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Sunday, September 07, 2014

1946: ANYBODY REMEMBER "TONY'S TOMATO PIES?"

I was only 13 when this photo was taken and must admit that I never had a tomato pie at Tony's. Back then it was DeLorenzo's which was in walking distance of my Hartley Avenue home. I don't recall the diner either.

2 comments:

SJBill said...

Tom,

Mike Kuzma and Ralph Lucarella commented on Tony's Tomato Pies in your blog back on Pearl Harbor Day in 2011.

Quoting Mike:
Tom:

Great photo! We passed this spot each time we headed for Seaside Heights from South Trenton. I believe it ultimately became a Sizzler steak house. Just a few door away, was the old White Horse S&L, and the famous Pizziria by Tony (whose last name escapes me) who moved to Rt.33 and began serving beer with his great pies. Dave Eide somtime later bought him out and transformed it into one of his many boites. (BOUTIQUES?)Also on the opposite corner from this site (same side) was Russo's Ivy Tavern owned by brother's Steve and Pete.
Great memories from a great time.

Mike Kuzma

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

And our dear Ralph reported in all CAPS:

HI TOM AND MIKE...THAT PIZZA PLACE MIKE MENTIONS WAS TONY CAL'S WHO MOVED TO ROUTE 33 AND STRUCK A GOLD MINE WHEN WE BUILT THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANES ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIS PLACE IN 1955. THE PETTITO BROTHERS TONY, DOMENIC, SAMMY AND CHARLIE TURNED THAT DRIVE-IN INTO A THRIVING CAFE WITH ALL THE BOWLERS PLUS THE PIZZA PIE CUSTOMERS. BEST REGARDS.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Tony Cal's it was indeed!

Anonymous said...

Tom - I think this was the White Horse Diner, now gone of course.
Lakeside Girl