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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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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federal-Hill-Wood-Grilled-Pizza/12003 35 10976
 
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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2013-12-13 08:00:51 PM
I'll concede, if that is what it takes, that in Chicago it's a "casserole". Fine. But it's so much better than that cardboard NY puts out as "pizza". Holy crap is that awful. Dollar for dollar, I'll go for Malnati's over a shingle any day.
 
2013-12-13 08:03:13 PM

Fear the Clam: 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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The local grocery store's bakery department used to make bagels like that. I haven't seen one in over 20 - 25 years now, though. That makes me a little sad, but I'll just make a homemade pizza with a butter crust this weekend and that will make everything better.
 
2013-12-13 08:04:45 PM
Detroit Sicilian style. Shield's, Buddy's, etc.
 
2013-12-13 08:09:27 PM
Yay pizza thread. Im gonna have to say Chicago style deep dish wins 62 to negative 8 cuz DA BEARS!
 
2013-12-13 08:18:41 PM
What do you know. Pizza does taste better when you are not eating it on a high horse.
 
2013-12-13 08:20:09 PM

FarkinHostile: 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.










https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federal-Hill-Wood-Grilled-Pizza/12003 35 10976


Why is food always acclaimed when you drizzle chocolate sauce over it?

Aren't we tired of farking food art yet?
 
2013-12-13 08:21:24 PM
CT, NJ, and RI have the good pizza these days because thats where all the italians who left new york moved to.

If you see someone in a pizza parlor in NYC and you think they are italian, they are more likely to be albanian or some other imposter breed.
 
2013-12-13 08:26:40 PM
The pizza category is invalid because they exclude Detroit from their survey of cities. Even if you don't like Detroit-style pizza (which unlike some cities you for the most part purchase in the suburbs) or Detroit for that matter, a better question to answer is what style of pizza do you like, and where is the best place to buy that style of pizza.

I doubt that any place outside of New York City has better NYC-style pizza, if indeed you like that style (not to my taste---too thin).
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-13 08:29:36 PM

I'm an Egyptian!: Pardon my French....but you're an asshole!


Pardonnez mon français , mais vous êtes un anus
 
2013-12-13 08:33:13 PM
Nothing like a RI food thread to make me homesick
 
2013-12-13 08:35:12 PM

HairBolus: 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


Farking Anchorage is on the list, but, no St Louis!  Wonder why?  BwaHaHaHaHa!!!
 
2013-12-13 08:38:11 PM

sendtodave: Aren't we tired of farking food art yet?


No.  We will never grow tired of farking, food or art.
 
2013-12-13 08:38:59 PM
Can't stand deep dish, but I dunno if that has to do with the fact I had to work with it for all those years or I just had the lame shiat (at the Giardano's I worked at).

It was a godsend whenever me and my friends had munchies though!!!!
 
2013-12-13 08:39:53 PM
New Jerseyite who has worked in Illinois for a few longish stretches and developed a thing for deep dish. My coworkers ship me Lou Malnati's for my birthday every year. I wasn't aware RI had noteworthy pizza, but New Haven sure does.
 
2013-12-13 08:41:05 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: 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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Good to know I'm not alone on thinking they're the best! I've had many a pizza across many a land, and worked at a pizzeria, but something about LC makes them taste like so much cardboard.
 
2013-12-13 08:41:52 PM

iron_city_ap: 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.


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2013-12-13 08:42:36 PM
I'm not going to lie, this thread is making me awfully homesick.  I gorge myself on pizza strips the whenever I am back in RI!
 
2013-12-13 08:44:11 PM

HairBolus: 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


Wow! San Juan beat Anchorage!

To be fair, that's a pretty low bar.

/Chicago style RULES! Haters gonna hate.
 
2013-12-13 08:49:42 PM

Fear the Clam: 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.)


That's disgusting and the cat thing is kinda gross too
 
2013-12-13 08:56:20 PM
Meanwhile the rest of the contry wishes New York and Chicago residents would just STFU about their pizza.
 
