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(Time)   The twelve most significant moments in the history of pizza. Missing from the list: the advent of superior Chicago-Style pizza   (business.time.com) divider line 202
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2013-05-19 08:32:28 PM  
Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.
 
2013-05-19 08:35:26 PM  
Nice try, submitter.
 
2013-05-19 09:12:51 PM  
Missing from the list: the advent of superior Chicago-Style pizza

This is actually mentioned in #4.

/Lou Malnati's 4 lyf
 
2013-05-19 09:13:52 PM  
Oh, look... this thread again
 
2013-05-19 09:18:51 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again


THIS IS WAR! Gird your loins!
 
2013-05-19 09:22:16 PM  

NewportBarGuy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again

THIS IS WAR! Gird your loins!


I am of the "Pizza is like sex: even when it's bad it's pretty good" sect

/the ingredients matter more to me than the arrangement
//hold the anchovies
 
2013-05-19 09:33:36 PM  
Once again, in before "casserole."
 
2013-05-19 10:13:57 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 10:20:34 PM  
That magical moment when you realize you can just call it "za"
 
2013-05-19 10:27:18 PM  
Oh look. Its this thread again,
 
2013-05-19 10:28:00 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again


*shakes fist*
 
2013-05-19 10:33:17 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

What gives you the right to tell me how to make my pizza?
 
2013-05-19 10:37:54 PM  

ihopOVERpancakes: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x294]

What gives you the right to tell me how to make my pizza?


Wash your hands, Papi.
 
2013-05-19 10:51:58 PM  
My favorite tasting pizza is italian, but that shiat's so thin you can shave with it.

Chicago pie is filling enough, but it don't taste as good.

New York style is the comprimise. It's got more substance than Italian, but it's still thin enough for creativity.
 
2013-05-19 11:00:26 PM  

SilentStrider: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again

*shakes fist*

 
2013-05-19 11:09:30 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

List fails
 
2013-05-19 11:19:33 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again


SilentStrider: Oh look. Its this thread again,


Can't be repeated enough.  Just eat your damned pizza and quit using it as an excuse to biatch, moan and argue on the internet.

\had some pretty good pizza tonight, actually
 
2013-05-19 11:41:01 PM  
St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.
 
2013-05-20 12:32:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again


Yeah. It's gotten to the point that I just assume anyone who says "Chicago Pizza > NY Pizza" is either a troll or clinically insane, so I just ignore them.
 
2013-05-20 12:32:41 AM  
Chicago doesn't make pizza, it makes cake, with shiat on top of it.
 
2013-05-20 12:33:44 AM  
Your city must really suck if all you have to brag about is the junk food.
 
2013-05-20 12:35:48 AM  
I'm from the Chicago area and even managed a deep-dish place.

But I always made thin-crusts for myself because they are obviously superior.
 
2013-05-20 12:37:51 AM  

tripleseven: Chicago doesn't make pizza, it makes cake, with shiat on top of it.


You mean a casserole.
 
2013-05-20 12:37:59 AM  
Slideshow?

(Homerbush.gif)
 
2013-05-20 12:39:00 AM  
Is it what I think it is?  Why, yes, it's...
img837.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-20 12:39:50 AM  

Sum Guye: casserole.


And there we go.


/the Groundhog Day of threads.
 
2013-05-20 12:40:39 AM  
Deep dish is good, unfortunately all the good local places have the thin NY style.
 
2013-05-20 12:42:30 AM  
I think CA Pizza Kitchen deserves a mention, but not in the good way.  BBQ chicken pizza is freaking horrible.
 
2013-05-20 12:43:45 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Sum Guye: casserole.

And there we go.


/the Groundhog Day of threads.


Well, it's not as if it's not true. Most Chicago pizza is a big gloppy mess. The much less known Chicago thin crust pizza is pretty good but it isn't what most "Chicago style pizza" restaurants serve. If your pizza is deep enough for Olympic divers to practice in, then it really should be called a casserole or carlacc pit rather than pizza.
 
2013-05-20 12:44:19 AM  
www.chow.com
 
2013-05-20 12:45:00 AM  

doglover: My favorite tasting pizza is italian, but that shiat's so thin you can shave with it.

Chicago pie is filling enough, but it don't taste as good.

New York style is the comprimise. It's got more substance than Italian, but it's still thin enough for creativity.


I'm fond of the Philadelphia style. It's similar to New York in its sauce, cheese, and toppings, but the crust is slightly thicker and chewy rather than crispy.
 
2013-05-20 12:45:25 AM  
 
2013-05-20 12:45:51 AM  

doglover: My favorite tasting pizza is italian, but that shiat's so thin you can shave with it.

Chicago pie is filling enough, but it don't taste as good.

New York style is the comprimise. It's got more substance than Italian, but it's still thin enough for creativity.


I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat.  If I wanted to eat cardboard with cheese on top on a regular basis I would just go to Office Depot.

/pizza hate threads are fun
 
2013-05-20 12:45:52 AM  
0.media.todaysbigthing.cvcdn.com
 
2013-05-20 12:46:50 AM  

Chunky Pumpkinhead: [www.chow.com image 160x160]


damn too late
 
2013-05-20 12:48:53 AM  
Of the twelve items on that list, only 5 were even the least bit significant.

Invention of pizza, first American pizzeria, WW Pizza, first American chain, and invention of pizza delivery.

The crust of your pizza should only be just barely thick enough to separate the toppings from the pizza stone in the brick oven.
 
2013-05-20 12:53:09 AM  
Nice trolling, subby.

Chicago-style is terrible. It's an inch of crust plus two inches of cheese, followed by a long performance by the waiter where he explains over and over again that it will take 45 minutes to cook this monstrosity.
 
2013-05-20 12:54:03 AM  
DNRTFA;

St. Louis style cheese & crackers with NO cheese bite/string is a must.

/found a variant north of Pittsburgh. Weird.
 
2013-05-20 12:54:15 AM  

Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.


It's pretty difficult, geometrically, to have a slide of pizza with fewer than three sides...

/New York matzo greater than St. Louis matzo!
 
2013-05-20 12:54:42 AM  
Trivia: My dad, who grew up in Chicago, had his first pizza in 1960 when he was 36.
Can you imagine growing up without pizza, no matter what the style?

/Fark the "Old Days". They sucked.
 
2013-05-20 12:55:09 AM  
List fails without detroit style.
 
2013-05-20 12:55:48 AM  

gingerjet: I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat.


Oh yeah, that pizza place with an office above it.  New York's finest and most representative slice to be certain.
 
