I have met many of my best friends over pizza.
In 2004 and 2005, I found myself attending a couple of “Slice Club” meetups, a gathering for people (who like pizza) to meet other people (who also like pizza). While at the time I wouldn’t have considered myself a “foodie” – nor much of a “blogger” – these events introduced me to some really fantastic people, which began so many of my friendships (both directly and indirectly), spawned adventures in NYC and beyond, and triggered more parties than I can remember.
To that end, I owe a gigantic amount of love and respect to Adam Kuban, the founder of Slice NY, creator of Slice Club, and all around awesome guy. Ironically, I did not meet Adam through Slice Club – but his friendliness and efforts to get people together over a love of pizza (and burgers!) has perhaps impacted the last five years of my life more than I realized. (As was clearly evidenced by the outpouring of connection tracing on Twitter with so many friends this evening, I am not alone in this respect.)
Why mention this today? Adam has informed the world that he is leaving Serious Eats after four and a half years there. He has done a tremendous job as a part of Ed Levine’s team, and I’m sure his future exploits will be similarly amazing.
So, many thanks, Adam. I bet you didn’t think you’d change lives with a pizza blog, did you?
**Detroit Free Press: [Feel like a Domino’s pizza? Order it online](http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070731/BUSINESS/70731027)**
Newspaper Of Record
A One Act Play
Based On Imagined But Plausible Events
By Dan Dickinson
INT. DETROIT FREE PRESS NEWSROOM. SUMMER, 2007
THREE REPORTERS sit at desks in an otherwise empty newsroom. They all intently stare at their computers. A clock audibly ticks.
REPORTER A sighs, stands up, and stretches to crack his back.
Hey, what have you guys got for stories today?
(barely looking up)
I got nothing.
REPORTER A kicks the air.
God damnit. We need to put something in the paper today. Can't have a paper without stories!
Yeah, yeah, we know.
(checking his watch)
Hey, it's almost lunch time. Whatdya guys want?
We did chinese yesterday - how about pizza. Maybe some Dominos.
Alright, let me order it online.
Wow, I didn't know you could order Dominos online.
There is a BEAT.
(putting finger into the air and yelling triumphantly)
Signs of a good pizza party:
– Plenty of pizza for everyone.
– Lots of different kinds of pizzas, to keep everyone pleased.
– Unlimited beverages.
– Lots of conversation.
– Everyone leaves feeling disgustingly full and yet simultaneously happy.
If you missed the Gothamist-Slice Pizza Party, you missed out on one grand ol’ time. Many thanks to Adam, Jen, and Tien for arranging it, the staff of Fornino’s for impeccable service.
Oh, and my vote for the best pie – it’s a split between the Pesto (which had a real nice slow burn to it) and the 4 Formaggi, which had a perfect balance of all four cheeses. I know everyone was raving about the Tartufo (pictured above), but I’m not much for truffles. Regardless, I don’t want to eat another slice for at least a week.
Other blog posts from: [Adam](http://www.sliceny.com/archives/2006/03/gothamistslice_pizza_party_wrapup.php), [John](http://raspberryheaven.net/~shut/wordpress/?p=29), [Tien](http://www.tienmao.com/archives/002073.html) – more surely to come.
Flickr photo madness: [Youngna](http://www.flickr.com/photos/youngna/tags/gothamistslicepizzaparty/), [Adam](http://www.flickr.com/photos/slice/tags/gothamistslicepizzaparty/), [Tien](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tienmao/tags/gothamistslicepizzaparty/), [Jen](http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenchung/tags/gothamistslicepizzaparty/), and [the world at large](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothamistslicepizzaparty/).