Most Friday mornings, F&D is linking to prolific local writer Kevin Gibson’s “The Taste Bud” column, including new posts as well as ones from the past.

Speaking both as a reader and the digital editor, Kevin is especially adept at “then and now,” comparing food from the memory bank to today’s plated repast. Angilo’s Pizza is one of many local fan favorites, seemingly flying under the radar, and able to do so owing to decades of patiently cultivating regular customers. In the social media era of gilt and flash, timeless values matter. They’re even better when served gooey and mozzarella-laden.

The Taste Bud: A Gooey Trip Back in Time to Angilo’s Pizza

Dining out was a treat when I was a kid, in part because my parents were working-class folks who couldn’t afford much more than an occasional outing.

One place I remember vividly from my early youth was Angilo’s Pizza, a small eatery not far from Churchill Downs that originally opened in 1962 and has remained a neighborhood staple. Often, a trip to visit my paternal grandparents meant a stop for dinner at Angilo’s where I could get the rare treat of pizza (my dad has never liked pizza sauce, so Italian food was a no-no in our house).

Kevin Gibson has been a professional writer for more than three decades, having written about restaurants, beer, bourbon, sports, night life, music and plenty more. He has won numerous awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Indiana State Press Association, among others, but can’t remember where he put most of them. In addition, he has written for publications like LEO Weekly, Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, Alcohol Professor, Louisville Magazine and many more, including various newspapers. When he’s not busy writing books or stories about Louisville, he’s likely hanging out at a brewery with his dog, Atticus.