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Score tasty dumplings, pizza and more in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn


For many years Joe Mancino was the pizza savior of Roanoke, Va., where he moved from his native Brooklyn to make real New York-style pizza. But after 9/11, he says, he came home to his friends. Now he runs the 17-year-old Peppino's Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant. Peppino means "little Joe," says Mancino, who started making pizza at age 12. "At one time I was little," he jokes, "not so much now."