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#1 Jason

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:27 PM

Anybody know what that rumoured pizza place thing was about? Can't think of any "popular" joints on Connecticut that have an empty space next door, except maybe Dino, and I figured it's a little early to start speculating about Dean's second location considering his first one has been open exactly a week.

Carole Greenwood is opening up a New Haven style pizza place next to Buck's! Maybe the "he" Sietsema is referring to is James Alefantis (co-owner of Buck's).

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:29 PM

Carole Greenwood is opening up a New Haven style pizza place next to Buck's!  Maybe the "he" Sietsema is referring to is James Alefantis (co-owner of Buck's).

I never heard of/had New Haven style pizze before. Does anyone know how it differes from other styles?
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:31 PM

Carole Greenwood is opening up a New Haven style pizza place next to Buck's!  Maybe the "he" Sietsema is referring to is James Alefantis (co-owner of Buck's).

Details people, I need details!!!!! This is potentially life changing (my life anyway :P )
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:53 PM

One site explains that the crust on a New Haven pizza is a little thicker and doughier than New York style.  Additionally, there sauce/cheese ratio is more heavily focused on the tomatoes than the mozzarella.  Lastly, New Haven places seemed to leave the pies in long enough that the oil separated from the cheese, rose to the top of the pie, and almost seemed to "fry" the mozzarella, giving it a mottled golden-brown color

To be real honest - that actually sounds a little nasty to me. :P
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:55 PM

Details people, I need details!!!!!  This is potentially life changing (my life anyway :P )


I think it's supposed to be open by fall. More casual than Buck's. White Clam Pizza will be on the menu. Wish I had more details!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:56 PM

To be real honest - that actually sounds a little nasty to me. :P



Reminds me of tomato pies (Philadelphia).

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:25 PM

Carole Greenwood is opening up a New Haven style pizza place next to Buck's! Maybe the "he" Sietsema is referring to is James Alefantis (co-owner of Buck's).

This makes more sense... I can't think of a space next to Palena and doubt someone is moving into the old Bricks so quickly.

I've never had the style myself, but whenever I read or hear Jeffrey Steingarten on New Haven Pizza, it seems to me the 'za equivalent of an orgasm. In every bite.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:41 PM

I once lived only a half hour away from New Haven in Waterbury and the idea of this place gets me really excited. I can still remember what the pizza tasted like. I always preferred it to NY-style pizza, which has a tendency to have a weak crust and be overly greasy. Does anyone have info on the when it might open???
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:23 PM

Grease is good!! I give NY pizza two paper towels myself!! Last time I got a real good one, I was at my brother -in-law's outside of NY, in Fairhaven NJ. Holy crap, I couldn't contain myself!!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:47 PM

Grease is good!! I give NY pizza two paper towels myself!! Last time I got a real good one, I was at my brother -in-law's outside of NY, in Fairhaven NJ. Holy crap, I couldn't contain myself!!

I'm with you. I'm going to be in NY tomorrow on a last minute trip and I have already told my mom we will be having pizza for lunch. And maybe Friday too.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 10:40 PM

I'm with you.  I'm going to be in NY tomorrow on a last minute trip and I have already told my mom we will be having pizza for lunch.  And maybe Friday too.


Ten minutes after the train pulls out of Manhattan, I always wish I had an extra slice or two. :-)
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 10:46 PM

Ten minutes after the train pulls out of Manhattan, I always wish I had an extra slice or two. :-)

And a box of rainbow cookies. And a pastrami sandwich.

I keep telling my parents that they are welcome to come visit me anytime as long as they find a way to bring me a pizza.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:04 PM

Grease is good!! I give NY pizza two paper towels myself!! Last time I got a real good one, I was at my brother -in-law's outside of NY, in Fairhaven NJ. Holy crap, I couldn't contain myself!!


