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(Travel + Leisure)   Travel + Leisure magazine ranks the 20 best US cities for pizza. Naturally, Chicago is #1   (travelandleisure.com) divider line 253
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2013-02-26 04:06:53 PM
More like Troll + Leisure, amirite?

Personally, I like both Chicago-style and New-York style, but people surely do get het up about their pizza.
 
2013-02-26 04:12:31 PM
I think we can all agree Florida's is horrible, but Chicago's being the best? Hardly.
 
2013-02-26 04:21:54 PM
1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.
 
2013-02-26 04:29:12 PM

MichiganFTL: I think we can all agree Florida's is horrible, but Chicago's being the best? Hardly.


I guess I can actually see their point, though - you can get good New York style pizza almost anywhere these days (including Chicago), but good Chicago style barely exists outside Illinois.

Which is not to say that it doesn't exist at all.  A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA, and it's a great addition to my personal repertoire of take-out food I'm happy to eat.  But for the most part, good deep dish is tough to find anywhere but Chicago.
 
2013-02-26 04:36:58 PM
Savannah? Well, Vinnie's is pretty good, but really?
 
2013-02-26 04:40:31 PM
You can't get a slice of genuine Cleveland-style pizza here in Vegas. Sad, really...
 
2013-02-26 05:22:00 PM
HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!
 
2013-02-26 05:47:59 PM
In before casserole derp.
 
2013-02-26 06:14:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: In before casserole derp.


You'd think people would catch on that it's not a clever thing to say after the 500th time they see it, but apparently not.
 
2013-02-26 06:20:17 PM
"These days, you can find decent, or even excellent, New York-style pizza in almost any medium-sized to large city in America," says Brooklyn-based writer Jeff Turrentine. "But finding even passable Chicago-style pizza outside of Chicago-that still poses a challenge."

That's because no one else wants Chicago Casserole.
 
2013-02-26 06:21:49 PM
Pizza is like sex

/even when it's bad it's pretty good
 
2013-02-26 06:24:05 PM

Osomatic: Relatively Obscure: In before casserole derp.

You'd think people would catch on that it's not a clever thing to say after the 500th time they see it, but apparently not.


heh
 
2013-02-26 06:26:38 PM
I only clicked to make sure St. Louis isn't within 500 miles of that list.
 
2013-02-26 06:35:02 PM
Chicago Deep Dish/Stuffed pizza is not traditional "pizza"... it is what it is, yes, maybe even a cassarole.  But, if you are in the mood for it, and go to a place that makes a tasty pizza (Giordanos for instance), then it is good.   There was a place up when I lived in Highwood, I think it might have been in Highland Park, that was an awesome deep dish, sauce was excellent... this was like 15 years ago though, so, don't recall the name or if they'd even still be there.

But, beyond that anyway, Chicago Thin-crust demolishes NY style thin crust.

On a third note, hopefully GreggM shows up to this thread, since I tried making his recipe for a chicago style thin crust pizza, which while the pizza "construction" wasn't bad, but, the sauce recipe I tried didn't pan out well, so, want to get his advice on that.
 
2013-02-26 06:35:20 PM
we got this really good local pizza joint in town called sbarro's.
 
2013-02-26 06:36:36 PM

SpikeStrip: we got this really good local pizza joint in town called sbarro's.


Thank you for your input Michael Scott.
 
2013-02-26 06:40:58 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pizza is like sex

/even when it's bad it's pretty good


Pizza is like sex

an illegal immigrant will come to your door and deliver it for $12 plus tip
 
2013-02-26 06:41:03 PM

Osomatic: A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA, and it's a great addition to my personal repertoire of take-out food I'm happy to eat.


Care to share? I'm a recent L.A. transplant who grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin...In a town close enough to Chicago to have a Gino's East location. And holy CRAP do I want a decent Chi-town deep dish lately. I'd love to know where to get one. Vienna Beef dogs with celery salt and nuke-green relish, too.

Anyone who's had a Gino's, Edwardo's or Giordano's gets it. Everyone else can shut the hell up.
 
2013-02-26 06:42:37 PM
New Haven must not be a city anymore
 
2013-02-26 06:54:02 PM
Yeah, but to eat the pie you have to be in one of those places....
 
2013-02-26 06:54:14 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pizza is like sex

/even when it's bad it's pretty good


^lots of this^

/isoundfat
 
2013-02-26 06:54:16 PM
List fails w/o Detroit.
 
2013-02-26 06:57:52 PM
Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

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2013-02-26 06:57:57 PM

potterydove: List fails w/o Detroit.


Detroit is already on plenty of Top Ten lists....

Oh...OH you mean a positive-type list.

/in Detroit. Lots of snow. Just ordered pizza.
 
2013-02-26 06:59:51 PM
Osomatic:  good Chicago style

There is very little "good" about Chicago style.

Brick oven or bust.
 
2013-02-26 07:00:10 PM
What? I thought every place had a Papa John's now


Goes to hide in corner........
 
2013-02-26 07:00:27 PM

Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore


As someone sitting in New Haven right now, I can say: their pizza sucks.  New York style, but burned-ier?  No thanks.
 
2013-02-26 07:01:38 PM
if it burns the roof of your mouth is it?
a] good
b] bad
c] because you are a stoner
 
2013-02-26 07:01:55 PM

potterydove: List fails w/o Detroit.


So, Detroit has good pizza? Huh.

Hey, Beirut, Baghdad and Damascus probably have good food somewhere, too. But it's not like any meal is worth waddling into a war zone for. To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson, Detroit pizza may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't risk death just to eat it.
 
2013-02-26 07:03:04 PM
If you're in Champaign IL stop by Papa Dels, my favorite deep dish place even beyond places in Chicago. Some of the finest pizza I've ever had, they even ship frozen pizzas internationally to alums.
 
2013-02-26 07:03:44 PM
Savannah and Nashville? Huh. Who knew?

/Atlanta has a couple good places, but I wouldn't expect it on that kind of list. Unless Orlando is on it, because Jesus God. Orlando?
 
2013-02-26 07:04:34 PM
I'm not reading this, because fark fat porn.

But I just wanted to say the list fails if it doesn't have Hounddogs Pizza from Columbus, OH on it. It's one of the few bright spots in this bland, grey, dying rust belt city.
 
2013-02-26 07:04:34 PM

starlost: if it burns the roof of your mouth is it?
a] good
b] bad
c] because you are a stoner


Guilty as charged!

/Burned it just last night
// My mouth, that is
 
2013-02-26 07:05:00 PM
Does anyone outside of Chicago give a shiat about their pizza? Not sure what the big deal is with deep dish pizza, I'd rather have a normal pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:05:30 PM
St Paul at #6?  You're damn right.  But what do they talk about?  All the damn hipster pizzerias.  No mention at all of Carbone's or Red's Savoy, not even Davanni's.
 
2013-02-26 07:06:54 PM
If you hate Chicago deep dish pizza you are a terrible person and should feel bad about yourself
 
2013-02-26 07:06:57 PM
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-02-26 07:07:16 PM
Janesville WI has Tony and Maria's. There's no other pizza like it. Awesome.
 
2013-02-26 07:07:33 PM

Shostie: 2. Providence, R.I.


As long as they're referring to Caserta's and not the godawful Rhode Island tradition of un-cheesed pizza....

FTFA:The Rhode Island capital held onto its silver medal position from last year, perhaps because, like Chicago, it offers an only-in-Providence pie: grilled pizza, where the dough is cooked on one side, then flipped before the toppings are added. A great place to try it is downtown's Bacaro, whose chef is from Al Forno, home of the original grilled pizza. To go a layer deeper into the city's pizza culture, sample the pizza strips-topped with just sauce-found at LaSalle Bakery.

Fark you NO.  That no-cheese pizza is the worst stuff on earth.  It's almost always cold, too.  And seriously, how can you talk about the "best pizza in the city" without talking about Caserta's? The only way they could fark this up worse is by mentioning Ronzio's shiat-tacular pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:07:52 PM

Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

[img715.imageshack.us image 320x213]


This plus Pizza Margherita are what I think of as pizza.  Once the toppings and sauce outweigh the crust and cheese, it's a pie.
 
2013-02-26 07:08:16 PM
The thing about Chicago-style pizza is, you might as well just pour cream of mushroom soup in it and be done with it.
 
2013-02-26 07:08:31 PM
See... "cities" is a silly way to think about this.

Most any suburb in the NY/NJ area is going to have better pizza than pretty much the rest of the country.  I'd take my hometown of 33,000 people over Boston any day of the week, having lived in both places.

New York (and the surrounding area) is pizza mecca not because it has THE single best place (it probably does though) but because in the city, there are two great pizza shops on every block.
 
2013-02-26 07:08:33 PM
The list is a fail without Cleveland. Parma, an inner ring suburb, has the most pizzerias per square mile of any city on earth. Cleveland's contributed more members to the American international pizza competition team than most of the cities on that list.
 
2013-02-26 07:08:44 PM

dletter: Chicago Deep Dish/Stuffed pizza is not traditional "pizza"... it is what it is, yes, maybe even a cassarole.  But, if you are in the mood for it, and go to a place that makes a tasty pizza (Giordanos for instance), then it is good.   There was a place up when I lived in Highwood, I think it might have been in Highland Park, that was an awesome deep dish, sauce was excellent... this was like 15 years ago though, so, don't recall the name or if they'd even still be there.

But, beyond that anyway, Chicago Thin-crust demolishes NY style thin crust.

On a third note, hopefully GreggM shows up to this thread, since I tried making his recipe for a chicago style thin crust pizza, which while the pizza "construction" wasn't bad, but, the sauce recipe I tried didn't pan out well, so, want to get his advice on that.


I went to the Giordanos by the Pennisula in November and the pizza was fantastic. Chicago has great restaurants.
 
2013-02-26 07:08:52 PM
"Neapolitan-style pizza is a nationwide passion"
They misspelled pepperoni.
 
2013-02-26 07:09:29 PM
s3-media1.ak.yelpcdn.com

Ya know you want to try it. It's actually pretty good.
 
2013-02-26 07:09:36 PM
Adrienne's Pizza Bar !!!!!????????????????? Are you farking kidding me!?  They didn't even mention Totonno's or De Fara's or any of the other bajillion awesome pizza places in NYC that you would have to try hard not to freaking find.

