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So I hear you about Pepe's, Sally's, Modern, etc. All are great places to grab a slice. I am a little more curious about Colony Grill, because I have eaten there many times, and it has begun to lose it's appeal. First of all, they no longer serve Schaeffer beer on draft. That's strike one. It's ALWAYS packed with fat little kids and their fat parents. Strike two. You are likely to very nearly squirt-dump in your pants within hours of eating there. Strike three.
Here is where you need to go in Connecticut:
Bruce Park Grill in Greenwich for bar pizza. I recommend meatballs and hot cherry peppers, with a gorgonzola salad on the side. It's a great neighborhood place, with a lot of the charm of Colony, without the huge crowd, and it has a nice shuffleboard table, jukebox, etc. to pass the time. Also, the pizza is just better. [Bruce Park Grill: 231 Bruce Park Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830 (map); 203-869-8006]
Glenville Pizza in Greenwich (King Street exit off the Merritt Parkway). This is actually the first exit in Connecticut, and here you will find the best slice in Fairfield County. It is a little joint that hasn't changed since I was a kid. The picture of Ricky Schroeder is still on the wall, right next to Tim Teufel's. He rode on my bus to school when the pic was taken. Anyway, do yourself a favor and try the Sicilian. Getting a slice there is magical, but it is so good you probably will want to order a whole Sicilian pie. Do it. I don't get Sicilian or deep dish anything, ever. Except at Glenville. Their regular slice is delicious, as well, but they tend to be a little on the small side. So get two, and wash it down with a Strawberry Welch's. That's right. Strawberry. Welch's. [Glenville Pizza: 243 Glenville Road, Greenwich CT 06831 (map); 203-531-9852]
Just thought you should know that you don't have to drive up to New Haven or Manchester to get a good slice. And forget about Mystic already. That pizza is such crap, they should stuff the crust with toilet paper. Seriously, next time I get cornmeal anywhere NEAR my pizza, someone is getting choked out.
Enjoy your travels. You have a great website, and it's always an enjoyable read.
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