DAY 16: OCTOBER 16th, 2009
LOCATION: Benny Tudino's (622 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ)
ORDER: 1 slice of cheese
GUEST(S): Dan Bookbinder
Holy Hoboken, it's HUGE!
Since 1968, Benny Tudino's has been proving that it is possible for regular size people using regular sized dough and a regular sized oven to make giant sized slices of pizza. So much so that the sign outside bears the tag "Home of the Largest Slice." And the sign don't lie!
This photo (submitted by Megan on Hoboken411) of a slice and a newborn baby side-by-side is pasted on the oven. I like it because it not only shows just how big a slice is but that Benny's is a family friendly place. It's also wallet friendly. These behemoth slices are about 2.5x the size of a typical slice yet go for about the same price ($3).
It tastes better than a typical slice too but don't eat it right away...it's too hot! The crust bubbles are about the only immediately edible-without-consequences parts when the monster arrives. My slice had several bubbles on it pushing the sauce and cheese aside, but the sheer size of it still left at least the equivelent of two slices of bubble-free goodness. For a bit more pizzaz, I recommend adding pepperoni (and napkins for oil dabbing).
Judging by the number of people grabbing early dinner pizza and the smiles on their faces, it's safe to say that Benny's is a local favorite. But, seeing as it's located a mere 10 minutes from the PATH station on the hippest street in Hoboken, it can be your favorite too. If I'm in Hoboken again, I'd gladly return the Benny Tudino's.
1. Dan left his cell phone at Benny's so we called it and one of the cook's answered. In the end, the phone and Dan lived happily ever after.
2. I met Benny Tudino. He was sitting in the booth adjacent to ours.
17/21= 0.810 x 5 = 4.05