FW: Calzone, Sausage Pizza (1947)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 25 05:46:40 UTC 2001

At 1:09 PM -0400 9/25/01, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Frank Abate wrote:
>>  Barry's details and dates below are instructive, and blow away the claim
>>  (which I never believed anyway) that the first pizzas were made in New
>>  Haven, a local myth in Connecticut.
>There is also a local myth hereabouts that the hamburger was invented at
>Louie's Lunch in New Haven, but evidence for the 19th-century existence of
>the term "hamburger," furnished by historical dictionaries and by Barry's
>researches, disproves that one as well.
>I think the local claim that "frisbee" originated in New Haven is
Poor New Haven.  We'll be left with just our frisbees to cry into.
And maybe our (hot) dogs, based on Barry's evidence from the Yale
Record--it would be ironic if we have to give up our primacy in
burgers only to capture pride of place for the dogs.  But in any
case, it's not LOUIE'S but LOUIS' Lunch (on Crown Street) that claims
to have fathered the modern hamburger.  It's pronounced "Louie's" but
it's never been spelled that way.

--Larry, wondering if New Haven might be the home of the first pizzaburger

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