You must have been at Umberto's , he's a surly guy and he makes a mean pie.
His pizza has just the right saltiness, it's crispy, greasy and very good. I grew up in Fair Haven, NJ eating that pizza a few times a week. The great thing about NY and New Haven Pizza is that it is usually available by the slice. DC lacks that big time. Cappucino's in GTown is the only place that I know of that sells slices- and it's not very good.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:13 AM

You must have been at Umberto's , he's a surly guy and he makes a mean pie.
His pizza has just the right saltiness, it's crispy, greasy and very good.  I grew up in Fair Haven, NJ eating that pizza a few times a week.  The great thing about NY and New Haven Pizza is that it is usually available by the slice.  DC lacks that big time.  Cappucino's in GTown is the only place that I know of that sells slices- and it's not very good.

The burnt out Alberto's used to sell slices. Axe Rocks.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:14 AM

I never heard of/had New Haven style pizze before.  Does anyone know how it differes from other styles?

It's Connecticut, so it's upper-crusty. :P :wub:

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:54 AM

It's Connecticut, so it's upper-crusty.  :P   :wub:

Joe H where are you when we need you??? I am sure that Joe H has gone on a long road trip to eat New Haven pizza. What's the name of that famous place Joe H??? The name isn't "Franks" but it's something like that. The pizza there is top notch. Many national magazines have written about New Haven pizza. I lived in New Haven for almost 2 years and ate lot's of good pizza.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:21 PM

A link to a review of a couple of pizza joints in New Haven. With pictures!

Frank Pepe's and Sally's

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:32 PM

You must have been at Umberto's , he's a surly guy and he makes a mean pie.
His pizza has just the right saltiness, it's crispy, greasy and very good. I grew up in Fair Haven, NJ eating that pizza a few times a week. The great thing about NY and New Haven Pizza is that it is usually available by the slice. DC lacks that big time. Cappucino's in GTown is the only place that I know of that sells slices- and it's not very good.


My bro in law picked it up in town, so I'm not familiar with the name of the pizza place, but I'm sure you're right on if it's the best pie in town. It was rectangular also, that stood out. BTW Fair Haven is beautiful. They have a house on the water, just gorgeous.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:31 PM

Looks like the rumor is true :P

Stay tuned for details......
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:52 PM

Looks like the rumor is true  :wub:

Stay tuned for details......

"Who doesn't like Ping-Pong?"

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Here's a revolutionary idea for a great gimmick, why not just serve good pies and a few well-chosen wines and beers?

Edited by Stretch, 20 July 2005 - 04:53 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:05 PM

Badminton goes much better with canoes.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:11 PM

Interesting...

The neighborhood can sure use it--I've gotten increasingly frustrated with the crowds at 2 Amy's...

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:45 PM

Interesting...

The neighborhood can sure use it--I've gotten increasingly frustrated with the crowds at 2 Amy's... 

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Besides, how many ping pong tables are there in that part of town?
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:12 AM

yum, 5 mins walk from our house - can't wait

and I was known to be 'quite' the table tennis player in my day :P

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 10:13 AM

Beer pong, anyone?

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 01:29 PM

I found out today that it is going to be a while before we get to indulge in any ping pong pizza. My source tells me that it's going to be "very low-brow" and that we shouldn't expect to see anything soon. That gives everyone plenty of time to sharpen their paddle skills.
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:23 AM

cross posted in the Bucks thread

last night at Bucks a server indicated that it 'should' be open by Oct/Nov - take that with as many grains of salt as you wish...

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:09 AM

... a server indicated that it 'should' be open by Oct/Nov...

Hey! Just before Ray's Classics! :P
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:55 PM

It's December. Any news on this?

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:00 AM

It's December.  Any news on this?

None. Nada. I noticed a sign in the window when I drove past last week so last night we specifically stopped to read it.

It was the good-bye note from the Thai Room folks from April!!!!!

No permits, nothing.

Sigh...

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 10:28 AM

I lived in New Haven for two years, and when Pepe's or Sally's were too crowded or closed, I headed to Modern, which also was excellent.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:45 AM

It's December.  Any news on this?

