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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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!

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See You Round the Square!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Historic Gathering to Remember and Affirm in Criscolo Park

Moving, Poignant, Personal, Pertinent, Pedagogical Paladin Pontificates Prove Point on Hallowed Horological Home.  

 September 15,2017

I put this date dutifully, diligently, &
digitally into my dedicated device.

Frederick Douglas (actor) will speak to the all 
Black 89th Regiment of the 
Connecticut Volunteers 
the Civil War.

Nathan Richardson: Historian, Author, Poet, Actor

As in Battle of the States over Slavery.

These brave men fought without the best equipment, uniforms, pay or equality  
until Frederick Douglas
spoke to President Lincoln.

Then these New Haven Heroes were then issued proper equipment,
given the same wages and a promise
of Freedom for fighting for Our Union.

President Lincoln

An Honorable Amiable Histrion, 
Nathan Richardson, played 
the part of Mr. Douglas and 
some in the audience
were descendants of those in
the All-black 89th Regiment.

The Frederick Douglas event
was sponsored by the 
Amistad Committee 
and the
Jewish Federation 
of Greater New Haven.

Unexpectedly, a lightening bolt hit 
Historic Wooster Square 
at its Cherry Blossom Roots.

St. Michael's Church

Luisa DeLauro passed away at 103

Luisa spent 35 years as Wooster Square's Alder
and fought for our neighborhood as 
a mother protects its young.

Beloved Neighbor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Luisa helped many Notable locals find
 their first jobs,
bailed kids out in trouble and 
fed the neighborhood with meals and ideas.

Luisa was a Woman ahead of her time.

In fact, among all Luisa's other accomplishments,
she started the 
Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

So if it weren't for Luisa, there would be no reason to have a 
Wooster Square Blossom Blog!

No World's First Photoblogumentary...

There would be no Blossom Blogger...

Thanks Luisa DeLauro
 for helping make 
Historic Wooster Square the 
Proud Neighborhood we all
know and Love!!!

So can you see the conundrum here?

A large Mass for Luisa was planned for the exact same time as the Celebration of the speech 
Mr. Douglas gave 
to the 89th Connecticut Volunteers.

An event that would be dear to Luisa DeLauro

Well, I wasn't the only one.
All of the politicians from high and low were at
St Michael's Church.

Luisa's Legacy will Bloom for Generations to come.

Both important events made it hard to be two places at one time.
(I'm told her funeral was an emotional tribute to Louisa's life, 
The 10:00am Mass went until 1pm.)

I chose to ride my bike to Criscolo Park,
(exactly one mile from Wooster Square Park) 
to give those who could not attend a 
glimpse of the morning festivities.

And Festive it Was! 

A Celebration of Life, Liberty, and Freedom.

A multicultural, meaningful, mindful, multitude
looking back and looking forward.

Remembering where we once were,
and where we strive to be. 

The theme was: 
"New Haven’s Response to Charlottesville"
and was extremely moving.

This is the program which I picked up on the way out.
The people following photos are not identified as 
it was a bit hard to hear and I didn't look at it 'till I got home!
My apologies!

All of the speakers pointed out today's 
news, and how it hasn't changed sadly.
And how together, we can facilitate change.

The morning was upbeat, full 
of promise and brotherhood for 
people of all cultural backgrounds
and sexual orientation.

Uplifting! The Heritage Chorale

Take a look at some of the photos 
of the morning event!

To read more, with additional links,

Click here for the New Haven Register's article

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