When AJ Pappalardo opened Rubirosa a year and a half ago, he brought over the pizza recipe from his family's Staten Island pizzeria, Joe & Pat's. If you go to the Mulberry Street restaurant on a Thursday night, you might see AJ's dad, Joe, in the kitchen. Eater recently sat down with Joe and AJ to chat about the three generations of pizza men in their family, and the legacy of their sensational thin crust pies.
Pizza Week Presents Rubirosa's Family Legacy
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