot dogs are everywhere. They're on our grill and on our plates. They're on our TVs (the annual hot dog eating contest on ESPN). And this being Serious Eats, they're on our mind. Let's discuss. We bring you Serious Eats' definitive guide to America's regional hot dog styles. More

Sweet Potatoes Kitchen in Savannah, Georgia

About five miles from "downtown" Savannah, Sweet Potatoes is an unpretentious gas station neighbor with "endearing food," as the restaurant likes to call it. They serve Southern fare with an eclectic, sometimes fruity Caribbean twist, and in honor of the namesake, a different sweet potato dish each day. As someone who loves the sweet orange spud, I was already giddy in the parking lot. More

The Hot Truck: Originator of French Bread Pizza

The Hot Truck, blogged to Slice from the Flickr photostream of Slice Hey, folks: I just published a story about the original French bread pizza joint on Serious Eats.... It was late last Friday evening and I was on the phone with my girlfriend's sister after having recently arrived in Ithaca, New York, for a weekend visit. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map drawn by the motel desk clerk, we set out on the snowy... More

Pizza and a Movie in Trenton, Anyone?

Some of you pizzaheads may already have Pizza! The Movie on your radar. Word is that the producers (see photo, above) have finished it and it's being screened at various film festivals. The nearest screening to Slice HQ will be in Trenton, New Jersey, on Sunday May 7 at 2:30 p.m., as part of the Trenton Film Festival. Anybody up for making a pizza road trip out there? Here's the plan: We'll take the 12:13 p.m. NJTransit Northeast Corridor Line from Penn Station and arrive in Trenton at 1:37 p.m. Round-trip Off-Peak tix are $19.50 each. From there, it's... More

Tosca Café

Friends of Slice Listmaker and Youthlarge were car-sitting last week. Listmaker wanted to make the most of their automotive-having days, so he suggested a pizza excursion at some point during the holidays. Wanting to make the most of car access myself, I suggested Tosca Café in the Throgs Neck section of The Bronx, a spot that would normally be a bit difficult to reach via public transport (right). Listmaker, Youthlarge, and I set off around 7 p.m. on Friday, picked up their friend Dave, and we all made it to Tosca by 8 p.m. or so—after a few wrong... More


SLICE BY SOUTHWEST Join Slice editor & publisher Adam K. at one or both of the Slice pizza meet-ups in Austin during SXSW. Brick Oven: Thursday, March 17. 1 p.m. Thin-crust pizzas from a 100-year-old wood-fired oven. Location: 1209 Red River Road, near East 12th Street. Frank & Angie's: Friday, 1 p.m. Thin, chewy crust. Lots of topping choices. Location: 508 West Avenue, at West 5th Street. Map & ScheduleSliceXSW Map/Schedule PDFThis reporter is excited to report that he'll be seeing stars and stars in the making in the Lone Star State next week. I'm headed to Austin, Texas,... More

New Haven Pizza, Part Two: Sally's Apizza

dynamic duo Sally's Apizza and Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana were the two stops Slice made during the Pizza Club road trip to New Haven, Conn., on Saturday. Plenty of pizza was ordered from both venerable establishments. Above left is a large mozzarella pie from Sally's; above right, a large mozzarella pie (background) and a large white-clam pie (foreground) from Pepe's. Both pizzerias are so popular that lines form down the block, as can be seen below (Sally's left, Pepe's right). words by Adam K. :: photographs by Adam K. and Amanda G. | When last we left you, we... More

New Haven Pizza, Part One: Frank Pepe's

Dynamic Duo: Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana and Sally's Apizza were the two stops Slice made during the Pizza Club road trip to New Haven, Conn., on Saturday. Plenty of pizza was ordered from both venerable establishments. Above left is a large mozzarella pie (background) and a large white-clam pie (foreground) from Pepe's; above right is a large mozzarella pie from Sally's. Both pizzerias are so popular that lines form down the block, as can be seen below (Pepe's left, Sally's right). Three cars. Seventy-nine point nine miles. Ten people. Two pizzerias. Nine pies. One hundred and twenty-some dollars. That's... More

Eating Here In Allentown

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY E-ROCK The Port Authority Bus Terminal gives birth to few good omens. Anyone who spends time there on occasion has a "let's get it over with" attitude because of the lines, the smell, and the facility's confusing layout. E-Rock was faced with one of those occasions on a recent weekend and tried to make the best of it. I went there after work on Friday to catch a bus to eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. While waiting for She-Rock to join me for the trip, I headed to the Silver Bullet Saloon, a bar next to... More


KOBAYASHI GANBATTE! The Nathan's Famous Wall of Fame before the commencement of today's hot-dog-eating contest. Slice was on hand as records were broken and history made, as Kobayashi "The Tsunami" Takeru broke his 2002 record of 50.5 hot dogs with 53.5. Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas kicked major ass, downing 32. Not only would the founding fathers never have imagined pizza, they definitely would not have thought that, 228 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, we, their progeny, would be gorging ourselves with hot dogs on the nation's birthday. If they're turning in their graves, so be it.... More

What Happens In Vega$, Part Two: 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone? Misery And Lies In A Ruthless Setting'

Editor's note: From time to time, Slice correspondents leave New York City. When they do, they always bring back the lowdown on New York–style pizza in other parts. Here is the second and final part of E-Rock's Sin City chronicles. Read Part One here. Fear and Loathing: Pizza in Las Vegas? Meaningless Streets: From a banner-laden "Brooklyn Bridge" to a half-ass "Grand Central" to a street-scene food court area, Las Vegas's New York New-York Hotel & Casino is a mishmash mock-up of an imaginary Manhattan. Whenever I talked pizza with my New York co-workers in Vegas (which happened more than... More

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