Does it get any better than that first slice of your favorite pizza? You know… the one that’s as hot as the surface of the sun, with the cheese playfully hanging on to the rest of the mother pie, stretching about three feet up as you lift, lift, lift the first piece?
I’m not sure where this pizza came from, but it’s DEFINITELY not Chicago, where Pizzeria Uno is my favorite. In New York it’s Lombardi’s (with Totonno’s a close second) and in Michigan it’s Fricano’s of Grand Haven. West of Chicago isn’t worth talking about. It’s just sad, the pizza out in California, for instance. What’s your favorite pizza place of all time?
I’m doing a painting each day this month. 30 paintings in 30 days. Being November, the Month of the Feast, the theme is Things We Love to Eat and Drink.
A painting a day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can buy them on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new painting du jour. Each one is 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board; perfect for a standard size frame, or easy to matte for a larger one.
I’ll need some content, folks, so if you have any suggestions for good subjects, leave a comment or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. What would you like to see memorialized as art? What’s your favorite comfort food? Your most-loved childhood treat? The hometown food you miss most? If you moved away tomorrow, what local specialty would you long for? And, looking ahead, what other themes would you suggest?
Thanks to those of you who have contributed (among other things) RC Cola & a Moon Pie, apple pie a la mode, Nathan’s hot dogs, Fowler’s Taffy of Florida, Cafe du Monde coffee and Michigan’s Towne Club pop. What else ya got?
Thanks, too, to Michael Stern of RoadFood.com for his mention here.
Tomorrow’s painting: gimme suggestions!