2013-05-20 12:57:04 AM  
The best deep-dish pizza I can remember eating had a sourdough crust.  It wasn't as crispy as traditional deep-dish pizza crust, but it had a flavor that complimented the thick toppings quite nicely.

Difficulty: it was at a pizzeria in Petaluma, CA (about 40 miles north of San Francisco).
 
2013-05-20 12:57:12 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: That magical moment when you realize you can just call it "za"


That's like saying "Frisco".
 
2013-05-20 12:57:40 AM  
So the conveyor oven doesn't warrant a slide?  Apparently the slideshow authors know very little about the pizza business.
 
2013-05-20 12:57:47 AM  
Holy damn hell do I want some pizza right now.
 
2013-05-20 01:00:36 AM  

FriarReb98: Can't be repeated enough.  Just eat your damned pizza and quit using it as an excuse to biatch, moan and argue on the internet.


What's the point of the Internet if not to biatch, moan, and argue?

And for porn, of course.
 
2013-05-20 01:01:20 AM  

anfrind: The best deep-dish pizza I can remember eating had a sourdough crust.  It wasn't as crispy as traditional deep-dish pizza crust, but it had a flavor that complimented the thick toppings quite nicely.

Difficulty: it was at a pizzeria in Petaluma, CA (about 40 miles north of San Francisco).


Once upon a time there was a San Francisco style pizza. I think you found it.
 
2013-05-20 01:02:11 AM  
Re: Chi style - it's not horrible, it's good, but it's not pizza.
 
2013-05-20 01:05:30 AM  

gingerjet: I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat. If I wanted to eat cardboard with cheese on top on a regular basis I would just go to Office Depot.


I've noticed that the same people that like New York Style Pizza like the Stinking Rose in North Beach.
 
2013-05-20 01:07:55 AM  
White sauce rather than tomato sauce, with pepperoni and gummi bears

/bears added after cooking, naturally
//shouldn't Chicago-style have something with gummi bears? Never tried them on a deep dish though
 
2013-05-20 01:07:58 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Tune in tomorrow for one of:

cereals of the past
candy bars of the past
cartoons of the past
toys of the past
sodas of the past
Pizza - Chicago or New York
favorite beers
Some company made a typo on a bill (ie. millions of dollars for phone bill)
Soda or Pop
 
2013-05-20 01:09:02 AM  

tripleseven: Chicago doesn't make pizza, it makes cake, with shiat on top of it.


They most certainly do make pizza here, and some of it's pretty good. Pronto 'Za on Halsted and Division is about as close as I've had to a NYC slice.

/not the deep-dish shiat though. I don't even know what that is
//Originally from NYC. live in Chicago. If I can't fold the slice in half, I'm not eating it.
 
2013-05-20 01:09:27 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: That magical moment when you realize you can just call it "za"


Only if you are The Za Lord.  And you are not he.
 
2013-05-20 01:09:42 AM  
One of the best pies is the Pizzaland pizza. The building is shown during the opening of "The Sopranos." The round pizza pans were brushed with olive oil using a paint brush. The dough was flattened out in the pan, sauce, cheese, spices, toppings if any, seasonings, and a little olive oil on top. Baked in a super hot oven for five minutes or so, then the pie was slid out onto the hot slate to crisp up the crust. Burnt bits from previous pizzas would stick to the bottom of your pie, indicating authenticity. I've watched them make twenty pies in a minute. The pans were burnt black and smelled like garlic.
  The pre made uncooked pizza pie was also sold in upstate New York at a bar in the Adirondacks, they were great pies, the line would be out the door at times, people buying raw pizzas.
 
2013-05-20 01:11:35 AM  
Chicago can get farked in the ass.

Perfetion of simplicity!

Cheese, bread and tomato.

WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-05-20 01:14:16 AM  

Begoggle: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Tune in tomorrow for one of:


Burger snob thread
Hotwing snob thread
 
2013-05-20 01:15:47 AM  

gibbon1: gingerjet: I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat. If I wanted to eat cardboard with cheese on top on a regular basis I would just go to Office Depot.

I've noticed that the same people that like New York Style Pizza like the Stinking Rose in North Beach.


Tourists from the Midwest?
 
2013-05-20 01:22:17 AM  

gingerjet: doglover: My favorite tasting pizza is italian, but that shiat's so thin you can shave with it.

Chicago pie is filling enough, but it don't taste as good.

New York style is the comprimise. It's got more substance than Italian, but it's still thin enough for creativity.

I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat.  If I wanted to eat cardboard with cheese on top on a regular basis I would just go to Office Depot.

/pizza hate threads are fun




Sarah? Is that you?

Link
 
2013-05-20 01:22:23 AM  
 www.fatwallet.com
list fails without the planets finest pie!
 
2013-05-20 01:23:24 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Chicago can get farked in the ass.

Perfetion of simplicity!

Cheese, bread and tomato.

WTF is wrong with you?


If we as a society weren't willing to try to improve on things that are already amazing, American microbreweries wouldn't be making some of the best beers in the world.
 
2013-05-20 01:25:28 AM  
www.celebrations.com

The pizza is a cake. Headsplosion!
 
2013-05-20 01:25:57 AM  

panfried: [www.fatwallet.com image 400x276]
list fails without the planets finest pie!


Yeah, right. Try

www.10to1.com
 
2013-05-20 01:28:46 AM  

Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.


i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.comi.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 01:29:31 AM  
Funhouse
 
2013-05-20 01:29:33 AM  
If it ain't crispy, it ain't pizza, it's a pie.
 
2013-05-20 01:29:34 AM  
Just watch "Pizza Cuz" on the Cooking Channel, Monday 9PM. Two overweight gumbas go around the country sampling different styles of pizza an how they're prepared. I think they would agree that Chicago pizza is heresy.
 
2013-05-20 01:29:37 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: That magical moment when you realize you can just call it "za"


Then I can just beat you with a chair.
 
2013-05-20 01:30:27 AM  
Pizza was the "hipster food" of the WWII generation. Much like Sushi is considered "hipster today".

Yup, you had a few places in mid America making pizza...but it really didn't take off until the 60's. With the "Rat Pack" of Dean Martin, Sinatra etc.. singing the praises of pizza..in song and interviews. "That's amore" by Dean Martin.
In the 50's and 60's Italian stuff was very pop culture in the USA for "cool kids" and "hipsters"
The best way to describe it is how Japaneese stuff is now the 'new cool hipster thing'.
Pizza and even most Italian food was considered 'exotic' at the time for middle America.

And don't tell me these people weren't the orginal "Hipsters" of their day:

www.theindiehotspot.com

They even have a glowing Negro.
 