2013-12-13 09:01:37 PM
I'm writing this post about a quarter-mile from Roger Williams Park, so I'm getting a kick...

Seriously, though, it's pretty cool to see all the RI Farkers come out of the woodwork for this thread. For me, a transplant from NY, I'd have to say that what really distinguishes Providence pizza are the grilled pies, as pictured upthread. The cheeseless strips are damn tasty, but I'm hesitant to call 'em pizza. If you want soupy, undercooked casserole, there's always Sicilia's stuffed pie. Yum?
 
2013-12-13 09:15:15 PM
RI'er here, too.

My personal rule of thumb: If you're in Providence, go up to Federal Hill: Caserta, Sicilia's, Bob & Timmy's.

Outside the city, look for any place calling itself their town's "House of Pizza." Never fails.

Strips are best bought from Italian bakeries (check the label on the wrapped slices at the packy and go direct to the source).
 
2013-12-13 09:16:51 PM
LOL Providence, suck it New Haven.

/have had both and guess what?  yup it's still just farking pizza.
 
2013-12-13 09:24:55 PM
Sally's, Pepe's, and Modern. That's the story.
 
2013-12-13 09:31:00 PM

doglover: Chicago Pizza is for faeries.

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i184.photobucket.com

Disagrees.
 
2013-12-13 09:31:59 PM
I grew up in central Illinois, so deep dish is where it's at for me. Shout-out to my awesome hometown place: Papa Del's in Champaign-Urbana. Not really Chicago-style deep dish, but damned thick and supremely gooey and delish. I crave their pepperoni and green olive.

Now I live in West Hartford, Connecticut. They just opened a Pepe's 5 minutes from my apartment. That. Shiat. Is. Great. Made me appreciate thin-crust.

Cheese, meat and sauce on a crust. What's not to love?
 
2013-12-13 09:32:24 PM
Worthless without pics of real Chicago style pizza .

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-13 09:41:03 PM

freakingmoron: Pizza is like sex, even if its bad its still pretty good. Unless its DiGiorno, then its just crap.

/totino's


So somebody from Chicago tell me why the entire food concession at the United Center is devoted to Digiorno pizza, with big signs like this is a good thing.  Go there for a Blackhawks game, and you can't find a decent slice of pie, or even a Chicago Dog.  W T F  I can only figure that it's a mob thing, with the contract delivered to some "family business" that has no desire to offer decent food (or beer for that matter)
 
2013-12-13 09:45:06 PM
Every deep dish pizza I have ever had tastes like the crust is made from an old grease-soaked sponge. Toppings are good, but I just can't get past that crust.
 
2013-12-13 09:57:12 PM
ok Providence guy here.  i have no clue how or why we won that.  there isn't really a definitive Providence pizza.  every place here has their own type and they are ALL different.  but if i had to choose i would go with Bob & Timmy's
 
2013-12-13 09:58:20 PM

zimbomba63: HairBolus: 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

Farking Anchorage is on the list, but, no St Louis!  Wonder why?  BwaHaHaHaHa!!!


Thank you! There is never any love for St Louis pizza in these threads. Rules all as far as I am concerned.

But I love pizza, all sorts.
 
2013-12-13 09:58:57 PM

RottenEggs: Worthless without pics of real Chicago style pizza .

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That could be any pie out of Buffalo....

Not something to be proud of.


As a NYC scamp at heart, I just don't get the doughy foccaccia that some places insist is pizza, nor the travesty of a giant can of hunts in a breadbowl called pizza.

However, as with many things - especially food - tastes vary wildly. Regionally, individually, and even over time. So I don't fault them their "styles" of pizza. Now, wings on the other hand; Buffalo is king. The rest of the country can suck a bag of d**ks. Except maybe for New Haven - they have very good wings in New Haven.
 
