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Remembering Gary Bimonte of Pepe’s + More CT Pizza Pride

The pizza community in New Haven and beyond mourns the loss of pizza maker Gary Bimonte. Gary was the grandson of Frank Pepe and a third-generation co-owner of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana. Do you have a story to share about Gary or are you a loyal Pepe’s pizza fan? Colin Caplan, pizza historian and the producer of the documentary Pizza: A Love Story, joins us live to celebrate Gary’s life. Share your remembrances of Gary or growing up eating New Haven pizza. We also talk about the bill designating pizza the official state food of Connecticut.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show. Gene Amatruda and Carmen Baskauf contributed to this show.

Guest:

Colin Caplan – author of Pizza in New Haven and producer of Pizza, A Love Story. Colin is also an owner of Elm City Party Bike and owner/culinary tour guide at Taste of New Haven.

Robyn Doyon-Aitken is the Deputy Director of Audio Storytelling and Talk Shows
Host of Seasoned and Restaurant Road Trip.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned from 2020 to 2022.