RE: Goldberg's Pizza
How sad that the place closed. I'd always wanted to try it back in the days when I was a kid and Larry Goldberg's pizza book was on the shelf with my mom's other cookbooks. It was a very funny book. In one chapter, Goldberg wrote about his pizza recipes that had failed, including (don't know if I believe him), "peanut butter and jelly pizza."
Goldberg was also written about extensively by Calvin Trillin in Trillin's books about food. Goldberg was always on a diet except when he was in his hometown of Kansas City, where anything was considered OK. That inspired, according to Trillin, quotes from Goldberg such as:
"My friend and I each had a pie for dessert. He couldn't finish his, so I finished it for him."
"On my way to lunch, I stopped at Kresge's for a chili dog."