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(NBC Chicago)   Turns out New York was right and Chicago has the second best pizza in the country. Providence, RI has the first   (nbcchicago.com) divider line 109
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2013-12-13 05:14:17 PM
I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.
 
2013-12-13 05:17:28 PM

Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.


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2013-12-13 05:27:12 PM
That's if you define what Chicago serves as "pizza." I'm gonna have to agree with Jon Stewart on this one.
 
2013-12-13 05:36:55 PM

Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.


Depends what we're talking about.  If it's normal Caserta's pizza, then okay.  If it's that cold, sauceless crap people seem to farking worship, then I'm going to have to ask for a disqualification.

\Caserta's is the Pizza of God
 
2013-12-13 05:37:05 PM
I seem to recall from one of the many previous threads we've had on this subject, that there is a decent consensus from those who have had it that there is good pie to be had in Rhode Island.
 
2013-12-13 05:39:59 PM
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2013-12-13 06:00:04 PM

FriarReb98: Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.

Depends what we're talking about.  If it's normal Caserta's pizza, then okay.  If it's that cold, sauceless crap people seem to farking worship, then I'm going to have to ask for a disqualification.

\Caserta's is the Pizza of God


Pardon my French....but you're an asshole!

/Now I want Caserta's.
//Not the best thread to look in when you're hungry, and miss home.
 
2013-12-13 06:43:55 PM
I Chicago pizza casserole. It is really tasty for a casserole.
 
2013-12-13 06:44:00 PM

FriarReb98: Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.

Depends what we're talking about.  If it's normal Caserta's pizza, then okay.  If it's that cold, sauceless crap people seem to farking worship, then I'm going to have to ask for a disqualification.

\Caserta's is the Pizza of God


Why yes it is.

Now I'm jonesing for a wimpy skippy...
 
2013-12-13 06:44:08 PM
Oh not this again.
 
2013-12-13 06:45:37 PM
New Haven is worth throwing in the hat as a pizza city of distinction.
 
2013-12-13 06:46:13 PM
But who has the best casserole?
 
2013-12-13 06:46:14 PM
I don't give a shiat what you call Chicago pizza because it is awesome.

Jon Stewart had it 180 degrees backwards. New York pizza is nice. You can get it everywhere, it's cheap, I like it a lot. But there's nothing magic about it. Chicago pizza is an experience.
 
2013-12-13 06:47:00 PM
I look at Chicago deep dish pizza as a circular trough of pizza fillings. NTTAWFT
 
2013-12-13 06:47:36 PM

maniacbastard: I Chicago pizza casserole. It is really tasty for a casserole.


So apparently not only do you not know what pizza is, you don't know what casserole is either.
 
2013-12-13 06:47:41 PM
Providence also has the best bars for Under-21s.
 
2013-12-13 06:49:15 PM
SInce I visit Rhode Island once or twice a year, and have had good but not great pizza -- any recommendations for great pizza in Providence or north?
 
2013-12-13 06:49:32 PM
CALIFORNIA STYLE, BIATCHES!

/that should do it...
 
2013-12-13 06:49:54 PM
Toppings go on the pizza not in the pizza. New York rules.
 
2013-12-13 06:50:37 PM

maniacbastard: I Chicago pizza casserole. It is really tasty for a casserole.



The whole thing?
 
2013-12-13 06:51:15 PM

MagicBus: SInce I visit Rhode Island once or twice a year, and have had good but not great pizza -- any recommendations for great pizza in Providence or north?


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PIZZA PIZZA!
 
2013-12-13 06:52:05 PM

FriarReb98: Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.

Depends what we're talking about.  If it's normal Caserta's pizza, then okay.  If it's that cold, sauceless crap people seem to farking worship, then I'm going to have to ask for a disqualification.

\Caserta's is the Pizza of God


I think you mean cheeseless, rather than sauceless.  I'll point out that by default, Caserta's does not come with cheese and if you let it cool to room temp, it's your basic pizza strip. If you want cheese, that's one topping.

/Pizza strips are farking awesome. Who doesn't want to buy individually wrapped cheeseless squares of pizza at the liquor store checkout?
 
2013-12-13 06:52:46 PM
Possibly the reason that Chicago comes out on top is because you can get more than one kind there.  Yes, there's the famous deep-dish.  But there's also plenty of very good "standard" (read: New York style) pizza too.  There's also the kind they serve at bars that has a thin, almost crackery crust, usually cut into squares.  That's a midwestern style, not just Chicago, but the point is, there's a whole lot of good pizza in a variety of styles.
 
2013-12-13 06:54:35 PM

Fear the Clam: FriarReb98: Equilibrist: I'ma let you finish, but I'm from Boston and I have to admit that I like that Providence pie.

Depends what we're talking about.  If it's normal Caserta's pizza, then okay.  If it's that cold, sauceless crap people seem to farking worship, then I'm going to have to ask for a disqualification.

