Coal Region Connections: Senape's Pitza

IT HAS BEEN SAID EATING "COLD" PIZZA-EVEN FOR BREAKFAST-HAS ITS ORIGIN RIGHT HERE IN THE COAL REGION. Click LIKE if you heard of or tried Senape's "cold" pitza.
By:  Mark Marek, Coal Region Connections

What started as the Italian-American Bakery in 1925 became Senape's Bakery in 1927. Pictured below with the old Senape's Bakery truck are the Senape brothers--Philip, Charlie, Alfred, & Jimmy. Senape's has withstood the test of time & is 1 of Hazleton's oldest, continuous-operating businesses.

Many question the spelling of "Pitza". Charlie Senape commissioned a young boy to make a sign advertising pizza. The boy misspelled pizza & "pitza" turned out to be the company's trademark for over 80 years.

Many outside the coal region find it difficult to eat pizza that is not hot, sloppy, cheesy, & melting. But for several decades it's been no problem here to enjoy pizza at room temperature that is soft & moist. It has been said the original pitza served in bar rooms had a salty cheese--thus making bar customers more thirsty. And back in those Depression era days, a slice of pizza, shot of whiskey, & a glass of beer all cost just a nickle apiece. For more info about Senape's history & products visit www.pitza.com.

So, think back--do you remember the 1st time you ever had "cold" pizza & where you were? Do you "non coal region" friends look at you strange when you even mention eating pizza cold? Please tell us your cold pizza memories.

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