New York Pizza Palace Review + Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the opening of the latest pizza joint to hit our shores, New York Pizza Palace.

 

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the invite

I accepted right away. I love pizza and although I haven’t been to New York, I’m aware that they’re famous for their pizzas.

I arrived early and I was greeted by the lights and decorations of the place. The stock ticker is pretty cool. The traffic signs common in New York were also represented. Of course, New York wouldn’t be complete without graffiti and there was one artfully done in the rest room. There were also 3 televisions with livefeed from New York streets. Tres cool!

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stock ticker

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subway map and famous New Yorkers

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street signs, iconic landmarks

The decor is useless if the food isn’t good. Well, New York Pizza Palace (NYPP) fares are happy in the tummy. I particularly liked their buffalo wings which were sweet and crisp, garlic bread, supli which is a traditional Italian dish which is rich in texture, eggplant ricotta, and their pizzas and pastas of course. I don’t have a copy of their menu but if I remember correctly, NYPP has 11 kinds of pizzas and each slice is huge. Not only that, the price isn’t bad. For a price of P89 you can buy yourself a huge slice of pizza. They have more expensive ones but won’t go over P200 per slice.

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pizzas. lots of pizzas

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cheese sticks and the salad bar

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Supli

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a dish I wasn't able to try but looks yummy

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dessert. if you still have space in your stomach

I was able to chat up with Mr. Eric Orland, the President and CEO of New York Pizza Palace (NYPP), and he has so many plans for the restaurant. He said that he wants to open at least 65 branches of NYPP in the country. He also plans to expand it to other countries but Philippines will always be his flagship country. I was curious as to why he chose the Philippines instead of Singapore, Hong Kong, or other more progressive countries. He said he believed that Filipinos appreciate good pizzas and it has become a food staple for us. If he had set up in another country, he would have to slowly introduce the food to their culture. Good point, I said.

New York Pizza Palace
Ground Floor of A Venue Mall
Makati Avenue, Makati City
http://www.newyorkpizzapalace.com

Now for the fun part!

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the prize

I’m giving away the following to 1 lucky follower:

  • One I <3 New York shirt
  • A New York Pizza Palace frisbee
  • New York Pizza Palace gift certificates worth P400 (expires on June 2011)

Wanna join? All you have to do are the following:

  1. “Like” my Facebook Page.
  2. Subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t forget to verify your email.
  3. Tell me why you want to win these prizes.
  4. Don’t forget to include your Facebook name and the email address you used to subscribe to the newsletter.

Optional

  • Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 point) – comment with the name you used
  • Tweet about this contest (1 point) – comment with the link to your tweet
  • Post a status update on your Facebook account with contest with a link to this contest post (1 point) – comment with the link to your status update

Unfortunately, this contest is open to those who can claim the prize in my office in Ortigas Center. So if you live in Metro Manila or have friends or relatives here who can claim the prizes for you, you are very much free to join. The giveaway will remain open until January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM.

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  1. Much of i like to go new york ,i think wearin those shirt saying I(heart)NY and winning those GC and frisbee are great preparation for my plan to go there. Preparing my taste bud for the New York Pizza
    FB name:Gennithony Eson
    Email: gennithony[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. Why I’d like to win: There’s the food! XD GCs for food is always a happy happy thing to have. But before eating their great food, playing frisbee wearing the shirt will be a good way to work the appetite for this XD
    Followed you on Facebook (user name: Clair Ching)
    Email address: http://scr.im/eclair

    Thanks for blogging this! πŸ™‚

  3. I want to win because I want to try out the food! Everything looks super yummy! I also want to win so I can treat my family – atleast that’s p400 off the bill πŸ˜€ Yay!
    Liked on FB, Subscribed with feedburner, followed on Network blogs and tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/Nuggetpie) πŸ˜€
    e-mail is meowbykate AT gmail, fb name is katrina d.

