Grimaldi's Pizzeria is coming El Paso. The popular New York City area pizzeria chain famously known for their coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones will open this summer in The Fountains at Farrah.

I love pizza. Frozen, gourmet, homemade, chain; put it in front of me and I’ll eat it anytime, anyplace. I especially love my pizza crispy, and from what I’ve pieced together on the Internet about Grimaldi’s, it’s known for its crispy, some might even say ‘burnt’, crust. That is thanks to the 25-ton hand built brick oven heated by 100 pounds of coal per day, which, according to the company line, “delivers a flavor and consistency you can’t get from wood or gas ovens.”

Oh, and get this: the secret to their New York-style pizza is supposedly the water. So much so that the company employs a chemist to recreate the mineral content of water at their famous, original Brooklyn pizzeria to ensure its pizza dough tastes the same at all their locations.

I’m a big fan of the pies at local hole in the walls House of Pizza on Piedras, and Casa Pizza on Magruder and I don’t know if this “upscale yet casual, family-oriented pizzeria” will become a must-stop for me, but I’ll give it a test drive or two when it opens in late June. Like I said, I love that stuff. As far as I’m concerned pizza is a lot like sex -- when it’s good, it’s really good and when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good!