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This just landed in my inbox, sent from the people over at L’asso:
L’asso Pizza Guide Party 10.7.08
The L’asso Pizza Guide Release Party
L’ASSO PIZZA GUIDE
THE DEFINITIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIZZA
ON Tuesday October 7th from 5-10pm you are invited to our PIZZA GUIDE RELEASE PARTY!
The L’asso Pizza Guide – the definitive guide to pizza – will be carried as a NYC Onion insert (10.9.08). The guide is a humorous and informational guide to pizza – from its humble beginnings in ancient times to its current incarnation as one of the world’s favorite foods.
It’s been a year in the making! Be one of the first to check it out before the rest of the world gets to see it.
DJ, PIZZA SAMPLING, BOOZE plus the unveiling of a few new pizza recipes we’ve been working up, be the first to try our new inventions!
I checked out L’asso in NYC a couple months ago, but never got around to writing it up here (I did get some photos though). In short, it’s pretty fancy: the form factor of the pizza is unusual, but it was good regardless. I expect this event to be delicious.
By the way, I’m psyched to see some pizza humor by the people at The Onion… geniuses.
I attended the previously mentioned NYC Food Film Fest‘s Pizza Night in the parking lot next to Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn the other night. It was great to be around a bunch of other pizza fanatics directly under the Brooklyn Bridge.
While I was waiting around for the show to start, I had the pleasure of finally meeting the mastermind behind the amazing Slice pizza blog, Adam Kuban, in person. He told me some interesting stuff about his life as a full-time pizza blogger, but that’s a whole other story…
After a couple short speeches from the Food Film Fest crew and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, they screened 3 short films: Pure & Simple, which is a view in to the daily life of hardcore pizzeria Una Pizza Napoletana (I’ve never been, but I definitely intend to check it out soon); Brooklyn Pizza which showed what Adam Kuban described as “pizza porn” — the pizza-making process at 3 different Brooklyn pizzerias (Di Fara, Totonno’s, and Grimaldi’s); and finally In Pignata: Calabrian Fireside Cooking, which wasn’t really about pizza at all, but followed around an aging traditional Italian farmer as she prepped food from her own harvests.
Grimaldi’s sent out a couple rounds of sampling pies for the salivating crowd throughout the night. Much appreciated, but after the event I decided to wait in line to get a proper dose. Nothing has changed about Grimaldi’s pie since I first had it: it’s still one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten. So good.
Last night I moved in to the room I will be subletting in Brooklyn for the summer. Needless to say, I’m excited about the pizza potential (and other general food stuff) for the next few months. I’ve decided that I want to eat out as much as possible while I’m here, even if it ends up costing me more.
It seems that I timed my move perfectly: the 2nd annual NYC Food Film Festival is under way, and tomorrow there will be a screening of 3 short pizza-related films in the parking lot next to one of my all-time favorite pizzerias, Grimaldi’s, in Brooklyn.
The event is free, with food starting at 7:30pm and the screenings at 8:30. Tomorrow, 17 June. Rain or shine.
Grimaldi’s is at 19 Old Fulton St in Brooklyn, literally underneath the Brooklyn Bridge.
For more info, check the Film Festival schedule.