Breaking Food News: Tony Boloney’s Pizza slated to open in Hoboken

Tony Boloney's to open a location in Hoboken

Tony Boloney’s to open a location in Hoboken

According to Facebook, Mike Hauke, the man behind Tony Boloney’s Pizzeria in Atlantic City, will be opening a new location in Hoboken, NJ at 263 First Street.  No details are available yet as to when the opening will be.  Mike created a destination pizzeria located at 300 Oriental Avenue  just off the boardwalk in Atlantic City.  People come from all over to sample his pizzas, sandwiches and housemade mozzarella.

Be sure to like both of Tony Boloney’s Facebook pages for more information:

Living to eat,
Tony Mangia


Celebrating Pasta Maestro Giovanni Rana’s 75th Birthday at his Chelsea Market Restaurant

Elmina & I with Giovanni Rana

Elmina & I with Giovanni Rana

Last week, I won a contest for myself and a guest to have a champagne toast and dinner at Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina located inside Chelsea Market in NYC.  The occasion was to celebrate the 75th birthday of founder and fresh pasta maestro, Giovanni Rana.  The contest entailed answering three questions about Signore Rana’s life.  The questions and answers were as follows:

1) What year was Giovanni Rana born?
2) Where was he born?
Cologna Veneta
3) What is the name of the motorbike he used for his first deliveries?
Moto Guzzi

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Chef Michael White to open an outpost of his Nicoletta Pizzeria in Bernardsville, NJ


Michael White’s Nicoletta is coming to Bernardsville, NJ

An outpost of Chef Michael White’s popular Lower East Side pizzeria Nicoletta is slated to open in Bernardsville, New Jersey later this year or early next. The future pizzeria will be located in a storefront next to White’s wildly popular outpost of his Osteria Morini in a small strip mall on Morristown Road. The mall also houses a CVS, Dairy Queen, and dry cleaners. On a recent visit to dine at Osteria Morini this weekend, I was surprised and delighted to read the sign of Nicoletta’s growing reach. It’s great to be able to have a taste of New York City right in our backyards here in the New Jersey suburbs. If the popularity of Osteria Morini is any indication, then I know for certain Nicoletta will be a tough reservation to come by. So keep your eyes open for more updates on Nicoletta and its opening.

I’m baaaaaaack


2 years & 70 pounds lighter!!

I can’t believe it’s been a little over 2 years since I stopped blogging here.  It’s been a wild & crazy two years off with both ups and downs.  I have made many great friends, and lost a few friends that I thought would always be there.  But as Doris Day sang, “Que Sera, Sera.  Whatever will be, will be”.  Life goes on and I still have to eat, albeit less than I have in the past.  Since February 2013, I’ve lost over 70 pounds.  I have changed many of my eating habits, as well as taking on a new healthier lifestyle.  I was going to turn my back on food writing, but why should I?  It’s what I loved doing.  So I figured I would pick up the pen, or in this case the keyboard, again and bring you along on my food filled journeys.  I hope you’ll come along.

Living to eat,
Tony Mangia

Education is the key to teaching people about authentic Italian food

You know there are Italian-American anti-defamation leagues that are constantly on the prowl to right a wrong when Italians or Italian-Americans are portrayed in a negative light.  Well, what about an Italian Food Anti-defamation League!!  I’m serious about this.  People around the world, not just the States, need to know what Italian food is and what it isn’t! 

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Ranting about Meat!!

Oreo, the dairy calf
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©2011 Cameron O’Steen, all rights reserved

A friend of mine posted a really adorable photo of a dairy calf named Oreo that recently passed away on her Facebook page.  And I have to be honest, seeing that helpless face seriously made me second guess my love for meat.  It actually shook me up a bit.

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