\Caserta's is the Pizza of God

I think you mean cheeseless, rather than sauceless.  I'll point out that by default, Caserta's does not come with cheese and if you let it cool to room temp, it's your basic pizza strip. If you want cheese, that's one topping.

/Pizza strips are farking awesome. Who doesn't want to buy individually wrapped cheeseless squares of pizza at the liquor store checkout?


Yeah, cheeseless.  Yeah, you're one of those weirdos who think that crap is good.
 
2013-12-13 06:55:25 PM
someone from Providence trolled these results:  http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2013/city/pr o vidence  - and how did Providence even make the list of cities selected

The states of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are not represented and all have bigger cities?
 
2013-12-13 06:55:49 PM

Osomatic: maniacbastard: I Chicago pizza casserole. It is really tasty for a casserole.

So apparently not only do you not know what pizza is, you don't know what casserole is either.


So Chicago not only doesn't make pizza, they make a pretty crappy casserole, too?
 
2013-12-13 06:56:19 PM
I was in RI for a few weeks back in 2009 and the couple of mom and pop pizza places I ate at were damn good.
 
2013-12-13 06:56:50 PM
Chicago style = good pizza
NY style = good pizza
California style = good pizza

If you don't like a particular style of pizza, I submit to you that it is because of YOUR preference (nothing wrong with that), rather than the other styles not being "worthy". Seriously...just because you prefer something else, doesn't mean that all other submissions are unworthy of consideration. Get over yourself.

Furthermore, just because I like one style, that doesn't mean that I am forbidden from liking another style, also.
 
2013-12-13 06:57:13 PM

MagicBus: SInce I visit Rhode Island once or twice a year, and have had good but not great pizza -- any recommendations for great pizza in Providence or north?


Caserta's, obviously.

I used to love the Greek style pizza at Aegean Pizza in Riverside, but they're not there anymore. Maybe someone knows where they went.
 
2013-12-13 06:57:31 PM

Certainly You Jest: New Haven is worth throwing in the hat as a pizza city of distinction.


This. pepe's is sooooooo good. They have opened several locations but the original frank pepe's is worth a drive. I live in NY and have been eating pizza for 30+ years and Pepe's and Sals is worth the drive. Went to school in RI. The pizza sucked hard but never heard of the place in providence. Providence is known for having a killer Italian section / food
 
2013-12-13 07:01:37 PM

Fear the Clam: /Pizza strips are farking awesome. Who doesn't want to buy individually wrapped cheeseless squares of pizza at the liquor store checkout?


I am unfamiliar with these "pizza strips". They don't sound too appealing, though. What are they? Who makes/sells them? Are they sold as meals, or for snacking?
 
2013-12-13 07:03:18 PM

FriarReb98: Yeah, cheeseless.  Yeah, you're one of those weirdos who think that crap is good.


I'll admit, my definition of what counts as "pizza" is pretty damn wide. Chicago, Greek, New York, pizza strips, Italian flatbread with grilled vegtables on it--it's all good. I'm sure at some point when I was a kid I considered white bread with ketchup and American cheese on it acceptable, too. That said, the worst pizza I ever had was when I lived in England. Holy, hell, those folks don't know what they're doing. Even the Irish make better pizza.

/Mrs Clam is one of those pain-in-the-ass New Yorkers who go all Princess and the Pea about their pizza.
 
2013-12-13 07:04:39 PM
Pizza is like sex, even if its bad its still pretty good. Unless its DiGiorno, then its just crap.

/totino's
 
2013-12-13 07:07:35 PM
Oh thank gawd.  I thought we missed the bi-weekly thread on pizza.

My life would have been meaningless and ill-informed if I didn't get to once again read that priceless bit of wit that "Chicago pizza is not a pizza. It's casserole!"

Rise, repeat and start again next week.
 
2013-12-13 07:12:45 PM

OgreMagi: Osomatic: maniacbastard: I Chicago pizza casserole. It is really tasty for a casserole.

So apparently not only do you not know what pizza is, you don't know what casserole is either.

So Chicago not only doesn't make pizza, they make a pretty crappy casserole, too?


That doesn't even make sense.  Go out, come back in, and try again.
 
2013-12-13 07:15:09 PM
http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2013/categor y /food-drink-restaurants/pizza
1    4.66    Providence
2    4.62    Chicago
3    4.59    New York City
4    4.30    Philadelphia
5    4.20    Portland, Maine
6    4.15    Portland, Oregon
7    4.12    Boston
8    4.08    San Francisco
9    3.99    Nashville
10    3.96    Denver
11    3.95    Savannah
12    3.93    Kansas City
13    3.92    San Diego
14    3.85    Minneapolis/St. Paul
15    3.83    San Antonio
16    3.76    Austin
17    3.76    Houston
18    3.76    Los Angeles
19    3.73    Phoenix/Scottsdale
20    3.73    Seattle
21    3.64    New Orleans
22    3.64    Orlando
23    3.60    Honolulu
24    3.60    Memphis
25    3.57    Charleston
26    3.55    Las Vegas
27    3.54    Baltimore
28    3.47    Atlanta
29    3.40    Washington, D.C.
30    3.38    Dallas/Fort Worth
31    3.35    Santa Fe
32    3.26    Miami
33    3.20    San Juan, Puerto Rico
34    3.16    Anchorage
35    3.15    Salt Lake City
 
2013-12-13 07:16:12 PM

OgreMagi: So Chicago not only doesn't make pizza, they make a pretty crappy casserole, too?


