I usually associate Fridays with pizza. Maybe it's from when I was in elementary school and used to have the school lunch which was always the mass produced frozen rectangle pizza on Fridays. Now that I'm way past my elementary school days, pizza is associated with happy hour or maybe just the end of a long work week and I don't feel like making anything and it's the one of the easiest things to get for dinner all wrapped up in a flat box.
Anyway, there's so many places in New Haven who claim to be the best pizza in town. Some may have their favorite pizzeria around the corner from them, and some will trek across town just to have a slice. Either way, there's so many to choose from if you're ever around. In a small area near downtown is a little section where there's two pizzerias that have been "battling" over the decades whether who's the best. There's Sally's and there's Pepe's. Whatever the story may be, I have always gone to Pepe's.
I cannot comment on Sally's pizza because I've never been there. However, to me Pepe's never disappoints. Even with the long wait and the long lines that start even before they open, people still flock there to have their "famous" pizza. I've been told by the girl behind the counter that people will travel to Pepe's and sometimes take "to go" to a whole other level - like bringing it on a plane to California.
On my most recent trip to the pizzeria, I ordered five large pizzas to go and drove 45 minutes to get to my destination at a family gathering, the car smelled of cheese and sauce, and all the various toppings but it was still just as good as if we ate it at the restaurant. Have you ever had Pepe's? What's your take? Are you team Sally's or Pepe's? Will you be having pizza today?
|They go way back.|
|THE brick oven.|
|Making the pies.|