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2019/03/30 15:44:55 (permalink)

Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI)

Back in late 2014 there was a Contingent trip to the Fond du Lac area and a few people made on unscheduled stop at Joe's Fox Hut to try the pizza:
 
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My highlights:
  • The late addition of Confections for any Occasion.
  • Loading up on meats at Edens Meats fantastic butcher counter.
  • Stretching lunch into the Pie Happy Hour at Schreiner's, then having every pie on the menu ordered by someone at the table.
  • Merc's big & small at the Mercury Marine Museum.
  • Joe's Fox Hut pizza and cold Schlitz.
  • The King Size prime rib cut at Wendt's.
I wasn't part of that group so when I was in the Fox Valley at the end of January I made a point of giving Joe's a try.
 

 

 
No Schlitz for me but this was a very good pizza.  Nice crust, tasty sausage and a sauce that definitely favored savory over sweet, and Joe's goes old-school Midwest with canned mushrooms and the tavern cut.
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/03/30 16:33:18 (permalink)
Pizza looks OK. Not sure of that crust, But Schlitz...the beer that made Milwaukee famous!
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/03/30 17:04:10 (permalink)
I think the "crust" on the right side of the photo might actually be cardboard; I'm not sure why but when the pizza came to my table there was a cardboard disc between it and the pan...maybe it's SOP at Joe's whether or not the pizza's staying there?  Paper's a big industry in NE WI so maybe Hans and Franz come down from the mills to make sure everybody's using their fair share.
 
And a lot of people believe that Val Blatz coined the the slogan "the beer that made Milwaukee famous" and later sold it to Schlitz.  I think I saw Blatz for $17.99/case at the grocery store yesterday...
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/03/30 18:06:05 (permalink)
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I think the "crust" on the right side of the photo might actually be cardboard; I'm not sure why but when the pizza came to my table there was a cardboard disc between it and the pan...maybe it's SOP at Joe's whether or not the pizza's staying there?  Paper's a big industry in NE WI so maybe Hans and Franz come down from the mills to make sure everybody's using their fair share.
 
And a lot of people believe that Val Blatz coined the the slogan "the beer that made Milwaukee famous" and later sold it to Schlitz.  I think I saw Blatz for $17.99/case at the grocery store yesterday...


Interesting. Thanks!
 
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/03/30 18:13:29 (permalink)
I've seen cardboard under frozen pizzas quite often.
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/03/30 22:50:34 (permalink)
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I've seen cardboard under frozen pizzas quite often.


That's what that crust looks like. I'll assume it's not,but the look is of machine made!
 
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/04/01 10:32:58 (permalink)
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That's what that crust looks like. I'll assume it's not,but the look is of machine made!
 

 When I lived in Wisconsin and could get a peek into any pizza parlor kitchen, they were machine rolling and docking those thin crust pies.  So yes!  It's still my favorite 50 years later.
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/04/01 14:07:32 (permalink)
Why?? Is it really any faster, even that much faster, using a machine roller, than the old fashioned hand toss??? Not if done right!
 
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Re: Joe's Fox Hut (FdL, WI) 2019/07/17 16:26:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/07/18 08:02:42
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Why?? Is it really any faster, even that much faster, using a machine roller, than the old fashioned hand toss??? Not if done right!
 


Why?  Because you can't hand toss tavern style dough - it will break.  It's not high gluten like hand tossed East Coast pizza is.  Our thin pizza is a totally different experience.
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