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The first documented United States pizzeria was G. (for Gennaro) Lombardi’s on Spring Street in Manhattan, licensed to sell pizza in 1905. (Prior to that, the dish was homemade or purveyed by unlicensed vendors.) Lombardi’s, still in operation today though no longer at its 1905 location, “has the same oven as it did originally,” noted food critic John Mariani, author of “How Italian Food Conquered the World.”
Debates over the finest slice in town can be heated, as any pizza fan knows. But Mariani credited three East Coast pizzerias with continuing to churn out pies in the century-old tradition: Totonno’s (Coney Island, Brooklyn, opened 1924); Mario’s (Arthur Avenue, the Bronx, opened 1919); and Pepe’s (New Haven, opened 1925).(history.com)
Around $2.75 for a super slice of pizza
Get the Pizza!!
There is really nothing I can say that can glorify pizza since it is one of America’s favorite dishes..
I don’t care what mood I am in; if you say, “Are you open for pizza?”
If there is a storm going on..Let’s get pizza!
If I have the flu.. Let’s get pizza!
If I am in the hospital before an operation..Let’s get pizza!
For my last meal on earth..Give me some pizza!
One of my favorite memorable pizza restaurants that I have been eating since I was a teenager is The Pizza Box.
Let’s talk about it…
So it’s summer time and I have the day off of work and my son has that bored look on his face and wants something to do.
I figure this is a good time to give him another memory with Father and Son and show him an enjoyment that me and my friends did when we were teenagers.
When I was younger, my friends and I would jump on the bus with a pocket full of quarters and head over to Golfland for some video games to play the original Street Fighter and then off to the Pizza Box for a huge slice of pizza that costed at that time about $1.75.
Today will be a remake of my former experiences for my next generation. Time to get on this journey on of oozing greasy cheese crawling up my chin as I slurp it down my throat. Yum!
So we arrive at The Pizza Box and the same Chinese woman that helped me 20 years ago is still there! I said “Hello!’ and that I was bringing my son for the first time to experience this delicate masterpiece.
Looks like the prices jumped up a dollar but boy is it worth it!
We both order a slice of pepperoni pizza and await our order. We would usually be playing video games while we wait but she has them turned off today. The electric bill in California can get high really fast so I understand.
Looking at the games gave me memories though; they still have Galaga for pete’s sake!
She brings over these massive slices to us and it is everything I remembered!
The size of the slice is about 1 and a half the size of a Costco slice of pizza and packed with flavor if you have ever eaten one of those.
It’s so big you can’t hold it.Either eat it with a fork or just hold the bottom edge and take bites until you can work your way around this monster.
Each bite is filled with oozing greasy cheese that pulls away from the breading like a piece of bubble gum.
The sauce is savory,tasty and magnificence. So good it should be sold in grocery stores!
Bite after bite..Chew after chew..Man what an artistic design of pizza! Yum!!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
Gayle Turim (July 27, 2012) A Slice of History: Pizza Through the AgesRetrieved from http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/a-slice-of-history-pizza-through-the-ages