This is the dumbest excuse for stupid ad revenue that ever existed.  Sorry Chicago you win nothing!  nada! zip!  This list was written by a farking drunk intern sitting in a Chicago bar.
 
2013-02-26 07:10:56 PM

Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.


They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list
 
2013-02-26 07:11:02 PM
I don't know about pizza in Providence Rhode Island, but the Italian meals in Federal Hill are pretty damn good. Everything on Atwells Avenue. I'm too busy eating meals there to care about pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:11:24 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 07:11:26 PM
There is a theory that the first pizza you taste will be the one you love for your lifetime.  For me, it was a deep dish, sausage from My Pi in western Minneapolis.  Well, that's not really true.  My first pizza experience was probably Totino's.  Before they sold out to Pillsbury.  I remember the old location, the kind of thin pizza (1/4" or so), the salad, you can't choose the dressing,  it's Italian,  the big room with 20' ceilings or higher, and after the meal, my dad would order desert.  I had vanilla ice cream with coffee on the side.  My first coffee experience.

http://www.mypiepizza.com/
 
2013-02-26 07:12:34 PM
That's odd... they don't even serve pizza in Chicago.
 
2013-02-26 07:13:05 PM

Dafatone: See... "cities" is a silly way to think about this.

Most any suburb in the NY/NJ area is going to have better pizza than pretty much the rest of the country.


While I admit that I've never been to New York to eat pizza, I can't understand this mentality.  But then again, I'm willing to bet you haven't been to pretty much the rest of the country either.
 
2013-02-26 07:13:41 PM
http://www.laketahoepizzaco.com/  One of Tahoe's Best

http://www.zacharys.com/  One of the Bay's best
 
2013-02-26 07:13:58 PM

Derwood: If you hate Chicago deep dish pizza you are a terrible person and should feel bad about yourself


I love deep dish pizza but Lou Malnati's pizzas are frickin terrible, give Chicago pizza a bad name and the Malnati's should feel bad about themselves for tainting the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza identity.
 
2013-02-26 07:14:18 PM
I was in Chicago last spring and I tried pizzas at Burt's Place (a sausage & pepperoni and a spinach & mushroom) and Lou Malnati's (a Malnati Chicago Classic). They were all delicious, but that Buttercrust is almost orgasmic!. I really don't give a flying fark if you call it pizza or you call it casserole... all I know is that I wish I could get to Chicago about 3 or 4 times a year just to eat at one or both of those places.

I know  Lou Malnati's Tastes of Chicago will deliver nationwide, but I live in New Brunswick, Canada, so... :(
 
2013-02-26 07:14:38 PM

Surool: That's odd... they don't even serve pizza in Chicago.


7/10
 
2013-02-26 07:14:40 PM
Your pizza sucks. Mine does not. Now that we got that out of the way.  I like NY style over Chicago. But I like Chicago too when I can get some original shiat. There, clear as tomato sauce, isn't it?
 
2013-02-26 07:15:20 PM

robodog: The list is a fail without Cleveland. Parma, an inner ring suburb, has the most pizzerias per square mile of any city on earth. Cleveland's contributed more members to the American international pizza competition team than most of the cities on that list.


Yeah, Cleveland is full of guidos. But the best pizza in east Cleveland is a ways out of town, in Chesterland at the corner of 322 and Aurora. My dead uncle and I used to take a half hour ride out just for their sausage and provolone pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:15:23 PM

exick: I only clicked to make sure St. Louis isn't within 500 miles of that list.


And yet somehow Kansas City MO is on there... Go figure...
 
2013-02-26 07:15:28 PM
Where the frick is New Haven?  Yeah San Diego has better pizza than New Haven.  Give me a farking break.  I was in San Diego recently and literally scoured the godammed town block by block ready to kill for decent pizza.  I found one sort of ok pizza, and it was not even in the same ball park as a New Haven joint!!!

Grow up this list is retarded.
 
2013-02-26 07:15:54 PM

Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore


This.
 
2013-02-26 07:16:30 PM
The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.  If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.
 
2013-02-26 07:16:43 PM

401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?


I hear there's a pretty decent University located in New Haven.

Go Chargers.
 
2013-02-26 07:16:58 PM

Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

[img715.imageshack.us image 320x213]


That looks slightly less appetizing than Domino's.  Where's the rest of the cheese? And they burned the crust.
 
2013-02-26 07:17:18 PM
lh4.googleusercontent.com

No better pizza anywhere on Earth
 
2013-02-26 07:17:28 PM

nacker: Dafatone: See... "cities" is a silly way to think about this.

Most any suburb in the NY/NJ area is going to have better pizza than pretty much the rest of the country.

While I admit that I've never been to New York to eat pizza, I can't understand this mentality.  But then again, I'm willing to bet you haven't been to pretty much the rest of the country either.


I haven't been everywhere (duh) but I've lived in a bunch of places around the country, including four other major cities.  New York wins, easily.  But it's the prevalence of pizza that's most important, rather than the quality.  Almost anywhere is going to have one or two great pizza places.  Practically drowning in them is nice.

/ALMOST everywhere.  I currently live in South Dakota.
//which, I hope, counts as outside the NY/NJ area.
 
2013-02-26 07:17:31 PM
I've eaten a lot of pizza in a lot of places during my 44 years on this rock. In my expert opinion, the best around is......

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-26 07:17:41 PM

Osomatic: MichiganFTL: I think we can all agree Florida's is horrible, but Chicago's being the best? Hardly.

I guess I can actually see their point, though - you can get good New York style pizza almost anywhere these days (including Chicago), but good Chicago style barely exists outside Illinois.

Which is not to say that it doesn't exist at all.  A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA, and it's a great addition to my personal repertoire of take-out food I'm happy to eat.  But for the most part, good deep dish is tough to find anywhere but Chicago.


This. Article doesn't say Chicago's pizza is best, it says Chicago is the best place for pizza because it has more of a variety - you can't get Chicago-style "pizza" anywhere else. Mind you, that's because most other places don't really care for it, so "Yay! It's an additional option no one else wants!"

Saying one place wins because it has more options when the other places obviously don't want the extra options is a weird thing.
 
2013-02-26 07:17:45 PM
Now you've done it, OP! NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!
 
2013-02-26 07:18:49 PM

Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list


I second that. DC fails at food, especially pizzza.
 
2013-02-26 07:19:16 PM

exick: I only clicked to make sure St. Louis isn't within 500 miles of that list.


St. Louis style's not bad. Unless you consider the unholy abomination that is Imo's to be "pizza," in which there's no hope for you.
 
2013-02-26 07:21:10 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


Pizza Bella paid off another reviewer?

/I kid.  Actually, some of their stuff is really memorable. Some not so much.
 
2013-02-26 07:21:15 PM

FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.


I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.
 
2013-02-26 07:21:21 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


Yup amen brother!
 
2013-02-26 07:25:05 PM

Dafatone: I haven't been everywhere (duh) but I've lived in a bunch of places around the country, including four other major cities.  New York wins, easily.  But it's the prevalence of pizza that's most important, rather than the quality.  Almost anywhere is going to have one or two great pizza places.  Practically drowning in them is nice.

/ALMOST everywhere.  I currently live in South Dakota.
//which, I hope, counts as outside the NY/NJ area.


You bring up a really good point:  if anyplace can have at least one or two great pizza places, then why did they even bother with this silly list?  They would be better off with posting rankings of pizza places in major cities across the country.  Wouldn't that be more useful?  Can you imagine the implication that people are actually traveling just to eat pizza?
 
2013-02-26 07:25:32 PM
I assume the other 19 are suburbs of Chicago like Cicero, Berwyn and the like.
 
2013-02-26 07:25:37 PM
Chicago pizza is meh.  NY pizza is meh.  Best pizza places I've found were in U.S. cities that didn't brag about their pizza.

Come to think of it, that goes for a lot of things besides pizza.  The more a person or place brags about something, the more likely it's all talk.
 
2013-02-26 07:26:10 PM
Gino's East FTW

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2013-02-26 07:26:23 PM
It needs repeating.Adrienne's Pizza Bar !!!!!????????????????? Are you farking kidding me!?Did they even visit New York?
 
2013-02-26 07:26:25 PM
needs more anchovies, feta, and spinach
 
2013-02-26 07:26:37 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


At least they named Bronx Pizza. Also if you ever end up in San Marcos go to Sorrento's, you will thank me later.
 
2013-02-26 07:26:40 PM

lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.


Or, you know, time constraints. At least 80% of pizza's ubiquity is tied to the fact that you can get a whole meal delivered to you in 20 minutes or less, generally for less $ per portion than just about anything else but ramen.

The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.
 
2013-02-26 07:27:00 PM

nacker: Dafatone: I haven't been everywhere (duh) but I've lived in a bunch of places around the country, including four other major cities.  New York wins, easily.  But it's the prevalence of pizza that's most important, rather than the quality.  Almost anywhere is going to have one or two great pizza places.  Practically drowning in them is nice.

/ALMOST everywhere.  I currently live in South Dakota.
//which, I hope, counts as outside the NY/NJ area.

You bring up a really good point:  if anyplace can have at least one or two great pizza places, then why did they even bother with this silly list?  They would be better off with posting rankings of pizza places in major cities across the country.  Wouldn't that be more useful?  Can you imagine the implication that people are actually traveling just to eat pizza?


When Southwest was running $99 roundtrip specials I once flew to Chicago just for Deepdish and an evening of live Jazz, spent the night at my cousins and flew back the next morning.
 
2013-02-26 07:28:17 PM

lennavan: 401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?

I hear there's a pretty decent University located in New Haven.

Go Chargers.


Yeah whatever, go chargers.  Sorry but you guys in San Diego may have great weather.  But dreary New York puts on the pounds eating awesome pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:28:26 PM
14. Portland, Ore. ? That blows the author's rep right there. Haven't had a good pizza since I moved here. Lots of okay pizza, lots of whacked-out pizza with toppings that belong on a compost heap, but good enough for 14th? No.
 
2013-02-26 07:28:51 PM

401kman: It needs repeating.Adrienne's Pizza Bar !!!!!????????????????? Are you farking kidding me!?Did they even visit New York?


I don't mind Adrienne's, but .. yeah, I see what you mean.
 
2013-02-26 07:29:22 PM

jcb274: Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore

As someone sitting in New Haven right now, I can say: their pizza sucks.  New York style, but burned-ier?  No thanks.


Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.
 
