June 18, 2006
AARON DALTON's Brooklyn article ["A City, a Bridge and a World Away," June 4] almost made me a little nostalgic -- not easy to accomplish with a devout New York hater. But I lived in Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay in my 20s and always loved walking around Brooklyn Heights. I miss the pizza of Bay Ridge, though. Can Dalton send me a slice? LAURIE BUDGAR Boulder, Colo.
January 27, 2011 |
When a television series has devolved so far from its original premise that it reaches a kind of nonsensical absurdity, we say it has jumped the shark. That's usually a good time to go back and take a fresh look at what made the original work so well. The culinary equivalent might be something getting used in a fast-food sandwich. And so it's time to get back to basics with focaccia. I ordered a sandwich at my local lunch counter the other day and the guy asked me what kind of bread I wanted: "White, whole wheat or focaccia," the latter a flattish white bread topped with what appeared to be sliced tomatoes, onions, cheese and lord knows what else.
April 17, 2013 |
The Reddit community Random Acts of Pizza is behind an effort to send hot pies as a way to reach out to those in Boston affected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the effort reportedly resulted in a flood of pizzas to Boston. Messages on the board went something like this: "Would love to provide pizza to any displaced Boston runners, family members or Boston Police/Fire Departments. " Another offer was sent out to "someone hosting or displaced in Boston. From Kansas City, with love.
March 3, 2014 |
Big Mama's and Papa's Pizza has never had a day like this. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres put the bright red-and-yellow pizza boxes in front of millions of viewers Sunday night, and the 20-location chain found instant fame. [Updated, 3:29 p.m. PST March 3: DeGeneres interviewed deliveryman Edgar Martirosyan on her talk show Monday. (See the video at the bottom of this post.) He recounted the experience: "You said, 'Just follow me,' and I'm going and I'm on a stage. I was in shock.
January 25, 2001
About 130 million Americans are expected to watch the New York Giants battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. This means that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m., millions of Americans are going to be looking for something to eat during halftime. Many will order pizza. So we conducted an informal, highly unscientific survey of pies around Orange County and prepared this pizza report card. The three judges were picked for their intimate knowledge of the subject.
May 1, 1989 |
When bad things happen to good people, the result is "Loverboy," which opened citywide Friday with no press previews. In it, Patrick Dempsey plays a disingenuous college boy who, instead of working for $4.80 an hour delivering pizzas on his summer vacation, makes $200 an afternoon delivering warmth, understanding, tenderness and wildly unsafe sex to every unhappily married woman in greater Los Angeles. The password? Extra anchovies on the pizza. A good many talents crashed and burned on this project, most notably Joan Micklin Silver, the credited director.
February 23, 1993 |
For those who think that pizza tastes better the next day, a company has come out with a freeze-dried version that lasts for seven years. The pizza can be eaten immediately or will last for seven years on the shelf without any spoilage or loss of nutritional value or flavor, Action Snacks said. "You can be . . . in the desert and have pizza," a company official said.
March 18, 1998 |
Pizza Hut said it is introducing a spicy pizza designed to appeal to men 18 to 29 years old, the demographic group that dominates fast-food dining. The new Sicilian Pizza is "definitely not for everybody," said Randy Gier, chief marketing officer. The pizza features a cheese-herb seasoning and a sauce that's spicier than other fare the chain sells. Industry observers said a trend to spicier fast foods is being driven in part by the popularity of ethnic foods.
January 10, 1985 |
Murderer Joseph Carl Shaw ordered pizza for his last meal today and played Trivial Pursuit games with family members a few feet from the electric chair which was being prepared for his Friday execution. "He is pretty much at peace with himself and is ready for whatever happens," attorney Stephen Bright said. "He is very calm and relaxed." Shaw, a former altar boy who confessed to the 1977 murders of two Columbia teen-agers, was to die at 5 a.m. Friday.
February 24, 1990 |
A Hutchinson, Kan., company has issued a nationwide recall of approximately 106,000 pounds of frozen pork pizza topping because it may contain light bulb fragments, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The product was made by Doskocil Sausage Co. and was sold exclusively to food service facilities, including restaurants and carryouts, the department said.