  4. My boyfriend and I would love to go to New York someday but it seems like it’s going to be a long ways away and New York Pizza Palace is the closest we can get to New York for now. πŸ™‚

    Liked you on FB (Mai Benavidez)
    subscribed to the newsletter (mai.benavidez(at)gmail.com)
    followed you on Networked blogs (Mai Benavidez)
    and tweeted the contest (http://twitter.com/#!/whoammai/status/28064665372196865)

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  5. i love trying out new things, especially when it comes to food and pizzas, that’s why i joined. I want to try your pizza and try my luck. πŸ™‚ i think i β™₯ NY shirt fits me πŸ˜›
    FB name: Suza Onato
    email: jsuza014@yahoo.com
    thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. My hubby, 3 kids and I love to eat and we all love pizza! As a matter of fact, I have a separate folder on our PC of pizza pictures we’ve tried/eaten during our many family-bonding food trips. It would really be a treat if we win all these stuff and get to try New York Pizza Palace.

    I’ve subscribed to your blog via email and “liked” your facebook page.

    FB Name: Vivian Aguilar
    Email: vvaguilar2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. I subscribed by email – meloy.co@gmail.com
    I am your fan – Melody Co

    I want to win these prizes because I miss New York even if I’ve only been there once. The food, the musicals, Central Park and the people are very hard too miss. I’ve been wanting to go back for the last couple of years and I’ll always consider it as one of my most memorable trips. I want to have a slice of New York in Manila and if I could have it via memorabilia, NY food and a new hangout place then I can be content for now. At least I can have New York in my plate any time I have the NY blues.

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/miloodee/status/28113258766405632

    I posted on my wall
    http://www.facebook.com/melody.co/posts/158873714163462

    I followed through networked blogs – Melody Co

  8. Whoa! I’m starving! I definitely want to win because I love eating and pizza is one if my favorite! I want to taste NYPP pizza and all the foods in there, If i win this i will bring my kids with hubby. I want to wear I <3 New York shirt too! πŸ™‚

    Liked Dementia Foodista on Facebook: Cristina Vergara Sunga

    Subscribed to your blog via email: cristina_sunga@ymail.com

    Followed you on Networked Blogs: Cristina Vergara Sunga

    Twitted:http://www.facebook.com/cristina.sunga/posts/1752703787077

    Shared on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/cristina.sunga/posts/194657450550445

    Thanks! Hope to win! πŸ™‚

  9. 1. liked your facebook page
    2. subscribed to your newsletter. jezzie_97(at)yahoo(dot)com

    3.i want to win this because it’s my hubby’s birthday on the 31st.. and i want to treat him as my way of saying thank you for all the love and care that he’s given to us and also i want to experience what you’ve experienced when you ate this pizza πŸ™‚ … happy birthday to my hubby jerome!.. hope to win this… πŸ™‚

    4. followed you on Networked Blogs: Josephine Gregorio
    5.Twitted:http://twitter.com/#!/jezzie_97
    6.Posted on my FB Wall :http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354744245

    Josephine Gregorio
    jezzie_97(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. – LIKEd your Fan Page on FB.
    FB Name: Feigh Maniago

    – SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    Email addr: feighmaniago@gmail.com

    –> I want to win this prizes because I like the shirt and I want to taste the NYPP Pizza!

    -Email addr: feighmaniago@gmail.com

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog – Feigh Maniago

    –> I TWEETED about this contest: http://twitter.com/#!/cutiefeigh/status/28314696687812608

    –> Posted a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest. .

    http://www.facebook.com/feigh/posts/145302435526667

    Feigh Maniago
    feighmaniago@gmail.com

  11. 1. Liked your Facebook Page.
    2. Subscribed to your newsletter (and verified it).
    3. I’ve been wanting an I <3 NY shirt in a long time.
    4. FB name: Vea Marie Maravilla
    Email: vvveeeaaa@yahoo.com

  12. I would like to win these prizes because I would love to try New York Pizza Palace’s different pizzas and pasta. I heard from a friend that it tastes heavenly.

    Already “Liked” your Facebook page.

    Subscribed to your newsletter.

    FB Name: LOURDES ESPANOL
    Email used to subscribe:
    lourdes_espanol@yahoo.com

  13. (1) LIKEd you Facebook Fan Page.

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!

    (3) I really want to win this awesome prizes simply because I so love the shirt and of course I want to taste the NYPP Pizza!
    (4) Full Name: Ana Katrina D. Sta. Ana
    E-mail Address: anakatrina_sa@yahoo.com

    (Optional) that opted to do:

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog using my name: AnaKatrina Sta. Ana

    –> I TWEETED about this contest:
    http://twitter.com/purple_kaye/status/28799771170840576

    –> Posted a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000086521042

  14. (1) LIKEd you Fan Page.

