JK-Consulting
pizzeria_iStock-1161359816

Pizza critics slam Connecticut for trying to become the pie state: ‘New York is the pizza capital’

February 4, 2020
By: FOX NEWS

New Haven-based Rep. Patricia Dillon and Sen. Gary Winfield introduced a bill to make pizza the official state food of the Constitution State.

Connecticut should stick to lobster rolls and leave pizza to New Yorkers — or at least that’s what out-of-state critics are saying after Constitution State lawmakers made a saucy claim about proposing pizza as its official state food.

When it comes to which state makes the best pizza, New York City-based restaurant consultant Jason Kaplan, owner of JK Consulting, tells Fox News that “it’s definitely not Connecticut,” in response to New Haven-based Rep. Patricia Dillon and Sen. Gary Winfield’s bill to make it the pie state.

“New York is the pizza capital,” Kaplan claimed, citing Lombardi’s coal-fired, thin-crust, Neapolitan pizza said to be America’s first pizzeria.

He’s not alone.

“The only other state that can have pizza is New York. Connecticut needs to sit down,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the proposed bill.

But that’s just one Twitter user. Then again, the official Twitter account of the state of New Jersey also felt the need to comment on news of Connecticut angling for pizza to become its state food. Their response? “No.”

Connecticut pizza tends to be known for its thin-crust pizzas churned out of a coal-burning stove. Most of its famous and oldest establishments are in New Haven, including Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana which has been serving up slices since 1925, Modern Apizza (est. 1934); and Sally’s Apizza (est. 1938). Another of Connecticut’s pizzerias, Mystic Pizza, was the center of the 1988 rom-com of the same name, starring Julia Roberts as a waitress at the now 47-year-old pizzeria in Mystic, Conn.

No matter what the critics say, however, Dillon told the Hartford Courant that Connecticut can hold its own.

“For one thing, our pizza is great. For another, when you go to some states, you can get pizza in chain restaurants, but the pizza in Connecticut tends to be family-founding, family-owned, they have their own identity, their own following and they’re small businesses that really have a big footprint in their communities.”

Plenty of locals and visitors seemed to agree, too.

“Not my style, but I respect it,” one commenter wrote on Twitter.

By Jeanette Settembre | Fox News

REPOSTED FROM FOXNEWS.COM – READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

JK-Consulting
jk-consulting
JK Consulting is a New York-based international restaurant & hospitality consulting firm. We specialize in restaurant & bar openings along with turnaround programs. Our expertise is in developing highly effective operational systems, management procedures, hospitality services, staff training, beverage, menu and mystery shopping programs.
RELATED POSTS:
yelp-reviews-6
Yelp asks diners to be more ’empathetic’ with restaurant reviews
Nearly 24,000 restaurants listed on Yelp closed down at some… Read More »Yelp asks diners to be more ’empathetic’ with restaurant reviews
CHIPOTLE
Chipotle is adding drive-thru lanes, but you can’t order food at them
Chipotle Mexican Grill is systematically adding drive-thru lanes to some… Read More »Chipotle is adding drive-thru lanes, but you can’t order food at them
PUSHBACK
Coronavirus surcharges cause consumer push back
As much as 86 percent of consumers have taken their… Read More »Coronavirus surcharges cause consumer push back
  • Categories

  • February 2023
    M T W T F S S
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728  
  • FREE PHONE CONSULTATION!

    As a personal introduction to our services, we offer a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION!
    Free Consultation
    JK-Consulting-wht
    JK Consulting is a New York-based international restaurant consulting firm. We specialize in restaurant & bar openings along with turnaround programs.
    HEAD OFFICE
    New York, NY
    917-388-2141
    info@jkconsultingnyc.com

    Mon-Fri:  - 
    © 2010-2023 JK Consulting. All Rights Reserved