THE Wooster Street Massacre!

Updated: Jan 9

With weather provided by Indian summer or global warming depending on your politics, I was able to get the roof off the Jeep this weekend despite the late calendar. My fiancee Gaetana and I, Guy for the new readers, avoided the congestion of 95 as we covered the 35 miles of side-roads from Stamford to New Haven.


The drive to Wooster Street a Connecticuter's birthright! Wooster the only street in the country which has two of the nation's top-ten pizza shops: Sally's Apizza and Frank Pepe's Napoletana.


Frank Pepe's rated the number one pizza shop in the country by the Daily Meal in 2020 with that same survey putting Sally's at number nine.


Leaving the residents in New Haven, the home of Yale University perched halfway between New York and Boston to pick a side: are you a Yankee or a Red Sox?


And is it Sally's or Frank Pepe's? The coal fired crust worth the arguments!



Still undecided which pie to choose for lunch my fiancee Gaetana, Guy for the regular readers, looked to the heavens for guidance as I parked our topless Jeep.


Noticing a swarm of birds circling the sky over New Haven's Little Italy she exclaimed, "There's so many!" with the enthusiasm of a child who just found where her mother hid the cookies.


"Too many" I thought as the birds passed over my open-aired four-wheeler.


Fascinated by their numbers Guy maintained her gaze at the swarm. A single shot to the brim of my cap foretold of my future like the tracer fired from a battalion of artillery.


Intended just to line up the shot for the rest of the swarm.