Grace: Pudgy is battling terminal cancer, but he's not crying in his pizza
Phil “Pudgy” Cerra has been spreading his Chicago-style cheer in Omaha for decades, the past 10 years at his pizza joint. Cerra, pictured at his place in 2008, has terminal cancer.
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 11:01 pm, Tue Aug 5, 2014.
Pudgy's Pizzeria is hopping. Pudgy's pepperoni pizza is piping hot.
I'm watching the steam rise from the deep-dish Pudgy pie, taking in this small pizza joint in a suburban strip mall. On the walls hang posters of Pudgy's beloved Chicago teams and a mural that Pudgy's daughter, Amy, painted of Pudgy's native Chicago. Behind the counter stands Pudgy's wife, Beth. Pasted onto the sole arcade game is a child's restaurant review, declaring Pudgy's the best.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:01 pm.