2013-05-20 01:33:49 AM  
manoavino.typepad.com
 
2013-05-20 01:34:05 AM  
I've got a Totino's in the oven right now.
 
2013-05-20 01:36:22 AM  
Chicago Style sucks!  Now Pizza Hut on the other hand...Stuffed crust should definitely have been on the list.  So should this:
i1330.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-20 01:38:02 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: NewportBarGuy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, look... this thread again

THIS IS WAR! Gird your loins!

I am of the "Pizza is like sex: even when it's bad it's pretty good" sect

/the ingredients matter more to me than the arrangement
//hold the anchovies


I'll go and reply off of this comment....

If Pizza is like sex, St. Louis pizza is like rape.
 
2013-05-20 01:38:08 AM  
1946 - The advent of Detroit style pizza at Buddy's.
 
2013-05-20 01:38:41 AM  
My favorite pizzas that I rarely have:

Clam and Basil (from By The Bucket in SJ, CA)

...and anchovies and jalapeno with white sauce. Yum.
 
2013-05-20 01:39:34 AM  
New York style pizza is awful -- a two-dimensional parody of what ought to be a satisfying meal.

If you have to fold it over, just to convince yourself that you're biting into something more substantial than air, you might as well be eating a photograph of food.
 
2013-05-20 01:45:48 AM  

Bumblefark: New York style pizza is awful -- a two-dimensional parody of what ought to be a satisfying meal.

If you have to fold it over, just to convince yourself that you're biting into something more substantial than air, you might as well be eating a photograph of food.


1/10
 
2013-05-20 01:47:52 AM  

potterydove: List fails without detroit style.


What's Detroit style? You order a pizza to be delivered, then rob and shoot the delivery guy?
 
2013-05-20 01:48:04 AM  

Bumblefark: New York style pizza is awful -- a two-dimensional parody of what ought to be a satisfying meal.

If you have to fold it over, just to convince yourself that you're biting into something more substantial than air, you might as well be eating a photograph of food.


If it folds, it isn't pizza.
 
2013-05-20 01:49:59 AM  

Bumblefark: New York style pizza is awful -- a two-dimensional parody of what ought to be a satisfying meal.

If you have to fold it over, just to convince yourself that you're biting into something more substantial than air, you might as well be eating a photograph of food.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-05-20 01:50:05 AM  

SoCalChris: potterydove: List fails without detroit style.

What's Detroit style? You order a pizza to be delivered, then rob and shoot the delivery guy?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza
That wasn't so hard, was it?
 
2013-05-20 01:52:26 AM  
Chicago style deep dish pizza isn't pizza, it's a bread bowl filled with spaghetti sauce.
 
2013-05-20 01:57:20 AM  
Chicago Deep Dish is an abomination, and I don't even call it "pizza."

I call it "Greasy Slop Pie."
 
2013-05-20 01:59:13 AM  
Pizza in a cup is missing from the list.
 
2013-05-20 02:04:17 AM  

tripleseven: Chicago doesn't make pizza, it makes cake, with shiat on top of it.


SamFlagg: If Pizza is like sex, St. Louis pizza is like rape.


I have a rather juvenile sense of humor (just ask my ex-gf) and it's comments like these that make me giggle like a junior high-aged kid that's drawing crude penises on the bathroom wall with a permanent marker. Now, the beautiful lady that's in my bedroom, can hear me laughing and she's probably thinking that I'm in here drawing crude penises on other people's photos using MS Paint. Thanks for making me laugh and waking her up, jerks.

But, the joke's on her. I use Photoshop, not that crappy MS Paint crap. Crap.
 
2013-05-20 02:05:06 AM  
this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo
 
2013-05-20 02:06:48 AM  
FTA: Chicago deep dish pizza, meanwhile, can be traced back to 1943,

It's not missing from the list..
 
2013-05-20 02:12:09 AM  

potterydove: List fails without detroit style.


Abacus9: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza
That wasn't so hard, was it?


From Wiki: "...and is served with the marinara sauce on top."

What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.
 
2013-05-20 02:16:36 AM  

PacManDreaming: potterydove: List fails without detroit style.

Abacus9: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza
That wasn't so hard, was it?

From Wiki: "...and is served with the marinara sauce on top."

What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.


You can order it with the sauce under the cheese if you want. Also, it's not really marinara. Typically if you order pepperoni, it is under the cheese, which is kind of weird, but I don't see the point in ruining a pizza with pepperonis anyway. And Detroit style uses thicker pepperonis.
 
2013-05-20 02:23:27 AM  
PacManDreaming:
What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.

That was good enough that a second go-round was in fact warranted.

/I lol'd
 
2013-05-20 02:26:08 AM  

Certainly You Jest: PacManDreaming:
What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.

That was good enough that a second go-round was in fact warranted.

/I lol'd


Haters gonna hate, but try it, it's actually good that way. It's nothing like New York or Chicago styles.
 
2013-05-20 02:27:09 AM  
Of you have to eat it with a knife and fork, it ain't pizza.
 
2013-05-20 02:28:33 AM  
Weirdest pizza I've ever seen is in Korea.  The boneless-spare-ribs pizza was interesting, but most of that stuff is just bizarre.  And they also win the prize for strangest slogan.

lh3.ggpht.com

/The "yogurt" and "salad" bars are also a little . . . off
 
2013-05-20 02:28:50 AM  

Abacus9: PacManDreaming: What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.

You can order it with the sauce under the cheese if you want. Also, it's not really marinara. Typically if you order pepperoni, it is under the cheese, which is kind of weird, but I don't see the point in ruining a pizza with pepperonis anyway. And Detroit style uses thicker pepperonis.


Mental note: never, ever, listen to a damn thing Abacus9 says about anything.  Ever.
 
2013-05-20 02:31:37 AM  

panfried: [www.fatwallet.com image 400x276]
list fails without the planets finest pie!


Hahaha.  Back in the way-before, whenever one of my best friends from high school visited, we'd get LC cardboard.  Then we'd swear we would never do that again.  It was just so gross it didn't matter that there was so much of it.  Then he'd drop by a few months later and we'd get LC again.  Because it was friggin' cheap and we were poorer than poor.  (I once stretched a cheese log and a can of beans for four days until payday.)  We could get one awesome medium pizza for about $14 or two large LC "pizzas" for under $10.  I think it was $8 with a coupon.  And no tipping because we had to go pick it up.  half the price for 3x the "food".
 
2013-05-20 02:36:29 AM  

ciberido: Abacus9: PacManDreaming: What kind of frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into their nostrils puts the sauce on top? When I make a hamburger, I don't put the mustard and/or ketchup on top of the bun. You know why? Because I'm not a frickin' paste-eating, floor-licking retard with crayons jammed into my nostrils.

