The Pizza Blonde Workout Plan


The key to any pizza heavy diet is that you should work out at least once in a while. Not shockingly, when I’m at my skinniest it’s while I’m training for a race, and when I gain a few pounds it’s because I trade the gym in for wine/pizza/TV nights.

With the average Neapolitan margherita pizza weighing in at about 500-600 calories, it’s good to know what you need to do to offset your delicious meal. Let’s be real, life is too short to not eat pizza. Without further ado, here is the Pizza Blonde Workout Plan outlining how much pizza your favorite workouts burn. Continue reading

Sonny’s Pub & Restaurant – Dorchester, Boston, MA

Sonny’s in Adams Village is famous (in my mind) for being the home of Pizza Tuesdays. What is Pizza Tuesday, you ask? It’s only the best deal around – $2.75 cheese pizzas (toppings are extra) & $2.75 draft beers every Tuesday. This is the absolute perfect spot to go hang out at the bar, watch some sports, and lose money playing Keno. Usually, cheap pizza isn’t great pizza, but Sonny’s is here to prove that notion wrong.  Continue reading

Sidebar – Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA

Sidebar is located right on Bromfield St in Downtown Crossing, nestled between the historical Granary Burying Ground and new Milennium Tower. They’re a bar with a pretty typical menu – they know what their lane is ($7 bud light pitchers with a simple menu) and they stay in it. I have never had to wait for a table at lunchtime, but it does get busier after work. There’s a good mix of professionals and dive bar characters. This is where you come to hang out with friends and watch a game. I’ve had a couple of different food items such as wings, nachos, and potato skins, but their pizza is the star of the show.  Continue reading

Pizza Around the World – Turkey’s Pide

In Turkey, their version of pizza is called pide (pronounced “pea-day.”) The Telegraph has a great article on the true Turkish version of pide, where they delve into the origins of pide: “Some say that the Ottomans ate a pide-like bread called tokalak, while others claim that the dish was invented in the Twenties as a way of eking out ingredients in war-torn Turkey. Most agree that pide originated in the Samsun area, possibly in the town of Bafra, and that it can be as simple as a sesame seed-sprinkled flat bread.”  Continue reading

Johnny’s Pizza & Subs – Dorchester, Boston, MA

Johnny’s Pizza & Subs in Dorchester, across from the Ashmont T stop, is certainly catering to people who want fast, cheap pizza. The interior is no frills – you order at a counter and there are a few tables to the side for if you’re not getting your food to go. Definitely don’t bring a date for dinner here. They don’t offer delivery, but you can call ahead for take-out. They’re also cash only and have an ATM inside. I’ve come to Johnny’s because it’s within walking distance of my apartment, and every once in a while I just want a quick bite and don’t want to pay and wait for delivery.  Continue reading

Lawry’s Garlic Salt, A Love Letter


Dear Lawry’s Garlic Salt,

I love you. You’ve got everything I need to make bad pizza taste good – salt, garlic, and paprika. You are the seasoning that makes cheesy bread taste extra cheesy. You pair well with red pepper flakes and above all else, parmesan cheese. You can go all over pizza, or just on the crust, but either way, you just make things better. You are a hero when it comes to making frozen pizza taste like real pizza. You’re the key to making garlic bread garlicky. You allow people who don’t know how to cook to make food that’s edible. Besides pizza, garlic bread, and cheesy bread, you even light up the lives of people eating steaks, burgers, chicken, and all sorts of meat. You help make vegetables not taste like garbage. I don’t think that there’s any food that you don’t taste good on – you are the little black dress of seasonings. Thank you for being you. To close, I’ll just quote an inspired Amazon review: “LAWRYS? MORE LIKE GOOD LAWDYS! THIS THE SPICE OF LIFE. GREAT ON EVERYTHING. THE HOLY SPIRIT OF SPICES, SPRINKLE SOME ON YOUR DISHES AND BAM! SALVATION! AMEN.” Amen indeed.


Pizza Blonde


Antonio’s Pizzeria – Dorchester, Boston, MA

Halfway through another Sunday well spent watching the Patriots win, we needed some pizza to balance out the beers we consumed. My boyfriend was really in the mood for what we affectionately call garbage pizza, so we went through the options. Pizza Hut was too far. I don’t like Papa Gino’s. Domino’s was closed for some reason. Garbage pizza just wasn’t in the cards, so we decided to be better people and try out another neighborhood pizza place.  Continue reading