As with any road trip, the all-important matter of lunch came up first. Even before we started discussing it, I was pretty sure where Ed was going to lead us. See, both he and Connecticut Slice correspondent Amy Kundrat have waxed poetic about what is supposedly the "best clam pizza on the planet" (according to Ed). As a kid who pretty much grew up eating clam pizzas in New Haven and beyond, this, I had to taste.
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As a writer for the people, I often try and suppress my inner pizza snob. I try and pretend that all pies are created equal, and that there is goodness to everything on a crust. Sometimes I even manage to convince myself. After all, if tens of thousands of people enjoy eating buffalo chicken pizza, there's got to be something good about it that I'm missing, right? Well today, I'm letting diplomacy take a little breather and laying out a few of my hard and fast ground rules about pizza toppings.
Slice is no stranger to Zuppardi's. This New Haven-style joint just over the border in West Haven has "The Best Clam Pizza" Ed Levine has ever had. But on a recent visit, I had another pie in my sights altogether.
Back on Thursday, we asked all you Connecticut pizza experts to identify this pie. Can't sneak one by you guys......
Just got the following email, with the photo at left, from homeslice Philip G.: "I'm inside this place right now.... Will report back." Fifteen minutes later the photo at right zooms through with the following message: "Typical (and amazing) [New Haven] apizza. Its like Pepe's, minus the shitty wait times." (A photo of Zuppardi's interior follows after the jump.) Philip G. has provided numerous tips, so much so that I'm going to nickname him "PG Tips." (The Brits and Anglophiles among you will get that.) Zuppardi's Apizza Address: 179 Union Avenue, West Haven CT 06516 Phone: 203-934-1949...