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Turtleboy Pizza Tour de Worcester County Round 5: Pepe’s

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Before we started this pizza tour de Worcester County, I was pretty convinced the pizza around here sucked. Wouldn’t it have to if you were ever tempted to go to Papa Gino’s, Pizza Hut, or Dominos? But I’ve realized now that I’ve been going to all the wrong places. And one of the places I’d never eaten the pizza at before is Pepe’s.

Pepe’s is a nice little establishment at the bottom of Franklin Street right next to the where the fire was in 1999.

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It’s a quaint little place, that occasionally has musicians, but always has really stiff drinks at the bar:

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As for the pizza, I’d heard great things about it, but I’ve only had the meatball sandwich from there. Because once you find a good meatball sandwich you stick with it. Everyone knows that.

So the good folks at Pepe’s know the rules about this contest – only hot cheese. Nevertheless they hooked it up with a specialty pizza, which Mrs. Turtleboy and Turtleboy Jr. destroyed for lunch today:

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Half buffalo chicken, half potato-bacon-ranch. That would’ve been fun to eat. Too bad I live in a house full of savages, so if you step out to go take some pictures of the crappiest towns in Massachusetts then all the good food gets eaten. Anyway, here’s what the cheese pizza from Pepe’s looks like:

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This kind of pizza right here is Mrs. Turtleboy’s dream. She would divorce me in five seconds for a lifetime supply of these bad boys. She’s one of those pizza snobs who likes a little crispness, which a Pepe’s cheese pizza can supply for her. Needless to say she gave it an A+, which is why it’s all gone now.

I like my pizza sloppy, but not too sloppy. Kind of like organized chaos. Pepe’s pizza is not sloppy – it is extremely dignified:

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Do you know how hard it is to get a pizza where the cheese cuts up that cleanly? Even though I’m the kind of guy who prefers to take a piece of pizza, roll it up, and shove it down my gullet, Pepe’s was delicious enough that they could get me to eat more pizza like this. The flavor is that good. And honestly, this pizza didn’t make me feel like a fat bastard afterwards. That right there is an accomplishment in and of itself. I give it an A-.

As for Turtleboy Jr. he’s going through this phase right now where he’s right on the verge of being completely potty trained, but yet he’s still fighting it because he’s a boy. The kid LOVES to take dumps in his pants. Loves it. He could festoon in his own filth all day and have a great time.

So we made a deal with him when I came home with the pizza. If he promised to take a Turtleboy Jr. smash on the throne after dinner, he could eat the pizza. If not it was a broccoli casserole for him. This would only work if the pizza was appealing enough to him though. He took one look at it, devoured two slices, and then took a magical Turtleboy family dump afterwards, much to the joy of Mrs. Turtleboy. The pizza was that irresistible.

If you haven’t had a chance to get down to Pepe’s then you’re missing out. Next time you’re in the mood for pizza or a nice place to enjoy a meal while you wait out a hippie blockade, then head on down to 274 Franklin Street and tell them Turtleboy sent ya.

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13 Comment(s)
  • juror s.even
    April 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm


    April 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Is there any such thing as a bad pizza?

    To which I would reply, pretty much what I would say rating getting a little bit of tail. No such thing as bad sex.

    • BobnMic
      April 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Amen and hallelujah! The angels are singing! Pizza and Poontang! Yessssssss.

  • coffeemate
    April 24, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Ok TB we get it. U fucking love pizza. You love going to pizza joints and judging the way the cheese falls and how the fucking pie slices. Yawn. 50+ people writing for this blog and all ya’ll can’t come up with some juicy busgate shit? Come on…I gave TB my support big time. But you’re letting me down man. I am not the brightest bulb..but I need some stimulation in my brain that goes deeper than pizza pies and the kid downtown w a sign!

    • NOT that ^ guy
      April 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Maybe you miss the multiple articles a day where they smash on everything that is wrong with the city and surrounding towns. While they do that it brings to light the people who do good things and those who support them. TB does amazing things for the city and local MOM & POP businesses. If doing a pizza tour of local hard working people making amazing food and blogging about bothers you. Well…. don’t read it there’s more articles to choose from.

      • lol
        April 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm

        lol he’s got both of u morons fooled. he ain’t 50+ people, he ain’t 2+ people, and he don’t do shit

        • NOT that ^ guy
          April 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

          Not now hippie the grown up’s are talking.

          • lol
            April 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

            The grown up’s what?

    • G-Love478
      April 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

      TB – Keep the food blogs coming! Screw what coffeemate says…if you don’t like the food blogs, then DON’T READ THEM! It’s that simple…

  • BobnMic
    April 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Is there any such thing as a bad pizza? Pizza got me through college morning, noon and night. Cold pizza and a warm beer in the morning before advanced calculus was the bomb!

    • RJ
      April 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Spoken like someone who has never been to Golden Pizza

      • BobnMic
        April 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        No dude too many drive-bys at that joint. We don’t need to get all tactical just for a pizza.

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