Best Pizza Award.

Before we get into the seriousness of this post (yes, I take pizza VERY seriously) I’d just like to share some other food and fun things I’ve done this week! I love that it’s already Thursday. 1 more work day to go before I have a full week off!

After my 9 day hiatus (besides a ridiculous 10 min run that was awful Tuesday) I was back to the streets yesterday morning for an amazing 5 mile run. Fall in NYC doesn’t last very long, but the trees have finally changed in the park and it was beautiful.

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I had major right hip flexor pain like I did in my last 2 races. It hurts so bad that it’s difficult to even walk afterwards because of the up motion of your hips when raising your legs to walk. I foam rolled it and kept just lifting it while standing and it helped but it’s still lingering. Why is it always some kind of pain while running? Comes with the territory, I guess! However, I have been wearing my current sneakers for almost 5 months and I think they have reached their mileage capacity. I’m not a high mileage runner by any means, but I’ve put probably close to 400 miles on them plus walked around in them a lot. I’ve been clinging to them for dear life for too many weeks now, but finally made myself throw them out yesterday at the gym. I have 2 new pairs at home but they aren’t Elixir 7’s ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I guess I’ll have to get over it and see which ones I like better!

RIP sneaks. I loved you. Until you got a hole in my toe box.
RIP sneaks. I loved you. Until you got a hole in my toe box.

Besides being well rested, my run was well fueled from my Tuesday night dinner. I rarely get a craving for pasta but when I do, I need to quench itย immediatelyย or I get violent. Whole wheat pasta always kills my stomach, so I had John make me some plain spiral pasta. He cooked it ‘al dente’ ’cause he’s fancy like that (he told me this method makes you feel full longer?) and then after he drained it I sprayed it with coconut oil spray in place of butter, then drowned it in garlic powder and parm cheese. I added a jalapeno chicken sausage for some protein. One of the best dinners ever!ย 

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This is a really good soup I’ve been having for a fast and easy lunch since I’ve had negative zero motivation to meal prep.

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These were on sale and this was the only one that didn’t have any corn in it. It’s pretty good! Only 200 calories for the container so I usually pair it with some Popchips or something extra.

Okay, let’s get into this pizza business. Last night John and I ventured to Brooklyn to see one of our favorite comedians, Rob Delaney, for part of his book tour. It was free and just at a large independent bookstore which is so Brooklyn. Love it. He has been rated the funniest person on Twitter, and we love him because he’s so raunchy and inappropriate.

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Not bad on the eyes either ๐Ÿ˜‰ We were only there for about 45 minutes and then we realized Grimaldi’s was about a 3 minute walk away. It’s one of the most famous pizza places in NYC and we have never been which is really shocking in itself. I can say now that it was well worth the wait and we lucked out with no actual wait line!

Grimaldi's was Frank Sinatras favorite pizza!
Grimaldi’s was Frank Sinatras favorite pizza!

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I heard angels sing when this appeared on the table.
I heard angels sing when this appeared on the table.

Our other favorite pizza is Patsy’s so we were comparing this to theirs and the only thing that bothered me is that this had a lot more cheese. If I handled cheese okay, this would be the #1 reason this pizza was better than Patsy’s, but since I can’t I had to pick off a lot more. Full disclosure is that I didn’t really care about the consequences and ate more bites of cheese than I should have. YOLO.

While Patsy’s sauce is more flavorful, this was just so freaking amazing. The crust was perfection. The perfect ratio of crispy while also being doughy. The cheese was salty and there were lots of herbs and cooked basil throughout the slices. Hello, lover.

So I can now say that if you are visiting NYC you must hit up at least 1 of the 2 best pizza places, either Grimaldi’s or Patsy’s. There is a Grimaldi’s in Manhattan that’s within a little shopping center (which happens to be in an old church that was also once a nightclub…?) so we are going to check them out and see if it’s as delicious as it’s original location in Brooklyn.

I literally live and run for pizza. Can someone design me a tattoo that incorporates something to do with running and pizza? Do it and I’ll get it.

What is your favorite pizza ever?ย 

If you’ve had NYC pizza, what is your favorite here?

16 thoughts on “Best Pizza Award.”

  1. What could be better than pizza in a former church/nightclub? Ha! Definitely on my list for my next NYC visit.

    So jealous of your run through Central Park. Gorgeous!

    Tried yoga last night… Ahhmazing! I think I’m obsessed. It was fun to do something different. I’m not sore today, but can feel it all over my body. Great change of pace for sure.

    1. Haha the place is called Limelight Marketplace and you should definitely check it out! It’s a bunch of small little shops inside and some food places. Super cute! Yoga is SO amazing and makes you feel muscles you didn’t know you had! I got pretty sore a few times from a hard vinyasa flow class. I need to get back to it!

  2. We have two Grimaldi’s in Hoboken! Soooo good! PS Just wanted to say I am a big fan of your blog, love your honesty and great food pics. Some days are tough to get out there and I think it is awesome how real you are about it!!

    1. Awww thank you so much!! I’d rather be the blogger who keeps it real and people can relate to than paint a picture of something too perfect and lie! Grimaldi’s was seriously life changing and I’m SO happy you have easy access to two! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. John’s is great! Keste is another great one on Bleeker with personal sized pizzas with awesome toppings. I wish i could eat pizza for every meal, every day!

    1. Haha welllll my dear, it’s most likely that you have just a little bit more space than I do in my 4×4 room in NYC so we can’t hoard! haha it actually felt good to throw them out because my next 2 pairs are way sexier and i hope they rock! PS i could never do whole 30 solely on the basis of i will never give up pizza for any reason, for any one, period. Pizza > everything else in life.

  3. That random pasta dish sounds great! I’ll have to try it haha. I’m actually from Chicago so I have pretty high pizza standards! That looks great though. My favorite is deep dish from Lou Malnati’s, but I’ve always wanted to go to NY and try some of your pizza!

    1. OOOH and I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago and try yours! I LOVE thin crust though so not sure I will dig deep dish but lets be real, its pizza so im gonna love it no matta what ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I started getting pain in my feet when I had been running recently so that’s usually when I need a new pair of shoes and sure enough, new shoes, more cushion, happier feet! I’ve heard you should replace them every 3-6 months if you run a lot.

    I went to the Grimaldi’s last summer in Vegas. We heard it was really good and wanted to try it, our pizza was huge, and we ate it all, probably the best pizza we had! Can’t wait till we are back in Vegas next Friday to get some more, woot woot!

    1. How cool I didn’t know there was a Grimaldi’s in Vegas too! So happy you can have some of their deliciousness!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I threw away my first pair of running shoes back in the summer. I had bought them about two years ago when I decided I was going to run and wore them until my feet/legs absolutely killed me. I could not part with them until I did a mud run in August and it just was not worth trying to clean them up. It was a sad day, but also great that I accomplished that mud run when I did not think I could do it

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