You can order it with the sauce under the cheese if you want. Also, it's not really marinara. Typically if you order pepperoni, it is under the cheese, which is kind of weird, but I don't see the point in ruining a pizza with pepperonis anyway. And Detroit style uses thicker pepperonis.

Mental note: never, ever, listen to a damn thing Abacus9 says about anything.  Ever.


Oh please, it's the most overrated topping ever. Onions, bacon, green olives, italian sausage, pineapple, jalapenos and maybe ham: any combination of 3 of these is acceptable. I don't hate pepperoni, I just don't like one topping pizzas, and don't think it goes well with other toppings. Plus Detroit style pepperoni is too thick.
 
2013-05-20 02:37:13 AM  

GoldenEagle: Weirdest pizza I've ever seen is in Korea.  The boneless-spare-ribs pizza was interesting, but most of that stuff is just bizarre.  And they also win the prize for strangest slogan.

farm3.static.flickr.com

You forgot to mention the sweet potatoes, corn, and pickles.

Still better than what Japan does to pizza, however.
 
2013-05-20 02:38:48 AM  

jtown: We could get one awesome medium pizza for about $14 or two large LC "pizzas" for under $10.


Don't think of it as one pizza for $14. Think of it as one pizza and one box!
 
2013-05-20 03:41:19 AM  

Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.


This is why Duluth-style Mobius Strip pizza is the only variety that shall ever be in the vicinity of my palate. All other styles are strictly for child molesters and users of public transit.
 
2013-05-20 03:50:53 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: panfried: [www.fatwallet.com image 400x276]
list fails without the planets finest pie!

Yeah, right. Try

[www.10to1.com image 268x267]


I actually like those Totino's pizzas.

*crickets*
 
2013-05-20 04:22:12 AM  
The only thing on this list that matters is Neapolitan style pizza. Compared to that, NY and Chicago style are absolute crap, with their preservative laden ingredients. I currently live in Napoli, and love going to my local take-out place, because the people making it have actually gone to a pizzaioli school to learn their trade. Watching the pizza cook for 90 seconds in a blazing hot wood fired oven is truly sublime. Also, using fresh ingredients is important. Fresh buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region, fresh tomatoes grown on Vesuvius, and some local basel, and you have yourself the best pizza ever.
 
2013-05-20 04:38:22 AM  

Certainly You Jest: That was good enough that a second go-round was in fact warranted.

/I lol'd


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 04:55:11 AM  
I swear the Fark admins have direct orders to greenlight a pizza thread at least once a week.
 
2013-05-20 04:58:46 AM  

alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo


Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

It's right there in Leviticus, ffs, just after the mixed-threads bit...
 
2013-05-20 04:59:17 AM  

bearded clamorer: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

List fails


Pizza on a stick isn't particularly innovative.

groups.csail.mit.edu
 
2013-05-20 05:08:33 AM  

DreamyAltarBoy: gibbon1: gingerjet: I once helped a company set up an office above a pizza place in Manhattan and all I have to say is that NY pizza is complete and utter shiat. If I wanted to eat cardboard with cheese on top on a regular basis I would just go to Office Depot.

I've noticed that the same people that like New York Style Pizza like the Stinking Rose in North Beach.

Tourists from the Midwest?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaKuT3dIwfc
 
2013-05-20 05:12:06 AM  
There's a heck of a lot of difference between the pizzas you get form chains like Domino's or Pizza Hut and the ones you get from small mom-and-pop Italian restaurants.  The latter are thinner.  And of course better.
 
2013-05-20 05:13:02 AM  

mjohnson71: I swear the Fark admins have direct orders to greenlight a pizza thread at least once a week.


You could say that Drew wrote the book on repetitive news cycles.
 
2013-05-20 05:17:32 AM  

illannoyin: Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.

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As a St. Louisan I love all types of pizza. St. Louis style. Detroit style. Chicago style. New York style. Neopolitan. whatever it may be. I'm just glad to live in a city where I can get most of those and people are accepting of all pizza styles.

I've never under stood the whole "THE PIZZA STYLE I LIKE IS THE GREATEST! NO OTHER PIZZA STYLES CAN EXIST!" dogma.
 
2013-05-20 05:45:20 AM  

mjohnson71: illannoyin: Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.

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As a St. Louisan I love all types of pizza. St. Louis style. Detroit style. Chicago style. New York style. Neopolitan. whatever it may be. I'm just glad to live in a city where I can get most of those and people are accepting of all pizza styles.

I've never under stood the whole "THE PIZZA STYLE I LIKE IS THE GREATEST! NO OTHER PIZZA STYLES CAN EXIST!" dogma.


I wish I could get all the styles here, there is NY style and generic chain style and thats it.
 
2013-05-20 05:46:25 AM  

illannoyin: Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.

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BTW: the picture you're using of St. Louis is old. Still has Busch Stadium II.
 
2013-05-20 05:49:53 AM  

Oldiron_79: mjohnson71: illannoyin: Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.

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As a St. Louisan I love all types of pizza. St. Louis style. Detroit style. Chicago style. New York style. Neopolitan. whatever it may be. I'm just glad to live in a city where I can get most of those and people are accepting of all pizza styles.

I've never under stood the whole "THE PIZZA STYLE I LIKE IS THE GREATEST! NO OTHER PIZZA STYLES CAN EXIST!" dogma.

I wish I could get all the styles here, there is NY style and generic chain style and thats it.


The only thing we can't find here is Detroit style.

Plus you can get deep dish here in St. Louis (Black Thorn, Lemmons, Pi) but it's not exactly Chicago style. I think if Giordano's opened down here they'd be a success.
 
2013-05-20 05:59:02 AM  

Begoggle: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Tune in tomorrow for one of:

cereals of the past
candy bars of the past
cartoons of the past
toys of the past
sodas of the past
Pizza - Chicago or New York
favorite beers
Some company made a typo on a bill (ie. millions of dollars for phone bill)
Soda or Pop


Next up, clinchers or tubulars, and are Tufo tubular clinchers a sign of the end times?
 
2013-05-20 06:09:35 AM  
One time I was in London and there was a pizza on the menu with a couple of sunny side up eggs sitting on top. Whoa.
 
2013-05-20 06:13:10 AM  

Erebus1954: One time I was in London and there was a pizza on the menu with a couple of sunny side up eggs sitting on top. Whoa.


I've been meaning to make that one soon. Eggs, bacon, Parmesan, maybe some fresh arugula. No sauce, some olive oil and freshly cracked pepper. Maybe some porcini. Yum!
 
