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Offline Gregg

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« on: April 15, 2014, 10:28:47 AM »
Sanfratello's in Glenwood, IL recently closed its doors after 45 years in business. Their website says "closed for remodeling" but there's more to the story and I've attached a link which contains more information. I'm sorry to see this happen not only because they make some of my very favorite thin crust, having been a customer for over thirty years, as a bonus it's only about two miles away. I love their sweet sauce, more so than the other local pizza icon, the flagship Aurelio's in Homewood, which is right here in town but has become very expensive and inconsistent in my experience.

Offline Garvey

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Re: Sanfratello's
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 04:55:25 PM »

A good buddy of mine sent this to me a few days ago.  The article is kind of thin on details, unfortunately.  Every time I've been there, that place is packed, so there must be a lot more to the story.  Mismanagement of funds or something.  This isn't a Little Caesars or other pizza slophouse: it's the real deal--and the prices to match. 

Fortunately, they have other locations, so the recipe lives on.  But it is still a damn shame.

I wish I lived in the Region or visited enough to make a real run at cloning some of these pies.  It's much harder working from memory and being five states away.