Co-owner of Sam's Pizza, Tony Spera, serves up a slice and a birch beer at the counter. Sam's Pizza, on the Wildwood Boardwalk, has it's first opening of the year on President's Day weekend, a tradition that has locals and longtime fans making a pilgrimage to the pizzeria, for their first taste of the popular pies. Friday Feb 15, 2013. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City)

Dale Gerhard