Re: Local joints that are closed, long-dead, forgotten... but YOU remember. Oh yes.
Carnaggio's in West Birmingham/Bessemer Alabama. 300lb Italian gals wearing white smocks in the kitchen and some of the best pizza I ever put down. They had this deeply funky white cheese that almost, almost, tasted spoiled. They'd load up fermented olives and thick cut pepperoni all over their pies. Delicious and long since shuttered.