It started when our friend Stephan declared that the Costco in Commack had the best pizza around. (He later claimed he meant of all the Costco warehouses at which he'd had pizza, but that is neither here nor there.) With more than a dozen pizzerias in Farmingdale alone -- and plenty more within a short drive -- I said that we could find a better slice. And so, Men Seeking Pizza was born.
Every Wednesday our "Core Four" -- Stephan, Ed, Ken and your truly -- along with occasional guests, visit a local pizzeria, have a couple of slices, and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Most of the places we visited over the past nine months have served up a good pie, with only a couple of clunkers.
I've been keeping a running tally and, over the past three weeks, we've been having our year-end playoffs. Two weeks ago, #4-ranked Marino's went up against #1-ranked Mary's, with the latter posting a 4-1 victory. Last week it was #3 Piazzetta beating #2 Frankie's with a 4-0 score.
This set the stage for today's final and, despite our expectations of a closer battle, Mary's romped with a 4-0 score and has been declared "Best Pizza in Farmingdale - 2015!"
What does this mean for the pizza business in Farmingdale? Probably nothing, except that if someone asks, I now can state assuredly which one has the best pizza.
Stephan, by the way, still insists that he likes the Costco pie the best.