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Mark Manger

Big Bill's New York Pizza

Mark Manger
"Fuhgettaboutit," say the shirts of the servers at this pizzeria, which brings a taste of the Big Apple to Denver's southern suburbs. The walls of Big Bill's are adorned with murals of the New York skyline, and all remaining blank space is filled with photos of athletes paying their gratitude to owner Bill Ficke, a former Denver Nuggets assistant coach and New York native who left sports to open this restaurant. His kitchen, which includes chefs trained on Long Island, serves up massive thin-crust pizzas in addition to a menu of calzones, southern Italian pasta dishes and desserts imported straight from the Big Apple. Crowds of families pack this basic parlor nightly; sports personalities are frequently spotted among them.

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