Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pizza Tourism

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at a conference at Yale University which meant a trip down to New Haven, CT. Now while the trip was mostly business, my friends and I had intended to make this trip a pizza tasting trip. We had hopes of eating pizza all weekend. Unfortunately we only had the chance to eat at one of New Haven's classic pizzerias. We chose to go to Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (The Spot location) or better known as Pepes Pizzeria.

Now what is interesting about Pepes is that it is known for originating the New Haven style pizza. While it is similar to Napoletana style pizza it has its own specific qualities because it is baked in a coal fired brick oven. Since Pepes opened in 1925 other pizza places have opened and serve this style pizza, even New Haven's BAR serves a similar pie. Next time I visit, I plan on checking out Sally's Apizza which is also said to serve some amazing pizza.

We left late, just after closing.

White Spinach, Mushroom & Gorgonzola Pie

Margherita Pie