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(Guardian)   Twitter bot regularly posts addresses and photos from random restaurants all over the world. One conclusion: Pizza is a universal food, and most places utterly botch it. Another conclusion: Almost all food pics on the internet are terrible   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-12-10 6:39:28 AM  
It's always fascinating how utterly bad a lot of pizzas are. There's a small local chain here that charges $20+ on up for pizza that is usually 95% pizza dough and that's about it.  They add maybe a teaspoon of sauce, three pieces of shredded cheese, and you MAY get a topping or two on your slice if you're lucky.  It's the only non-chain pizza place that delivers so people consistently get it, and have to rave to their friends about how they're shopping locally and all that crap, but man it's awful pizza.
 
2021-12-10 6:40:11 AM  
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2021-12-10 7:18:01 AM  
It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.
 
2021-12-10 8:10:31 AM  

Creoena: It's always fascinating how utterly bad a lot of pizzas are. There's a small local chain here that charges $20+ on up for pizza that is usually 95% pizza dough and that's about it.  They add maybe a teaspoon of sauce, three pieces of shredded cheese, and you MAY get a topping or two on your slice if you're lucky.  It's the only non-chain pizza place that delivers so people consistently get it, and have to rave to their friends about how they're shopping locally and all that crap, but man it's awful pizza.


Sounds like an opportunity for someone to open a good pizza place in your area.
 
2021-12-10 8:18:18 AM  

ScrimBoy: It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.


I don't want to fart around with a handful of Polaroids while I'm also trying to parse a menu
 
2021-12-10 9:15:16 AM  

basscomm: ScrimBoy: It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.

I don't want to fart around with a handful of Polaroids while I'm also trying to parse a menu


Lol! What I get for Farking first thing in the morning.... or just ignoring Preview
 
2021-12-10 9:27:02 AM  
If you want the worst pizza in the world, visit Colombia.  Was one of the only things I didn't like about the place.  But you can't really hold it against them.
 
2021-12-10 10:14:26 AM  

ScrimBoy: It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.


I honestly can't remember the last time I ate at a restaurant that had pictures of the food on the menu or on display. McDonald's, I suppose, but that a veryrare occurrence for me. Your point about composition and lighting is well taken as I have memories of super faded pics at Chinese places when I was a kid. Why do restaurants find this necessary? A nice description on the menu should really be enough.
 
2021-12-10 10:48:40 AM  
One may see it as pizza, but what if it really is that locale's version of an open-faced red sauce melt sandwich?
 
2021-12-10 3:18:37 PM  
CSB - lived in Switzerland for a couple years, and surprisingly? The local pizza joints weren't half bad - likely due to the proximity to The Motherland.

The one place that was truly terrible? Was American themed.  "Uncle Sam's Pizza" or "Star Spangled Pizza" or some other cheesy (no pun intended) name.

Bland crust, ketchup for the sauce, and I'm pretty sure they managed to get the only "cheese product" in the country.

Like seriously, pizza's so simple that as long as you don't go total bargain basement with the ingredients you'll get something edible.  These guys managed to screw it up.

Still wonder if the poor view of Americans at least partially stems from bad pizza...
 
2021-12-10 3:22:11 PM  

CFitzsimmons: ScrimBoy: It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.

I honestly can't remember the last time I ate at a restaurant that had pictures of the food on the menu or on display. McDonald's, I suppose, but that a veryrare occurrence for me. Your point about composition and lighting is well taken as I have memories of super faded pics at Chinese places when I was a kid. Why do restaurants find this necessary? A nice description on the menu should really be enough.


This is exactly what I was thinking.  Local Greek, Chinese and Italian places come to mind.  Big chains update regularly or have displays now.
 
2021-12-10 6:13:07 PM  
I love pizza, and am not really picky about it, 99% are great.  However, I have eaten one at John's in NYC, and several in various cities in Italy, and the best pizza I ever ate was in Poland, in a tiny town east of Gdansk.
 
2021-12-11 6:49:28 AM  

ScrimBoy: It always surprises me how bad pictures of food are at the restaurant.  Especially if they're displayed on the menu above the register and the images have faded from the back lights.  The composition and lighting is usually terrible and makes the food look totally unappealing.

Better to just provide a menu and loose the images.


literally every single "Kennedy Fried Chicken"-styled place I've ever been to. or as you and CFitzsimmons mentioned, local non-chain Chinese joints.

a lot of our favorite bars here have been getting bigly LCD signage, and when they do it's a metric fark-tonne of the the things hung on every damn wall of the place - likely because they're getting it for free from whatever popular sportsball bookie - rotates food photos, food+drink daily specials lists, weather, sportsball scores, and... of course the most very of obvious: ads for the sportsbook itself. not to mention a prominent logo on the LCD bezel, lol.

interestingly, the first/only time I've been to a BWW there were... electrical outlets right over each of the urinals??!? confused the everloving fark out of me, until someone suggested they must have had similar signs installed but then removed.
 
2021-12-11 6:50:49 AM  
(or I guess maybe someone possibly thefted them, lol)
 
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