2013-02-26 07:29:26 PM
FTA: [Memphis] "Fun-loving Memphis-which scored well for street performersbums and creeps and music- takes a soulful approach to its pizza. At Hog & Hominy, you can get a Red Eye, topped with pork belly and egg, while Aldo's Pizza Pies on Main Street (a popular hangout for Grizzlies fans) does a pulled-pork and coleslaw pizza.  "

Oh now come on. Novelty pizza is enough to get you on the list? Granted, I assume they run these same lists year in and year out and flop the places of everything after 4th place, but this is sad.
 
2013-02-26 07:29:29 PM

robodog: When Southwest was running $99 roundtrip specials I once flew to Chicago just for Deepdish and an evening of live Jazz, spent the night at my cousins and flew back the next morning.


Uh huh... you went there for the pizza.  We get it.
 
2013-02-26 07:30:56 PM

neongoats: lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.

Or, you know, time constraints. At least 80% of pizza's ubiquity is tied to the fact that you can get a whole meal delivered to you in 20 minutes or less, generally for less $ per portion than just about anything else but ramen.

The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.


Like I said, the only reason not to is you don't know how.  It is amazingly clear you have no idea how to make pizza from scratch.  You think it's more expensive than delivery and you think it takes longer than 20 minutes or less.  You have no idea how to make pizza from scratch.

I'd be more than happy to give you advice and explain how to make it, if you're actually interested.  I'm sure FloydA also would as would a great number of other people.  But I'm guessing you're not actually interested, you just wanted to spout off some nonsense.
 
2013-02-26 07:31:02 PM

Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

[img715.imageshack.us image 320x213]


Agreed !
 
2013-02-26 07:31:37 PM
I'm surprised Seattle isn't mentioned.

Costco now makes a take and bake Chicago style. It's delicious.

Maybe it's a Japan only thing.
 
2013-02-26 07:31:50 PM

401kman: lennavan: 401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?

I hear there's a pretty decent University located in New Haven.

Go Chargers.

Yeah whatever, go chargers.  Sorry but you guys in San Diego may have great weather.  But dreary New York puts on the pounds eating awesome pizza.


The University in New Haven is called Yale.  The "Go Chargers" thing was a joke because there's also the Universi...

just forget it.
 
2013-02-26 07:32:07 PM

lennavan: Derwood: If you hate Chicago deep dish pizza you are a terrible person and should feel bad about yourself

I love deep dish pizza but Lou Malnati's pizzas are frickin terrible, give Chicago pizza a bad name and the Malnati's should feel bad about themselves for tainting the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza identity.


Lou's was never one of my "favs" (Giordanos, that place I can't remember, a few others) beat it out, but, overall it was still ok.... except for the Sausage pizza.... I generally LIKE sweet italian sausage on a pizza, but, Lou instead made it this huge "patty" that covered the entire pizza, and it ended up always being "watery" (maybe it was grease, but, it wasn't even decent tasting grease) on top of the sausage.  Never liked that.
 
2013-02-26 07:32:18 PM

RectalFury: 401kman: It needs repeating.Adrienne's Pizza Bar !!!!!????????????????? Are you farking kidding me!?Did they even visit New York?

I don't mind Adrienne's, but .. yeah, I see what you mean.


Yeah I don't mind it either.  But its not even in the same league as
Pauli Gee's
De Fara's
Totonno's
Patsy's in Harlem
(insert another italian name)'s
Johnny's in Mt Vernon
Best Pizza
Lucali's
Mottorino's
Artichoke Pizza

The list goes on and on that they missed.
 
2013-02-26 07:32:33 PM

neongoats: The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.


I make pizza from scratch every week or two. Dough is easy if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer with a dough hook (or a food processor). 90 minutes to rise while making a double batch of sauce (freeze half for the next pizza).

The worst part of homemade pizza is being ruined for other pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:33:24 PM
Pizza

movingonstartingover.files.wordpress.com

Chicago Casserole

static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-02-26 07:34:05 PM
All the good places locally have NY style pizza, so I absolutely crave deep dish Chicago style whenever I'm somewhere that has it.
 
2013-02-26 07:34:14 PM
This list doesn't make sense.  ALL of those cities have at least one Pizza Hut so it should be like a 20 place tie for first.
 
2013-02-26 07:34:33 PM
Youngstown pizza, representing.
 
2013-02-26 07:35:01 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


The fact that it didn't start with New Haven should have been a giveaway.
 
2013-02-26 07:35:11 PM
you can get pizza anywhere anytime but only in Newark NJ can you get yourself a Philadelphia Deep Dish Finger Pie for $50.00 that will make your crotch vibrate for a week.
 
2013-02-26 07:35:11 PM

ChubbyTiger: jcb274: Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore

As someone sitting in New Haven right now, I can say: their pizza sucks.  New York style, but burned-ier?  No thanks.

Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.


Yeah, I know.

Love it or hate it, what's with the burning thing?  Isn't burnt food usually bad?
 
2013-02-26 07:35:27 PM

Surool: That's odd... they don't even serve pizza in Chicago.


Sure they do . They cut it into squares though . Crispy crust, not too much sauce,not too much cheese .
 
2013-02-26 07:35:57 PM

Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.


isn't Detroit where all the big names come from?  Domino's, Jet's, etc..??
 
2013-02-26 07:36:24 PM

Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

[img715.imageshack.us image 320x213]


I seem to recall hearing about a shortage of oak (which is required for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza) somewhere was causing people to dig up coffins for the wood. Could have just been an urban legend, though.
 
2013-02-26 07:37:35 PM

lennavan: 401kman: lennavan: 401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?

I hear there's a pretty decent University located in New Haven.

Go Chargers.

Yeah whatever, go chargers.  Sorry but you guys in San Diego may have great weather.  But dreary New York puts on the pounds eating awesome pizza.

The University in New Haven is called Yale.  The "Go Chargers" thing was a joke because there's also the Universi...

just forget it.


Ok I missed your sports team jokes.  Yes I know Yale is in New Haven.

After reading the introduction to this Chicago ad called a list.  It's pretty obvious that the criteria is so farked up that these trolls sniff glue.  Brisket pizza...you have to be kidding me.  And Chicago wins because you can't find their casserole outside of Chicago....
 
2013-02-26 07:39:57 PM

jcb274: ChubbyTiger: jcb274: Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore

As someone sitting in New Haven right now, I can say: their pizza sucks.  New York style, but burned-ier?  No thanks.

Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.

Yeah, I know.

Love it or hate it, what's with the burning thing?  Isn't burnt food usually bad?


Have you ever heard of burnt ends?
 
2013-02-26 07:40:07 PM

Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...


I have had the pizza at the original Sorbillo Pizzeria in the heart of Spaccanapoli. Widely regarded by the locals as the best of the best. It was...about as good as you would imagine it to be.

/travel
//it's what I live for
 
2013-02-26 07:40:19 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: neongoats: The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.

I make pizza from scratch every week or two. Dough is easy if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer with a dough hook (or a food processor). 90 minutes to rise while making a double batch of sauce (freeze half for the next pizza).

The worst part of homemade pizza is being ruined for other pizza.


You can also make extra dough and freeze it.  I save the plastic tubs you get from buying sliced sandwich meats and use those to freeze individual sized dough balls.  My dough recipe is enough for 4 standard baking pan sized (thin crust) pizzas.  On a weeknight all I have to do is chop onions and brown the sausage.  Including 8 minutes to bake (at 500F) it's 15 minutes, tops.
 
2013-02-26 07:41:00 PM

Osomatic: A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA


What's it called? I'm game to try it.
 
2013-02-26 07:41:38 PM

neongoats: lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.

Or, you know, time constraints. At least 80% of pizza's ubiquity is tied to the fact that you can get a whole meal delivered to you in 20 minutes or less, generally for less $ per portion than just about anything else but ramen.

The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.



It's like anything else.  Like rolling your own sushi or cooking Thai.  It takes some doing, but if you have the time and practice, it pays off.

I did it a few times.  You have to make dough for three or four pies for it to be worth the time.
 
2013-02-26 07:42:09 PM

Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore


I know. I'm calling bullshiat. A mashed potatoe and bacon pizza from bar is better then any pizza I have had in New York, Boston, or Chicago

\ good house beer as well
\\Pepe's is greasy crap
\\\ Baki's in Prospect beats them all with a large pizza paddle
 
2013-02-26 07:42:20 PM

neongoats: lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.

Or, you know, time constraints. At least 80% of pizza's ubiquity is tied to the fact that you can get a whole meal delivered to you in 20 minutes or less, generally for less $ per portion than just about anything else but ramen.

The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.


It's not that difficult. I also make all of our sauces.

Start out simple, with frozen bread dough and work up from there. If you have kids they will love it.
 
2013-02-26 07:43:19 PM

Krieghund: Osomatic: A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA

What's it called? I'm game to try it.


it's called Nunya's Pizza
for Nunya business
 
2013-02-26 07:43:39 PM

401kman: Ok I missed your sports team jokes.


It's not my sports team, I googled it in an attempt to make a joke.

401kman: After reading the introduction to this Chicago ad called a list. It's pretty obvious that the criteria is so farked up that these trolls sniff glue. Brisket pizza...you have to be kidding me. And Chicago wins because you can't find their casserole outside of Chicago....


I wouldn't take the opinion of a single woman who it seems if you click her name, makes lists for a living so seriously.  Below is just a snippet.  You think she's really that cultured so as to have a relevant opinion on all of these things?

America's Best Music Cities August 2010 America's Best Little Beach To... August 2010 America's Best Coffee Cities March 2011 America's Best Cities for Pizz... March 2011 America's Best Cities for Peop... April 2011 Europe's Best Hotels April 2011 America's Best Cities for Summ... June 2011 America's Best Beer Cities July 2011 America's Best Cities for Sing... March 2010 Strangest Jobs in the Travel I... June 2011 America's Best Cities for Nigh... September 2011 America's Best Cities for Fall... September 2011 America's Best Cities for Food... September 2011 America's Most and Least Attra... November 2010 America's Worst Drivers October 2011 Best and Worst Airports for De... October 2010 America's Most Sports-Crazed C... November 2011 America's Strangest People December 2011 America's Best Cities for Wint...
 