2013-12-13 10:04:42 PM
Sure, Bob & Timmy's has good pizza, but the service? Terrible. From my Yelp review:

I almost don't know where to begin...after being seated, I made it patently clear to our waitress that my 4yo and I wanted a "plain cheese pizza." I even pointed to it on the menu, and said "No, I don't think he'd like gorgonzola.  I want a Plain Cheese Pizza."
Twenty minutes later, another waitress comes by with a four-cheese pie, covered in onions and who knows what else?  I sent it back, which meant we had to wait another 20 minutes for what we'd ordered in the first place.  So now we're at 40 minutes, with a hungry, antsy 4yo child.  Finally the pizza comes, we eat, we enjoy.  Is it one of the top 25 in the country, as advertised?  Eh...maybe not. Our waitress apologized, saying it was only her 3rd day on the job, but when you're being backed up by two more slow, inattentive waitresses, that's hardly an excuse.
Knowing that I was going to wait in Limbo for one of them to come by to pick up the check I had to go to the register myself, where my $19 bill was ignored and instead charged $91 on someone else's check.
Good pizza, 4 stars. Crap service, 1 star.  Costly inattention to my bill, 1 star.  Average 'em, 2 stars.  I won't be back.
Update: Examining my receipt, I discovered that they'd also charged me for the more expensive pie.  I went back and demanded the manager give me my money back. He did, grudgingly and with enough resistance that the entire restaurant heard my complaint.  Am I a jerk? Perhaps.  Was I in the right?  I think so.  GFY, B&T's.
 
2013-12-13 10:11:41 PM
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2013-12-13 10:12:05 PM
Rich people problems.  Also, RI sucks.

/from RI
//who goes out to eat anymore?
 
2013-12-13 10:13:16 PM

Fear the Clam: 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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In Rhode Island this is called bakery pizza (or beach pizza as my family refers to it),  Even though it appears that it does not have cheese, most bakeries sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese when the pizza comes out of the oven and the cheese melts into the sauce.
 
2013-12-13 10:21:06 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?


Tommy's Pizza on Chalkstone.  I live about 10 blocks away from it.

And yes their real and their fantastic.
 
2013-12-13 10:29:34 PM

tonguedepressor: 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?

Tommy's Pizza on Chalkstone.  I live about 10 blocks away from it.

And yes their they're real and their they're fantastic spectacular.


Fixed. For reference's sake.
 
2013-12-13 10:31:29 PM
Just gonna leave this here...

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/10/a-pizza-my-mind-why-yo u- should-eat-more-bad-pizza.html

Jhonnie Walker sucks, but the rest is pretty valid.
 
2013-12-13 10:34:47 PM

HairBolus: 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


I'm somewhat surprised that New Haven, CT didn't make the list.
 
2013-12-13 10:46:33 PM
Thnx phamwaa.  So if this is consensus,(ahenh) then I'm literally 2,600 ft away from the Best pizza in North America.
 
2013-12-13 10:46:43 PM

art_shamsky: Sure, Bob & Timmy's has good pizza, but the service? Terrible. From my Yelp review:

I almost don't know where to begin...after being seated, I made it patently clear to our waitress that my 4yo and I wanted a "plain cheese pizza." I even pointed to it on the menu, and said "No, I don't think he'd like gorgonzola.  I want a Plain Cheese Pizza."
Twenty minutes later, another waitress comes by with a four-cheese pie, covered in onions and who knows what else?  I sent it back, which meant we had to wait another 20 minutes for what we'd ordered in the first place.  So now we're at 40 minutes, with a hungry, antsy 4yo child.  Finally the pizza comes, we eat, we enjoy.  Is it one of the top 25 in the country, as advertised?  Eh...maybe not. Our waitress apologized, saying it was only her 3rd day on the job, but when you're being backed up by two more slow, inattentive waitresses, that's hardly an excuse.
Knowing that I was going to wait in Limbo for one of them to come by to pick up the check I had to go to the register myself, where my $19 bill was ignored and instead charged $91 on someone else's check.
Good pizza, 4 stars. Crap service, 1 star.  Costly inattention to my bill, 1 star.  Average 'em, 2 stars.  I won't be back.
Update: Examining my receipt, I discovered that they'd also charged me for the more expensive pie.  I went back and demanded the manager give me my money back. He did, grudgingly and with enough resistance that the entire restaurant heard my complaint.  Am I a jerk? Perhaps.  Was I in the right?  I think so.  GFY, B&T's.


dont have a 4yo.
 
