I first met Mike Hauke on August 15, 2010. Mike’s wife Jill had arranged for a surprise 30th birthday party pizza tour and his entire family joined me for an afternoon of ridiculousness. Beyond simply loving pizza, Mike apparently owned a small shop called Tony Baloney’s in Atlantic City that specialized in funky pizza and sandwiches. I eventually had a chance to check it out a couple years ago and it was solid, but Mike recently opened a Hoboken location and it completely blew my mind!
The pizza was great — they do a huge variety of funky topping combos. But the sandwiches stole the show. There was a crazy Korean BBQ sandwich and even a Jewish Mothers’ Brisket and Horoset sandwich. My mind was blown. I dragged two of my buddies and their minds were blown as well, so it wasn’t just me.
Mike’s getting featured on tons of national TV shows and getting loads of great reviews. Hoboken has nearly 40 pizzerias (in just 1 square mile) and there’s still plenty of room for something like Tony Baloney’s. GO THERE NOW!!!
Starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 (the same year the Happy Meal rolled out), Disney hits, superhero smashes, and other family favorites have used the cardboard panels of the Happy Meal and the toy inside to hawk their cinematic wares. But what if Happy Meals were used to market slightly more adult fare?
Look at what the fuck we got in the mail this morning. Less than a month away until the dopest cookbook ever drops.
Preorder your copy now or get left behind this fall.
This guy was born yesterday- apple for scale
Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But the trade is thriving.
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"You can’t go out and buy puffins," he says. "So we could have been sitting on a pile of $100,000 and we still would have been puffinless."
It’s a sad day when you’re puffinless.