This week we’re celebrating the sounds of the Erie County Fair.
Chef Felix’s pizza truck was a fixture at the Erie County Fair for 34 years.
Starting just after World War II, at a time when pizza was far more of an exotic treat than something you could find virtually everywhere. Felix Coniglio dished out whole pies and pizza by the slice as well.
And it was not only the smells of the pizzas cooked right in his truck that filled the midway, but it was his voice, too, coming from a speaker on the side of the truck.
Chef Felix Coniglio was selling pizza pies at the fair after he left the Navy following World War II up until he died in 1992.