NY Best Pizza
15 July 2015

BEST PIZZA SHOP

More Natty Tales: Today we're at New York's 'BEST PIZZA" in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn owned by Frank Pinello and a lover of all things Mr Natty.

Frank uses 00 flour dough (the ONLY dough for pizza) and cooks in a 100 year old wood-fired bakers oven. His homemade tomato sauce paired with traditional mozzarella is proper delicious... it will blow your socks off.

Frank's recently departed partner in crime was Bill Meier. 'Wild Bill' was one of NYC's best bike couriers. Sadly he passed away a few months ago. I was very lucky to bump into Bill while he was carrying four pizza boxes on his handlebars along Nassau Ave in Brooklyn. We got talking bikes. Bill sat astride his tidy white Continuum fixie frame while we chatted about alley cat races and curb jumping.

Enjoy the film from Vice (link below) and make sure to pop into Best Pizza to get your slice and feel the love. You won't go wrong. IT'S A BLINDER. BIG NATTY LOVE > BIG SLICE LOVE.

http://www.vice.com/video/best-pizza

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5 July 2015

Original Water Brothers

MR NATTY DIARY ENTRY: While surfing America's east coast I popped into the original Water Brothers surf shop in Newport, Rhode Island. It is properly decked out with history. The owner, Mr Sid Abbruzzi, is a legend of his craft and a true pioneer of skate and surf folklore. Back in the day Sid skated with the likes of Tony Alva of the Dogtown and the Z Boys crew.
 
It was a pleasure to catch up with Sid.  He told me tales of his travels to the UK where visited the Cornish and Welsh coasts to judge an ad hoc surf comp. He scratched the results down on a rock on the beach using a stone.

This summer Sid is organizing his mammoth SURF FEST 5. Mooch the link. Get yerself there. I shall, it's going to be blinding.