I can understand the preference for thin over stuffed pizza, even though I don't agree with it, but to each his own.  But where did you have Chicago style that you don't like it at all?
 
2013-12-13 07:19:32 PM

Super Chronic: I don't give a shiat what you call Chicago pizza because it is awesome.

Jon Stewart had it 180 degrees backwards. New York pizza is nice. You can get it everywhere, it's cheap, I like it a lot. But there's nothing magic about it. Chicago pizza is an experience.


"An experience" doesn't equate to "pizza."

New York pizza is pizza. Chicago deep dish, an experience though it may be, is not.

Now, we can argue whether New York pizza is very good pizza, sure. I don't prefer floppy, greasy messes, myself. I think it's pretty bad farking pizza.

But I know it's stupid to argue that with a random New Yorkers about their pizza, just like trying to explain to a Random Bostoner why Samuel Adams tastes like vinegar piss is an exercise in futility.

/give me Neapolitan on thin crust, and an ale, please
 
2013-12-13 07:23:13 PM
Near as I can figure, the only reason they're even up there is on account of something they describe as a grilled pizza.


Maybe I'd understand the fuss if I'd ever tried it.
 
2013-12-13 07:25:39 PM
I prefer calzones.
 
2013-12-13 07:25:47 PM

SirEattonHogg: Oh thank gawd.  I thought we missed the bi-weekly thread on pizza.

My life would have been meaningless and ill-informed if I didn't get to once again read that priceless bit of wit that "Chicago pizza is not a pizza. It's casserole!"

Rise, repeat and start again next week.


All this.

Plus, Chicago deep dish > all anyway.
 
2013-12-13 07:26:02 PM
Chicago Pizza is for faeries.

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2013-12-13 07:28:08 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Chicago style = good pizza
NY style = good pizza
California style = good pizza

If you don't like a particular style of pizza, I submit to you that it is because of YOUR preference (nothing wrong with that), rather than the other styles not being "worthy". Seriously...just because you prefer something else, doesn't mean that all other submissions are unworthy of consideration. Get over yourself.

Furthermore, just because I like one style, that doesn't mean that I am forbidden from liking another style, also.


Quit being sensible!
 
2013-12-13 07:31:36 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: PIZZA PIZZA


Ugh!  You just made my stomach cramp.  Back in the before time, my buddy and I would get LC every time he visited.  We'd swear we'd never do it again but, the next time he stopped by, we'd be on our way to LC.  Because we were poor and it was double the "food" at half the price of good pizza.
 
2013-12-13 07:31:43 PM

MagicBus: SInce I visit Rhode Island once or twice a year, and have had good but not great pizza -- any recommendations for great pizza in Providence or north?


Caserta Pizza on Federal Hill. That place just owns.
 
2013-12-13 07:34:20 PM
New Haven calls their style "apizza", which comes from the root word "pizza", and the prefix "a-" meaning "negative" or "not".
 
2013-12-13 07:37:18 PM

cyberspacedout: That's if you define what Chicago serves as "pizza." I'm gonna have to agree with Jon Stewart on this one.


Chicago doesn't serve pizza, they have lasagna without layers of noodles between the sauce/meat and its horrible.
 
2013-12-13 07:45:46 PM
Well, as the owner of a successful critically acclaimed gourmet wood grilled pizza catering company based out of Federal Hill, Providence, I have to agree.
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2013-12-13 07:48:46 PM
Chicago deep dish in winter and New York in summer. Just like how I prefer, dark, heavy beers in winter, and light crisp beers in summer. Each has its own place and time of year.
 
2013-12-13 07:49:59 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I am unfamiliar with these "pizza strips". They don't sound too appealing, though. What are they? Who makes/sells them? Are they sold as meals, or for snacking?


Basically they're Sicilian-style pizza (thick, chewy crust, lots of sauce, cut into rectangles) that have no cheese. They're served at room temperature. You can buy a box (and entire pizza) for a meal for a family, but the squares also come individually wrapped in plastic and you'll see them at checkout counters of liquor stores and convenience stores. When I was a kid they used to come the from same local bakery that made our birthday cakes. You can find a list of places that make them here:

http://www.quahog.org/cuisine/index.php#pizza

I'll admit, they are odd, but they're not that different from eating cold pizza the next day. (Especially if you have a cat that like to eat the cheese off in the middle of the night.)

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