2013-02-26 07:43:46 PM
westpointsteakhouse.com

The official pizza of the State of Indiana

Doesn't matter if your town has 2 residents or 200,000, it will have a Pizza King
 
2013-02-26 07:44:25 PM

badaboom: Pizza

[movingonstartingover.files.wordpress.com image 548x401]

Chicago Casserole

[static.ddmcdn.com image 400x377]


If that is your "example" of Chicago deep dish pizza, then, I don't have any issue with not respecting anything you say.
 
2013-02-26 07:44:49 PM

fusillade762: Elzar: Jesus H Christ - the best pizza is from Naples - do you dumbfarks know nothing about fine neapolitan style pizza? Mozzarella from grassfed water buffalo and only the finest San Marzano tomatoes from the plains south of Vesuvious...

[img715.imageshack.us image 320x213]

I seem to recall hearing about a shortage of oak (which is required for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza) somewhere was causing people to dig up coffins for the wood. Could have just been an urban legend, though.


Oh goddammit, 8/10
Subtle.
 
2013-02-26 07:45:05 PM
I think a lot of folks have ordered a Domino's Deep Dish pizza & think they actually had a deep dish.........   Nope................
 
2013-02-26 07:45:20 PM

GardenWeasel: [westpointsteakhouse.com image 441x676]

The official pizza of the State of Indiana

Doesn't matter if your town has 2 residents or 200,000, it will have a Pizza King


True dat.   Although, I don't generally like to have to dine out for a Totino's pizza.

/best in Fort Wayne is SW side Oley's.
 
2013-02-26 07:45:35 PM

jcb274: ChubbyTiger: jcb274: Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore

As someone sitting in New Haven right now, I can say: their pizza sucks.  New York style, but burned-ier?  No thanks.

Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.

Yeah, I know.

Love it or hate it, what's with the burning thing?  Isn't burnt food usually bad?


In most cases. Here, no. I feel the need for a dose of Modern Apizza. So yummy.
 
2013-02-26 07:46:19 PM

skybiker: I think a lot of folks have ordered a Domino's Deep Dish pizza & think they actually had a deep dish.........   Nope................


haacked.com
 
2013-02-26 07:46:49 PM

AbbeySomeone: Start out simple, with frozen bread dough and work up from there. If you have kids they will love it.


Especially if the first time you do it, you let them make their own hot dog pizza.

ZzeusS: Like rolling your own sushi


Kids love this too.  Especially if you let them make their own hot dog sushi.

/Suddenly I feel like one of those parents with morbidly obese kids on Maury.
//Let's see YOU get a kid to like sushi.
 
2013-02-26 07:47:09 PM
All you guys are all pizza snobs.  If you did a blind taste test with Pizza Hut and Domino's mixed in with what fancy pizzas you guys consider good, you won't be able to tell a difference.  Probably will rediscover your love for Pizza Hut.  FACT.
 
2013-02-26 07:47:26 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: skybiker: I think a lot of folks have ordered a Domino's Deep Dish pizza & think they actually had a deep dish.........   Nope................

[haacked.com image 500x287]


I need this album. I had no idea such a thing existed.
 
2013-02-26 07:48:11 PM

Solid State Vittles: All you guys are all pizza snobs.  If you did a blind taste test with Pizza Hut and Domino's mixed in with what fancy pizzas you guys consider good, you won't be able to tell a difference.  Probably will rediscover your love for Pizza Hut.  FACT.


I declare thee King of the Trolls.

/or else you are like my mom and lost your sense of taste
 
2013-02-26 07:49:12 PM
www.lifestylelebanon.com

Haters gonna hate.  They don't have Pizza Huts in every town because it sucks.
 
2013-02-26 07:49:15 PM

earthworm2.0: exick: I only clicked to make sure St. Louis isn't within 500 miles of that list.

And yet somehow Kansas City MO is on there... Go figure...


His reference to St. Louis is due to the presence of St. Louis-style pizza, which features a cracker-like crust, Provel cheese (a processed blend of cheddar, Swiss, provolone, and liquid smoke), and a very salty, oregano-y sauce.

Provel cheese is pretty ubiquitous in family-friendly (read: older and not fancy) restaurants. I've heard it described as "St. Louis' Vegemite" because it's beloved by locals and reviled by outsiders.

I actually didn't know it was just a St. Louis thing until college. I also assumed that it was just a shortened form of the word provolone. Yeah, I was really culinarily sheltered in my youth.

All that being said, there are a decent number of non-St. Louis style pizza joints. And being anti-Provel in St. Louis is kinda a hipster thing to do.
 
2013-02-26 07:50:11 PM
There was a place in Kansas City called Pyramid Pizza.  They had some type of honey wheat dough which was pretty good.  And of course lots of Boulevard Wheat beer.  Man I miss both of those things.
 
2013-02-26 07:50:20 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pizza is like sex

/even when it's bad it's pretty good


This, plus they are listing cities?

Great, name 20 big cities, all of which will contain some good pizza.  what a joke.

Finally: Buddy's.

ski9600: There is a theory that the first pizza you taste will be the one you love for your lifetime.


What idiot made up that theory? The first pizza 99% of people eat is some delivery crap like dominoes, and nobody's favorite is dominoes.
 
2013-02-26 07:50:44 PM
Relatively Obscure: In before casserole derp.

Osomatic: You'd think people would catch on that it's not a clever thing to say after the 500th time they see it, but apparently not.


It's full of cheese, so it's more like a quiche.
 
2013-02-26 07:52:21 PM

lennavan: neongoats: lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.

Or, you know, time constraints. At least 80% of pizza's ubiquity is tied to the fact that you can get a whole meal delivered to you in 20 minutes or less, generally for less $ per portion than just about anything else but ramen.

The only ppl I know that make their own homemade pizza are stay at home dads and old Italian grandmas. Literally no other human has the time to roll some dough from scratch.

Like I said, the only reason not to is you don't know how.  It is amazingly clear you have no idea how to make pizza from scratch.  You think it's more expensive than delivery and you think it takes longer than 20 minutes or less.  You have no idea how to make pizza from scratch.

I'd be more than happy to give you advice and explain how to make it, if you're actually interested.  I'm sure FloydA also would as would a great number of other people.  But I'm guessing you're not actually interested, you just wanted to spout off some nonsense.


I never said homemade was more expensive, I was just generally describing pizza there. I worked at a family run pizza joint in a small town once upon a time. So did my older brother, and the old Italian gramma I mentioned was my neighbor :p

But I still think its too much fuss for casual pizza consumption on a work night.
 
2013-02-26 07:54:25 PM

Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list


Jumbo Slice got robbed.
 
2013-02-26 07:54:28 PM

starlost: if it burns the roof of your mouth is it?
a] good
b] bad
c] because you are a stoner


D Hot.
 
2013-02-26 07:54:33 PM

Solid State Vittles: This list doesn't make sense.  ALL of those cities have at least one Pizza Hut so it should be like a 20 place tie for first.


In German Demolition Man, Pizza Hut won (wins?) the franchise wars.
 
2013-02-26 07:56:07 PM
Cincinnati LaRosa's can be a hit or miss..

Not a fan at all of "pizza" that is more like a shollow bowl with 4 cups of sauce and all the crap one can shove in it.
Diarrhea-dish pizza...
 
2013-02-26 07:56:41 PM
ski9600:
http://www.mypiepizza.com/

I used to work for them.
 
2013-02-26 07:58:05 PM

GardenWeasel: [westpointsteakhouse.com image 441x676]

The official pizza of the State of Indiana

Doesn't matter if your town has 2 residents or 200,000, it will have a Pizza King


My town doesn't, but the place I moved from did.  It seemed like buying very expensive frozen pizza.
 
2013-02-26 07:59:12 PM

Solid State Vittles: [www.lifestylelebanon.com image 400x400]

Haters gonna hate.  They don't have Pizza Huts in every town because it sucks.


It depends on the sauce cycle they are on. They switch that shiat up every few years for no readily apparent reason.

Sometimes it's the cloyingly sweet Papa Johns flavored sauce. Approximately catsup flavored with the occasional small lump, presumably tomato, certainly not an herb or spice. Fat 400lb farks love this shiat, they can still taste it in between huge gulps from their mt dew.

Sometimes it is the more tangy, spicy classic Pizza Hut flavored sauce, heartburn making and pretty great, and not sweet at all. Right now, in my town, they are on the spicy cycle and it's great.
 
2013-02-26 08:00:19 PM

Relatively Obscure: GardenWeasel: [westpointsteakhouse.com image 441x676]

The official pizza of the State of Indiana

Doesn't matter if your town has 2 residents or 200,000, it will have a Pizza King

My town doesn't, but the place I moved from did.  It seemed like buying very expensive frozen pizza.


For the record, I'm not saying PK is great pizza, just ubiquitous.
 
2013-02-26 08:01:51 PM
www.yummies4tummies.com
 
2013-02-26 08:02:11 PM
s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com
Last time I was in Chi-Town we were strolling around Lincoln Park and popped across the street to this place; Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder.  I'm not gonna say it was the best pizza I've ever had but it was definitely the most unique, and pretty damn good.  It's basically a bread bowl which is completely filled with piles of cheese, sauce and toppings.  Definitely worth a try, yum.
 
2013-02-26 08:02:43 PM

Osomatic: Relatively Obscure: In before casserole derp.

You'd think people would catch on that it's not a clever thing to say after the 500th time they see it, but apparently not.


Seriously. I know that some people can't conceive of pizza better than the garbage turned out adjacent to the hole where they grew up, but if you try a legit Chicago deep dish and still don't understand why it's the best, the fault is with you, not the pizza.

That said, it is definitely possible to get your paws on a really bad Chicago deep dish.
 
2013-02-26 08:02:50 PM

Metal: [www.yummies4tummies.com image 600x327]


Or as it is better known, the "Colon Shredder"
 
2013-02-26 08:04:34 PM

lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.


Truth.  The other reason is time, you really have to let the dough sit overnight for a really good crust.  I have a great secret to homemade pizza:  don't use a pizza stone, cook it on a broiler tray, one of the wavy ones with holes for grease.  It makes the crust wavy and the air passes through and crisps it perfectly.
 
2013-02-26 08:05:17 PM

I Love Happy Stuff: Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

I second that. DC fails at food, especially pizzza.



OK, pizza....... yeah, I'll agree not so much for the pizza. But we've got great restaurants out the yinyang in DC and also the surrounding suburbs. Washington DC is great for dining in general.
 
