“Best Pizzeria in New York” to Open Highly Anticipated Hampden Branch Any Day Now

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Paulie Gee's Regina pizza, with Fior Di Latte, Italian tomatoes, Pecorino, Romano, olive oil and fresh basil. Photo courtesy  Nick Solares/Serious Eats
Paulie Gee’s Regina pizza, with
Fior Di Latte, Italian tomatoes, Pecorino, Romano, olive oil and fresh basil. Photo courtesy Nick Solares/Serious Eats

In a city with more than 1,600 pizza parlors, New York City’s Paulie Gee’s is regarded as the napkins-down best slice in town according to many local aficionados. “Paule Gee’s is my favorite pizza joint in New York,” says Brooklyn pizza expert and creator of the Snack Compass app Jason LaFerrera. “The Hell Boy is the perfect marriage of salty and sweet. The combination of Sopressata and honey make me consider adding pork products to my trail mix.” And pretty soon you won’t have to take the Bolt Bus to the city to sample those delights; this week,  Paulie Gee’s announced that its branch in Hampden (3535 Chestnut Avenue, aka the former Hampden Republican Club) will be opening “ASAP.”

With the zoning hearing complete and crucial pizza equipment on its way from Naples, Hampdenites should be able to pick up a slice of Paulie’s any day now. Excitement has been building since Eater.com named the pizza joint one of the 35 most anticipated restaurants of the spring and summer — nationwide. Also exciting:  the restaurant will be a partnership with the elusive Pizzablogger, a beloved (and anonymous) online pizza enthusiast, who will collaborate with Paulie Gee on the menu.

But since it’s not open yet, we’ll have to subsist on tantalizing hints from the restaurant’s Facebook page:

“Any vegans out there? We’ll have an entire selection of pies strictly for you, including the Vegan Grapeful Dead: Baby Spinach, Olive Oil, Nutritional Yeast and Pickled Red Grape Halves cooked faster than a microwave in our wood burning ovens.”

‘#Hampden and #Baltimore, I can’t wait for the summer day to tell you all to Go Fig Yourself: Black mission figs, fior-di-latte, gorgonzola, prosciutto di parma & orange blossom honey.”

“Excited to introduce the Delboy to #Hampden: fior-di-latte, italian tomatoes, berkshire sopressata piccante and parmigiano-reggiano.”
Excuse me now while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.



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  1. Thanks Rachel for all of the kind words.

    As a local Baltimore resident for 13 years now, I’ll do my best to live up to the expectations. Very proud and humbled that my friend’s name will be up in lights on Chestnut Avenue soon…I know he cannot wait to meet everyone there. Best –K

  2. I think your references to “slices” is misleading. Paulie Gee’s in NY isn’t a slice joint. You can only get whole pies. Is the Hampden location offering slices? If not, then this sentence would make better sense with replacing “slice” with “pie”: “Hampdenites should be able to pick up a slice of Paulie’s any day now.”

    • No slices, whole pies only.

      Although on nights when I offer my square pies (“sicilian”), that will be available by the piece or by the sheet pan. But that type of pie won’t appear on the menu until we get into the full swing of things.

      Cheers. –K

  3. Pizza is my favourite local dish all the time of my life. And I used to work in the kitchen at a pizza restaurant, so I have experimented with a lot of pizza recipes before.last time i make the delicious pizza of vegitable.

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