I literally ran into Scott Weiner while he was giving a tour outside of Patsy’s in East Harlem. I had heard of Scott’s Pizza Tours before because he put one of his stickers up at Dani’s House of Pizza. I lived across the street from Dani’s for 2 years and finished many a night there with a pesto slice.
I told Scott about NotAFoodie and that I’d love to have him on the show. It was our easiest booking ever. I had no idea what we signed up for by booking Scott.
Scott knows more about Pizza than you know about anything. He has been operating Scott’s Pizza Tours since 2008 and is the Guinness Book of World Records Holder for most pizza boxes. He also is a star of Really Dough? A Thrillist Youtube show with Lucali’s Mark Iacono. He also writes for a Pizza Trade Magazine and has a documentary called “Scott’s Pizza Tour”
Scott introduced us to the Pizza Cognition Theory, which states that the pizza you grew up with is what you now define as pizza. This means that you will always compare whatever you are currently eating to your childhood pizza.
We all discuss how some neighborhoods are flush with great pizzerias, and some are pizza deserts but regardless of where you live in NYC, you have better pizza options than most of the rest of America. I’ve always been a stone’s throw from great pizza, and am spoiled from the options that I have had.
If you are interested in doing a Pizza Tour you can book here
Tom and I are very serious about doing a NotAFoodie Private Tour though, so if you’re interested please reach out to us as well
What Are We Drinking Tonight?
Scott is going to have a Lambrusco with Meatball Pizza
Mike: Ginger and Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz
1 oz Cucumber Ginger Simple Syrup
2 Oz Gin
1 oz Lime Juice
Mix all ingredients, strain and pour into a Collins Glass with ice and top with club soda
Tom: A Negroni
Tom cheated, he’s going to make a Negroni with St.Agrestis from Brooklyn. I’m still mad he broke the rules