Richman has moved around the New York City area over the course of his life, and he’s found great pizzerias wherever he’s lived. These days, he’s located outside the city in Westchester, and his number one spot, Pizzarelli’s, specializes in focaccia pizza. “It comes out sizzling, and the focaccia’s pillowy and crusty. You taste the quality of the olive oil,” he said. He speaks highly of the restaurant’s classic thin-crust slices too. As for toppings, Richman is a traditionalist. He loves pepperoni — so much so that he’s working with pepperoni manufacturer Hormel to promote the brand’s Pepperoni Pizza Pop-Up Shop, which is selling a wide variety of limited-edition pepperoni-themed merch.
For Richman, life is a series of opportunities to try new pizza places — although he gets more pizzerias suggested to him than he can try without wrecking his health. He recounted, “Someone just said, ‘What, you’ve never been to Eastchester Pizza?’ I said, ‘Well, I’m trying to do crunches and stuff, man. I’m trying to see my belly button.'”
The Hormel Pepperoni Pizza Pop-Up Shop is selling pepperoni-themed wearables, home goods, bedroom gear, and more for as long as supplies last.