Puck-er up: Colony Pizza ready for closeup on hockey pre-gamer
Colony Pizza will take center ice Saturday on the New York Rangers pre-game show.
The show, broadcast at 7 p.m. on the Madison Square Garden network includes a five-minute feature on the downtown Fairfield pizza joint, which has an "in" with the pro hockey team's captain, Chris Drury.
Drury is one of the Colony's four owners and he brought two of his teammates, Brian Boyle and Matt Gilroy, by the restaurant where the trio cooked up some pies and waited on a few customers for the program.
"We don't let anybody into our kitchen," Martin said, "so they used one of the bar tables and each made their own version of our pie."
Gilroy also bused some tables and Drury took teammates and the cameraman on a tour of the restaurant, which last summer.
As for the hockey players' pizza-making skills, Martin said: "I think at this point in their careers they're better hockey players than pizza makers, but they've all got a great work ethic so they'll be successful whatever they do."
Their enthusiasm, Martin said, "was contagious."
"From a business standpoint it was a great experience," he said, and as a Rangers fan, an exciting one.
The Colony itself is becoming a bit of a Rangers' hangout, Martin said.
The other day, Adam Graves, one of only four players to have his jersey retired by the Rangers organization, stopped in, he said, and some of the team's players whose children play in youth hockey leagues at Bridgeport's Wonderland of Ice have also been known to stop by for a pie.