2013-12-13 10:58:42 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?


Really??

My farking county is larger than RI. Are you too goddamned lazy to drive through RI?
 
2013-12-13 11:23:57 PM
People realize that we rarely eat Chicago style pizza here in Chicago right? That crap is for tourists. Lou Malnati's thin crust is where its at.

Anyways, our hot dogs do destroy you mind and we have this place called Back Alley Burger. Not joking, you would geed your first born to Alligators for a shot at eating there. Mary better pop that baby out soon to ensure 2nd generations of BAB.
 
2013-12-13 11:42:16 PM

traxan: Caserta Pizza on Federal Hill. That place just owns.

thread ovah.

 
2013-12-14 12:02:58 AM

95BV5: 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?

Really??

My farking county is larger than RI. Are you too goddamned lazy to drive through RI?


Plus we just had it re-carpeted.
 
2013-12-14 04:05:56 AM
The best, most authentic pizza is in Italy. It  is nothing like  Chicago 'pizza' , nothing like RI pizza and colosest to pizzerias in New York. The Italian variety is nearly always prepared in a wood-fired oven and it thin but not crispy, and puts most of the pizza made in the US to shame.
 
2013-12-14 04:07:53 AM

phartman: The best, most authentic pizza is in Italy. It  is nothing like  Chicago 'pizza' , nothing like RI pizza and colosest to pizzerias in New York. The Italian variety is nearly always prepared in a wood-fired oven and it thin but not crispy, and puts most of the pizza made in the US to shame.


Oh, and iPads suck for posting on Fark. You can't correct typing errors.
 
2013-12-14 07:00:29 AM
Al Forno in Providence has been famous for its grilled pizza for the last 20 years.

www.alforno.com
 
2013-12-14 07:38:44 AM
www.inquisitr.com

Did "Mystic Pizza" take place in Rhode Island, or somewhere else in New England?

Surprised to see no mention yet.
 
2013-12-14 08:15:56 AM

bostonguy: [www.inquisitr.com image 499x361]

Did "Mystic Pizza" take place in Rhode Island, or somewhere else in New England?

Surprised to see no mention yet.


Mystic, CT. Not very far from RI's SW corner.
 
2013-12-14 08:41:08 AM

art_shamsky: bostonguy: [www.inquisitr.com image 499x361]

Did "Mystic Pizza" take place in Rhode Island, or somewhere else in New England?

Surprised to see no mention yet.

Mystic, CT. Not very far from RI's SW corner.



Also. Go to Mystic Pizza to say you've been there. Go there for the tee shirt. But do not go there for the pizza. Really.
 
2013-12-14 09:13:40 AM
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2013-12-14 01:58:06 PM

RottenEggs: Worthless without pics of real Chicago style pizza .


I can buy Mama Celeste's frozen pies for 3/$2 at the supermarket.
 
2013-12-14 04:34:46 PM

RottenEggs: Worthless without pics of real Chicago style pizza .

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That looks delicious.
 
2013-12-14 06:08:39 PM
The only thing more disgusting than the doughy, half cooked, greasy pizza in Providence is the pizza in every other New England state.

They don't know a pizza from a manhole cover.
 
2013-12-14 08:57:02 PM
Curiously, Rhode Island also has the best hot dogs, and they call them New York System wieners.
 
2013-12-14 08:58:56 PM
P.S.: But RI also invented both the Rhode Island style and "Manhattan" style of chowder. They just had the sense to shift the blame on the one of them.
 
2013-12-14 09:16:00 PM
While you are having your weekly biggie/tupac pizza showdown I'll be over here enjoying my QC-style pie.
 
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