[Photos: Amanda Scriver]
Welcome to the third stop on the Calzone Power Hour. In celebration of the famed pizza pocket, local food adventurer (and Food Editor for Toronto Is Awesome) Amanda Scriver went on a calzone-eating rampage across the 416 and wrote up her findings. Watch for a post every fifteen minutes; keep track of Scriver's greasy fingers rating method (1 greasy finger = not so great, 5 = stupendous); and check out the 4pm post that will feature links to all the reviews and an interview with the intrepid pizza pocketer herself. The Calzone Power Hour powers on:
Third Stop: Tony & Nick's Place. Tony & Nick's was suggested to me by executive chef Trish Gill (The Dock Ellis) as a place I wouldn't forget. I am greeted with a bad 1970s mural on the walls and no seating. So far, I am into it. The pizzeria offers "fried and customizable" panzarottis beginning at $5.30. I decide to go with the classic (tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni), while my friend decides on another variation (olives and tomatoes). Made fresh to order (wait time: 10 minutes), this fried piece of goodness is almost as large as my head. I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. Quite literally, take a small pizza and fold it over and you have our semi-circle deep-fried delight. I will say this much: the classic holds together WAY better than the pizza toppings one. Rating: 4 greasy fingers. — Amanda Scriver
Check back at 3:45pm for Amanda's final calzone stop.