The story of pizza in America starts in New York City, on the Spring Street in lower Manhattan, 1905, when Gennaro Lombardi, a baker and a pizziaolo from Naples is granted the first license in the United States to sell pizza. New York style pizza is characterized by it's wide, thick, foldable slices. The flavor of the crust has been attributed to the minerals in the New York City tap water used to make the dough.
Eddie and Sam's Pizza imports New York waters for the sake of authenticity. We brought the authentic New York Pizza to downtown Tampa.
From the St. Petersburg times:
That's how people who visit Eddie & Sam's N.Y. Pizza in downtown Tampa explain the delicious and fulfiling slices and pices and other Italian concotions that come from the pint-sized kitchen of the shop which opened at 203 E. Twiggs St. in 1998.