Huge news for those of us who went to college in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst’s Antonio’s Pizza has plans to open a branch in Boston. They announced the news on Facebook this weekend, along with plans to open other locations in Lowell and Worcester. They’re known for wacky toppings combinations that only a tipsy college student could love: Nutella, avocado quesadilla, potato bacon, beef taco, grilled calamari with spicy mayo (below), and my personal favorite, buffalo chicken bleu cheese.
People are already excited. “You’ve made my year!” one carb-hound glowed. “The day you open in Boston will probably be the greatest day of my life,” someone else enthused.
I suppose it’s our job to throw out the welcome mat for all businesses that try to make a go of it here in the land of Frank Cabot. We must serve as the electronic goodwill ambassadors …even if our gut tells us otherwise. (Hellloooo BadDogs). Even when 30 plus years of eating pizza tells us that piling a bunch of bullshit on top of dough is if anything…f’n gross. Even if the only explainable pairing for a culinary creation is a soon to be acquired medical marijuana prescription. Fair enough. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. Welcome to Lowell, Antonio’s Pizza!