Status: Nick Laudano is taking his New Haven-style apizza (pronounced ah-Beetz) to Boca Raton. Laudano, who recently closed his Lake Worth pizzeria to focus on his new 4,600 square foot restaurant at Glades Plaza, built his own brick ovens, which he has dubbed “The Dragon.” He’s preparing to fire them up on August 1 for what he says will be “a very soft opening” with an official opening at the end of the month.
Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will feature 18-inch pies that are made to order. There’s also traditional pies with sauce and specialty white pies (sans the sauce). Nick is best known for his specialty white clam pie, made with freshly shucked Rhode Island littleneck clams. The restaurant also will serve focaccia, whole wheat wraps and coal-fired grinders served on fresh Italian bread. Oh, and don’t forget the East Haven-based Foxon Park sodas in nostalgic flavors such as White Birch and Gassosa, and homemade cheesecake.--Lily Rano [EaterWire]