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Welcome to The Pizza Show, a series on munchies that explores the wonderful world of pizza. Our host Frank Pinello—owner of Best Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—travels around the world eating great pizza and meeting even greater people. From Brooklyn to Seoul, Chicago to New Haven, there's pizza culture everywhere, but it's the people we're most excited about.
The inaugural episode of 'The Pizza Show' kicks off in Brooklyn. Our host Frank Pinello, a born and bred Brooklynite, remembers the importance of his neighborhood pizzeria growing up. We start at Roberta's in Bushwick, a pizzeria that has truly changed an entire neighborhood. Then we spend some time with Mark Iacono, owner of Lucali in Carroll Gardens, who built his restaurant by hand and is working tirelessly to preserve the tradition of his neighborhood through pizza. And what would any pizza show be without visiting the king: Dom DeMarco of Di Fara in Midwood? Dom is a legend, and even when great pizzaiolos visit him, like Frank and Mark, they can end up questioning their own pies.
This episode is not about pizza. It's about Apizza. There's a difference.
Welcome to New Haven, a city that has some of the best pizza around. Frank Pinello, our host, has never been to New Haven and the best way to learn about the city is by eating. Frank hangs out with Gary Bimonte, co-owner of legendary pizzeria Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, spends time with the owners of Zuppardi's, and meets some true new haven legends. This is a special town with incredible people and pizza to match.
From deep dish to tavern style thin, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Chicago pizza. Frank is here to show us the ins and outs of Chicago pizza and introduce us to the people who help make it what it is today.
In this episode of The Pizza Show is dedicated to three of the most special slices around: the Grandma, the Jersey Bar Pie, and the Cold Cheese slice.
New York is the birthplace of many things, but for today's purposes, we're sticking to pizza. Frank starts with a quick history lesson from Scott Wiener, the owner of Scott's Pizza Tours. Then, we hit the streets to see and taste the history for ourselves. The best thing about the city's pizza scene is that it's relatively young, so you can still eat slices from the ovens of the people that started it all and put New York pizza on the map.
We meet the granddaughters of the man that literally brought pizza over from Naples, and even see the ovens that he used. Then, we hit all the best slices from Greenwich Village to Soho, and finish in Brooklyn at Luigi's Pizza, a place untouched by time.
A lot of pizzerias might be mom and pop businesses, but the reality is that the pizza industry is valued at over $38 billion in the US alone. Most people know about the "big four"—Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's, and Little Caesars—but in this episode, we explore some new frontiers of the pizza business. We begin in Silicon Valley at Zume Pizza, a company using robots and trucks outfitted with ovens to revolutionize delivery pizza.
Then, we're off to one of the fastest-growing international markets, South Korea, to see our host Frank Pinello collaborate on a New York -style pie with Mr. Pizza, one of the largest pizza chains based out of Seoul. (There might also be a professional "pizza dancing" team in this one.)
Additional footage from the "Chicago'' episode.
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