Had a very nice time up in New Haven, but I was a little bit shocked to meet a Yale senior who’s never managed to walk the fifteen minutes off campus it would take to walk to Wooster Square to sample the real local pizza at Sally’s or Pepe’s. Obviously I’m not going to recommend that anyone actually attend Yale, but if you do choose to make that particular mistake with your life it’s definitely in your interest to have some New Haven-style “apizza” for your trouble. I’m a New Yorker and fundamentally my loyalties belong to John’s on Bleeker Street, but the New Haven stuff is interesting and the places near campus don’t really serve it.
Meanwhile, one beneficial consequence of America’s 8 years of misrule by a Yale alumnus is that a certain amount of apizza is now available in DC. Pete’s in Columbia Heights is the main spot for it but Comet Ping Pong’s rendition of the clam pie (called the “Yalie”) is also good.
Which is the best apizza joint in New Haven is an issue I hope Michael Symon will address on a “Food Feuds” episode one of these days. I haven’t visited enough to have a real opinion on this.