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

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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.

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I’m baaaaaaack

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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