The New York Post ran a solid piece yesterday on Brooklyn’s Prince of Pizza Tony Muia and his show Slice of Brooklyn’s first two pilot episodes – which are both set to premiere tonight on the Travel Channel, beginning at 10 p.m.
The article goes into more details about Tony’s personal biography, as well the behind-the-scenes story of his new Travel Channel Show which, as Bensonhurst Bean reported back in November, hasn’t (yet!) been picked up for a full season.
From the Post:
(Terence) Noonan says he was turned onto Muia by fashion maven David Evangelista. “David kept telling me I needed to meet Tony,” says Noonan (who also created TLC’s hit series “DC Cupcakes”). “Tony showed up at my office at 11 a.m. with a pizza and . . . it was like meeting someone from another time. Tony is so authentic, and I’m really attracted to the underdogs, and as I started talking to him I realized this is really a show about a small business trying to survive with all these big [bus tour] companies from Manhattan trying to put him out of business.”
Muia, 48, spent 20 years in the healthcare industry as a respiratory therapist and, in 2007, began devoting himself solely to running A Slice of Brooklyn. His wife, Ronnie, is about to give birth to the couple’s first child and, Noonan says, she wasn’t exactly thrilled to move from Chelsea (21st and 7th) to Bay Ridge.
This past Sunday, the Daily News also featured a story on Tony, his famous A Slice of Brooklyn pizza tour, and the show.