THE HAMMONTONIAN | FEBRUARY 2023 | P . 23
Giannini loans items to HSH
GIANNINI , from P . 24
Poole is Giannini ’ s boyfriend and a professional racecar driver . He will be racing in Daytona this month , Giannini said .
“ He knows he is secondary when he comes to Hammonton . Although it is funny . He is like an honorary Hammontonian ,” Giannini said .
She said Brennan , like her , love the food in Hammonton .
“ Every time we come back to Hammonton , we land and we immediately drive to Brother ’ s Pizza . We eat it in the car . We like to go to Marquez for tacos . Last couple of times we went to Maplewood , we ordered everything on the menu . We had a friend stay with us and he gained 13 lbs . in three days ,” Giannini said .
The friend enjoyed all that Hammonton has to offer in town .
“ We always have a second Christmas . We invited our friend Nate . He had never been to the Maplewood before . We ordered one of everything ,” she said .
Cavatelli Franco and crab and spaghetti red with homemade pasta , were the top two favorites of the night for the three friends .
Hammonton also watches out for their own .
“ We went to Brother ’ s . We were with Nate and we brought in a bunch of really good wine . And my little brother was here . He is [ newly ] 21 and Geremia came over and checked our IDs ,” Giannini said .
Giannini added that her mom ships her daughter her favorite Hammonton food items .
“ We are trying to find a way to come back to Hammonton to eat ,” she said .
The town of Hammonton holds a special place in Giannini ’ s heart .
“ Hammonton built me . Hammonton is my hometown ,” Giannini said .
Her family taught her to prize the special nature of this small Pinelands town .
“ My family values were protect each other , protect the community . Respect the town and respect the culture of the town ,” she said .
Though she spends most of her time outside of the 08037 zip code , she believes in her hometown .
“ Hammonton is so special and it needs to be preserved ,” Giannini said .
FORMER MISS NEW JERSEY LINDSEY GIANNINI POINTS OUT HER NAME OUTSIDE OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF HAMMONTON ( PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT GIANNINI ).