I was saddened to hear about the death of a Pittsburgh pizza icon - the famous Vincent Chianese, of Vincent's Pizza Park in Forest Hills. According to the obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mr. Chianese passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the age of 85. KDKA's obituary includes a video and photo of Vincent. A tribute is planned for Sunday, March 14 at Vincent's Pizza Park, 998 Ardmore Blvd., Forest Hills from 5 to 9 p.m.
I grew up in Forest Hills and Vincent's pizzas were legendary. When I was older, I was surprised - and proud - that our local "Vinnie Pies" were known and shipped all over the country. Thanks, Vincent, for lots of good food, great stories and for putting our hometown on the map!