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Pizza & Pete's
- Pizza philes. Photos of pizza and pizzerias from up and down the east coast. Well, OK, from DC, New York, New Jersey and New Haven.
- In & Around Pete's. Photos of some of our pie, some of our other menu items, folks having fun at each of our locations (including Vice President Biden, who brings his family to Pete's several times a year), and photos of all three of our locations as you know them, as well as when they were under construction!
- If you miss the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut coast, here's a set of photos taken at Lighthouse Point in New Haven.
Three of the original Pete's guys, co-founders Joel and Tom, and co-founder Alicia's brother Michael, traveled to Italy in November, 2007, while construction on the first location in Columbia Heights was under way. The purpose of the trip was to get photographs to hang on the walls in the store, but you know the guys ate and drank their way through the countryside, gathering ideas for ingredients and even menu items: the idea for Pete's now-famous Sorbillo pizza turnover came from a dish we ordered in Naples!
You might recognize some of these photos from one of the locations. There's a story behind each and every photo! If you're interested in purchasing a print of any of the travel photos, contact photographer Michael Wilkinson at email@example.com.
- Venice. Gondolas and gondoliers. A city of canals. And birds. And art galleries.And good food. And tourists.
- Bologna. We stopped in Bologna specifically to get photographs of food markets and market vendors and customers. In fact, we actually planned the whole trip around a visit to Savigno, a small town in the hills southwest of Bologna, which holds a world-famous truffle festival on the first three Sundays of November each year.
- Chianti. Naturally, we stopped in a number of Italy's most famous wine regions, including Chianti.
- ...and Tuscany. Our visit to this region included stops in both Montepulciano and Montalcino, which wine connoisseurs will most certainly recognize. Montepulciano is also known for its copper cookware, produced by one old guy one piece at a time, in between long, friendly chats with tourists, with a retail store attended by his wife.
- Naples and the Amalfi Coast. What trip to Italy would be complete without a visit to the wild and crazy city of Naples, the ancestral home of New Haven style pizza? And while you're there, you'd be remiss if you didn't take the time to drive down to the Amalfi Coast, with a mix of bustling coastal cities (Sorrento, Positano) and hillside villages (Montepertuso).