Dining News!

The week’s top story is that Frank Pepe is reported by Colman Andrews to be scouting locations in Boston to open his first satellite ever of the best pizza in the United States.  We’re tailing Pepe’s, New Haven.

And no wonder: In a town that swoons over $17 cocktails, pizza, steak tips, and burgers, why shouldn’t the King of All Pizza take hold of the reins?

Here’s hoping.

After all, in the past year we’ve seen no fewer than two dozen burger and pizza joints open their doors here.  NYC gets a Venetian-Japanese restaurant–all’onda–we get Tasty Burger.

Speaking of Venice & Japan: Why, over a decade ago it was apparent that the cuisines of these two places have a lot in common.  Risotto and rice, unadorned and fresh and seasonal fish and shellfish, and the use of as few ingredients as possible to encounter taste.

Don’t get me wrong though: I’m often on line for Galleria Umberto and will be for Pastoral and Pepe’s.

Wow, Pepe’s.  Just saying it makes me light headed.

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