RE: Sally's Apizza Question
ah, something to which i can speak in great detail- i have spent my life plotting an easy in and easy out to sally's. i recommend the following- EITHER:
get to Sally's at 4 o'clock- no later- you will be the first person on the line, wait one hour and 10 minutes till sally's open's officially (at 5:10 i do believe)- even if there are a bunch of reservations, you were first on line, so you will definately sit in the first seating. come any later than 4 and some other smart group will be standing in front of the door and you will wait for HOURS...
show up to sally's at 9 or 9:15 p.m.- you should have a very short wait if any and should get your pies pretty quickly. anytime in between 4 and 9 and you should reasonably expect a 2 hour wait before you see a pizza- and it's been more than that...
the only other option is to go into sally's the evening before and make a reservation- they do accept reservations and that will get you in ahead of any line- but you'll still wait a while for your pies, but let me stress that in my opinion ANY amount of wait for sally's is worth it- handmade artisanal pies made by the Sal Consiglio's family with love and care and expertise.
and if i may recommend some things to try at sal's - tuna fish pie ( i like a red pie with tuna, mozz, and anchovie...), bacon and onion white pie, any garden pie she will make for you, the pepperoni and sausage are both excellent, and the potato pie is also quite interesting. and if i may also recommend, the best way to experience sally's is to order a bunch of small pie's- they come to the table faster, they are usually burnt a bit more, and you get to try many different pies. enjoy and please report back on your experience- there has been some naysaying about sally's lately and i still believe it is the greatest pie in the world (though my many pies at fairfield pepe's as of late have ALL been excellent- the chicken pie at pepe's fairfield really took my by surprise- wonderfull). enjoy frank booth