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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:45 PM »
 Jet Deck can we count you in?

Chau

If you are sure that this much pizza stuff in one city at one time would not knock the earth off its axis; then I am in.  

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Chau, can you do some mozz in your hotel room, before I arrive to take along as a snack?
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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2012, 01:30:38 PM »
Gene, are you serious? Are you really joining us?

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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2012, 01:37:28 PM »
Awesome Gene!!  This is going to be a spectacular time.  Tell you what, we can go to RD, get some curd and a few supplies and we can make mozz for everyone.

And Kelly? Where the hell are you? 

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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2012, 01:43:45 PM »
Gene, are you serious? Are you really joining us?

Yep, I get to join this great pilgrimage!
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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2012, 01:46:06 PM »
Awesome Gene!!  This is going to be a spectacular time.  Tell you what, we can go to RD, get some curd and a few supplies and we can make mozz for everyone.

Chau

Sure Chau.  I would enjoy it.  Bring a hot plate from home?  Or we could use the clothes iron (upside down).  By the time the trip is done, I'm not sure spectacular is going to touch the surface. :chef: :pizza:
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« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2012, 01:56:46 PM »
That's fantastic!

This thing is getting big  :o With the distances people are traveling, I would no longer classify it as a 'Get Together' but more of an 'Expo'  ;D

Chau
Myself
JohnC
Craig
JohnW
Adam
Gene

With maybe's from

Norma
Steve

and no word yet from Kelly, Larry, or anyone else.

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« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2012, 02:28:04 PM »
This thing is getting big  :o With the distances people are traveling, I would no longer classify it as a 'Get Together' but more of an 'Expo'  ;D

I agree - time to rebrand:

Pizzamaking Fanatics 2012 NYC Spring Expo

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« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2012, 02:32:28 PM »
If you need a room, check out the Club Quarters Wall St. - $119/night

http://www.clubquarters.com/loc_nyWallstreet.php

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« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2012, 03:43:02 PM »
 
This week's village voice did an article on Barboncino.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-02-22/restaurants/barboncino-naples-staples/


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« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2012, 04:07:21 PM »
Is the tour starting off early on Friday morning? If so, approximately what time?

The group is large. How about taking the subway around so we can all gab and get whisked around.....this is friggen' NYC after all. Jeez  ;D

Saturday is out for me, but Friday is not.

Am working on this as I type.

FWIW, my own opinion is that when I hear "old-school NY pizza", that only means NY-Neapolitan style pizza, which is usually, but not exclusively, coal oven pizza. Not all coal oven pizza is good (IMO only Totonno's and Patsy's are worth a trip). Not to pizza anyone off, but 99% of the NY-Style pizza I have ever eaten (a lot) is really just not that good.

Chau, are you mostly concerned with only the pizza itself, or desiring to experience the atmosphere of places some would consider to be must-do pizzerias/atmosphere type joints?

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« Reply #60 on: February 24, 2012, 04:19:08 PM »
I forgot to thank Craig for notifying me this was taking place.

Hopefully I'll be able to meet some of you!
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« Reply #61 on: February 24, 2012, 04:25:03 PM »
I'm actually free and willing to make the trip now. Either Friday or Sat.    Norma?

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« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2012, 04:25:21 PM »
PB, good to hear you will be able to join us on Friday.   :D.  Atmosphere is nice as no one wants to eat in a dump, but good pizza takes priority over atmosphere for me.  I'd rather eat really good pie at a not so upscale place than to pay for atmosphere, unless there are going to be gorgeous Italian waitresses there, then I can live with crappy pizza.   :P

I'm pretty easy going though, I'll go anywhere you guys and gals want to go.

Yes Craig, title change to NYC pizza expo 2012.

Good news Steve!

Chau
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« Reply #63 on: February 24, 2012, 04:33:57 PM »
Kelly, I'm really happy you can make it.

Right now, nothing is set in stone.  We're just confirming everyone's availability and then going from there.  I'll PM Larry, just in case he missed this thread, as I don't think he's going to want to miss something of this magnitude.

It looks like, with your Friday availability, that, in order to include Adam (which we obviously have to do), we're heading into the dreaded Friday evening zone  ;D

Our numbers are increasing, but, as of this moment, we can fit into two cars.  I think we might be able to cover more ground/hit more places in cars then in trains. Maybe.  Depending on the traffic. Also, depending on the places we choose, it could end up a lot of walking. Some places are close to subway stops, but some aren't.

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Re: Chau's Coming to New York! Tour Time!!!!
« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »
I'm actually free and willing to make the trip now. Either Friday or Sat.    Norma?

Steve,

If you can go, I also want to go.   ;D

Norma

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« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2012, 04:45:35 PM »
I'm actually free and willing to make the trip now. Either Friday or Sat.    Norma?

That's great to hear, Steve. With you and Norma, that's 10.  

