Monday, January 19, 2015

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

Due to a technical glitch, as they call it, we are visiting the Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour again today. My old post somehow got deleted, so those who are new to the blog get to see this wonderful tour. This is from Tony Muia, who owns the company, and has been showing folks Brooklyn for 25 years. I think these tours are great for just about everyone, whether you visit NYC often, or are a newbie, or those who are lucky enough to live there. It takes all the guess work out of visiting some great places and makes your day so enjoyable. Let's be off on the tour!  
We met the bus in the Union Square area which was very easy to get to. They also bring you back here at the end of your tour which I think is awesome. I wouldn't want to have to get back on my own from Brooklyn.  
The views as you are heading to Brooklyn are just glorious. This city is just about the most beautiful, isn't it ?  
Brooklyn Ice Cream factory, we didn't have time to stop, but it would have been nice. I bet their ice cream is just so yummy!  
Paula, Tony's cousin, was our guide and she was wonderful. We learned so much about the history of Brooklyn on this tour.  
Another gorgeous view  
Okay, so this is the line to get in Grimaldi's which we totally skipped because we were on the tour. That is worth admission alone.  
Fresh ingredients, simple ingredients make for a most amazing pizza. Look at that mozzarella cheese to the right! They have been making pizza here since about 1905 in a coal brick oven, and the taste is like nothing else you have ever had.  
Even Brooklyn Soda is served here!  
The masterpiece. Margherita Pizza is like you are in Italian heaven. This is Neopolitan style, which is my family ancestory, I hope to try it in Naples one day! The sauce is plain (just San Marzano tomatoes) but paired with the wonderful fresh mozzarella and basil, Simple, fresh ingredients baked in a traditional method, this is real pizza!  
Then we were off to L & B Spumoni Gardens, which is a totally different take on pizza.  The current location has been owned by the Barbati Family since 1939. 
This sicilian pizza is very thick crust,  the sauce is sweet, and the top sprinkled with dried cheese for extra flavor and saltiness.
We also took a small trip to Luna Park in Coney Island. It really reminded me of being in the 1950's with all the nostalgic rides and places to eat. So much fun!  


The famous Wonder Wheel  
The other famous ride, the Cyclone  
The gorgeous homes in Brooklyn which just took my breathe away!  

I would highly suggest this tour to anyone. It is worth every penny, you are on the tour for about 4.5 hours, and you have enough food for breakfast and lunch for the day. Tony makes everything run so smoothly, and I love tours where I can just sit back, enjoy the day. 

Grimaldi's Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

L & B Spumoni Gardens on Urbanspoon

L & B Spumoni Gardens

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*Disclaimer: There has been no monetary compensation for posting this content. Brands mentioned are not affiliates or sponsors of this blog post. I was provided (2) tickets of this tour by A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours.  The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experiences.



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