This isn’t your first time at Pizza D?
Not at all. I live two blocks away and I’m here at least once a week—every Wednesday for sure. A lot of families meet up at Markey Park and eat pizza while the kids run around.
Did you go when Pizza D was just a pop-up?
Yes. The first pie I had was a meatball pie, which was fantastic. I’ve been hooked since then.
What about New Orleans pizza in general?
I’m from New Jersey. I was shocked how bad it was when I moved here to go to Tulane. Growing up, you had two career paths as a teenage male in New Jersey. You could work in a pizza place or you could be a landscaper, and as a landscaper you had to get up at six in the morning and work outside all day. I was a pizza delivery guy in high school and then I started making pizza in college. I always thought that if music didn’t pan out I could always open a pizza place. That was my fallback. These guys crushed my dream.