MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is New Haven Pizza pronounced “AH-BEETZ”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is New Haven Pizza pronounced “AH-BEETZ”?

As a love of all things pizza I’m lucky to live right next to the pizza capitol of the world, New Haven. You may have noticed that a lot of the famous places (Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern) all have “Apizza” on their name which locals know is produced “AH-BEETZ”. But why? In Italy where pizza first…

THE FEED: Best CT Pizza OUTSIDE of New Haven

THE FEED: Best CT Pizza OUTSIDE of New Haven

Every Tuesday Kevin talks all things food with Alex from CT FoodGirly. This week they tackled a topic near and dear to every Connecticut resident’s heart, pizza. We all know New Haven has the best pizza on the planet. Modern, Pepe’s, Sally’s, BAR, obviously are all excellent. But where can you find the best pizza OUTSIDE…

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Stamford Police celebrate boy’s bravery with pizza

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Stamford Police celebrate boy’s bravery with pizza

You may have see this horrific story last weekend of the car that crashed into a local playground, hitting a young 11-year-old boy who was swinging at the time. Now that the boy is thankfully recovering well and going to be just fine, police officers in Stamford wanted to meet him and doing something special.…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who invented the pizza box?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who invented the pizza box?

New Haven is considered by many as the birthplace of American pizza. Back in the early 20th century pizza was always delivered. It started to become really popular in the 1910s. People would buy it on the street and deliver it to factories and famer’s markets. Frank Pepe in New Haven is credited as the…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is pepperoni an Italian food?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is pepperoni an Italian food?

I’ve always though my whole life pepperoni was an Italian food… it’s actually not! WHAAAAAT?! Pepperoni is in fact an American food.  Mind blown. In Italian, the word “peperoni” with one “P” is the word for bell peppers and there’s no salami type item named “pepperoni” with two “P’s” that is commonly used as a…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do we call traditional pizza “Margherita”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do we call traditional pizza “Margherita”?

Today’s mystery is pizza related. Why do we call the traditional style a “Margherita” pizza? There’s no tequila in it or anything, so why that term? It started back in the birthplace of pizza in the 1800s, Italy! The chef who invented a dish called ”Pizza Margherita,” did it to honor the Queen of Italy,…