2013-05-20 06:28:48 AM  
Lol,  a pizza flavored pot-pie isn't anything new.  That's several thousand years old.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:05 AM  

Erebus1954: One time I was in London and there was a pizza on the menu with a couple of sunny side up eggs sitting on top. Whoa.


Pizza Fiorentina.  Were they fried eggs placed on top?  Usually you crack an egg on top and then cook the pizza.
 
2013-05-20 06:40:28 AM  
The best pizza I've ever had was in Positano, Italy. My favorite in the states is New Haven area: BAR, Olde World, Sally's, Modern, etc.

We're going to San Diego in October. Any recommendations?
 
2013-05-20 06:44:36 AM  
I like the seattle areas wood fired pizza myself.  http://www.therockwfp.com great pizza, great atmosphere and delicious craft beer. Nothing wrong with any of these things.
 
2013-05-20 06:48:12 AM  
Green curry and shrimp pizza from a little cafe in krabi Thailand. The pizza of my dreams. Never had such a great pie. I don't know how they make it so well there. I have never come close to replicating it in my kitchen.
 
2013-05-20 06:54:15 AM  
I love everything about pizza.  Except that abortion they make in Chicago.

/ Actually building a rolling woodfired pizza oven for the backyard right now ... pretty stoked about that.
 
2013-05-20 06:55:50 AM  

tripleseven: Chicago doesn't make pizza, it makes cake, with shiat on top of it.


It's more like a cracker cut into squares  with stuff on it .
 
2013-05-20 07:00:08 AM  

optikeye: Bumblefark: New York style pizza is awful -- a two-dimensional parody of what ought to be a satisfying meal.

If you have to fold it over, just to convince yourself that you're biting into something more substantial than air, you might as well be eating a photograph of food.

1/10


It's not trolling if it's true
 
2013-05-20 07:30:08 AM  

I like that each city has its own take on pizza.


I like both Chicago and NYC styles. They can both be very tasty when done well.


I still have a soft-spot for the Buffalo-style pizza I grew up with.  Meaning the style of pizza served in Buffalo, NY, not pizza with spicy chicken on it.


www.buffalochow.com

 
2013-05-20 07:32:35 AM  
Pizza can be had in Italy. Only. Everything else may have its good points and bad points but no pizza is like Italian pizza. End of story.
 
2013-05-20 07:40:22 AM  

Doc Daneeka: I like that each city has its own take on pizza.
I like both Chicago and NYC styles. They can both be very tasty when done well.
I still have a soft-spot for the Buffalo-style pizza I grew up with.  Meaning the style of pizza served in Buffalo, NY, not pizza with spicy chicken on it.
[www.buffalochow.com image 600x450]


I am mortally offended by that picture.  If anybody had the temerity to present me with half a pizza I would be too distraught for words.
 
2013-05-20 07:40:33 AM  

EngineerAU: Relatively Obscure: Sum Guye: casserole.

And there we go.


/the Groundhog Day of threads.

Well, it's not as if it's not true. Most Chicago pizza is a big gloppy mess. The much less known Chicago thin crust pizza is pretty good but it isn't what most "Chicago style pizza" restaurants serve. If your pizza is deep enough for Olympic divers to practice in, then it really should be called a casserole or Sarlacc pit rather than pizza.


You'll slowly digest it for a... thousand years.
 
2013-05-20 07:43:26 AM  

rabidarmadillo24: The only thing on this list that matters is Neapolitan style pizza. Compared to that, NY and Chicago style are absolute crap, with their preservative laden ingredients. I currently live in Napoli, and love going to my local take-out place, because the people making it have actually gone to a pizzaioli school to learn their trade. Watching the pizza cook for 90 seconds in a blazing hot wood fired oven is truly sublime. Also, using fresh ingredients is important. Fresh buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region, fresh tomatoes grown on Vesuvius, and some local basel, and you have yourself the best pizza ever.


lh3.googleusercontent.com
Can I get an Amen?
 
2013-05-20 07:48:39 AM  

The Envoy: Doc Daneeka: I like that each city has its own take on pizza.
I like both Chicago and NYC styles. They can both be very tasty when done well.
I still have a soft-spot for the Buffalo-style pizza I grew up with.  Meaning the style of pizza served in Buffalo, NY, not pizza with spicy chicken on it.
[www.buffalochow.com image 600x450]

I am mortally offended by that picture.  If anybody had the temerity to present me with half a pizza I would be too distraught for words.


Sorry.  Here you go.  Notice that Buffalo does pepperoni differently than other places.

cdn.localeats.com
 
2013-05-20 07:50:47 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Meaning the style of pizza served in Buffalo, NY, not pizza with spicy chicken on it.


mmmmmm Bocce Club mmmmmmmm

Or the fact that damn near every corner has a pizza joint that sells amazing pizza.. diPaulos, and Ginos where I grew up...


As for everyone else...

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2013-05-20 07:55:49 AM  

potterydove: List fails without detroit style.


I had pizza from jets last night, that is some freaking good pizza.
 
2013-05-20 08:02:22 AM  

Doc Daneeka: The Envoy: Doc Daneeka: I like that each city has its own take on pizza.
I like both Chicago and NYC styles. They can both be very tasty when done well.
I still have a soft-spot for the Buffalo-style pizza I grew up with.  Meaning the style of pizza served in Buffalo, NY, not pizza with spicy chicken on it.
[www.buffalochow.com image 600x450]

I am mortally offended by that picture.  If anybody had the temerity to present me with half a pizza I would be too distraught for words.

Sorry.  Here you go.  Notice that Buffalo does pepperoni differently than other places.

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MUCH better.  That pizza looks delicious and very similar to the more expensive ones we get in supermarkets over here, just a lot more generous with the pepperoni.  What's different about it?  It looks how I'd expect it to look.  I would eat that whole thing right now.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:30 AM  
"Chicago style" takes the Italian word for "pie" kind of literally.

An old friend, a transplant from Boston, opened a successful enterprise in Chicago serving "New Haven style" pizza, which I had never heard of:
http://www.piecechicago.com/

/You're welcome, Billy.
 
2013-05-20 08:08:32 AM  
Didn't we just have one of these last week?  And the week before that?
 
2013-05-20 08:11:59 AM  

bifford: There's a heck of a lot of difference between the pizzas you get form chains like Domino's or Pizza Hut and the ones you get from small mom-and-pop Italian restaurants.  The latter are thinner.  And of course better.


I'm no fan of chain pizza, at least not around here.  But I gotta say, some mom-and-pops ALSO make shiatty pizza...

