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2022-01-20 6:00:46 PM  
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I miss decent pizza places near DC. Alexandria, Virginia used to have a pizza place called Generous George's that, surprisingly, didn't have great pizza. What they DID have were bread/pasta bowls bigger than a cow's head and pizza that didn't skimp on the toppings. The atmosphere of the place is what made it.

These days, everyone wants to be a boutique pizza place with limited fancy toppings, dreadfully expensive prices, and no sense of fun. There's a place near Dupont Circle that doesn't even sell large pizzas - everything is a single serving pizza. That's not what pizza is about.
 
2022-01-20 2:32:15 PM  
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oooOOOOoohhhh yaaaasss thank you subby, best SF headline of the year so far
 
2022-01-20 5:08:19 PM  
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E.S.Q.: oooOOOOoohhhh yaaaasss thank you subby, best SF headline of the year so far


yw. I used to pay $1 for a plain slice. Adjusted for inflation thats $2. Its now $7 something

Then again, adjusted for inflation my Berkeley tuition was $2700/yr. Now its $14.3
 
2022-01-20 6:00:38 PM  
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Pats_Cloth_Coat: E.S.Q.: oooOOOOoohhhh yaaaasss thank you subby, best SF headline of the year so far

yw. I used to pay $1 for a plain slice. Adjusted for inflation thats $2. Its now $7 something

Then again, adjusted for inflation my Berkeley tuition was $2700/yr. Now its $14.3


Then Berkeley's tuition may have actually gone down a bit.  My daughter graduated in 2020 (unfortunately for her--not the most fun year to be a college senior!) and I'm pretty sure I was paying a bit more than that her last couple of years.

I am old, as is my wife.  We each went to our own state's public universities (Berkeley for her, and the University of Nevada for me) and for each of us our tuition was less than $500 per semester.
 
2022-01-20 7:57:32 PM  
2 votes:

Lsherm: I miss decent pizza places near DC. Alexandria, Virginia used to have a pizza place called Generous George's that, surprisingly, didn't have great pizza. What they DID have were bread/pasta bowls bigger than a cow's head and pizza that didn't skimp on the toppings. The atmosphere of the place is what made it.

These days, everyone wants to be a boutique pizza place with limited fancy toppings, dreadfully expensive prices, and no sense of fun. There's a place near Dupont Circle that doesn't even sell large pizzas - everything is a single serving pizza. That's not what pizza is about.


I remember Generous George's!  I ate there several times back when I was only traveling down here occasionally for business!  It was definitely a quirky sort of place, all right.

Now I live in Annandale.  We've got some decent regional chains (Vocelli), a number of VPN-certified places (have you tried Pupatella or Pizzeria Orso), and a few pretty good Mom 'n Pop places.

I just spotted 'Duccini's', near Bailey's Crossroads, and am looking forward to trying them.  There's a Duccini's in Arlington, too.
 
2022-01-20 9:03:51 PM  
2 votes:

Lsherm: I miss decent pizza places near DC. Alexandria, Virginia used to have a pizza place called Generous George's that, surprisingly, didn't have great pizza. What they DID have were bread/pasta bowls bigger than a cow's head and pizza that didn't skimp on the toppings. The atmosphere of the place is what made it.

These days, everyone wants to be a boutique pizza place with limited fancy toppings, dreadfully expensive prices, and no sense of fun. There's a place near Dupont Circle that doesn't even sell large pizzas - everything is a single serving pizza. That's not what pizza is about.


I went to Generous George's Positive Pizza Palace a few times back at the original place when I was in high school (early 90s) and my dad lived near there.  I remember them for their huge serving sizes and quirky pizzas (like lettuce on top of their taco salad pizza).  Pasta was served on top of a pizza crust.  Drinks were served in massive brandy snifter / fishbowl type glasses.

For a while, there were a few other places (there was one down Telegraph road, not quite all the way to the Coast Guard Listening Station), and I think at least one of them outlasted the original location.

But they didn't have the same soul.  The original place I think was two buildings and a lot between them that had been roofed over, with bright murals on all of the walls.  The other places tried, but it felt more like a 'we're trying to be quirky' like a Chewy's or a TGI Fridays, and not as organic as the original.  (Probably because they were in strip malls and such, rather than rehabed buildings in Old Town Alexandria)
 
2022-01-21 6:43:26 AM  
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Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Lsherm: I miss decent pizza places near DC. Alexandria, Virginia used to have a pizza place called Generous George's that, surprisingly, didn't have great pizza. What they DID have were bread/pasta bowls bigger than a cow's head and pizza that didn't skimp on the toppings. The atmosphere of the place is what made it.

These days, everyone wants to be a boutique pizza place with limited fancy toppings, dreadfully expensive prices, and no sense of fun. There's a place near Dupont Circle that doesn't even sell large pizzas - everything is a single serving pizza. That's not what pizza is about.

I remember Generous George's!  I ate there several times back when I was only traveling down here occasionally for business!  It was definitely a quirky sort of place, all right.

Now I live in Annandale.  We've got some decent regional chains (Vocelli), a number of VPN-certified places (have you tried Pupatella or Pizzeria Orso), and a few pretty good Mom 'n Pop places.

I just spotted 'Duccini's', near Bailey's Crossroads, and am looking forward to trying them.  There's a Duccini's in Arlington, too.


It feels weird to be on a place like this and hear people talk about the place I live in. If I weren't such a closeted shut-in freak I'd almost like to visit y'all.
 
2022-01-21 10:41:36 AM  
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I would have a slice.
 
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