2013-02-26 08:07:30 PM

dletter: Chicago Deep Dish/Stuffed pizza is not traditional "pizza"... it is what it is, yes, maybe even a cassarole.  But, if you are in the mood for it, and go to a place that makes a tasty pizza (Giordanos for instance), then it is good.   There was a place up when I lived in Highwood, I think it might have been in Highland Park, that was an awesome deep dish, sauce was excellent... this was like 15 years ago though, so, don't recall the name or if they'd even still be there.

But, beyond that anyway, Chicago Thin-crust demolishes NY style thin crust.

On a third note, hopefully GreggM shows up to this thread, since I tried making his recipe for a chicago style thin crust pizza, which while the pizza "construction" wasn't bad, but, the sauce recipe I tried didn't pan out well, so, want to get his advice on that.


Pizza sauce, like anything else, is very subjective taste wise. That being said, it's not uncommon around the Chicago area for thin crust sauce to have a touch of sweetness and go light on the herbs. Most important is to start with high quality tomatoes (6in1 brand is my favorite) and not to get carried away with a lot of added ingredients. Typically, for a 28 oz can of tomatoes, I'll add one teaspoon each of dried basil, dried oregano and white sugar (which also cuts down on the acidity of the tomatoes), 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix all of these ingredients together in a glass jar and refrigerate for a day or two before using to allow the flavors to blend. This is a good starting point and one that will agree with most anyone. Occasionally, I'll add maybe a 1/2 teaspoon paprika or onion powder and a pinch of black pepper for a bit of added zing. The leftover sauce freezes well also. I like my pizza kind of on the "wet" side, so I use 4 oz of sauce for a 10-inch diameter pie and 8 oz for one that measures 14 inches. Remember, it's all about satisfying your taste buds and not those of the self-appointed of arbiters of authenticity. Tailor it to what you like.
 
2013-02-26 08:07:38 PM
Truth.  The other reason is time, you really have to let the dough sit overnight for a really good crust.  I have a great secret to homemade pizza:  don't use a pizza stone, cook it on a broiler tray, one of the wavy ones with holes for grease.  It makes the crust wavy and the air passes through and crisps it perfectly.

This Puppy
 
2013-02-26 08:08:00 PM
I make my own most of the time.

/haters gonna hate
 
2013-02-26 08:08:23 PM
We don't have any good pizza places where I live. When I first moved here, everyone raved about this place across the street, they thought it was the best pizza they'd ever eaten, so I tried it. Holy crap, was it bad. It was like the pizza you get in the cafeteria, at school. The worst part was the orange cheese. There are a few different types of cheese that are good on pizza, but I can assure you: none of them are orange.
 
2013-02-26 08:08:42 PM
I don't know how or why San Francisco made that list, but I strongly disagree.
I've been searching for 14 years for good pizza in San Francisco, and it just sucks here.
There are a couple of slices to go places that are ok, but really,  90% of the pizza really really really really sucks here.
 
2013-02-26 08:09:05 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: isn't Detroit where all the big names come from? Domino's, Jet's, etc..??


Don't forget Little Caesar's.  Seriously, Detroit should be on that list.  Buddy's,  Loui's, Suppino's, etc...
 
2013-02-26 08:09:40 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: lennavan: FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.   If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.

I made a margherita pizza with Big Boy tomatoes I grew in my backyard.  At least 100x better than store bought.

It's true what you say though, ever since I started making my own pizzas from scratch at home, I stopped buying anywhere else.  I can make a really farking good pizza for like $3, way better than frozen and at least as good as store bought.  The only reason not to is you don't know how, which if true, go google it.

Truth.  The other reason is time, you really have to let the dough sit overnight for a really good crust.  I have a great secret to homemade pizza:  don't use a pizza stone, cook it on a broiler tray, one of the wavy ones with holes for grease.  It makes the crust wavy and the air passes through and crisps it perfectly.


Broiler tray is a great idea. Kick starter a round shaped one, make a billion dollars.
 
2013-02-26 08:17:45 PM

no clever name here just move along: I don't know how or why San Francisco made that list, but I strongly disagree.
I've been searching for 14 years for good pizza in San Francisco, and it just sucks here.
There are a couple of slices to go places that are ok, but really,  90% of the pizza really really really really sucks here.


Well I wouldn't call it much of a pizza town. Great culinary town but you shouldn't expect their version of east coast or southern food to be good if you're a transplant from one of those places. BTW, I hate California style pizza with its goofy toppings.
 
2013-02-26 08:17:57 PM

neongoats: I have a great secret to homemade pizza:  don't use a pizza stone, cook it on a broiler tray, one of the wavy ones with holes for grease.  It makes the crust wavy and the air passes through and crisps it perfectly.

Broiler tray is a great idea. Kick starter a round shaped one, make a billion dollars.


My experience is, buy a round pizza sheet pan with holes on the bottom for normal oven pizza cooking.

If you're cooking pizza on the grill outside, or attempting the 900-degree-F oven on Clean cycle, then go pizza stone.
 
2013-02-26 08:18:06 PM

Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.


no new haven? absolute fail
 
2013-02-26 08:19:27 PM

Deadfeznt: New Hav


wow i should read the thread first
 
2013-02-26 08:21:54 PM

Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.


That list is a pile of crap if San Diego and Portland made it on.
 
2013-02-26 08:23:03 PM

401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?  Yeah San Diego has better pizza than New Haven.  Give me a farking break.  I was in San Diego recently and literally scoured the godammed town block by block ready to kill for decent pizza.  I found one sort of ok pizza, and it was not even in the same ball park as a New Haven joint!!!

Grow up this list is retarded.


Don't even try to replicate your east coast pizza experience here in San Diego.  It'll just make you sad.  Go for a carne asada burrito, or fish tacos, or even pho instead.   For a truly orgasmic fatty-fat-fat experience, go to Lolita's in Kearney Mesa and get a "2-in-1" burrito.  Carne asada burrito with two rolled tacos crammed inside.

That said, I happen to like Oggi's--nice bready crust, good sauce (not too sweet, nice and herby).  Pepperoni, red onion and goat cheese.  mmmmmm.  Goes very nicely with their beer.  Pizza Port is good too, the artichoke heart and shrimp pizza is really tasty if you're in the right mood, and once again--it goes great with the beer brewed on site.  The most important part is the beer of course.

/San Diego native who went to college in Boston.
//A San Diegan dorm-mate almost cried when I brought carne asada burritos back from a trip home for spring break.
///There is *zero* edible Mexican food in the whole goddamn state of Massachusetts.
 
2013-02-26 08:26:13 PM
fark this
 
2013-02-26 08:30:16 PM
How the Fark is KC even on the list?
 
2013-02-26 08:34:09 PM

greggm59: dletter: Chicago Deep Dish/Stuffed pizza is not traditional "pizza"... it is what it is, yes, maybe even a cassarole.  But, if you are in the mood for it, and go to a place that makes a tasty pizza (Giordanos for instance), then it is good.   There was a place up when I lived in Highwood, I think it might have been in Highland Park, that was an awesome deep dish, sauce was excellent... this was like 15 years ago though, so, don't recall the name or if they'd even still be there.

But, beyond that anyway, Chicago Thin-crust demolishes NY style thin crust.

On a third note, hopefully GreggM shows up to this thread, since I tried making his recipe for a chicago style thin crust pizza, which while the pizza "construction" wasn't bad, but, the sauce recipe I tried didn't pan out well, so, want to get his advice on that.

Pizza sauce, like anything else, is very subjective taste wise. That being said, it's not uncommon around the Chicago area for thin crust sauce to have a touch of sweetness and go light on the herbs. Most important is to start with high quality tomatoes (6in1 brand is my favorite) and not to get carried away with a lot of added ingredients. Typically, for a 28 oz can of tomatoes, I'll add one teaspoon each of dried basil, dried oregano and white sugar (which also cuts down on the acidity of the tomatoes), 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix all of these ingredients together in a glass jar and refrigerate for a day or two before using to allow the flavors to blend. This is a good starting point and one that will agree with most anyone. Occasionally, I'll add maybe a 1/2 teaspoon paprika or onion powder and a pinch of black pepper for a bit of added zing. The leftover sauce freezes well also. I like my pizza kind of on the "wet" side, so I use 4 oz of sauce for a 10-inch diameter pie and 8 oz for one that measures 14 inches. Remember, it's all about satisfying your taste buds and not those of the self-appointed of arbiters of authen ...


Thanks... I found a few ones for Chicago "sweet" sauce online, one had some cinnamon in it, while I (I believe unwisely) decided to try.  Yours is pretty close to a few others, so, I'll probably go that route next time.
 
2013-02-26 08:36:04 PM

Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 361x1500]


Aw, come on now, our pizza IS pretty good.
 
2013-02-26 08:38:23 PM
Hmm...I might just bake up a Crawfish Pizza with a dash of BBQ sauce to celebrate my home states of Louisiana/Texas
 
2013-02-26 08:38:27 PM
Living in Providence I have both Caserta's and Tommy's in less than a 2 mile radius of my home. Its around 3% of why I'm still living here.
 
2013-02-26 08:39:59 PM

ElBarto79: Last time I was in Chi-Town we were strolling around Lincoln Park and popped across the street to this place; Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder.  I'm not gonna say it was the best pizza I've ever had but it was definitely the most unique, and pretty damn good.  It's basically a bread bowl which is completely filled with piles of cheese, sauce and toppings.  Definitely worth a try, yum.


I may have to try the pizza there sometime. I was there about a month ago and decided to try their meatball grinder. The meatballs were like rocks and it gave me the runs. Yay. They get such good reviews I must be missing something.

Anywho, Providence sshould be number 1. Caserta's rocks, and most of the corner pizza places throughout RI are good.
 
2013-02-26 08:44:05 PM

Bonzo_1116: 401kman: Where the frick is New Haven?  Yeah San Diego has better pizza than New Haven.  Give me a farking break.  I was in San Diego recently and literally scoured the godammed town block by block ready to kill for decent pizza.  I found one sort of ok pizza, and it was not even in the same ball park as a New Haven joint!!!

Grow up this list is retarded.

Don't even try to replicate your east coast pizza experience here in San Diego.  It'll just make you sad.  Go for a carne asada burrito, or fish tacos, or even pho instead.   For a truly orgasmic fatty-fat-fat experience, go to Lolita's in Kearney Mesa and get a "2-in-1" burrito.  Carne asada burrito with two rolled tacos crammed inside.