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!

    (3) I eagerly wanted to win this prizes because the shirt is so nice plus the fact that I wanted to taste the best pizza in town… NYPP Pizza!

    (4) Name: Ana Lorainne S.A. Cabrera
    E-mail Address: analorainne_cabrera@yahoo.com

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog – Lhainne Cabrera

    –> I TWEETED about this contest:
    http://twitter.com/mystique_rhein/status/28810586838016000

    –> POSTED a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001934943442&sk=wall

    Thank you! Hope to win! πŸ™‚

  15. 1. LIKED Dementia Foodista on Facebook.
    2. Subscribed to your newsletter and have already verified my subscription.
    3. I love eating pizza and have already tried a lot of pizza joints. Since I haven’t eaten at New York Pizza Palace before, I want to try their new dishes and find out for myself if I will be a new follower of this newest pizza joint in the Metro.
    4. Facebook name: Marizen Villamora or http://www.facebook.com/marizen villamora
    Email used: neziramscravitz@yahoo.com

    optional:

    1. Followed Dementia Foodista through Networked Blogs. Name used: Marizen Villamora
    2. Twitted about this contest: http://twitter.com/#!/zenkimae/status/28988280099831808
    3. Posted about the contest giveaway in my Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dementia-Foodista/132385486796174?v=info#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=160869533961271&id=692093469
    2.

  16. Why I’d like to win: My friends and I were supposed to join this programming contest where we can be sent to New York if we win the country finals. We wanted to win not only because of the geeky and nerdy prestige but we also wanted to get a taste of real New York food. To cut the story short, we didn’t get to join because when we decided to do it, it was too late. Winning this would mean getting to taste NY pizza and getting to wear those awesome tees while we bust to Empire State of Mind. Yes, we really love New York. πŸ™‚

    FB name: Melody Kay Carolino
    Email: melody_1504@yahoo.com

  17. 1. Liked Dementia foodista’s facebook page
    2. Subscribed to your newsletter/newsfeed using email: kate_biz@yahoo.com
    3. Tell me why you want to win these prizes – BF and I are such foodies, and love pizza. Our current addiction is trying out quattro formaggi (white cheese) in different pizza places, and the new york pizza, would be a great new place to try out. The I love NY tshirt would be nice to have too and I actually want to wear it for work too during weekends.

    4. Facebook name and email used: (fb) Kate Navasero – http://www.facebook.com/Kitty3 (email) kate_biz@yahoo.com

    5. Followed in Networked blogs
    6. Tweeted it: http://twitter.com/?status=New%20York%20Pizza%20Palace%20Review%20%2B%20Giveaway%20http://networkedblogs.com/dcrQt#!/Kitten_03
    7. Posted a status update in my FB: http://www.facebook.com/Kitty3

  18. 1. β€œLike” my Facebook Page. >>>> done
    2. Subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t forget to verify your email.>>>> done
    3. Tell me why you want to win these prizes.>>>> I love pizza!!! I haven’t been to New York Pizza yet but based on your review it looks like a place to visit and dine in and the GC will help me with the expense in trying them out.
    4. Don’t forget to include your Facebook name (MARIA LAARNI KABIGTING BERDAN) and the email address (LANIEBERDANYAHOOCOM) you used to subscribe to the newsletter.
    * Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 point) – comment with the name you used >>> done – Maria Laarni Kabigting Berdan
    * Tweet about this contest (1 point) – comment with the link to your tweet >>> done – http://twitter.com/#!/lanieberdan
    * Post a status update on your Facebook account with contest with a link to this contest post (1 point) – comment with the link to your status update >>>>done – http://www.facebook.com/lanieberdan/posts/194088023936202

  19. 1. β€œLike” my Facebook Page. >>>> done
    2. Subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t forget to verify your email.>>>> done
    3. Tell me why you want to win these prizes.>>>> My family loves pizza. I want to bring them in NYPP so they can have a taste of this new dining experience.
    4. Don’t forget to include your Facebook name (JOHN HENRY BERDAN) and the email address (JHBERDANYAHOOCOM) you used to subscribe to the newsletter.
    * Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 point) – comment with the name you used >>> done – John Henry Berdan
    * Tweet about this contest (1 point) – comment with the link to your tweet >>> done – http://twitter.com/#!/jhberdan
    * Post a status update on your Facebook account with contest with a link to this contest post (1 point) – comment with the link to your status update >>>>done – http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=196076840408623&id=1731501627

