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confusion over papa's tomato pies in Trenton


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confusion over papa's tomato pies in Trenton

sspector | | Oct 28, 2007 06:46 PM

Ed Levine's "A Slice of Heaven" lists Papa's Championship Tomato Pies at 932 Chambers St. as the Papa's that opened in 1912. My resrarch on Google turnrd up 2 separate entities Papa's Pizzeria at 804 Chambers St. and Championship Tomato Pies at 831 Chambers St. Which of these is the Papa's Tomato Pies that was the second pizza establishment after Joe's Tomato Pies as noted on the Slice website Pizza History.
I am driving from Philly to Secaucas on Saturday afternoon and would like to take the opportunity to have my first Trenton Pie. I see that DeLorenzo's on Hudson is not open for lunch, so I will try to get to the one on Hamilton St., but if I get there after 1:00 I will need a fall back plan. I figured Papas to be the next choice baseed on Ed Levine's book, but only Championship seems to be open for lunch. What do you NJiers think my fall back should be -
High Street Tavern or Jo Jo's.Does anyone understand the relationship between these two? I live in Rochester NY and don't get that many opportunities to dine in Trenton, so I would like to make the most of it. I am traveling between professional wrestling shows from Philly to NYC this Saturday. In the unlikely case that any of you chwhounds are the least bit interested - the Ring of Honor Wrestling promotion offers the best professional wrestling product in the entire world. I travel to shows in NYC, Philly, and Edison NJ on a monthly basis. I try to sample as much roadfood as possible on this quick trips.

I am trying to figure out how such experts as Ed Livine and the Slice guys could be confused about these 2 Tomato Pie spots. Will the real Papa please identify yourself?

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