We've never been in this position before, but I think we might be reaching critical mass. If Larry and Mike join us, that's 12. Car wise, that's a sketchy proposal, as are reservations.  I'm not sure about making reservations for 12 at a place like Franny's or Barboncino.

For now, let's give Larry the chance to respond, but, unless something changes, the list is set:

Chau
Myself
JohnC
Craig
JohnW
Adam (for the Evening)
Gene
Kelly
Steve
Norma

and maybe Larry/Mike.

Edit: Larry is in Italy from the 5th to the 15th (poor guy! ;D ).  I still think 10 is a good number and might work out car wise, so, unless someone feels differently (or we ditch the cars), then I think this is it (for what's looking to be Friday).
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« Reply #66 on: February 24, 2012, 04:46:41 PM »
Friday evening past about 6pm or so is no good for me.

I'm going to take either the 6:30am or 7:30am Bolt Bus from Baltimore to Manhattan, which puts me in Manhattan between 9:45 to 10:45am. I'll jam the subway over to Brooklyn from there.  If I need to kill some time before the tour starts, that's no problem on my end.

But I'll likely have to jam the 5:30 or 6:30 bus out of NYC. Maybe 7:30. But since I would need to get back into the city, that means I would need to leave Brooklyn about 30 minutes to 1 hour before the bus leaves (depending on where in Brooklyn we are at that time).

Long story short, I'll be in Brooklyn from call it 11:00am and be available to partake in however many stops 5 or 6 hours entails before I kiss and run.

Sounds like fun!

Definitely excited to meet you guys.  :)
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« Reply #67 on: February 24, 2012, 05:12:00 PM »
Kelly, Steve and Norma have a really long bus ride, so I'm not sure how early they can get in, but for the rest of the people that can do Friday during the day, I think starting at 11:00 is no problem. What I'm wondering, though, is where we can go at 11:00 am?

The other thing I was thinking about was order.  I was thinking about starting in Coney Island and moving up, but that puts us at Franny's later- which might put the clam pie in jeopardy.  It also looks like

http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/barboncino-brooklyn

Barboncino doesn't open until 5:00. Totonno's opens at 12:00, so that's not an 11:00 option either.

Btw, if anyone either really wants to go somewhere or, for whatever reason, really wants to avoid a particular place, but doesn't feel comfortable talking about it publicly, pm me.

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Re: Chau's Coming to New York! Tour Time!!!!
« Reply #68 on: February 24, 2012, 05:12:58 PM »
You guys are killing me. I'm a little more than a month away from having a knee replacement. If I was able to walk I'd be there in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2012, 05:20:12 PM »
I'm fairly certain L&B opens at 11:00am.....unless my memory has gone kaput or they have changed their hours. (either is possible)
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« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2012, 05:21:18 PM »
Scott,

Steve and I arrived at Port Authority around 12:00 pm for the last pizza tour.  We can get an earlier bus if anyone wants to meet up at about 11:00 am.

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« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2012, 05:23:07 PM »
Of course, if we start in Brooklyn at noon, that gives me time to get a square/Sicilian from Artichoke on 14th street before sliding over to Brooklyn (they open at 11am)  :)
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« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2012, 05:26:37 PM »
Scott,

Steve and I arrived at Port Authority around 12:00 pm for the last pizza tour.  We can get an earlier bus if anyone wants to meet up at about 11:00 am.

Norma

Norma, if the Brooklyn leg starts towards noon, I'd be happy to meet you at Port Authority earlier and we could hit up a NY-Style slice from Sacco Pizza or get a square from Artichoke on the way to meet the rest of the peeps in Brooklyn.

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« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2012, 05:42:47 PM »
If L&B opens at 11:00, then I say, in order to maximize our time in Brooklyn and cover the most places, then I think that's where we start.

It looks like this is shaping up to be an early Fri. 'Kelly' leg and a later Fri. 'Adam' leg. We need to start narrowing down which places go in the daytime column and which go at night.  I just checked, Franny's on Friday, opens at 5:30, so that's night. So far, it's

Day
L&B
Totonno's/Nathans

Night
Barboncino (if we can get reservations)
Franny's (again, reservations dependent)

Now, Adam seemed pretty amped about Best, but I know Kelly is a Best fan as well, so you to are going to have to duke that out  ;D

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« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2012, 05:48:42 PM »
Norma, if the Brooklyn leg starts towards noon, I'd be happy to meet you at Port Authority earlier and we could hit up a NY-Style slice from Sacco Pizza or get a square from Artichoke on the way to meet the rest of the peeps in Brooklyn.

Keep it in the back of your head. --K

Kelly,

I think buses leave Reading starting at around 5:30 am and take about 3 hrs. to get to Port Authority.  Steve and I could meet you earlier if you like.  I have to check the bus schedule again.  

Norma
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