Glad I live in the delivery radius of a decent one.
 
2013-05-20 08:13:42 AM  

phartman: Pizza can be had in Italy. Only. Everything else may have its good points and bad points but no pizza is like Italian pizza. End of story.


Maybe it's changed, but that was NOT the case when I was there twenty years ago...
 
2013-05-20 08:20:02 AM  
slice.seriouseats.com
 
2013-05-20 08:20:51 AM  
I learned recently that there is such a thing as Ohio style pizza

That's like a thing, and I have to tell you that its the most nasty abomination to happen to pizza ever.
 
2013-05-20 08:24:20 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.


The list mentions Pizza Hut as a great moment in pizza history, and THIS is what offends you?!?
 
2013-05-20 08:25:51 AM  
I REALLY miss those Papa Gino's slices, a local chain up in Boston area, and wish they'd push their franchises down south to the DC area. There's just something about the sauce... Speaking of which, Ocean City, MD has "Pinos Pizza", which is fun to say and not half bad.
 
2013-05-20 08:30:01 AM  
Chicago doesn't have pizza.  They have pizza flavored cake.  It's tasty but not Pizza.
 
2013-05-20 08:30:41 AM  
apizza from New Haven rules. that's all
 
2013-05-20 08:30:43 AM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-05-20 08:32:48 AM  
Why the fark is "gluten free" on that list? That's not a significant moment in pizza history. One might argue that gluten free dough is a significant moment in food for broken people moments, but not pizza.
 
2013-05-20 08:51:43 AM  

bilgemaster: I REALLY miss those Papa Gino's slices, a local chain up in Boston area, and wish they'd push their franchises down south to the DC area. There's just something about the sauce


I haven't been to a Papa Gino's in... god, probably over 20 years, but you nailed it. Their sauce is what I remember most of all. Delicious.  That and how each booth at the restaurant had it's own personal jukebox.

distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-20 09:00:08 AM  

phartman: Pizza can be had in Italy Greece. Only. Everything else may have its good points and bad points but no pizza is like Grecian pizza. End of story.


Italian isn't the original. Greek is. Italians just added tomato sauce.
 
2013-05-20 09:04:29 AM  
I'll give Chicago props for their hot dogs, but for pizza? Not so much. When I want pizza,
I want pizza - not quiche with marinara sauce on it.
 
2013-05-20 09:16:39 AM  
"Isn't it amazing, that the religion pizza in which you were indoctrinated into for the first 18 years of your life just happens to be the correct one? How lucky each one of you are."
 
2013-05-20 09:18:09 AM  
Being in NY, we have one Uno even remotely close to us. My kids spotted it one day while we were driving and asked if we could go there because, basically, we never go there. I guess it was intriguing to them.

The why soon became apparent. They got their pizza and were immediately confused.

"What is that?", they asked...

"It's a Chicago style 'pizza'." I said.

"That's not pizza."

They liked it o.k.,they're teenagers...they eat,  they just don't consider it pizza.

My eldest has dubbed Chicago style "pizza" pizzania.
 
2013-05-20 09:22:19 AM  
Pizza:
1) new york style - thin, cut in wedges, yummy
2) detroit pan - thickish - squares - yummy
3) chicago thin - thicker than NYS - cut in 2"x2" squares - yummy
4) chicago thick - connies/unos style - thick and dough - yummy
5) chicago thick - lou malnati style - thick and solid (butter crusty) - yummy
6) chicago stuffed - cheese pie with sauce on top - yummy
7) other variants

tada
guess what
NO one in the universe cares what you think of something that you dont like.
I love all pizza. They have their place.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:17 AM  

IwasKloot: rabidarmadillo24: The only thing on this list that matters is Neapolitan style pizza. Compared to that, NY and Chicago style are absolute crap, with their preservative laden ingredients. I currently live in Napoli, and love going to my local take-out place, because the people making it have actually gone to a pizzaioli school to learn their trade. Watching the pizza cook for 90 seconds in a blazing hot wood fired oven is truly sublime. Also, using fresh ingredients is important. Fresh buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region, fresh tomatoes grown on Vesuvius, and some local basel, and you have yourself the best pizza ever.

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 684x513]
Can I get an Amen?


Amen.
 
2013-05-20 09:44:17 AM  
The twelve most significant moments in the history of pizza. Missing from the list: the advent of superior  VomitousChicago-Style pizza


/ftfy
 
2013-05-20 09:44:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.


If they would just admit it is a pizza-flavored casserole all would be forgiven.
 
2013-05-20 09:47:53 AM  
i.imgur.com

Deepfried pizza was invented in Scotland in 1970.

You take a frozen pizza, dip it in batter, then deepfry it.


But oh wait, teh whole world is AMeRUCA!'!!rf2 so we can't list it!
 
2013-05-20 09:48:32 AM  
assets0.ordienetworks.com

New Haven style (now commonly called NY Style) or GTFO
 
2013-05-20 09:49:49 AM  
images.wikia.com
Yeah.... you mad
 
2013-05-20 09:58:01 AM  

namatad: Pizza:
1) new york style - thin, cut in wedges, yummy
2) detroit pan - thickish - squares - yummy
3) chicago thin - thicker than NYS - cut in 2"x2" squares - yummy
4) chicago thick - connies/unos style - thick and dough - yummy
5) chicago thick - lou malnati style - thick and solid (butter crusty) - yummy
6) chicago stuffed - cheese pie with sauce on top - yummy

7) other variants

tada
guess what
NO one in the universe cares what you think of something that you dont like.
I love all pizza. They have their place.


Cut it out
 
2013-05-20 10:12:04 AM  

BKITU: Missing from the list: the advent of superior Chicago-Style pizza

This is actually mentioned in #4.

/Lou Malnati's 4 lyf


^This guy.

REAL Chicagoans rep D'Agostino's or Pequod's. Best sauce and best crust respectively.
 
2013-05-20 10:24:32 AM  

Ja Hu Sirius: "Chicago style" takes the Italian word for "pie" kind of literally.

An old friend, a transplant from Boston, opened a successful enterprise in Chicago serving "New Haven style" pizza, which I had never heard of:
http://www.piecechicago.com/

/You're welcome, Billy.


Think New York style, but a touch thicker (it's not translucent) and a touch chewier.
 
Ant
2013-05-20 10:31:29 AM  
Chicago style is not pizza. It's good, but it's not pizza. Seems more like a casserole.
 
Ant
2013-05-20 10:41:49 AM  
My wife and I make chicken tikka masala pizza every once in a while. It's really good. Tandoori chicken and masala sauce.
 
2013-05-20 10:45:04 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Sum Guye: casserole.

