Reasons to Eat Salad After a Meal

At most restaurants, if you order a salad, it will come before your entree. But if you were to travel to Italy or France, you would notice that the salads are served as a conclusion to a meal. Do the French and Italians know something we Americans don't?...

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Different Styles of Pizza Eating

If you're from the New Jersey or New York area, chances are you get pretty offended when you see someone trying to eat their pizza with a fork. We all know the proper way to dig into a giant slice is by folding it in half and holding it with your hands! But the truth...

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How Mozzarella is Made

Mozzarella is a key ingredient in almost all good pizzas. It is rich and gooey and goes gloriously with tomato sauce. There's a lot of love that goes into making quality mozzarella cheese. Let's take a closer look at how it’s made. It all starts with milk......

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Pineapple on Pizza

No other pizza topping causes as much debate than pineapple, except maybe anchovies. Pineapple may not be your favorite pizza ingredient but, as they say, don't knock it till you've tried it. Usually, one bite of this tropical treat on an otherwise...

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History of Buffalo Wings

You know what pairs perfectly with pizza? Buffalo wings. The small, spicy little bites of heaven have become quite popular in the last couple of decades. You will find restaurants and food trucks all over the country dedicated strictly to all different kinds of...

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Best Red and White Wines to Pair with Pizza

We all know pizza and beer go well together, but did you know wine also pairs perfectly with your favorite pie?  Let's take a look at the best red and white wines to pair with your pizza. Sparkling Shiraz This sparkling red wine is a perfect match for any...

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Popular Pizza Toppings

Pizza is everyone's favorite food- that we can agree on. There does tend to be some discrepancy on what should be on top of our favorite food though. Let's take a look at some popular pizza toppings. Extra Cheese Yes, extra cheese is considered a topping. If you...

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Popular Jersey Shore Breweries

The Jersey Shore has a little bit of everything; eclectic shops, delicious restaurants, family-owned pizzerias and local breweries, to name a few. Craft beer is always in style and has quite a loyal following of people who love small breweries who put love and...

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The Health Benefits of Seafood

At Pete and Elda’s, we love seafood! In fact, if you haven’t tried anything on our extensive seafood menu yet, come eat with us ASAP. But before you do that, read on to find out why seafood is not only delicious but good for your health. High in Protein, Low in Fat...

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The Most Popular Burger Toppings

Burgers are about as American as apple pie. Everyone loves a good burger (even if it's veggie!) and here at Pete and Elda’s they come a close second to our favorite pizza. Here’s a breakdown of the most popular burger toppings and how you can put a unique spin on each...

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The History of Pizza Restaurants

Pizza restaurants have been a staple in American culture for as long as we can remember. But what is the history of pizza restaurants?  First Pizza in America Although there is quite a debate among pizza enthusiasts as to who actually started the first pizza...

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Popular Flavors of Fall

The temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are changing colors, that can only mean one thing. Fall is here! Now, you don't have to be a pumpkin spice junky to enjoy the flavors of Fall. There are plenty of other deep hearty flavors that are extra special this time...

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Why People Love IPAs

Beer and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly, or spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves beer, but a darkhorse of the beer world is the IPA. People that love their IPAs seem to be a little obsessed. So, what is it about IPAs in particular that people...

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How Vegans and Vegetarians Do Pizza Differently

If you're a diehard pizza fan, you may be under the impression that if you were to change your diet to vegetarian or vegan, you wouldn't be able to enjoy your favorite food any longer. This just isn't true! Pizza is still a staple among those following a meat-free or...

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Pizza Sauce Varieties

There are some things we've grown to rely on from a good pizza: a solid crust, gooey cheese and a tasty sauce. But these three things can come in a variety of different styles and flavors. Let's take a closer look at the foundation for every good pizza- the sauce....

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Drinks That Pair Well With Pizza

It's pizza night! A great way to spend an evening with friends or family is to share a pizza. But what should you drink with it? We've compiled a list of drinks that pair well with pizza. Beer Of course the first beverage on this list is beer. Pizza and beer are a...

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Why Is Pizza Round?

Why is pizza round? If you've pondered this timeless question, you're not the only one. Google auto-fill quickly forms this question when typing in search terms for pizza and yields millions of results. Sure, not all pizzas are round. You can find square and...

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Pizza Related World Records

Pizza brings people together. But not just for meals. All over the world, contests are held to earn the top honors for all sorts of things related to pizza. Let's look at some amazing pizza world records. The World's Largest Pizza Guinness World Records lists the...

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History of Mozzarella

Mozzarella is one of the most popular Italian cheeses. It’s found on pizza, in calzones, and as part of a caprese salad. The stories regarding the cheese’s origins are as diverse as the numerous ways you can eat it. The one thing we know for sure about mozzarella’s...

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