No doubt the burrito's out there are killer.

 I wasn't really trying to replicate my experience  per se.  I was totally trying to soak up the local flavor.

That said, I happen to like Oggi's--nice bready crust, good sauce (not too sweet, nice and herby).  Pepperoni, red onion and goat cheese.  mmmmmm.  Goes very nicely with their beer.  Pizza Port is good too, the artichoke heart and shrimp pizza is really tasty if you're in the right mood, and once again--it goes great with the beer brewed on site.  The most important part is the beer of course.

I like my sauce sweet and garlicky.  Pizza port is good, I tried that and the artichoke heart and shrimp pizza sounds lovely.  The beer was fantastic.  I couldn't get enough of the beer out there.  San Diego has to be the best beer town I have been too.

/San Diego native who went to college in Boston.

How does the New England seafood compare to the California seafood?

///There is *zero* edible Mexican food in the whole goddamn state of Massachusetts.

Amen to that.  If you are ever in the Lower East Side in NYC go to a place called Lower East Side Taqueria.  It's pretty good.  NYC gets homesick California natives that open up decent places here.  Not as good as out there but pretty good.

But seriously try any one of
Pauli Gee's
De Fara's
Totonno's
Patsy's in Harlem
(insert another italian name)'s
Johnny's in Mt Vernon
Best Pizza
Lucali's
Mottorino's
Artichoke Pizza


Like I listed above next time you are in NYC and you will not be sorry.
 
2013-02-26 08:45:05 PM
List is FAIL without New Haven.
 
2013-02-26 08:45:59 PM

libranoelrose: How the Fark is KC even on the list?


Probably based on ad revenue.  It's about as confusing as San Antonio on this list.  Sorry not even close.
 
2013-02-26 08:46:00 PM

Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 361x1500]


I'm from St. Louis and that literally made me laugh out loud.

/Indifferent towards St. Louis-style pizza
 
2013-02-26 08:46:02 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Seriously though I prefer New York style. Or this...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 08:47:09 PM
Too bad you will be shot on the sidewalk right after you eat.
 
2013-02-26 08:51:51 PM

Mrtraveler01: Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 361x1500]

I'm from St. Louis and that literally made me laugh out loud.

/Indifferent towards St. Louis-style pizza


What's the third skyline? I recognized Chicago and St. Louis but the other is hard to pick out on my phone.
 
2013-02-26 08:52:21 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: exick: I only clicked to make sure St. Louis isn't within 500 miles of that list.

St. Louis style's not bad. Unless you consider the unholy abomination that is Imo's to be "pizza," in which there's no hope for you.


I recommend this place if you want to give St. Louis pizza a second chance:

slice.seriouseats.com

(Easily the best pizza in St. Louis)
 
2013-02-26 08:53:00 PM

elchip: Mrtraveler01: Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 361x1500]

I'm from St. Louis and that literally made me laugh out loud.

/Indifferent towards St. Louis-style pizza

What's the third skyline? I recognized Chicago and St. Louis but the other is hard to pick out on my phone.


New York. It's Manhattan at night.
 
2013-02-26 08:53:33 PM
"These days, you can find decent, or even excellent, New York-style pizza in almost any medium-sized to large city in America," says Brooklyn-based writer Jeff Turrentine.

This guy obviously has no clue what he's talking about.
 
2013-02-26 08:55:27 PM

401kman: How does the New England seafood compare to the California seafood?


They're different, but both good. You just need to know what they actually catch there.

I had this thing called a "seafood bake" in Connecticut one time that I thought would clog my arteries immediately. A little casserole dish filled with scallops and lobster and what I think was chunks of cod in a creamy cheesy white sauce, with a golden toasted cheddary crust on top. Served with fresh baked italian bread rolls. Sooooooooooooo good.

Why they don't put scallops on pizza I'll never know. They cook fast, and are delicious in tomato based sauces, and take cheese well.
 
2013-02-26 09:10:48 PM
Why all the New Haven love?
 
2013-02-26 09:13:34 PM

FriarReb98: Shostie: 2. Providence, R.I.

As long as they're referring to Caserta's and not the godawful Rhode Island tradition of un-cheesed pizza....

FTFA:The Rhode Island capital held onto its silver medal position from last year, perhaps because, like Chicago, it offers an only-in-Providence pie: grilled pizza, where the dough is cooked on one side, then flipped before the toppings are added. A great place to try it is downtown's Bacaro, whose chef is from Al Forno, home of the original grilled pizza. To go a layer deeper into the city's pizza culture, sample the pizza strips-topped with just sauce-found at LaSalle Bakery.

Fark you NO.  That no-cheese pizza is the worst stuff on earth.  It's almost always cold, too.  And seriously, how can you talk about the "best pizza in the city" without talking about Caserta's? The only way they could fark this up worse is by mentioning Ronzio's shiat-tacular pizza.


As far as Caserta's is concerned, I have heard it is overrated.
Bakery pizza most likely has cheese on it. The bakery I worked in sprinkled the pizza with grated Parmesan cheese after it came of the oven and it  quickly melted into the sauce.
 
2013-02-26 09:17:49 PM

Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list


What? Pizzeria Paradiso, Annie's and HBox are all really good. The Chicago-style place on Capitol Hill is godawful, but there are some decent brick-oven places. The Matchbox chain is very solid. How the hell Memphis and Nashville are supposed to be better than that, I dunno.
 
2013-02-26 09:20:46 PM

Solid State Vittles: All you guys are all pizza snobs.  If you did a blind taste test with Pizza Hut and Domino's mixed in with what fancy pizzas you guys consider good, you won't be able to tell a difference.  Probably will rediscover your love for Pizza Hut.  FACT.


Mmmm, that's good trolllin'. I could do a blindfold SMELL test and pick out Pizza Hut and Domino's from real pizza (the secret is in the corn syrup).
 
2013-02-26 09:22:22 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-26 09:22:43 PM

farkingismybusiness: Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

Jumbo Slice got robbed.


www.washingtonpost.com

I guess it is if you've drunk ALL THE BEERS
 
2013-02-26 09:24:25 PM
As an Arizonan, I am deeply offended that Tombstone was left off the list.

//Shout out to my Phoenix faves La Piazza Al Forno & Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana. Also my Flagstaff favorite Nimarcos.
 
2013-02-26 09:24:59 PM

SmithHiller: FriarReb98: Shostie: 2. Providence, R.I.

As long as they're referring to Caserta's and not the godawful Rhode Island tradition of un-cheesed pizza....

FTFA:The Rhode Island capital held onto its silver medal position from last year, perhaps because, like Chicago, it offers an only-in-Providence pie: grilled pizza, where the dough is cooked on one side, then flipped before the toppings are added. A great place to try it is downtown's Bacaro, whose chef is from Al Forno, home of the original grilled pizza. To go a layer deeper into the city's pizza culture, sample the pizza strips-topped with just sauce-found at LaSalle Bakery.

Fark you NO.  That no-cheese pizza is the worst stuff on earth.  It's almost always cold, too.  And seriously, how can you talk about the "best pizza in the city" without talking about Caserta's? The only way they could fark this up worse is by mentioning Ronzio's shiat-tacular pizza.

As far as Caserta's is concerned, I have heard it is overrated.
Bakery pizza most likely has cheese on it. The bakery I worked in sprinkled the pizza with grated Parmesan cheese after it came of the oven and it  quickly melted into the sauce.


Casertas you have to try for yourself. Sure there are detractors, but when a pizza shop is absolutely packed with the phone ringing off the hook for decades, it says something.

As for the cheeseless--or plain as RI'ers call it--ther most certainly cheese in the sauce. It is a party pizza: something to munch on that doesn't get nasty when cold. If anything, it is best cold.

/grew up in Woonsocket
 
2013-02-26 09:29:46 PM

megarian: potterydove: List fails w/o Detroit.

Detroit is already on plenty of Top Ten lists....

Oh...OH you mean a positive-type list.

/in Detroit. Lots of snow. Just ordered pizza.


...I want Jet's really badly now.
 
2013-02-26 09:30:10 PM
always remember to order from sal's. always
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-26 09:35:10 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


Could not agree with you more. We have a lot of awesome stuff in San Diego, but Pizza is not one of them.
 
2013-02-26 09:38:58 PM

ThrnPhl: SmithHiller: FriarReb98: Shostie: 2. Providence, R.I.

As long as they're referring to Caserta's and not the godawful Rhode Island tradition of un-cheesed pizza....

FTFA:The Rhode Island capital held onto its silver medal position from last year, perhaps because, like Chicago, it offers an only-in-Providence pie: grilled pizza, where the dough is cooked on one side, then flipped before the toppings are added. A great place to try it is downtown's Bacaro, whose chef is from Al Forno, home of the original grilled pizza. To go a layer deeper into the city's pizza culture, sample the pizza strips-topped with just sauce-found at LaSalle Bakery.

Fark you NO.  That no-cheese pizza is the worst stuff on earth.  It's almost always cold, too.  And seriously, how can you talk about the "best pizza in the city" without talking about Caserta's? The only way they could fark this up worse is by mentioning Ronzio's shiat-tacular pizza.

As far as Caserta's is concerned, I have heard it is overrated.
Bakery pizza most likely has cheese on it. The bakery I worked in sprinkled the pizza with grated Parmesan cheese after it came of the oven and it  quickly melted into the sauce.

Casertas you have to try for yourself. Sure there are detractors, but when a pizza shop is absolutely packed with the phone ringing off the hook for decades, it says something.

As for the cheeseless--or plain as RI'ers call it--ther most certainly cheese in the sauce. It is a party pizza: something to munch on that doesn't get nasty when cold. If anything, it is best cold.

/grew up in Woonsocket


I'm married to a Woonsocket girl.  She threw me down the stairs my shoes one night.
 
2013-02-26 09:43:27 PM
My vote goes to Nyack, NY (Tarantella's). That is some good, good farking pizza. Pretty much all my wife ate while preggers with our first.
 
2013-02-26 09:49:11 PM
Any list that has Orlando, Florida in it but fails to list New Haven is utterly worthless. Orlando's idea of good pizza is Pizza Hut or maybe that Wolfgang Puck place at Downtown Disney. Also, Providence isn't much bigger than New Haven.
 
