Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Year Notes, Nuggets, Nibbles and a little Nostomania!

Wooster Square Welcomes Winter 2018 Warmly, Why? Only 102 days until our Famous Fabulous Cherry Blossoms will be Bursting their Beautiful Bountiful Buds!

I know, it's a stretch to think about Spring

Today's High: 14

Today's Low:  -6

But Hey, without a little pain, how
could something of such beauty appear.

Like an Oasis in the Dessert.

Imagine, from this Frozen, Fridgid Precious Park,
is born the eternal beauty of Spring.

Fence Foto Fun!

How you say?

Well going on six years here at the
Wooster Square Blossom Blog
we know a thing or two about
our little Hanami Heaven.


Don't be. Sit, relax. 

Deep Breathe...exhale

You see, Cherry Blossoms go back 
thousands of years in Japanese culture.

Word has it, Emperor #1 
decided that the common folk
needed a place to hang out and party.


(Emp #1, they were very ahead of their times)

ordered thousands of Special Sakura Species
(Cherry Trees)

stating in Japanese to herself,

"One's act, one's profit."

An equivalent to 
the English...
"you reap what you sow"

The Emperor - er... Empress
knew that if she invested in her
people, in their well being and happiness,
then the whole Empire would benefit.

So, she planted these trees all
over hill and dale for the People.

Evidently, the People were grateful,
but they were hoping for 
something like a
year end bonus.

Until the Sacred Scenic Serene Sakura's Shined!

Hughes Place April 11, 2011

Mind you, Cherry Blossoms are one of the 
earliest Trees to Blossom. 

Meanwhile, back in Japan, Empire #1...

Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom,
with the chilly snap of Winter in the Spring air,
they ran home to tell everyone.

They gathered families, food, blankets
and lot's of Rice wine, 
more wine and more food.

As they sat in awe, they party picnicked under the
Colorful Cumulus Clouds in a 
Crowded Collegial Compotation!

(Not really)

Then, it seems as if an instant,
the blossoms disappear. 

Winter's cold grip gone,
 Beautiful Birth of Color,
Treasure the moment
Bart & Cheryl's Haiku 2018

Sound Exciting?

Of course it is folks! That's
why we have a 
Cherry Blossom Festival
every year in April!

So before I fill you in on a few details,
take a look at some recent photos of the 
Wonderful World of (Frozen)
Wooster Square 

Blanketed Beauty Beneath

Columbus Carefully Calculating

Winter Walk

Seriously Sweet Signs
(see line # 4)

Bare Square

Future Fireworks

Benedict Arnold, Silas Deane, Charles Goodyear
and Meryl Streep just a few to call Wooster Square Home.

What do you need to do now?


It's not like 102 day's are going to
go by that fast. Besides, us 
New Englander's are a hardy bunch,
especially here in Connecticut.

Two weeks under freezing?

Bring it on.

We know our Beautiful
Cherry Trees will awaken.

Wooster Square comes alive!

See you on the Tundra
See You Round the Square!

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Thank you Sponsors!

Dare to live on the Square!

The same view that Charles Goodyear
had of Wooster Square can be yours...

Living in Wooster Square can 
inspire the best out of everyone!

Call or Text Cheryl 
for a private showing today!


Monday, November 13, 2017

The Winner of the New Haven "Great Pizza Take Out Debate" Ernie's Pizzeria Shocks Epicenter of Pizza Universe!

Ernie's Pies are as original New Haven Pizza gets. For almost 50 years they've been cranking out pizza with no compromises, complete dedication & passion for the craft, only the best, made with the freshest, most simple ingredients. Folks, this is one classy pizza joint where the owner, Pat, treats everyone like family. And they only make one thing - PIZZA! Eat in or take out, this has to be on your "lifer" list! Go, no RUN to get a pizza that Ernie's fans just fawn over!!!!


In a word,
The Perfect Food.

Ok, that's three words.

Food that's fast, hot, saucy,
crispy, salty, spicy, cheesy
(or not)
dream food you can eat
with your hands,
No Utensils Required!
(picnics in the park people!)
And the left overs are good cold
or from a toaster oven
(no, not a microwave)

What is New Haven Style Pizza?

Let's just assume you crawled out
from under some Dominos or
Papa Johns Box.

N'aven Style Apizza
(pronounced ah-beetz)
((N'aven is how you say
New Haven, Not
NEW Haven))

Typically, it has a thin crust,
some say burnt, and sometimes
cooked in a coal-fired oven.

However, some of your best 
N"aven ah-beetz can come
from your regular pizza ovens.

The key is HEAT!

Second Generation owner Pat, took
over from his father a few years back.

Ernie, would only sell the business
to his son if he did not divulge his
prized recipe for his dough and
keep his strict standards of
food quality and freshness.

On a handshake, Ernie ensured that
his legacy would be passed on.
Poor Pat has been on duty
everyday when they are open!
(Nobody else can make the dough!)

Every pie is crafted as a 
work of art.

Holy Hanami Heaven!
Pepperoni n Garlic

Every pie is made to order.

Like pan roasted fresh garlic & broccoli rabe
and house made sausage.
A Pizza Pie Picasso People!

No seriously, this is outstanding pizza.


Yup, straight up authentic 
New Haven Style Pizza

Ernie's is creeping up the best pizza
in America list to #32!

