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This past weekend, I drove up to New Haven, Conn., to sample as many slices of pizza as I could before turning into a walking dough ball. Three of the owners from Pete’s ApizzaTom Marr, Joel Mehr, and Michael Wilkinson — met me there to provide an insider’s view of the region’s famous pies.

This conversation took place at Grand Apizza in Cheshire, Conn. Grand is the inspiration behind the New Haven-style pizzas served at Pete’s. In the video, Grand owner Rick Nuzzo (center) talks with Mehr (left) and Marr (right) about the defining characteristics of New Haven pizza.

The pizza geek out starts as soon as you press the start button.