  20. Like you Fan Page (Check)
    Subscribe to your News Letter & Verify it (Check)
    Why i want to win? Because I’m a certified foodie, I’m a food lover, I want to eat, try different kinds of foods, cuisines, delicacies and of course try what’s something new in the metro. most importantly I LOVE PIZZA!!! πŸ™‚
    Facebook Name: Nino Jomalesa
    Email Address: nino.jomalesa@yahoo.com

  21. (1) LIKEd your Fan Page on FB.
    FB Name: Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    Email addr: khrish1207@yahoo.com

    (3) I want to win this prizes because I love to have the shirt and I want to experience the ultimate taste of NYPP Pizza!

    (4) FB Name: Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio
    Email addr: khrish1207@yahoo.com

    Optional:
    – I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog – Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio

    – I TWEETED about this contest: http://twitter.com/#!/KhrishSed

    – I Posted a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=178110718890850&id=1167892582

  22. 1. β€œLiked” your Facebook Page.
    2. Subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t forget to verify your email.
    3. I want to win your Prizes because i want to experience to eat your specialties and i love new york pizza..yum yum..:) Grabe..iba to sa iba..
    4. Vince Baldonado, vincent4u_smt@yahoo.com

  23. 1. Liked your Facebook Page!
    2. Subscribed to your feeds (and verified it).
    3.I love Pizza 24/7
    4.FB:Allan Reyes
    5.email:allanoreyes@gmail.com

  24. (1) LIKEd you Facebook Fan Page.
    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    (3) I want to win because I want to give the GCs and shirt to the street children who are hungry for pizza.
    (4) Full Name: Warren Bantaculo Alulod
    E-mail Address: gymkid1983@yahoo.com.ph

  25. 1. Liked your Facebook Page!
    2. Subscribed to your feeds (and verified it).
    3. I wanna coz I wanna eat @ New York Pizza Palace with my Apo’s and Apo sa tuhod for free.
    4. FB name: Anita Camungay
    Email: anita_a_c@yahoo.com.ph

  26. I Liked your Facebook Page!
    2. Subscribed to your feeds (and verified it as well)
    3. I want to win because I want to give it to my birthday girl my daughter since she is a pizza addict i know she love it very much…
    4.FB: Leonor Castro
    5.email: castroleo09@yahoo.com

  27. Hello! πŸ™‚ Here are the things I did to qualify for your giveaway:

    – liked your Facebook page
    – subscribed to your feeds and verified my email
    – I want to win I because apart from being a pizza junkie, I want to try this new establishment and write about it.
    – Facebook Name: Dash Estefani; Email: dashestefani(at)gmail(dot)com
    – followed you in Networked Blogs as well
    – tweeted about this contest: http://twitter.com/dashashash/status/29774865867218944

    Thanks for this! πŸ˜€

  28. Hi there!

    Just did the following;

    1. Liked your FB fan page
    2. Subscribe to your newsletter
    3. Followed you on Networked Blogs: Richard Mamuyac

    4. Tweeted your contest:
    http://twitter.com/?status=New%20York%20Pizza%20Palace%20Review%20%2B%20Giveaway%20http%3A%2F%2Fdementia-foodista.com%2F813#!/astig316/status/29772341131091968

    5. Posted this contest in my FB wall
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/astig316/posts/178405108861585

    I want to win the New York Pizza Palace loot so I can treat my wifey, son and even yaya for a pizza picnic. I’ll sure be a proud dad playing frisbee with my son wearing the “I love NY” shirt.

    I just hope my son would not think that I love NY means I love Nanay and Yaya ‘coz I might get a little jealous πŸ™‚

    Richard Mamuyac
    ascawebsite yahoo com

  29. Hi there!

    Just did the following;

    1. Liked your FB fan page
    2. Subscribe to your newsletter
    3. Followed you on Networked Blogs: Richard Mamuyac

    4. Tweeted your contest:
    http://twitter.com/?status=New%20York%20Pizza%20Palace%20Review%20%2B%20Giveaway%20http%3A%2F%2Fdementia-foodista.com%2F813#!/astig316/status/29772341131091968

    5. Posted this contest in my FB wall
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/astig316/posts/178405108861585

    I want to win the New York Pizza Palace loot so I can treat my wifey, son and even yaya for a pizza picnic. I’ll sure be a proud dad playing frisbee with my son wearing the “I love NY” shirt.

