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Drove from New York City to Cape Cod this past Saturday and pulled over in New Haven. Couldn't remember the name of the pizza places in New Haven, so the first cop I saw I asked for directions to "that famous pizza place." He gave me directions to Frank Pepe.
I arrived there at 1:45 p.m., and even though it was 95 and humid, there was a line down the sidewalk. And even though I was alone, I had to wait 20 minutes for a table. I couldn't believe how many people were there. Hello, it's 95 and humid why aren't you all at the beach?
Anyway, waitress was super nice. I told her I was a "newbie." She suggested a bacon and onion pie. I wasn't feeling that, so I ordered two large pies: the original tomato and mozzarella and the summer special, fresh local tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella, and basil.
Waited maybe 15 minutes before the pies came out. Original tomato came out first, then when the summer special arrived, they moved me (from table 26 to table 11) because both pies wouldn't fit on the table! People were looking at me like I was a pig, but I didn't care.
The original pie was possibly the best pie I'd ever had. The summer special was good but not among the best. I still have some in my fridge and am going to eat some right now!
But thanks to you for the experience because I never would've known New Haven had great pizza without your website! Keep up the great work!
Finally, a nice email this week! I'm glad you discovered some great pizza through Slice. That's what I started this site to do, and hearing stories like yours makes it all worth it.
And, yeah, some of the people might have looked at you funny, but I bet most of the people in there totally relate to your double-fisted pizza pie ordering. More power to you!
Thanks for the nice email and the intel on the summer special.
Hasta la pizza,