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Old 09-26-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Probably in the 1950's where I grew up in Columbus Ohio from an Italian restaurant. Also had my first Sub sandwich there. They were called Poor Boys in our area.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Salem,Oregon
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I'm pretty sure the first was a Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit that my Mom made. Late 1950's or early 1960's??

After that ... Shakey's Pizza after football games in high school
Yep shakeys after a foorball game was great! I wish they were still here
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I came from an area that had many immigrants and their descendents from southern Italy and Sicily, and the next town, a place of 15,000, had a pizzaria in 1947. I first went about 1953.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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South Philly~~tomato pie~~eating it on the stoop. Been eating it since I was a little kid.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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I came from an area that had many immigrants and their descendents from southern Italy and Sicily, and the next town, a place of 15,000, had a pizzaria in 1947. I first went about 1953.

Same here. New Haven, CT. My grandparents lived next door to Frank Pepe (pronounced Peppy) who started baking pies in the 20's...so I grew up with the stuff. My mom even dated one of Pepe's sons in high school, so but for a twist of fate, I could be in the pizza biz today! As it was, I ate a LOT of Pepe's pizza when I was at Yale. Their clam pizza is out of this world!

Pepe's Apizza (yes, real Italians put an "a" in front of pizza!) is an institution to this day....still on Wooster St. Equally famous Sally's Apizza (short for Salvatore) is on the same street...and the decades old argument still rages.....which is the world's greatest pizza, Pepe's or Sally's??? (I'll take Pepe's by a nose)
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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First pizza was actually called a "tomato pie." It was some time in the 50's at a place called the "Bella Casa" on Girard Ave in Philadelphia PA. The pie was huge and cost us a whopping $.99. Of course the sodas were extra and we left a tip.
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