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While in bed with the flu, after unfortunately not being able to make it to J & V Pizzeria for a second spot on News 12 Brooklyn, I just received some good news.

J & V’s owner Joe Mortillaro just gave a call, not only let us know that the shoot – which should air tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m. – went well, but also to relay some good news concerning Tony Muia, who recently premiered two pilots on the Travel Channel about his A Slice of Brooklyn pizza tour.

It turns out Tony is the proud father of a healthy baby girl named Gabriella.

Everyone at Bensonhurst Bean would like to take this opportunity to welcome little Gabriella Muia into the world, as well as congratulate Tony and his wife Ronnie – to whom we wish the very best of luck as new parents.

The New York Post ran a solid piece yesterday on Brooklyn’s Prince of Pizza Tony Muia and his show Slice of Brooklyn’s first two pilot episodes – which are both set to premiere tonight on the Travel Channel, beginning at 10 p.m. Continue Reading »

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While trashy, exploitative reality television shows such as Jersey Shore, Mob Wives, the short-lived Russian Dolls and now Brooklyn 11223 continue to multiply like cockroaches, making America see orange as our books feel increasingly lonely and dejected, there is hope on the horizon.

Bensonhurst native and Brooklyn’s Prince of Pizza Tony Muia is starring in a new reality show which premieres on the Travel Channel one week from today. The program, which is named after his A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, is according to Tony, a far cry from the catfights and hooker outfits of Jersey Shore. Continue Reading »

February Blogwrap


Image courtesy of David Tan

This is Bensonhurst Bean’s monthly blogwrap, where we highlight some of the stories that have affected Bensonhurst over the last month, as covered by both local and mainstream media.

Brooklyn’s Pizza Prince Dishes On Glorious Food, Bad Medicine [AM New York]

Sanitation Workers Caught Giving Out Bogus Tickets [ABC]

Illegal Dumping No Longer A Problem On Bensonhurst Street [NY1]

Two Years Later, Wife’s Death In Bensonhurst Fire Haunts Immigrant [Daily News]

Disabled Woman Sues Alleged Mob King’s Bagel Shop [Daily News]

Did Mob Turncoat Inadvertently Cause Yusef Hawkins’ Murder? [New York Post]

Greenfield Helps Win More Parking At Medical Facility [Yeshiva World News]

It looks like the Kiwis know a good thing when they taste it.

The New York Post is reporting that Tony Muia’s pizza-themed sightseeing tour A Slice of Brooklyn, may soon be coming to a TV near you. Continue Reading »

Photo by Aaron Landry via flickr

While the French may have been the first nation to appreciate the comedic styling of Jerry Lewis, it’s New Zealand that’s currently giving neighborhood institution L & B Spumoni Gardens some international pizza props. The Kiwi publication New Zealand Herald featured the 86th Street eatery on their website as part of a story about New York pizza.

L & B managed to hold its own against renowned DUMBO pizzeria Grimaldi’s. According to the article the tour group accompanying reporter Rob McFarland was split 50/50 as to which of the two places they visited was better at producing prodigious pizza pies. A comparison of L & B to Grimaldi’s might be as futile as one of apples and oranges but one thing the author of the piece has no doubt about is “a serving of L&B’s delicious home-made spumoni… should be compulsory.” Let’s not forget to give credit to the man responsible for McFarland’s visit to our neck of the woods. Many thanks to Tony Muia and his Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour for bringing new found recognition to one our area’s more notable contributions to the New York City food scene.

New Zealand Herald- New York: Slice of Pizza Life