And there we go.


/the Groundhog Day of threads.


In before people start saying in before stuff, and before this thread again
 
2013-05-20 10:57:57 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I am of the "Pizza is like sex: even when it's bad it's pretty good" sect

/the ingredients matter more to me than the arrangement
//hold the anchovies


But what about your pizza?
 
2013-05-20 11:13:16 AM  

illannoyin: Fubini: St. Louis style pizza is clearly the most superior. Nothing beats provel on a matzo cracker, and you're a heretic if your pizza slices have three sides.


St Louis style pizza is horrible. The cheese, "provel" is an abomination, and is only useful as caulking product.
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2013-05-20 11:19:27 AM  
Damn, now I'm hungry for pizza. Who wants to go in on a pie?
 
2013-05-20 11:23:44 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.


Boo-yah
 
2013-05-20 11:23:49 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 11:30:29 AM  

This text is now purple: Ja Hu Sirius: "Chicago style" takes the Italian word for "pie" kind of literally.

An old friend, a transplant from Boston, opened a successful enterprise in Chicago serving "New Haven style" pizza, which I had never heard of:
http://www.piecechicago.com/

/You're welcome, Billy.

Think New York style, but a touch thicker (it's not translucent) and a touch chewier.


That's helpful, thanks.

It sounds a bit like what my Dad used to make on Sunday nights. He's been baking bread from scratch most of my life, and made pizza with a sourdough crust that he was always trying to get thinner, just because it was more challenging (but not easy to fold) and a homemade sauce that he really got right. I've never had anything quite like it anywhere else, but then I never tried anything that was called New Haven style.
 
2013-05-20 11:37:23 AM  
I like just about any pizza with any crust and any combination of toppings, but my absolute favorite is bacon jalapeno.

No matter what restaurant I order that from, whether it be gourmet or Domino's, I get a pizza that's at least enjoyable, if not mind-blowing.

You have to work very hard to ruin that combination.

Second favorite would have to be a good, plain, New York-style pepperoni pizza. Taking a couple bites, then folding it over is fine... but NEVER stack two slices together to make a "sandwich". That's what calzones are for...
 
2013-05-20 11:40:54 AM  

digitalrain: I'll give Chicago props for their hot dogs, but for pizza? Not so much. When I want pizza,
I want pizza - not quiche with marinara sauce on it.


THIS
 
2013-05-20 11:59:26 AM  
Pizza or not, Chicago style can be quite good if done well. My personal favorite is a few hours south, but still as Chicago style as the rest of 'em. 

A recipe for the adventurous.  http://www.pizzamaking.com/papadels.php

/in the city it's Lou Malnati's or nothing.
//Piece is good too.
 
2013-05-20 12:02:01 PM  

PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.


And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.
 
2013-05-20 12:04:20 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: That magical moment when you realize you can just call it "za"


Yes? What about that magical moment? Go on...
 
2013-05-20 12:08:27 PM  

phartman: Pizza can be had in Italy. Only. Everything else may have its good points and bad points but no pizza is like Italian pizza. End of story.


I have never been to Italy, but the best pizza I ever had in my life was at a restaurant called "Fire and Ice" located in, of all places, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Chef came over from Naples, had an oven shipped to Kathmandu from Italy.  I had the good fortune to eat there the week it opened.  Of course when you're in Nepal you should try Nepali food, but if you're going to be in Kathmandu long enough to want Western food for a change, I highly recommend it.
 
2013-05-20 12:09:16 PM  

digitalrain: I'll give Chicago props for their hot dogs, but for pizza? Not so much. When I want pizza,
I want pizza - not quiche with marinara sauce on it.


It's like a freaking 7-layer dip upside down cake lasagna flapjack quicksand pizza meringue with marinara sauce on it.  A pizza stew seeping in a pizza swamp buried under a pizza bog floating in a pizza morass.  A soggy bottom trench rot of a mass grave of pizza toppings just waiting for someone to sprinkle the lime.  Amirite?
 
2013-05-20 12:39:27 PM  

ciberido: PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.


Barbecue sauce goes on hot dogs, after they've been singed over a grill for 10 min.

/Even better, nothing. Just a grilled hot dog and a bun. I can't explain but the fire gives just the right flavoring.
 
2013-05-20 12:50:01 PM  
The only experience I have ever had with deep dish pizza is from Pizza Pizza (or Pizza Hut, one of the craptastic chains).  I tossed it out after one piece, the crust tasted like a sponge that had been soaked in grease for a week. Is this typical of Chicago style crust, or was it just because I ordered from a crappy chain?
 
2013-05-20 01:46:37 PM  
TFA was about pizza, not casserole, subby
 
2013-05-20 01:53:42 PM  

Dragonflew: The only experience I have ever had with deep dish pizza is from Pizza Pizza (or Pizza Hut, one of the craptastic chains).  I tossed it out after one piece, the crust tasted like a sponge that had been soaked in grease for a week. Is this typical of Chicago style crust, or was it just because I ordered from a crappy chain?


It's because it's from a crappy chain.  In my (admittedly limited) experience, Chicago style crust needs to have a very dry, crispy crust in order to stand up to the huge pile of toppings.
 
2013-05-20 02:21:17 PM  
Uno is not pizza.  It is spaghetti sauce in a bread bowl.

Correct Chicago thin-crust pizza used to be had at Chesdan's on Archer Avenue in Brighton Park.  Now, I guess you have to go out to Homer Glen.

The best pizza in the United States is had at Pontillo's, in Cortland, New York, directly descended from the original Pontillo's in Batavia, New York that no longer exists.

Now, let's post some Looties!
 
2013-05-20 02:35:44 PM  

ciberido: PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.


Yes, yes it does.

Although, I was pleasantly surprised by the peanut butter burger at Bukowski's; not bad, like a Thai beef and peanut sauce dish.
 
2013-05-20 02:45:59 PM  

Dragonflew: The only experience I have ever had with deep dish pizza is from Pizza Pizza (or Pizza Hut, one of the craptastic chains).  I tossed it out after one piece, the crust tasted like a sponge that had been soaked in grease for a week. Is this typical of Chicago style crust, or was it just because I ordered from a crappy chain?


Pizza Hut pan pizza is nothing like Chicago style deep dish... PH is just a thick, greasy crust, but otherwise a normally constructed pizza... But, a Chicago deep dish pizza like you'd get from Unos is...well...a unique experience... Think basically a thick pie type crust, filled with a sort of soup constructed of sauce, cheese, and "toppings" (which aren't actually on "top", so would probably more accurately be termed "fillings") all mixed together...