There is a large construction bin out back and there was very active interior demolition work going on this morning....

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:09 PM

I am curious that when it opens will people be able to order the pizza with the toppings that they want or will they have to eat the pizza the way Greenwood envisions it should be?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:28 PM

I imagine there will be absolutely, positively no take-out. Too little control, what with the possibility of careless red peppers flake additions, a few casually strewn chiffonades of basil ruining the masterpiece. Not to mention pictures.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:02 PM

I am curious that when it opens will people be able to order the pizza with the toppings that they want or will they have to eat the pizza the way Greenwood envisions it should be?

LOL! This reminds me of commercial from 10-15 years ago for chef boyardee pizza at home, in which one of the virtues they touted was that you got the pizza with the toppings *you* like. I always wondered who ordered pizza with toppings other than the ones they wanted!

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:57 PM

I am curious that when it opens will people be able to order the pizza with the toppings that they want or will they have to eat the pizza the way Greenwood envisions it should be?

And anyone who mentions 2 Amys will get chucked out the front door like a drunkard being ejected from a saloon...
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:20 PM

I drove down CT on Saturday night (2/4/06) , and it appeared as though they were open and doing business.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:18 PM

What's the name of the place?
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:22 PM

What's the name of the place?

No idea but I have to drive past tonight and will check. Didn't notice anything when I drove past last week but I may not have been looking!

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:51 PM

No idea but I have to drive past tonight and will check.  Didn't notice anything when I drove past last week but I may not have been looking!

Please do! As someone who lives up there and is dying for some more options! (I am waiting with baited breath for Indique Heights and Sushi Ko to open in Friendship Heights.)
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 06:38 PM

I just took a walk over to where the pizzeria will be. It is definitely not open yet.

The old Thai Room sign is still up, as is the hand written note letting it's customers know it was closing.

The windows were covered with brown paper. I couldn't tell if anything was going on since it is dark outside and in.

There won't be any New Haven pizza for dinner tonight.
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:14 PM

Did the same mission myself tonight. I think there was some wishful thinking as folks whizzed by and caught a view of the forgettable storefront delivery joint immediately next to Buck's.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:47 PM

Did the same mission myself tonight.  I think there was some wishful thinking as folks whizzed by and caught a view of the forgettable storefront delivery joint immediately next to Buck's. 

whoops. My bad. Although i wouldn't call it wishful thinking (it was simply a mistake), I took the forgettable storefront delivery joint for Bucks' venture. sorry.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 08:29 AM

Beverage application signs are up

Trading address is Big Cheese, Inc

"Family restaurant serving american style italian food"

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:19 PM

From today's The List:

Comet Pizza: This offshoot of Buck's Fishing & Camping opens in July. Along with pizza, look for salads with local ingredients and more in a retro setting; visual highlight is a large neon sign from the long-gone Comet liquor store in Adams Morgan. (5037 Connecticut Avenue, NW)


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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:23 PM

was it in Tom's chat last week where someone commented that a great name for the place, and a nod to the previous incumbents would be The Pie Room!

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:31 PM

visual highlight is a large neon sign from the long-gone Comet liquor store in Adams Morgan

Y'know, when I saw them taking that sign down piece by piece, I wondered where it was going. Now I know.

Comet's only been "long-gone" for a few months, though. I wonder if they decided on the name before or after the sign became available.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:38 PM

Comet's only been "long-gone" for a few months, though. I wonder if they decided on the name before or after the sign became available.

Carole decided on the name, and in fact the general concept, as a logical extension of her disdain for the dining public.

Instead of using this, they're going to use this.

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 08:55 AM

Carole decided on the name, and in fact the general concept, as a logical extension of her disdain for the dining public.

Instead of using this, they're going to use this.

Cheers,
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Good one, Rocks! :unsure: We actually inquired about buying the Comet sign when we saw that the liquor store was closing. The owners told us that they had had several offers already, starting in the $1000s. Now we know who ended up with it.




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