2013-02-26 09:51:28 PM
Anyone who pays more than $5 for a pizza is a chump!

www.littlecaesarsme.com
 
2013-02-26 09:54:48 PM
I have two beefs. 1) They missed one city.  The absolute best pizza I have eaten in 45 years on this Earth was at Mission Pizza in Fremont, Ca..  No other pizza place comes close. 2) Dont give me some moronic slide show.  That is so damn inefficient. I dont want to go through 22 pages to see what can be covered in a simple list on one page.

1. blah blah
2. blah blah
3. blah blah blah.
etc..
 
2013-02-26 10:02:20 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
Beaujo's in Denver rocks!
 
2013-02-26 10:07:21 PM

Tax Boy: farkingismybusiness: Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

Jumbo Slice got robbed.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x424]

I guess it is if you've drunk ALL THE BEERS


No really. Jumbo Slice got robbed. Last night in Adam's Morgan. Police still looking for the suspect.

/not really
 
2013-02-26 10:10:33 PM
Chicago pizzas are not really pizzas, more like a soggy quiche

They are delicious

// Im a NY pizza fan, but both styles are available in many US cities, throw on some anchovies and blue cheese !!!
/ damn now Im hungry for pizza
 
2013-02-26 10:13:14 PM
I know we're all passionate about our pizza.

I've lived in Chicago for the past 10 years and I think it's a valid honor. I love deep dish, although I only get it 2-3 times a year.

Sometimes we'll slum it with Pizza Hut. But when we're up for a good pie, there's a fantastic 4-cheese pizza with bleu cheese at a local place that is fantastic. There's another that bakes square pies with fantastic ingredients a few blocks away. And we love the woodburning oven cooked pizza's at "Frasca" in Lakeview.

This weekend, I was on the South side and got to try some slices from "Aurelio's". Good pizza. Not the best, but unique and tasty.

I'm sure Manahattan has alot to offer as well. But when I've been there, it's getting a greasy couple slices at 2AM to try and ward off a hangover later. They were fantastic for what I needed them for at the time. But I haven't had a chance to explore the artisian places.
 
2013-02-26 10:17:09 PM
Mmmm...Pi Pizza Truck

www.pipizzatruck.com
 
2013-02-26 10:23:04 PM

ReapTheChaos: Anyone who pays more than $5 for a pizza is a chump!


Is rather get a $6 pizza at 7/11.

Seriously. They're not good, but in the under $10 segment they're not that bad.
 
2013-02-26 10:24:17 PM

potterydove: List fails w/o Detroit.


I would kill for a Buddy's pizza with Canadian bacon and extra sauce on the side.  I think I got spoiled for pizza growing up in the Detroit area as even the greasiest corner shop makes a decent pie.
 
2013-02-26 10:30:27 PM
Milwaukee has some pretty good pizza places. This is my favorite. citymedia.avclub.com
 
2013-02-26 10:33:47 PM
Pizzaria Regina in the north end of boston, ma is my favorite.  biatchy waitresses and flavored jugs of olive oil to pour on your slices on the table.   Line out the door every time I get there and it's hard to find if you've never been there.
 
2013-02-26 10:42:13 PM
Personally I believe NYC has the best pizza and not just because it is my hometown and where I live but because there are so many different pizza places here. You have all 5 boroughs and there are great pizza places in all of them but you have to do your research and due diligence. You have to explore each neighborhood and ask the locals which place has the best pizza and that goes for any city or town in America. The tap water is what makes the dough so good in NYC. Also in NYC, we are having something of a pizza wars now which is forcing existing pizza places to step up their game. It is true that Chicago does deep dish the best. Different places in the country serve different styles and I am always open to new pizza places and styles of pizza.

/always looking to hear and try new pizza places
 
2013-02-26 10:45:40 PM
I miss the Joe and Mike's pizza winnebago that drove around Cambridge and Back Bay in the mid nineties in Boston. God DAMN that pizza was good. And cheap.

They had an oven right there in the camper. Like eight bucks for a medium with two toppings. They made a magnificent sausage sandwich too. Five bucks, big enough for two meals.
 
2013-02-26 10:47:26 PM
vito's in wrightsville beach, NC. new york style.
 the salt air does something to the crust. sublime


/they stay open late.....
 
2013-02-26 10:51:44 PM
Dulono's in Mpls ain't bad. Good thin crust, cut up in little squares, which takes a little getting used to but in reality is a good thing because no one can easily monitor your consumption.

Any other good (or even better) pie in Da Cities, I wanna know about it.
 
2013-02-26 10:56:56 PM
Normally I'm not much of a list-fails-without-er, but yeah. No best pizza list is complete without New Haven. Glad to see y'all have addressed that already.

Mmmm . . . going home to CT soon.
 
2013-02-26 10:58:19 PM

mbillips: Savannah and Nashville? Huh. Who knew?

/Atlanta has a couple good places, but I wouldn't expect it on that kind of list. Unless Orlando is on it, because Jesus God. Orlando?


Savage...
 
2013-02-26 10:58:32 PM
Chicago style pizza is just an un-folded calzone.
 
2013-02-26 11:05:29 PM
Born in RI, lived in Portland ME and have now lived in CT long enough to feel shamed if I think any pizza is better than Pepe's or that other shiathole in New Haven.  Casertas in Providence is ok, nothing special though, you know why?  Its farking PIZZA!  Had relatives living in the North End of Boston, of course we just HAD TO TRY the best pizza ever there too, and guess what?  Yup, it was still FARKING PIZZA.  Dough sauce cheese and what ev.  How Portland ME ever ended up on this list is way farking beyond me too, any "pizza" I ever had up there was straight up ketchup and cheese whizz on a stale english muffin.  If I had to pick a place though I would take Portland ME hands down only so I could wash that shiat down and away with some fine brewskis as I stumbled around the Old Port.
 
2013-02-26 11:08:02 PM
No pistol wavin' New Haven?
 
2013-02-26 11:09:41 PM

Electromax: If you're in Champaign IL stop by Papa Dels, my favorite deep dish place even beyond places in Chicago. Some of the finest pizza I've ever had, they even ship frozen pizzas internationally to alums.


Lifetime townie, agreed. Carryout isn't as good as in house, but that place is good. Giordanos, ginos east, also good. I miss garcias in town. :( It used to be easier to get.
 
2013-02-26 11:11:48 PM

Surool: That's odd... they don't even serve pizza in Chicago.


You go to hell! You go to hell and you die! :D
 
2013-02-26 11:21:49 PM
They actually make their case for Chiago by mentioning a chain place. InstaFail.
 
2013-02-26 11:25:24 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Savannah? Well, Vinnie's is pretty good, but really?


I miss me some Vinnie Van Go-Go's!
 
2013-02-26 11:37:59 PM

laid back w/bud light: Pizzaria Regina in the north end of boston, ma is my favorite.  biatchy waitresses and flavored jugs of olive oil to pour on your slices on the table.   Line out the door every time I get there and it's hard to find if you've never been there.


PR is probably the best Boston has to offer, but it still sucks.  You really can't get a decent slice in this town.  Th suburbs are even worse.  10 years and I still haven't found a decent pizza place within 20 miles of Boston.
 
2013-02-26 11:45:47 PM

ITKing85: Deadfeznt: New Haven must not be a city anymore

I know. I'm calling bullshiat. A mashed potatoe and bacon pizza from bar is better then any pizza I have had in New York, Boston, or Chicago

\ good house beer as well
\\Pepe's is greasy crap
\\\ Baki's in Prospect beats them all with a large pizza paddle


The thing about Chicago is that the while the deep dish gets all the talk time because it's the city's own style, there are truly excellent examples of pretty much every type of pizza out there.

Big on New Haven style?  Check out Piece in Wicker Park the next time you're in town:  http://www.piecechicago.com/about/index.html
 
2013-02-26 11:49:23 PM

mbillips: Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

What? Pizzeria Paradiso, Annie's and HBox are all really good. The Chicago-style place on Capitol Hill is godawful, but there are some decent brick-oven places. The Matchbox chain is very solid. How the hell Memphis and Nashville are supposed to be better than that, I dunno.


COLESLAW man! COLESLAW! On a pizza!

How two cities in Tennessee made the list I have no idea.
 
2013-02-26 11:51:51 PM

Solid State Vittles: [www.lifestylelebanon.com image 400x400]

Haters gonna hate.  They don't have Pizza Huts in every town because it sucks.


Try the Pizza Hut in Kuwait. Better than most.
 
2013-02-26 11:57:47 PM
Buffalo has good pizza but snoots from magazines like this don't travel there on their leisure so they wouldnt know.
 
2013-02-26 11:57:59 PM

LemSkroob: They actually make their case for Chiago by mentioning a chain place. InstaFail.


Pizzeria da Nella: 1 location
Coalfire: 1 location
Burt's Place: 1 location
Pizano's: 4 locations downtown, 1 in the suburbs

We're not exactly talking Pizza Hut levels of chain-ification here, here.
 
2013-02-27 12:02:49 AM
You can get ANY style of pizza in Chicago......you can only get that cardboard triangle garbage in New York shiatty.  You can also get a two liter of overpriced sugar water delivered to you with the most amazing pizza in the world, in Chicago.

CHICAGO!!!

(yes, the Cubs still suck)
 
2013-02-27 12:06:53 AM

Osomatic: Relatively Obscure: In before casserole derp.

You'd think people would catch on that it's not a clever thing to say after the 500th time they see it, but apparently not.


Not everyone has been in a pizza thread before. The only time I've had pizza in Chicago was when the company I was consulting for took us to Gino's East. What they serve couldn't be called anything but casserole. I'm sure there is much better pizza in Chicago but business people and tourists flock to the mega deep dish places. Someone should tell the suits downtown where to take visitors.
 
2013-02-27 12:07:03 AM
Kansas City is at #10? Really? I admit there's D'Bronx, Pyramid, and Pizzabella, but I never thought we had much else in terms of awesome pizza. Minsky's and Fun House is alright, but never a MUST for pizza.
 
2013-02-27 12:09:25 AM

dragonchild: Chicago pizza is meh.  NY pizza is meh.  Best pizza places I've found were in U.S. cities that didn't brag about their pizza.

Come to think of it, that goes for a lot of things besides pizza.  The more a person or place brags about something, the more likely it's all talk.


It's like the number of people who say they are SEALs vs the number of people who are actually SEALs.

Good pizza comes from the original quiet professionals.
 
