August 30, 2012 |

2011 August: Pizza Tours – Back to School

By Scott Anthony

Bus Tours

Hop on the Pizza Bus for Outer Borough Pizza Adventure

  • September 9 – Manhattan + Brooklyn
    Crossing bridges, seeing amazing views, eating rediculously good pizza and talking pizza history are just some of the items on this tour’s agenda.
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  • September 16 – Manhattan + the Bronx

Serious pizza fans know the glory that is Bronx pizza. Others will just have to discover it on this tour to some of my favorite spots.
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  • September 30 – Tri-Borough Madness
    Four hours. Four pizzerias. Three boroughs. I believe in us!
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Walking Tours

Walk the Path of Pizza History


Crosstown Pizza Walk
Visit three pizzerias and several Points of Pizza Interest in Soho, Greenwich Village, the Bowery, Little Italy and NoLita as you follow the evolution of pizza in NYC.

  • 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Mondays and Saturdays
  • 1.5 mile walk
  • $35 (includes pizza lunch and Pizza Tour Survival Kits)
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Greenwich Village Pizza Walk
Visit three pizzerias and Points of Pizza interest in Greenwich Village and Soho as you trace pizza history from its origin in Naples through its transformation in the Little Italies of NYC.

  • 11:30 AM to 2 PM
  • Fridays and select Saturdays/Sundays
  • 0.75 mile walk
  • $35 (includes pizza lunch and Pizza Tour Survival Kits)
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Private Tours
Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, bachelorette, company outing or school field trip with a private pizza adventure!

  • AM and PM start times available
  • Weekdays and Select Saturday afternoons
  • Tour by bus or on foot
  • All group sizes welcome
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On the Blog

Scott’s Pizza Journal


Here’s the latest from my blog and various other pizza writing…

  • Grilled Pizza (Scott’s Pizza Journal) – My roommates won’t let me use the oven in the summer but the grill works just fine and it’s even faster! No need for special equipment, just skill.
  • History of the Pizza Slicer (Serious Eats / Slice) – The pizza slicer is a houshold gadget, but who was the mad pizza genius who invented it? This article has some of the answers.
  • Pizza Glossary (Pizza Today Magazine)- It’s frustrating when pizzeria menus use the same words for different things, or even different words for the same thing. I try to set it straight.

For more pizza reading, check out my Scott’s Pizza Chronicles column on Slice: America’s Favorite Pizza Weblog and my monthly Man on the Street column in Pizza Today Magazine!

Fall Calendar – Fundraisers / Free NYPL Events

Get Your Learn On

Starting this month, I’ll be hosting a series of pizza talks at the New York Public Library. Discussions will involve pizza science and history with kid-friendly science demos at your local NYPL branch. Check out the full schedule here.

You should also mark your calendar for our annual Slice Out Hunger event on October 10 in NYC. All the best pizzerias in town send us pies and we make them available to you for $1 per slice. All proceeds go to City Harvest! We’ll also have our friends from Fizzy Lizzy and GreenBox on hand to make make the day possible. Check out our Slice Out Hunger event website for details.

In other fundraiser news, our homeslice Jason from I Dream Of Pizza will be hosting his annual NYC Pizza Run on September 15. Participate and help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

There’s another great event happening around the country on October 12 called Slice of Hope. Our pals at Pizza Today Magazine organize this fantastic fundraiser for the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation in which your local pizzerias pledge to donate a portion of October 12 profits to help find a cure. Ask your local pizzeria if they are involved and if they aren’t you can help them join the effort by signing up here. Scott’s Pizza Tours is proud to be donating 10% of October public ticket sales to the foundation.

Travel Alert – Los Angeles, CA

Come Eat Pizza With Me

LA has never been known for having amazing pizza, but yet I search every single time I’m there. I’ll be in town on September 21 and 24 so please get in touch with me if you’d like to meet up for pizza. I’d like to check out Fox Pizza Bus, 800 Degrees, Pizzanista and a few others. The best way to join me is by replying to this email or track my whereabouts on twitter with @scottspizzatour. Let’s get a massive posse of SPT alumni for a giant pizza crawl!!!


Web Store

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Visit the SPT Web Store for the freshest pizza tour t-shirts, hoodies, pizza pens, gift certificates, AND MORE! Check out our cool new water bottles! They are BPA-free and customized with the amazing SPT logo so all your friends will know how cool you are. We also just got a new batch of SPT t-shirts and hoodies to help you prepare for those warm Spring days and cool Spring nights. WOO!

Interact with SPT

Review, Share, Eat


  • Join our Facebook fan page! Meet other SPT alumni!!!
  • Follow us on Twitter! See a picture of every slice I eat, as I eat it!!!
  • Watch videos on YouTube! Be a pizza tourist from home!
  • Read Scott’s Tumblr Blog! Videos, photos, words, slices, adventure!
  • Yelp! about us! We’re currently ranked #1 in NYC!!!
  • Post a review about us on Trip Advisor! We’re currently ranked #7 in NYC!!!
  • Read user reviews at Zerve! Unedited, so you can be sure I didn’t write them myself!
  • If you enjoyed a pizzeria we visited on the tour, review THEM on YELP!