Gordy's Pizza & Pasta of Port Angeles has the distinction of being the first pizza place on the North Olympic Peninsula. Gordy and Pat Sexton began the buisness 45 years ago. Twentytwo years later they retired from active duty and handed the reigns over to their son, Randy, and their daughter, Cynthia Dawson.
The family tradition of serving Italian food continues with the third generation -- Randy's daughter, Crystal, and son, Sky, and Cynthia's daughter, Audrey.
Many locals know Gordy's as the hangout after games and school activities. The establishment not only serves pizza that's been voted ''Best Pizza on the North Olympic Peninsula,'' but also pasta, calzone, salads and specialty sandwiches.
''We think of ourselves as unique and special,'' Randy said. Unique and special describes some of the pizza names customers can order, like the Hobgoblin, Killer Combo and the Extravaganza.
Gordy's Pizza & Pasta offers a large appetizer selection, soups, salads and specialty sandwiches along with beer and wine. The beer selection features 25 different varieties of specialty, domestic and imports. Free samples are available on nine keg beers.
Wines come in 15 different varities including Washington, California and Italian selections. Free samples are available. Randy handles the buisness end of Gordy's, while Cynthia serves as food manager. ''
Cynthia creates a large assortment of desserts,'' Randy said. Dessert specialties include delectable cheesecake, cookies, dessert pizzas, cakes an