“Once Eaten, Never Beaten”

From 1957 to 1992, the voice of Felix Coniglio could be heard emanating from his bright yellow Chef Felix pizza truck alongside other concessionaires at the Erie County Fair . Coniglio, a navy veteran, gained his cooking skills while working in a ship’s galley. As a special treat to his fellow servicemen, he would often whip up Buffalo style pizza in the ship’s cramped quarters, an environment similar to the interior his 1957 Chevy “pizza” truck. His “secret ingredient” was the liberal use of oregano on other fresh Italian spices that he would add to the top of the pie.

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