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The American Dream Faces the Pandemic At Gaspare’s Pizzeria

Daniel Indelicato climbed down a ladder to answer the phone for his interview, sweating from rushing to finish the new patio at Gaspare’s Pizzeria. In late May 2020, several San Francisco Bay Area counties were given the green light by government officials for outdoor dining in June…

Pie in the Sky: The Continuing Legacy of Goat Hill Pizza

David Sturno doesn’t use the word “magic” lightly, but there are few others that best encapsulate Goat Hill Pizza. The pizza restaurant, which now boasts three locations, has been a mainstay for generations of San Francisco diners, which the CEO attributes to its history and its integral role in the community for decades…

Carmel Pizza Company Stays Creative in the Midst of Struggle

“Ingenious” is the word that would best describe my impression of Amanda Orloff, owner of Carmel Pizza Company; a well-regarded food truck down in Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s clear from talking with her that she’s innovative and willing to adapt to the circumstances brought on by the pandemic…

PizzaHacker: The Art Of Engineering a Pizza

While in Italy, Jeff Krupman stopped at the pizzeria shown in the movie Eat Pray Love: L’Antica da Michele. “It changed my perspective on pizza,” Jeff said. “It brought you to your knees.” All they did — and still do — was three pizzas: the Marinara, the Margherita, and the Bianca…

The Nostalgia of Pizza in the Pandemic

At midnight on March 17, 2020, the city of San Francisco went on lockdown. Citizens were told to shelter in place in the wake of Covid-19, which was already spreading at an alarming rate across the Bay Area. Over seven weeks after the shutdown, the streets of San Francisco remain quiet. Bars and restaurants have had nothing but empty seats since delivery and to-go orders became more ubiquitous…

‘All in the Family’ is the Name of the Game for Piazza D’Angelo

“Family” holds a special meaning for Italian trattoria Piazza D’Angelo; located in the heart of downtown Mill Valley, California. The homey neighborhood eatery is owned by cousins Luigi Petrone and Felicia Ferguson, whose fathers (Paolo and Domenico Petrone, respectively) founded the establishment thirty-nine years ago after immigrating from Italy to New York, then moving from New York to California…

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