Trying to figure out what to bring to a dinner party can be difficult. Usually, what happens in our circle of friends is people ask me what I want to bring. I'm pretty good on dessert, more than adequate on cheese, and truly terrible on wine or spirits. So I have found the surefire winner to bring to any dinner party is a whole pizza bianca from either Sullivan Street Bakery or Grandaisy.

What is pizza bianca? Here's how Sullivan Street Bakery founder Jim Lahey describes it:

A 6-ft. long light, airy, hand-formed flatbread; porous and bubbly with silky crumb. Accented with extra virgin extra virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt, and rosemary.

Yum! Just take a look at this beauty in its unfurled state.

Not only does it generate wows from any and all dinner party hosts because of the way it looks and tastes, it also functions as an edible centerpiece. How cool is that?
And the best thing about a whole pizza bianca is how extravagant it looks and how little it costs. Nine bucks for the whole thing, which feeds a whole mess of people. So if you're headed to a friend's house for dinner and they ask you what you want to bring, now you know what to tell them.

Sullivan Street Bakery

533 West 47th Street, New York NY 10036 (b/n 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue; map)


73 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012 (b/n Broome Street and Spring Street; map)
176 West 72nd Street, New York NY 10023 (near Amsterdam Avenue; map)


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