Ernie's customers
flooded the inbox and messages
of the contest.

Pat said his face book page was on fire 
because people were so passionate.

Tens of thousands checked in!

Wham Bam Thank you Pat!

Listen to what the Ernie's loyal fans said:

"My family travels a half hour just to pick up 3 larges from Ernie's Pizzeria at least several times a month. They deserve it!"

 "Ernie's! All my life and every time 
we are in Connecticut!"

"Ernie's! Hands down!"

"Ernie's for the win!"

Ernie’s, Ernie’s Ernie’s"
(we only counted this once)

"Ernie's Is the Best."

I'll take Ernie's!!!

"Ernie's for me no question about it!!

 "Ernie's is the best pizza in the world"

"Ernie's broccoli Rabe and clam. No comp!"

"Ernie's Pizzeria , pepperoni pizza"

"ERNIES!!... hands down best pizza in the WORLD!!!!!! πŸ•"

"Ernie’s Pizza, best White Clam pie ever"

"Ernie's is the best!! #nhveats

"Ernies, without a doubt!"

" Ernie’s Pizzeriaaaaaaa"

"Ernie's for sure best pizza ever"

" Ernie's! Ernie's! Ernie's! We have a rule in our house, you have to earn your Ernies! Running shoes=you earned the Ernies!πŸ•πŸ•"

"Ernie’s. I will put their fresh garlic on anything in this world."

"Ernie’s the best they make you feel like family πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ"

"Wow I’ve never had Ernie’s although I’ve heard a lot about it. I still have to say modern and Zupp’s is a close 2nd"
(a concerned pizzatarian)
((Sorry Zuppardi's and Modern))

" Ernie's πŸ• without a doubt!!!"

"I never take out pizza. 
It has to be eaten on site."
(perfect! Ernie's is a great place
to eat in! Clean and nice friendly service.)

"If Ernie's isn't a winner by a shutout, better check Putin's involvement..."

And on and on!
More People voted Hands Down than
on an aircraft carrier!

But still, there could only be one
winner of the First Annual
Wooster Square Blossom Blog
Great Pizza Take Out Debate!

Congratulations Pat!
Two of N'aven's most Dashing Fellows.
One makes pizza, the other eats it.

So good that you don't care if you ever
have any skin left on the roof of your mouth,
you just wanna eat!!!

Mouth Watering Pizza is waiting!

Thanks to our Sponsor, Cheryl Szczarba,
Realtor at Seabury Hill on Wooster Street
for sponsoring the Contest and raffling off
$100 Gift Certificate to their own favorite
pizza place of choice!

Well, of course it was Ernie's, and Pat said the winner teaches and is going to educate her whole class about what good pizza is by 
taking them for pizza at Ernie's!

Congratulations to both Pat of Ernie's
and Liz K. the Certificate winner!

See you at Ernie's
See You Round the Square!

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Live in Pizza Heaven
call or text Cheryl for a private showing!
Steps to Little Italy, Yale,
Shops and more! Get rid
of your car and move
to Historic Wooster Square!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halfway on Horological Highway to our Hallowed Hanami Heaven!

Wooster Square's Cherry Blossoms set
to Peak Poppadge on April 22, 2018.

Next March will mark the 6th year of the
Wooster Square Blossom Blog.

"April in Wooster Square"

The Blog's main purpose is to identify, predict, and even
cajole our Perfect Pink Pretties,
(cherry blossoms) 
then document them till the last Blossom Drops!

Blossom Snow

Mission accomplished.

Oh the fun we have had over the years!

Over 210 
Pertinent Poignant Pretty Pink Park Posts People!

 Hundreds of Thousands of Hanami Hits

Over 75,000 photos

5 Million google+ views of WSBB content

The best part?

It's all delivered to you FREE of charge,
straight to your 
Adopted Device of Vice.

Morning glories glow!

We have celebrated Fiery, Fickle, Flowery Fun, and the heartbreak of wind, rain and the elements.

Along the way we have learned a lot about
Wooster Square and New Haven.

We haven't missed one Beautiful Blossom,
documenting it all on the 
World's First Photoblogumentary!

The eyes have it! It's Hip to be Square!
Wooster That is!

So as we head into Fall and the 
Holidays and the stillness of winter, 
we can have the
eternal hope of Spring.

A Rebirth.

And the Short lived Beauty
of our Sacred Sweet Sensational Sakura Trees...

St. Michael's

Last years Blossoms were such at treat and right
on schedule. You'll remember, a cold snap nipped
Washington DC buds to a 50% failure rate.

Our Sweet Square Sakuras were not damaged,
albeit slowed a bit. The Wooster Square
Blossom Blog shared photos with the DC Parks
department as to what might happen. 
(ours were damaged by a freeze a few years ago)
(we aren't a large group of 
Au fait facile foto flower followers)

Quite an important position this
Chief Blossomologist!

I bet the pay in Washington is better!
(If they still have the position!)

But there always will be the ONE SOURCE-
your go to for all your Blossom Information


Wooster Square Blossom Blog!

Be Sure to mark your Calendars!

Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms
set to Peak on April 22, 2018!

Just Six Month Away!


Don't forget to follow by email, on twitter
and on the Wooster Square Blossom Blog
Facebook Page for all breaking blossom business!

See you on the Internet
See You Round the Square!

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