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2018 Resolution: Beyond Boring Pizza

Fed up with lame pizza, the Ninja looks for a new challenge in the new year.

Hello pizza fanatics and welcome to the January 2018 edition of the East Falls Pizza Review.  New Year, new pizza, same Ninja.

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Merry Crustmas!

Naughty or nice? The Pizza Ninja decides which list Larry’s Steaks is on.

Hello pizza fanatics and welcome to the Christmas edition of the pizza review, brought to you by the man who has a Santa-sized belly from all of his pizza eating.

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Ramble On

The Pizza Ninja goes mobile with his review of Ramble, a pizza food truck.

It’s the time of the year that students are heading back to school.  Fitting that this month’s pizza comes from School House Lane in East Falls.  “Pizza on School House Lane?” you say.  Well yes, sort of.  For the September issue, the Pizza Ninja made the trek over to Wissahickon Brewing Company for a pie from the Ramble Pizza food truck, parked in WBC’s parking lot that night. (3705 W School House Ln.)

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The Pizza Ninja finds more than just a slouchy name at this Manayunk pizzeria.

Hello pizza fanatics.

The Ninja’s favorite thing to do while eating pizza is sit on the couch and watch TV.

What does that make him?  No, not a couch potato:

couch po·ta·to – noun informal – a person who spends little or no time exercising and a great deal of time watching television.

….the Ninja is a couch tomato.

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Fiesta Testa

Ole? The Ninja puts Fiesta Pizza to the test.

After a brief hiatus, the Ninja is BACK!  Greetings pizza fans.  Thank you for your patience, I tip my hat to you.

This month, the Ninja tried Fiesta Pizza II.  Just a hop, a skip & a jump away from East Falls, Fiesta is located on the corner of Henry & Jamestown in Roxborough.

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Fool Me Once

The Pizza Ninja proceeds cautiously with Franklin’s “bonus pizza.”

Hello once again loyal pizza fanatics. This month’s pizza adventure is Franklin’s Pub & Grill on Bowman street. Will the Ninja be April fooled? Keep reading to find out.

Franklin’s is a self-described gastropub that has casual American dining, poutine, 14 rotating beers on tap (10 of them are craft beers that constantly change), a specialty cocktail menu, and 16 HDTVs.

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Ninja vs Nonna?

The ninja’s a fierce pizza fan, but nobody beats your Nonna.

It’s that time again!  March Madness?  NO!!!  Pizza Madness!!  That’s right, the ninja is back with another pizza review for all of you fanatics.  Unlike everyone’s favorite basketball tournament that occurs once a year, pizza madness is a mental affliction that the ninja has to deal with on a day by day basis.

Lets get to the review!

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In Riva in the New Year!

Pizza Ninja goes down to the riverfront for a taste of In Riva, the Falls’ upscale pizza restaurant.

Welcome to the first East Falls pizza review of 2017 – In Riva, the riverfront pizza destination in the Falls. (They offer other Italian dishes too, but for the Ninja there is only one food that matters — pizza.)

As 2016 came to a close, so did the old format of the Pizza Ninja review. Quite simply, the Ninja had run out of pizza shops in East Falls that offer delivery. So what’s new for 2017?

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Pizza Is Always the Answer

In a post-election world, Pizza Ninja grapples with important questions in his review of the new pizza-slash-coffee spot where Chestnut Hill Coffee used to be. 


Welcome to the post-2016 Presidential Election edition of East Falls pizza reviews.

The great state of Pennsylvania received a lot of national coverage during this election season.  Is it a blue state?  Is it a red state?


The answer is neither, it’s a pizza state.

The Ninja submits the following piece of supporting evidence to you, my loyal pizza reader:

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Frank’s a Lot

The Pizza Ninja provides all the details you need to score an incredible deal on deliciousness at this beloved Falls institution. You’re welcome! 


In every neighborhood, there is THAT pizza shop.  You know the one – maybe it’s slightly hard to find, off the beaten path so to speak.  It’s been around forever.  It doesn’t have the fancy neon signs or upgraded store front of some of the other pizza newcomers.

But if you ask the neighbors, THAT shop gets the nod, time and time again.  This month, we review THAT shop.  Franks Pizza of 3600 Fisk Avenue. No pretension, just pizza.

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