2013-02-27 12:23:11 AM
Wait a second, how on earth did Austin make the list?  I've been down here for 12 years (from Chicago) and I have yet to find a great pizza.  I consider myself a connoisseur.  I've had Chicago deep dish, NY style, St. Louis style (I actually like the cracker-thin Imo's), and plenty of pizza over in Italy.  I enjoy store-bought frozen pizza, from the Tombstone to generic store brand (Jewel is the best) and they all have their place in the pantheon of pies.  I prefer NY style the most, but Chicago thin-crust is right there too.

They are right.  You can get good NY style pretty much anywhere, but I have yet to have good deep-dish anywhere else than Chicago.

But Austin?  There is lots of great food here, especially BBQ and TexMex but the pizza here is just barely passable.  I'm going to be in Chicago this Friday (Go 'Hawks!) and now I'm going to have to get some pizza while I'm there.
 
2013-02-27 12:30:28 AM
dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

24.media.tumblr.com

That is all.

// would eat it a lot more often if

1) It wasn't so damn hard to find parking
2) There wasn't always a line going down the street.
3) It was closer to where I work (13 miles away)

But my compatriots and I still make the pilgrimage every now and then.
 
2013-02-27 12:41:53 AM

EngineerAU: Not everyone has been in a pizza thread before. The only time I've had pizza in Chicago was when the company I was consulting for took us to Gino's East. What they serve couldn't be called anything but casserole.


Clearly, it can and is.
 
2013-02-27 01:01:35 AM
http://www.pequodspizza.com/
best pan in Chicago.
 
2013-02-27 01:05:49 AM

natazha: 14. Portland, Ore. ? That blows the author's rep right there. Haven't had a good pizza since I moved here. Lots of okay pizza, lots of whacked-out pizza with toppings that belong on a compost heap, but good enough for 14th? No.


Exactly, I haven't had a decent slice of pie since I moved here from NE Ohio and don't get me started on Jewish Delis.
 
2013-02-27 02:09:59 AM

belhade: My vote goes to Nyack, NY (Tarantella's). That is some good, good farking pizza. Pretty much all my wife ate while preggers with our first.


Nyack is the closest thing to an actual place in Rockland.  Also, their pizza's kinda meh (for the area, still tasty) but garlic balls at Rocco's in New City are the best food.
 
2013-02-27 02:43:04 AM

megarian: potterydove: List fails w/o Detroit.

Detroit is already on plenty of Top Ten lists....

Oh...OH you mean a positive-type list.

/in Detroit. Lots of snow. Just ordered pizza.


Actually, I dropped in to mention Detroit. Buddy's Pizza is one of the top 5 in the country.
 
2013-02-27 02:54:48 AM

Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.


Austin, Houston and San Antonio represent!

Suck it, Dallas!
 
2013-02-27 02:58:39 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Austin, Houston and San Antonio represent!

Suck it, Dallas!


Well it's true, good pizza places were rare in the area when I lived there. All I can say for Houston is that I have a early childhood memories of going to this one amazing pizza place out there.
 
2013-02-27 05:14:50 AM

GoSurfing: Chicago style pizza is just an un-folded calzone.


It's not a pizza, it's tomato pot pie with cheese.
 
Pav
2013-02-27 06:16:46 AM
I have eaten pizza from coast to coast I'm the US and all over the world including many cities in Italy, and I can say this with authority.

This list is flat out wrong.

That is all.

Pav
 
2013-02-27 09:27:59 AM

FloydA: The best pizza in the world is made in my kitchen.  Everyplace else is inferior by several orders of magnitude.  If you disagree, it's either because you make your own pizza (in which case, we can call it a tie and commence trade negotiations) or because you are wrong and stupid and evil, because homemade is the best, so shut up and furthermore.


This man speaks the truth about the homemade part (however, it is in MY kitchen).

i296.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-27 11:13:36 AM

Osomatic: I guess I can actually see their point, though - you can get good New York style pizza almost anywhere these days (including Chicago), but good Chicago style barely exists outside Illinois.


I gotta agree with that.  Chicago should be #1 because, as the article said, I can go to Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest here in San Diego and get a good NY-style pizza, but I have yet to have a deep dish pizza anywhere as good as any place I've had it in Chicago.
 
2013-02-27 11:55:27 AM
Chicago pizza is actually just a pizza casserole.

\Not that there is anything wrong with that.
 
2013-02-27 12:14:08 PM

Tax Boy: Shostie: 1. Chicago
2. Providence, R.I.
3. New York City
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
7. San Diego
8. Savannah, Ga.
9. Nashville, Tenn.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
11. San Francisco
12. Portland, Maine
13. San Antonio
14. Portland, Ore.
15. Austin, Texas
16. Houston
17. Memphis, Tenn.
18. Los Angeles
19. Baltimore
20. Orlando, Fla.

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list


I see we have another DC resident in here. I came in to say exactly that.

No great BBQ either (please, for the love of god, someone PLEASE correct me on this one. PLEASE).
 
2013-02-27 12:32:07 PM

neongoats: I'm not reading this, because fark fat porn.

But I just wanted to say the list fails if it doesn't have Hounddogs Pizza from Columbus, OH on it. It's one of the few bright spots in this bland, grey, dying rust belt city.


Came here to say this.  Hounddogs Three Degree Pizza is farkin awesome!  Come to think of it, I havent been there in a while.  Must go soon.
 
2013-02-27 01:02:09 PM
cbskool2.files.wordpress.com

HAY GUIES WHATS GOIN ON IN THSI THREAD?!
 
2013-02-27 01:14:14 PM
New Yorkers need to get off their "anything NYC is better than everything elsewhere" kick.  We get it.  You haven't left Manhattan since the early 1930s.

That said, Giordano's, Gino's, Lou Malnati's, Pizzeria Uno, Pizzeria Due, etc. don't serve pizza.  They serve "deep dish", which is something different.  As soon as you can order it online and have it shipped to another state, it's no longer pizza.

Piece and Dante's serve pizza.  Peaquod's if you want real Chicago deep dish which cannot be ordered and shipped out of state.

/native Chicagoan
 
2013-02-27 01:55:17 PM
HeFixesTheCable:

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

I see we have another DC resident in here. I came in to say exactly that.

No great BBQ either (please, for the love of god, someone PLEASE correct me on this one. PLEASE).


Hill Country isn't half-bad for Texas-style brisket. Even though it's from NEW YORK CITY (get a rope)

/from Austin
 
2013-02-27 03:04:22 PM

moitz: As soon as you can order it online and have it shipped to another state, it's no longer pizza.


Well, I'll give you that this criterion for defining pizza isn't the MOST stupid one out there.
 
2013-02-27 03:08:40 PM

ybishop: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 600x339]
Beaujo's in Denver rocks!


I came here to say this.  That picture has me wishing I was in Denver.
 
2013-02-27 04:22:06 PM

dj_bigbird: HOW IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS SAN DIEGO EVEN ON A LIST FOR BEST PIZZA? THIS PLACE RANKS BEHIND BAGHDAD FOR PIZZA. THIS LIST FAILS.

FAILS!


Well, it does have this:
i359.photobucket.com
(That Pizza Place, Carlsbad, CA)

Or Oggi's (aka Stuft Pizza) in Del Mar.

Or Filippi's Pizza Grotto.

Or Me-n-Ed's in Fresno.

Or Straw Hat Pizza (circa 1980, have no idea if the current incarnation is any good)

Damnit, now I want pizza...
...and I hate Philadelphia pizza. :(
 
2013-02-27 09:50:54 PM

Tax Boy: HeFixesTheCable:

They got something right -- Washington DC is not on the list

I see we have another DC resident in here. I came in to say exactly that.

No great BBQ either (please, for the love of god, someone PLEASE correct me on this one. PLEASE).

Hill Country isn't half-bad for Texas-style brisket. Even though it's from NEW YORK CITY (get a rope)

/from Austin


I was going to say the exact same thing, pretty darn good homage to Lockhart style bbq.
 
2013-02-28 04:11:15 AM

Krieghund: Osomatic: A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA

What's it called? I'm game to try it.


Hollywood Pies.  A menu and all that can be found at www.hollywoodpies.com.   They're at Pico and La Cienega and only deliver in a 3 mile circle around there (which bums me out because I'm juuuuust out of that circle), but you can pick up from them (and save yourself about 6 or 7 bucks off the list price).  It's a bit hard to find, but if you're at the right address, you're at the right place, so go ahead and just open the door!  But do call first, because it takes a good 45 minutes to make it.  I know it sounds like I'm shilling for them but I'm not.  I just think this is a good place if you like Chicago-type pizza.  Also if you want one that is just like what you can get from Malnati's, I would advise you to order the Sausage ala Zweig.  I dunno about pepperoni.
 
2013-02-28 04:17:13 AM

MaxxLarge: Osomatic: A pretty darn good place recently opened here in LA, and it's a great addition to my personal repertoire of take-out food I'm happy to eat.

Care to share? I'm a recent L.A. transplant who grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin...In a town close enough to Chicago to have a Gino's East location. And holy CRAP do I want a decent Chi-town deep dish lately. I'd love to know where to get one. Vienna Beef dogs with celery salt and nuke-green relish, too.

Anyone who's had a Gino's, Edwardo's or Giordano's gets it. Everyone else can shut the hell up.


Whoops, didn't see this until now.  Please see the comment above. (It's called Hollywood Pies, and if you search for that on Google, I imagine you'll find it.) As far as Chicago dogs go, there is a place in the Valley that has Vienna Beef dogs, with the celery salt and the strange relish and all, but for the life of me I can't remember.  I want to say it was maybe on Van Nuys, near Roscoe, in some horrible little mini-mall... maybe?  I dunno.  I can live without Chicago dogs, what I want is somewhere that makes a really awesome Italian beef sandwich like they make in Chicago.
 
2013-02-28 02:14:08 PM

Osomatic: what I want is somewhere that makes a really awesome Italian beef sandwich like they make in Chicago.


Awwww, MAAAAN. Now I'm REALLY hungry.

My favorite sandwich was always the Italian Combo - for when you couldn't decide between the Italian Beef and the Italian Sausage, and didn't feel like trying. Dunk that bad boy in au jus and drape it in shredded mozzarella, and there's just nothing better.

And yes, it'll kill you...But you'll have to opt for a closed-casket service. Because they won't be able to  jackhammer the smile off of your corpse.
 
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