Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers ---

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the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
2009/07/25 11:14:57
Yonkers is becoming a place to go to,  instead of come from.
 
Central Park Ave in Yonkers has a new building going up that will house-----
 
----(Da-Da)-----------------Frank Pepe's Pizzeria -------
 
Right uppa the street from Uno 1 ---- New Haven vs Chicago.
 
Lotsa dough will be kneeded ------ but that's good for the business. 
The economy of Yonkers issa lookin good. 
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 11:23:38
Atsa good!
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:18:06
According to their website , they're going to open sometime this fall. As we're going back for a visit in early Sept., I have a feeling that we're not going to be able to get a taste on this visit.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:27:19
They probably will stay in the Northeast but we sure could use a pizza joint like this in SW Ohio!!!!!
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:31:21
I am going back in Sept also------as a matter of fact that is how I found out about Pepe moving into a high class neighborhood.  

I asked Mary if we should take your advice about Xavier's place in Yonkers------it may be a budget buster though. 

Maybe we will have a Jasper night at Frank Pepe's new joint. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:35:52
NYPIzzaNut

They probably will stay in the Northeast but we sure could use a pizza joint like this in SW Ohio!!!!!

My guess is a place that served tomato pies like Frank Pepe's wouldn't last a year in Ohio. Ohioans would think there was something wrong with them.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:52:23
Ima jealous!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 12:57:50
Michael Hoffman

NYPIzzaNut

They probably will stay in the Northeast but we sure could use a pizza joint like this in SW Ohio!!!!!

My guess is a place that served tomato pies like Frank Pepe's wouldn't last a year in Ohio. Ohioans would think there was something wrong with them.
 




NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 13:07:49

The clam pie was very good, but the idea of visiting a pizzeria as good as Pepe’s and walking away without trying tomato sauce would be unthinkable. The Original Tomato Pie with Mozzarella ($14.50) and sausage ($3.55 extra) was even more satisfying, with course cuts of sausage and exactly the right ratio of robust tomato sauce to cheese, which nearly hit the edge of the pie. This was my third trip to Pepe’s, and after my latest visit, it’s looking like August 2008 was an unfortunate hiccup. There’s little doubt that Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana belongs in the pizza Pantheon.

http://www.foodgps.com/frank-pepe-pizzeria-napoletana-%E2%80%93-new-haven-ct-%E2%80%93-may-1-2009/


NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 13:10:00
Michael Hoffman

NYPIzzaNut

They probably will stay in the Northeast but we sure could use a pizza joint like this in SW Ohio!!!!!

My guess is a place that served tomato pies like Frank Pepe's wouldn't last a year in Ohio. Ohioans would think there was something wrong with them.

Ohioans just do not know what great pizza is supposed to be like I guess, except for those citizens who have settled there from the northeast and other parts of the country where great pizza is the rule and not the exception!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 13:12:27
I have to both laugh and cry. When I used to go the Pepe's all the time a plain was 40-cents, and if you wanted it with mozzarella it was 60-cents. With mozzarell and sausage -- 80-cents.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 13:34:16
I used to pay 35 cents for a big slice of regular cheese and tomato sauce pizza in my favorite Yonkers pizzeria on Kimball Ave back in the late 50s and early 60s.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 13:43:49
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_did_a_slice_of_pizza_cost_in_1975

Q: How much did a slice of pizza cost in 1975?

 In: Food and Cooking, Humor and Amusement Corner [Edit categories]
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A: A good and really large slice of pizza with the olive oil running down your arm would cost in Bronx NY 25 cents maybe 30 cents. and worth every penny, not like these so called pizzerias in Connecticut
post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/07/25 13:46:41
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 14:03:12
the ancient mariner

I am going back in Sept also------as a matter of fact that is how I found out about Pepe moving into a high class neighborhood.  

I asked Mary if we should take your advice about Xavier's place in Yonkers------it may be a budget buster though. 

Maybe we will have a Jasper night at Frank Pepe's new joint. 


We're just heading back for a 3-day weekend visit...I doubt we'll get to X2O either!
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 16:42:07
---60 cent pizza was worth every cent.  But, I was only making $75 a week then and I'm not sure my wife and I could afford a whole pie.
 
But look at that picture-----no wonder your a pizza nut Mr Pizza Nut. 
Frank Pepe is moving in a westerly direction ----could he make it to Ohio? 
I doubt it----not if youse guys are telling the truth about Ohio.  Go where the NY (or New Haven) pizza is--------their  new motto is "Build it and they will come".
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 17:19:21
NYPIzzaNut

I used to pay 35 cents for a big slice of regular cheese and tomato sauce pizza in my favorite Yonkers pizzeria on Kimball Ave back in the late 50s and early 60s.
 

