Heritage Travel, Random DJB Thoughts
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After Pepe’s Pizza, Only 999 to Go!

Some time ago Candice purchased the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die:  USA and Canada to spur us to find some interesting places to visit as we traveled.  So as we headed out to the northeast for vacation and college tours (not in that order), she picked it up and began to check what was on the list in the cities we planned to see.

If the first day is any indication, we’re going to eat well.  As we pulled into New Haven, she read,

You can appreciate the city’s self-anointed role as ‘Pizza Capital of the World’ by visiting Little Italy, specifically Wooster Street, where a few acclaimed pizza joints stand cheek by jowl, the most famous being Frank Pepe’s, which has been turning out incomparably delicious thin-crust pies since 1925.

Never one to pass up “the most famous” of any restaurant, we went, stood in line for 45 minutes on a Monday evening, and then entered the no-frills dining room (we were in booth 17) where we feasted on two fabulous white pizzas and one tomato pie.  We were amazed at how much the four of us consumed, but the combination of the thin crust and the hunger from a long day in the car helped us finish off most of our dinner.

Highly recommended.  One down…999 to go!

More to come…


This entry was posted in: Heritage Travel, Random DJB Thoughts


I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.


  1. James says

    Salivating as I type…We have 3 med students visiting from Zurich, en route to Yale. We’ll send them to Pepe’s!

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