February 22, 2008

Pee Wee's Starts Rebuilding

Pee Wee's Pizza, a fixture on E. 14th Street for more than 50 years, has started rebuilding after it was gutted by a fire on September 5, 2006. The owner, Eddie Tarin, didn't have fire insurance and Tommy T's helped raise some money with a fundraiser three weeks after the fire. Tarin had worked at Pee Wee's as a cook before he purchased the business from the Caselli family, which started Pee Wee's in 1953.

Pee Wee's Starts Rebuilding

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 22, 2008 4:42 PM | TrackBack

THANK GOD! My prayers have been answered! I've been going to Pee Wee's since I was practically a baby (48 years ago). I remember Gino and his mom bustling around behind the counter. I was worried when they sold, but Eddie remained true to the original ways. Smart man, since it seemed to work for so long. Pee Wees had the BEST pizza around. Yes, better than Zachary's. Way better! I hope the recipe remains and that the new ovens can work the same magic. I'll always miss the naugahyde booths, the shingle siding, the collage of old photos, the dive-bar feel, but I'm just glad it's coming back. Hallelujah!!

Posted by: Mary at February 26, 2008 7:25 PM

I am so glad to hear they are rebuilding Pee Wee's. Any idea when they will complete reconstruction? I've benn coming since the 50s when I was a kid. I have been bring my family and friends to Pee Wee's because it is the best real Italian Pizza in the SF Bay Area.

Posted by: Tom Vargas at August 26, 2009 6:42 PM

I had a dream about Pee Wee's Pizza, oh the flavor, the scent, the taste, the quaint family atmosphere... TRULY THE BEST PIZZA!!!! Come Back Pee Wee's, Come Back.

Posted by: KIMBERLEY TYBORSKI URBACH at September 11, 2010 7:30 PM
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