Hey! As a teenager in NY during the 50's, a slice almost anywhere was only .25!


NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 17:34:19
..mebbe my memory is not as good as it once was..kind of like pizza..
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 17:35:55
the ancient mariner

---60 cent pizza was worth every cent.  But, I was only making $75 a week then and I'm not sure my wife and I could afford a whole pie.
 
But look at that picture-----no wonder your a pizza nut Mr Pizza Nut. 
Frank Pepe is moving in a westerly direction ----could he make it to Ohio? 
I doubt it----not if youse guys are telling the truth about Ohio.  Go where the NY (or New Haven) pizza is--------their  new motto is "Build it and they will come".
..we live like kings out here..if we moved back to NY we would probably have to live in a cardboard box..


beijinger
Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 20:57:42
   lmao all pun and fun intended. Live in a cardboard box dine on the greatest king of  pizza PEPE"S or live like king and dine on the worst of cardboard PUKE"S.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 21:04:06
We do have some pizza joints in the area that resemble NY pizza pies.

They come close enough so that one does not forget what pizza was meant to taste like.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 21:06:28
And we can get baguettes from Toronto that remind us of great French and Italian bread we used to eat in Yonkers growing up.

And Panera Bread sells a damn good sourdough baguette.

Still looking though for a bakery that sells a NY Jewish rye bread that taste likes home.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 21:21:37
NYPIzzaNut

Still looking though for a bakery that sells a NY Jewish rye bread that taste likes home.


Block's Bagels, East Broad Street, Columbus.
 
Not corn rye, though.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/25 22:15:37
Marx Bagels in Blue Ash makes it too but the dough is nothing like I remember it to be in NY - crusty and very chewy with caraway seeds and smells like heaven.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/26 00:00:39
A story today from local media:
http://www.lohud.com/article/2009907250368

Note to Frank Pepe's: Do you know where Yonkers gets their water from? The New York City public water supply. Yaaay! No need to import from New Haven.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/26 08:10:11
Per this , they're going to open on Nov. 2nd. So the ancient mariner & I don't get a chance to do a trip report in Sept.
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/26 09:15:15
November 2nd----Ma-rone-----it is cold weather time in Yonkers in November ---I'll bet it goes down below 75 some nights----soooooo in November Brother Cavandre and I shall be back in the Sunshine State.   Ah yes, but I shall be in New Haven at Frank Pepe's original hang out in August--------which is only a few days away.

 All-a-so just so I don't forget what good pizza is all about Mary and i will visit the Colonly Inn in Stamford during September. 

I think the good Jewish Rye Bread, and NY Style Hard Rolls baking people should have fleets of jets dropping off care packages throughout the country.  Like when Frankie yusta have Eye-trall-ion bread sent from Hoboken to Palm Springs every week.  There are somethings in life ya gotta have.   
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/07/26 09:54:34
the ancient mariner
I think the good Jewish Rye Bread, and NY Style Hard Rolls baking people should have fleets of jets dropping off care packages throughout the country. 

The Jewish Rye travels OK, but not the Hard Roll. By 3pm of the day it's baked, it's already a ghost of what it was earlier in the day & then goes downhill rapidly.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/09/16 09:15:50
I saw on another board that there are signs in front of the place confirming the Nov. 2nd opening.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/09/16 09:34:02
David_NYC


Note to Frank Pepe's: Do you know where Yonkers gets their water from? The New York City public water supply. Yaaay! No need to import from New Haven.
You have things confused:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillview_Reservoir

http://www.water-technology.net/projects/new_york/new_york2.html
post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/09/16 09:35:51
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/09/16 10:26:33
NYPIzzaNut

David_NYC


Note to Frank Pepe's: Do you know where Yonkers gets their water from? The New York City public water supply. Yaaay! No need to import from New Haven.
You have things a wee bit confused:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillview_Reservoir

http://www.water-technology.net/projects/new_york/new_york2.html



David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/09/16 10:34:41
Whoops, you are right. I forgot that the old Ricky's was that far north along Central Avenue. Per the City of Yonkers water quality report, that area is served by the Westchester County Water District:
http://www.yonkersny.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4716
 
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/09/16 10:39:15
David_NYC

Whoops, you are right. I forgot that the old Ricky's was that far north along Central Avenue. Per the City of Yonkers water quality report, that area is served by the Westchester County Water District:
http://www.yonkersny.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4716
 


http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/04/graham_asks_can_1.php
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/01 10:17:19
They open tomorrow...wish I was there!
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/01 12:25:45
Brother Jasper,

