It's been a good seven years from the first time I heard about Colony until today, when I finally tried it. And as such, I've always felt a little like I wasn't a full fledged member of the SW connecticut family. The hot oil pie from Colony seems to be a rite of passage for anyone living in Fairfield county. So I was finally initiated today. I'm a citizen.
I'm almost scared to say this... but I didn't really like it. I mean, it was OK. But there just wasn't anything that special about what I had. I tried the hot oil pie and a regular pie (for the kiddies). They were good, but there just wasn't a lot for me to get excited about. I liked the slight kick the pepper gives the pie. The crust was nice and crisp.
This isn't a problem with comparisons to other pizzas. I fully get that this is a different experience. A different kind of pizza. But there just wasn't a lot for me to enjoy. The sauce was average, the cheese average, the crisp crust nice, the pepper good...
I guess it isn't that I didn't enjoy it (how's that for some double negatives) it's just that I didn't find it to be the superlative experience I was expecting.
I'll probably still go back. I just won't be pining for it any time soon.
So, there you have it. Please don't revoke my citizenship. I'm a good person. promise. really.