Since this thread is about NJ Boardwalk pizza and I had posted before other links to what Wildwood was like, I will now post what a short trip to Wildwood is like. It is an interesting place, with many things to do, besides eating Mackís pizza.
I have been to Wildwood many times over the years and have many memories since I was a child, until I am older now. This is a trip back in time to memory lane for me and also memories to last.
It was always exciting to visit Wildwood. I still feel the same about visiting Wildwood and also eating Mackís pizza. It is a great place to just park your car and walk and listen to the ocean.
We decided to walk to Mackís pizza the first night we were visiting. I was going to buy a whole pie, but thought about it, and decided to go to Mackís and just have slices different times, to be able to watch what they do in making their pizzas. Even after reheating a slice of Mackís pizza in the microwave, the pizza was delicious. The bottom wasnít crisp, but the flavor of Mackís pizza was still there. I find it interesting that some people comment that Mackís pizza has gone downhill, because after trying different slices, I didnít find that. The piemen did tell me that Mackís did have 5 places in Wildwood years ago.
After the first night spent at Wildwood, we awoke to the sounds of seagulls. That is a lot different than being at home. We took the dogs to the beach and walked for a long while and gathered some shells. There werenít many people on the beach because the season isnít in full swing at this time. There were some fishermen fishing from the shore.
We then went back to were we were staying and decided to go to Cape May to where the ferry goes with cars and passengers to Lewes, Delaware. This isnít the ocean, but a nice place to visit and just relax. The sand is coarser there. You can watch the boats going out to the ocean. This is just about a 15 minute trip from Wildwood. When driving there you can see the many boats and yachts along the way.
When we returned to where we were staying we decided to walk the boardwalk. It is about two miles long. There are two Mackís pizza places on the boardwalk. There is also a Samís pizza near the first pier. Some people say Samís is better than Mackís. I also watched the piemen make their pizzas and they do it about the same as Mackís, but donít twirl the skins. They also have a Roto-flex oven. On the way back we decided to take the famous tram car. We had Mackís pizza and talked to the piemen.
In the evening we took the dogs on the beach, again.
The next morning we went to the beach, again. It is so quiet there now, compared to summer. There is a boardwalk on the ground, off the beach in North Wildwood, where you can walk along the dunes. You can always hear the seagulls and hear the Atlantic Ocean hitting the shore.
When we visited Macksí pizza different times they did have different oven temperatures. The digital readout at Mackís fluctuated between 534 to 564 degrees F. At the Mackís pizza in Wildwood Crest, they didnít have a digital readout. Each time we sat at the counter to watch them make their pies. The dough seemed like it was so easy to open. The last morning we were there, they werenít using the hose to apply the sauce. They had some kind of what looked like a stainless steel teapot that they applied the sauce with. The night before I had talked to one of the piemen about taking a whole pizza home. He said that many people take a parbaked pizza home, so it would taste fresher when reheating. We also enjoyed a slice of pizza while watching them parbake the pizza we were going to take home. I asked the piemen what temperature I should bake the pizza at home and also if you could freeze slices of the parbaked pizza. They told me that their ovens are set at 500 degrees F and to try and bake at that temperature. They also said you can cut the pie into slices and individually freeze each slice. I left one slice in the refrigerator and froze the rest. I am going to give Steve one slice tomorrow to try at home. I did buy a Mackís pizza tee shirt and a Wildwood Hat. I enjoyed Polish ice, Douglasís fudge, and a place that is named Curly Fries on the boardwalk. I also bought some Douglasís fudge and saltwater taffy to enjoy at home.
These links will show people that are following this thread, what Wildwood and the beach at Cape May inlet are like. It was windy at the shore, so in these videos you can hear the wind and see how the sand was blowing.