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Restaurant Known For 'Hot Oil Pizza' Opening First Westchester Location

Connecticut's highly popular Colony Grill is expanding to Port Chester next month. Photo Credit: Facebook
Known for its thin-crust pizza and hot oil bar pizza, Colony Grill is opening its first New York pizzeria around Memorial Day in Port Chester. Photo Credit: Facebook/ Colony Grill

A highly popular, long-established Connecticut pizza chain is expanding to Port Chester around Memorial Day.

Colonial Grill, which sells "original hot oil bar pizza," has been around since 1935, but is opening its first New York eatery next month.

The much-anticipated waterfront Port Chester locale will be the latest locale for after the restaurants have been big hits in its current communities of Fairfield, Stamford, Milford and Norwalk, sponsoring road races and featuring a "Wall of Heroes" with photographs remembering first responders and United State Armed Forces veterans.

After its opening, Colony Grill was a post-prohibition tavern and opened in an Irish immigrant neighborhood in Stanford serving pizza with their signature “hot oil” topping and started the “bar pie."

The bar pies have very thin crust and are smaller in diameter -- with less cheese and sauce -- so that patrons could easily hold a slice of the pizza while sipping on beverages. Over the decades, the hot oil bar pie became so popular that Colony Grill took every other item off the menu and got rid of the grill but decided to keep the name as a link to their heritage.

At the new Port Chester location, you can expect the same menu (gluten-free is available) which consists of their bar pizza and toppings, salad pizza (signature Colony Crust baked with a touch of olive oil and sea salt, topped with hearty mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots -- tossed with balsamic vinaigrette) and the breakfast pie -- a made-to-order pie with bacon or sausage, egg and cheese -- which is only served on the weekends.

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