Word of Mouth

Big Bill's New York Pizza promises a true taste of the Big Apple...in the Denver suburbs

Sometime in the late 1990s, my family stumbled upon Big Bill's New York Pizza, 8243 South Holly Street, a dark parlor that specializes in thin-crust pies.

Because the southern suburbs weren't exactly awash with other options, this spot quickly became our go-to dinner joint, and we spent several evenings a month there under the watchful eye of Bill Ficke, a towering former Denver Nuggets assistant coach who owns the place. Today, he's still almost always in the dining room, watching sports and joking with guests.