    I just hope my son would not think that I love NY means I love Nanay and Yaya ‘coz I might get a little jealous πŸ™‚

    Richard Mamuyac
    ascawebsite yahoo com

  30. 1. Liked your FB fan page (FB Name: Gail Christiane Te)
    2. Subscribe to your newsletter and confirmed my subscription (eadd44@yahoo.com)
    3. Followed you on Networked Blogs: snickerdoodle44
    4. Tweeted your contest:
    http://twitter.com/eadd44/status/30230705044725760
    5. Posted this contest in my FB wall: facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=136004993130036&id=100000410664947

    I would like to win this contest because it combines two things that I love: food and NYC. First, I have been a pizza fan for a long time and pizza places like Yellow Cab got me interested in sampling New York-style pizzas with their distinct chewy dough and herby flavors. Second, I am an NYC-lover, having loved everything unique to NYC like Central Park and Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and Broadway and funky flea markets. Ever since I was a kid, I loved reading NYC books like Stuart Little and Cricket at Times Square. In fact, one of my first itineraries once I’ve earned enough money is NYC. Third, my I <3 NY is currently faded, having been worn numerous times and your shirt prize is so desired by me. =) Overall, I wanted to join this contest because winning this prize will give me a taste of NYC without leaving home.

  31. have just
    – subscribed to your newsletter : email used: andyzb27@yahoo.com
    – liked your fb page : my fb name is Andy Batangantang
    – followed you via networked blogs – name: Andy Batangantang
    – i just love pizza that’s why i wanna win!:)

  32. (1) LIKEd your Facebook Fan Page.
    FB Name: Lorna Dolores

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    E-mail Address: lorna.staana@yahoo.com

    (3) I want to win in your contest because I love the prizes… the shirt and NYPP GCs!

    (4) Full Name: Lorna D. Sta. Ana
    E-mail Address: lorna.staana@yahoo.com

    (Optional):

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog using my name: Lorna Dolores

    –> I TWEETED about this contest:
    http://twitter.com/lorna049/status/30440172193583104

    –> Posted a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000516353757

  33. (1) LIKEd you Fan Page.
    FB Name: Erlinda Quintana

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    Email Address: erlie_lorie.cateringservices@yahoo.com

    (3) I want to win this contest of Demetia Foodista because the prizes are so nice!

    (4) Name: Erlinda Quintana
    E-mail Address: erlie_lorie.cateringservices@yahoo.com@yahoo.com

    OPTIONAL:

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog – Erlinda Quintana

    –> POSTED a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001535964884

    Hope to win! πŸ™‚

  34. Facebook name: vera paola reyes
    email: paopaolar@gmail.com
    followed on networked blogs: vera paola reyes
    I want to win the prizes because I want to treat my mom and I love the shirt a lot! I also love playing frisbee, and a NY palace frisbee would be awesome! πŸ™‚

  35. (1) LIKEd you Fan Page.
    FB Name: Allan Sta Ana

    (2) SUBSCRIBED to you Newslatter and verified!
    Email Address: allan_staana26@yahoo.com

    (3) I want to win this contest of Demetia Foodista because the prizes are so good. I wanna have a t-shirt like that and the NYPP GCs so I can use it to treat my mom this coming Hearts Day.

    (4) Name: Allan Sta Ana
    E-mail Address: allan_staana26@yahoo.com@yahoo.com

    OPTIONAL:

    –> I FOLLOWED your Networked Blog – Allan Sta Ana

    –> POSTED a status update on my Facebook account regarding this contest: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001527474656

    I TWEETED it: http://twitter.com/choinori26/status/31436120378056704

    Hoping to win! =)

  36. liked your FB page and subscribed to your newsletter

    I would love to win this, especially the GC, so my hubby and I can spend some time alone (magdate, ba?!) before he goes away to work again. This would be a wonderful dinner!