Papa John’s hits a home run as official pizza of the New York Yankees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced it has signed a partnership deal to be the Official Pizza of the New York Yankees. As part of the deal, Papa John’s will be the exclusive branded pizza sold in Yankee Stadium, have in-stadium signage, and will have the ability to use the Yankees marksMore »

Do you make it easy for your guests to divvy up the check?

Mandy Detwiler

I recently went out to dinner with a large group of my sorority sisters. We’re used to sharing –– 12 women and two bathrooms made for close quarters in college. So on this particular trip, we visited a local Mexican restaurant that charges for chips and salsa (another pet peeve for another blog post). WithMore »

Il Pizzaiolo: Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Anthony's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

When most folks think about Orlando, it’s the theme parks, conventions and tourism that readily come to mind. but for Bronx-native Johnny Markaj, the bustling downtown district is where he has carved a niche for his pizzeria, Anthony’s Pizzeria & Italian restaurant. Nestled downtown on a street lined with trees, small businesses and homes, it’sMore »

Il Pizzaiolo: Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza, Red Bank, NJ

September 2013

Brooklyn native Tommy Bonfiglio has been an aficionado of pizza most of his life –– the former tax attorney and his wife, Yvette, actively sought out pizza on their travels around the globe. So when the couple found their nest empty but themselves too young to retire, they decided to try their hands at becomingMore »

The hottest ingredients for 2013

2013 May: THE IN CROWD

Today’s pizzeria customers are savvier than ever thanks in part to a growing trend in upscale options. Sure, pepperoni and cheese are still king in this industry, but customers looking for fresh, organic and locally grown toppings now have more choices than ever. Add in the rise of Neapolitan and artisan focuses, and the pizzaMore »

Il Pizzaiolo: Bella Monica

Bella Monica, Owners, Julie and Corbett Monica

In the literary world, the phrase “write what you know” rings true for many writers. That same principle can be applied in the restaurant industry –– and that’s what Corbett and Julie Monica have done in their 2,770-square-foot trattoria-style restaurant, Bella Monica, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Corbett, whose grandparents owned a restaurant in New Jersey,More »

2009 October: Il Pizzaiolo: Westshore Pizza

Robert “Bob” Vasaturo

If you had to classify Tampa using one phrase, the term “melting pot” would certainly be accurate. That’s because the warm climate, sand and surf are a Mecca for retirees and Spring Breakers alike. That’s what brought Philadelphia native Robert “Bob” Vasaturo and his Philly-themed pizzeria to the area 15 years ago, and it wasMore »

Going Pro

2013 March: Going Pro

Is a professional chef needed in a pizzeria’s kitchen? The performance kitchen at Cane Rosso takes center stage. Built around a wood-fired oven, the workspace is home to leading man Dino Santonicola, the Naples-born master pizzaiolo hired by owner Jay Jerrier to put his restaurant on the map. And he’s not alone –– more attentionMore »