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Okay, this makes no sense

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:29 pm

I have been trying to get a good pizza here in the south, and so far have not been able to find any. Now there are some pizza places that are owned by people from Italy, and NYC that have come down here. No dice. Did they suddenly forget how to make good pizza? I have been wracking my head to find out a reason. Could it possibly have anything to do with the difference in water? Some of these places have brick ovens, so that can't be it. :headscratch: And another thing. I love Italian sausage on pizza, not that crumbled up crap they use here. In other words, big chunks, so you actually know you are eating sausage. Once in a while when my sil goes up to Utica to pick up his daughter, he brings home pizza from there. He claims it is so good. It's not good, it's terrible. Utica is in upstate NY, no better than down here imo. :noparty:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:06 pm

If all you ever had was hamburger . . . :shakehead:

You should pick a day, invite several people over, and have pizza flown in from New York or some place that has great pizza. Once they taste what it is supposed to be like, they may have an "AH HAAA!" moment. Sounds like you would get better pizza at Domino's out where you live.

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Post by Fatherducque » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:11 pm

People from Italy and NYC go to New Orleans for pizza.

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Post by streetsoldier » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:14 pm

Fatherducque wrote:People from Italy and NYC go to New Orleans for pizza.
:rofl2: :lolh: :rofl: They appreciate the myriad ways in which roadkill can be served.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:42 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:If all you ever had was hamburger . . . :shakehead:

You should pick a day, invite several people over, and have pizza flown in from New York or some place that has great pizza. Once they taste what it is supposed to be like, they may have an "AH HAAA!" moment. Sounds like you would get better pizza at Domino's out where you live.
Domino's, Pizza Hut, they all suck. When I was in CT., there was no need to go to the franchises. No, I will just never have pizza again. If I can't have the best, I don't want it.

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Post by LandLover » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:34 pm

I love pizza. I have tried to make it myself but...not so good at it....have you given that a shot?

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Post by Fatherducque » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:53 pm

streetsoldier wrote:
Fatherducque wrote:People from Italy and NYC go to New Orleans for pizza.
:rofl2: :lolh: :rofl: They appreciate the myriad ways in which roadkill can be served.
Big deal! You just nibble around the treadmarks.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:58 am

LandLover wrote:I love pizza. I have tried to make it myself but...not so good at it....have you given that a shot?
No, I know it would never compare to what I have had. :noparty:

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Post by streetsoldier » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:24 pm

I make my own, starting with two oversize boxes of Chef-Boy-Are-Dee piiza mix; then I ignore the instructions and take off on my own, adding Romano cheese, layer upon layer of my own toppings (tomatoes, my own sauce, oregano, bay leaf, etc.), and always baked deep-dish.

NOBODY'S ever complained! :mrgreen:

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Post by Pixie » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:38 pm

SS, I think it sounds great!

CY1, that is what I recommend... make your own!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Pixie wrote:SS, I think it sounds great!

CY1, that is what I recommend... make your own!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read above. No way could mine compare. Especially without a brick oven. I would expect the so called "experts" to do better.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:50 pm

Have you ever tried these?

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They are pre-baked. You just add your own toppings and heat in the oven. I thought these were pretty good as far as store-bought crusts go.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:54 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Have you ever tried these?

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They are pre-baked. You just add your own toppings and heat in the oven. I thought these were pretty good as far as store-bought crusts go.
Yes, I tried them a long time ago. :noparty:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:40 pm

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Post by streetsoldier » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:16 am

There's also a store called "Papa Murphy's" which will make your pizza (in all sizes) to your specifications; you pay for it (cheap, by industry standards, even for made-in-our-site food), take it home and put it in the oven for 20 minutes.

It's adequate to VERY good, if you don't want the hassle of making one or two from scratch.

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Re: Okay, this makes no sense

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:43 am

iamlookingup wrote::hmm: Sometimes Italian restaurants that sell pizza will also sell you the pizza dough so you can make your own pizzas at home.
But you would still need that special oven. Any place on Wooster Street in New Haven is the best, if you don't mind waiting in line for a few hours.
http://pepespizzeria.com/index.php

This place was close to home, also great.
http://teddyspizzarestaurant.com/


If and when I ever get to go back, I will not be eating pizza from anywhere else.

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Re: Okay, this makes no sense

Post by College Boy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:48 pm

When I lived in the orphanage, the Chinese kids asked me what food Hoboken was known for. I said pizza. So all went out and bought entire pizza pies, which they then put in the refrigerator.

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Re: Okay, this makes no sense

Post by College Boy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:27 pm

When I went to cook dinner, I was out of propane and the propane store was closed, so I ordered a pizza.

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