Though New York may lay claim as the cradle of pizza in America, many people would say that New Haven has the best. Certainly, there are a higher ratio of good to bad pizzerias in the area than there are almost anywhere else in the world. The question is, who's got the best?
'Pepe's' on Serious Eats
Ride along with Michael Stern of Roadfood as he visits Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, Connecticut. This New Haven institution invented the white clam pizza. Buckle up!
A family feud once threatened the existence of New Haven's legendary Frank Pepe's. But outside investment and managementthe first in the pizzeria's 82-year historyhas restored the spot's luster.
Today was not a good food day. I went to visit Roadfood pioneers and great writers Jane and Michael Stern at their house in Connecticut. I brought them a box of schnecken (pecan sticky buns) and a black and white cookie from Greenberg's, a classic New York Jewish bakery that is simply not very good anymore except for the schnecken and the black and white cookies. We had a blast hanging out and swapping writer war stories. When I left, Michael told me I had to go to their latest discovery, Wave Hill, a bakery that made great rustic bread. Michael said it was on the way to my final lunch destination, the new Fairfield location of the seminal New...