I Finally tried Colony Pizza in Stamford

It’s been a good seven years from the first time I heard about Colony until today, when I finally tried it. And as such, I’ve always felt a little like I wasn’t a full fledged member of the SW connecticut family. The hot oil pie from Colony seems to be a rite of passage for anyone living in Fairfield county. So I was finally initiated today. I’m a citizen.

I’m almost scared to say this… but I didn’t really like it. I mean, it was OK. But there just wasn’t anything that special about what I had. I tried the hot oil pie and a regular pie (for the kiddies). They were good, but there just wasn’t a lot for me to get excited about. I liked the slight kick the pepper gives the pie. The crust was nice and crisp.

This isn’t a problem with comparisons to other pizzas. I fully get that this is a different experience. A different kind of pizza. But there just wasn’t a lot for me to enjoy. The sauce was average, the cheese average, the crisp crust nice, the pepper good…

I guess it isn’t that I didn’t enjoy it (how’s that for some double negatives) it’s just that I didn’t find it to be the superlative experience I was expecting.

I’ll probably still go back. I just won’t be pining for it any time soon.

So, there you have it. Please don’t revoke my citizenship. I’m a good person. promise. really.

Corelli’s Pastry in Stamford: Italian turned Colombian turned Haitian

Has anyone been to this place on Stillwater in Stamford recently? I spoke to a good Haitian friend who said that the place is now a split Colombian/Haitian restaurant.

Apparently, the Colombian owners (who, presumably, had bought it from the Italian owners a few years ago) sold half the joint and now they have two menus – one Colombian, one Haitian. I asked if they had the same folks cooking both foods and apparently they have two kitchen staffs too (a good thing). So you can go in and order either Colombian or Haitian. I remember the bakery part of the Colombian was quite good. I’m glad it’s still around.

Anyone been recently? I need to check it out. Apparently the griot and goat curries are very good. I’m excited for some good Haitian food. Lacaye really wasn’t all that good for the past few years.

Now that it’s gone from Italian to Colombian to Colombian and Haitian, I wonder when they’ll actually change the name??? Although, I guess that adds to the charm…

Corelli’s Pastry Shop
166 Stillwater Ave,
Stamford, CT
(203) 348-0686

[Originally posted on Chowhound]