Pizza Hut:
optikgroup.com

Chicago style:
2.bp.blogspot.com

/I'm also in the "Almost any pizza is good pizza!" camp...
 
2013-05-20 03:04:10 PM  

verbaltoxin: Damn, now I'm hungry for pizza. Who wants to go in on a pie?


How is your mom?
 
2013-05-20 03:05:27 PM  
I have yet to see this "superior Chicago-Style" pizza... it it that much better than that bread bowl full of sh*t they usually sell?
 
2013-05-20 04:09:13 PM  

SpectroBoy: New Haven style (now commonly called NY Style) or GTFO


New Haven style and New York style are similar but distinct.
 
2013-05-20 04:35:11 PM  

PunGent: ciberido: PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.

Yes, yes it does.

Although, I was pleasantly surprised by the peanut butter burger at Bukowski's; not bad, like a Thai beef and peanut sauce dish.


Mayo doesn't belong on a burger.

As for peanut butter, well, ok, I'll give it a try.    I've been pleasantly surprised by just about every meat/nut combination I've tried so far.
 
2013-05-20 04:49:54 PM  
I don't consider Chicago style to be within the category of "pizza".

Sure, it tastes good as long as I don't think of it as something other than pizza.
 
2013-05-20 04:50:23 PM  

ciberido: PunGent: ciberido: PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.

Yes, yes it does.

Although, I was pleasantly surprised by the peanut butter burger at Bukowski's; not bad, like a Thai beef and peanut sauce dish.

Mayo doesn't belong on a burger.

As for peanut butter, well, ok, I'll give it a try.    I've been pleasantly surprised by just about every meat/nut combination I've tried so far.


I'll agree that just mayo is gross. However, I love a burger with sauteed onions/mushrooms, cheddar and russian dressing.
 
2013-05-20 04:50:46 PM  
*... as long as I think of it as something other than pizza.
 
2013-05-20 04:55:12 PM  

moondo: I don't consider Chicago style to be within the category of "pizza".

Sure, it tastes good as long as I don't think of it as something other than pizza.


I feel somewhat like that when it comes to the whole debate of authentic Mexican versus Tex-Mex versus any other kind of gringo-ized Mexican.  They're all pretty tasty in their own way, but different enough that calling them all "Mexican" seems not quite right.
 
2013-05-20 05:23:36 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.


If I wanted a quiche, I'll just order a quiche.
 
2013-05-20 05:49:36 PM  

Great_Milenko: NewportBarGuy: Chicago-style pizza is just another level of Dante's Inferno. Utter abomination. The end of days are upon us.

The list mentions Pizza Hut as a great moment in pizza history, and THIS is what offends you?!?


Jesus, I didn't even read the link. That makes me very sad. :(
 
2013-05-20 06:41:51 PM  

trappedspirit: In before people start saying in before stuff, and before this thread again


In before you in before in befores.
 
2013-05-20 06:44:23 PM  

Dragonflew: The only experience I have ever had with deep dish pizza is from Pizza Pizza (or Pizza Hut, one of the craptastic chains).  I tossed it out after one piece, the crust tasted like a sponge that had been soaked in grease for a week. Is this typical of Chicago style crust, or was it just because I ordered from a crappy chain?


I had a limited-time Chicago Style thing from Pizza Hut once.  No.  Not even close.  Not similar in any respect.
 
2013-05-20 06:50:35 PM  
mcpizza
 
2013-05-20 09:29:06 PM  
Best thin crust Chicago pizza comes from Flamingo Pizza (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flamingo-Pizza-Of-Miller/379366835954 ) in Miller Beach IN.

And for those that think Chicagoans only eat "gloppy mess" (which you are totally, absolutely, and completely wrong about BTW), there are legions of thin crust fans in Flyover country.
 
2013-05-21 01:13:24 AM  

namatad: Pizza:
1) new york style - thin, cut in wedges, yummy
2) detroit pan - thickish - squares - yummy
3) chicago thin - thicker than NYS - cut in 2"x2" squares - yummy
4) chicago thick - connies/unos style - thick and dough - yummy
5) chicago thick - lou malnati style - thick and solid (butter crusty) - yummy
6) chicago stuffed - cheese pie with sauce on top - yummy
7) other variants

tada
guess what
NO one in the universe cares what you think of something that you dont like.
I love all pizza. They have their place.


This is a good point, but I would rank it more like:

Detroit >= Sicilian (great) > New Haven (really good) > generic (depends) > Chicago deep dish (okay if you're in the mood for it) > New York (not pizza) > Neapolitan (Totinos with crap toppings).
 
2013-05-21 01:14:34 AM  

SpectroBoy: [assets0.ordienetworks.com image 600x345]

New Haven style (now commonly called NY Style) or GTFO


New Haven style =/= New York style
 
2013-05-21 06:40:38 AM  

ciberido: PunGent: ciberido: PunGent: alienated: this thread ( again ) is a waste of electrons. Sometimes thin crust is good, sometimes it is not.sometimes deep dish is good, sometimes its not.
Now excuse me while i consume my frank with ketchup, brown mustard, onions and best foods mayo

Burn in hell, heretic.  Ketchup goes on burgers, mustard goes on hot dogs.

And mayonnaise goes in the garbage.

Yes, yes it does.

Although, I was pleasantly surprised by the peanut butter burger at Bukowski's; not bad, like a Thai beef and peanut sauce dish.

Mayo doesn't belong on a burger.

As for peanut butter, well, ok, I'll give it a try.    I've been pleasantly surprised by just about every meat/nut combination I've tried so far.


Yeah, it was a nice surprise for me also...I think the trick is not to over-do the peanut butter...and, it probably wouldn't work with added ketchup, for instance, so you gotta watch your other condiments; went fine with just lettuce and tomatoes on a basic burger and bun, though.
 
2013-05-21 06:52:34 AM  

ciberido: Mayo doesn't belong on a burger.


There has never been a less true statement, ever.  If I was to say that London has a population of 5 and that the US's chief export was unicorn horn shavings it would still be more correct than your hideous, nay, heinous statement.
 
2013-05-21 07:37:09 AM  

The Envoy: ciberido: Mayo doesn't belong on a burger.

There has never been a less true statement, ever.  If I was to say that London has a population of 5 and that the US's chief export was unicorn horn shavings it would still be more correct than your hideous, nay, heinous statement.


Enjoy Reverseo Day.
 
2013-05-21 08:26:49 AM  
I am born and raised New Yorker, and I can say without the slightest reservation that what people call "New York Style Pizza" is absolutely disgusting. All thin crusted and burned. Chicago-style is, by far, the superior style in every way.
 
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