I have a crew on the scene and will report all the big doing's in Yonkers. 
If, by chance, I go back to the wintery north before next summer I shall 
stop by and buy a few to go---one to you and one to Michael Hoffman
and one to that Pizza Nut  Keep-a hugh high hopen for the hugh-P-S truck. 
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 13:44:40
Today's (11-14-2009) restaurant review is for the Frank Pepe's in Yonkers:
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/6842-7329/frank-pepe-pizzeria-napoletana

As they expand, I wonder if they are going to "tweak" the recipe a little bit to appeal to local tastes.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 14:52:38
I find when you have to ask for a well done pizza pie to get the crust the way you like it, it is generally a losing proposition.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 17:06:08
NYPIzzaNut

I find when you have to ask for a well done pizza pie to get the crust the way you like it, it is generally a losing proposition.


If you have to ask at Frank Pepe's it's an aberration.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 17:51:06
I agree with all three posts above.  I worry that they might tweak the recipe for local tastes, but I wouldn't yet say that is happening in Yonkers.  And, while we mentioned in the review asking for a well-done pie as a possibility, we have to note that the pies we received were beautifully singed - any more time in the oven and they may well have been too burned.  And, finally, we have NEVER asked for a well-done pie at a Pepe's.  Never had to.  Hopefully, they're still working out the kinks in Yonkers.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 17:53:00
I can't believe tastes have changed in Yonkers - their pies were always like NYC pies - or the pizzeria didn't get thru its first year.
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 18:00:27
I have been a fan of Pizza and Brew for years.  They are right up the street
from Frank's--------always good Pizza even if they are across the city line into Scarsdale.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 18:08:28
I have not lived in Yonkers since 1970 or so but the pizza anywhere in Westchester County used to be as good as any in NYC.

I know from visiting my sister a while back in Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County that the times they are a changing concerning pizzas in NY - the ones we got from the local pizzeria had lousy crusts - it was like buying one in Cincinnati if you didn't know where to go.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/14 18:56:24
NYPIzzaNut

I can't believe tastes have changed in Yonkers - their pies were always like NYC pies - or the pizzeria didn't get thru its first year.


That's sad. But, I guess it would be silly to expect a pie from New York to come very close to the wonder of a New Haven apizza.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/15 12:35:47
Well, it is certainly good to know that the people of Yonkers will finally, after this pizzeria gets a chance to work out the opening-week kinks Bruce and Sue mentioned, have a chance to experience what truly good actually pizza is; and thereafter will have a reasonably good benchmark to compare good pizza to, wherever their life may take them, throughout the remainder of their lives.
asegidoc
Junior Burger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/15 14:01:15
I moved away from yonkers in 1980,but my late father ran epstein's deli there til the summer of 07.
glad pepe's is there,but nearby pizza beat and carlos also have fine pies!!,as does catanias in tanglewood
hopefully there is business for all
 
jimmyonspot
Junior Burger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/19 23:32:48
We went to Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Yonkers the other day.  We been to New Haven Pepe's before and love the crispy crunchy pizza.  The place was packed and luckily the Pizza was awesone.  We had the White Clam Pie and the Sausage n rooms Pie and they were the best !  They match the great Pizza I had at New Haven !  The crust is crunchy and chewy and the Pies are heavenly tasting.  It been a long wait but Finally we have GREAT Pizza in Yonkers, NY ... no more commutes to New Haven, CT
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/19 23:44:10
What has happened in Yonkers??

I grew up there in the 50s and 60s and every pizza joint had great pizza.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/19 23:57:54
Jimmy:
How would you compare Pepe's to Catania's in the Tanglewood Shopping Center?
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/20 07:43:47
jimmyonspot

We went to Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Yonkers the other day.  We been to New Haven Pepe's before and love the crispy crunchy pizza.  The place was packed and luckily the Pizza was awesone.  We had the White Clam Pie and the Sausage n rooms Pie and they were the best !  They match the great Pizza I had at New Haven !  The crust is crunchy and chewy and the Pies are heavenly tasting.  It been a long wait but Finally we have GREAT Pizza in Yonkers, NY ... no more commutes to New Haven, CT


Very good to hear. I maybe be able to get out there and try it soon.
jimmyonspot
Junior Burger
Re:Frank Pepe Pizzeria comes to Yonkers --- 2009/11/26 00:38:10
David_NYC

Jimmy:
How would you compare Pepe's to Catania's in the Tanglewood Shopping Center?


Obviously it up too individual tastes but Catania's has the BEST calzones and salad pizza !   I like Pepe's pizza overall !