Greg Bresnitz is talking pizza this week on Snacky Tunes with guest Paulie Gee of Paulie Gee’s Pizza. Tune into this episode to hear how Paulie was inspired to create a no-frills pizza joint in Greenpoint at the age of 54. Hear how the atmosphere at Roberta’s influenced Paulie’s notion of a restaurant. Learn about Paulie’s early pizza experiments, and why he decided to quit his longtime job as a computer programmer and open Paulie Gee’s. Listen in for some of Paulie’s life lessons, and why it’s always best to pursue your passion. What music is playing at Paulie Gee’s? Later, Greg is joined in the studio by Har Mar Superstar for some live tracks. Hear why Har Mar moved from LA to New York, and learn about his long history playing in bands. Har Mar talks about his podcast, Nocturnal Emotions, and how he got involved in interviewing guests from MNDR to Macaulay Culkin. This episode has been brought to you by Tekserve.
“The first thing I had to do when I built the oven is that I had to put belief in myself.” [7:20]
“I really felt that all of the sudden, Brooklyn was leaving me behind. I needed to find a way back here… I didn’t want to serve pizza to older people- I wanted to serve pizza to young people; I wanted to be a part of something new.” [19:30]
— Paulie Gee on Snacky Tunes