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2017/02/09 19:50:07 (permalink)

National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital??

OLD FORGE PENNSYLVANIA!
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2017/02/08/old-forge-pennsylvania-pizza/97592600/
 
 
 
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/02/09 20:14:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/09/19 07:28:28
Oh, for heaven's sakes, everybody knows that Joe Rogo wrote that article!  The real pizza capital is New Haven, CT.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/02/09 20:39:54 (permalink)

Everyone knows it's Gary, IN!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/02/09 21:20:29 (permalink)
No....it's the original home of american pizza.....NYC!!!!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/02/10 22:06:15 (permalink)
Has anyone actually eaten Old Forge Pizza?
How was it??
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/02/11 07:48:11 (permalink)
It is like a cross between pizza and a really great grilled cheese sandwich.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 00:23:28 (permalink)
The pizza capital is NYC! there's the slice places like Ray's (and there's a lot of independent Ray's), and brick ovens like Grimaldi's and John's and Sicilian, and Neoplolitan, and basically everything else. Connecticut? seriously? ok, Apizza is great, but a Capital it doesn't make. NYC - it is what it is, and what it is is the champ because an average slice there wins pizza of the year anywhere else.
 
God knows, living in the mid-atlantic, my pizza yearning is never satisfied until I visit the City.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 02:11:20 (permalink)
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The pizza capital is NYC! there's the slice places like Ray's (and there's a lot of independent Ray's), and brick ovens like Grimaldi's and John's and Sicilian, and Neoplolitan, and basically everything else. Connecticut? seriously? ok, Apizza is great, but a Capital it doesn't make. NYC - it is what it is, and what it is is the champ because an average slice there wins pizza of the year anywhere else.
 
God knows, living in the mid-atlantic, my pizza yearning is never satisfied until I visit the City.


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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 12:09:04 (permalink)
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The pizza capital is NYC! there's the slice places like Ray's (and there's a lot of independent Ray's), and brick ovens like Grimaldi's and John's and Sicilian, and Neoplolitan, and basically everything else. Connecticut? seriously? ok, Apizza is great, but a Capital it doesn't make. NYC - it is what it is, and what it is is the champ because an average slice there wins pizza of the year anywhere else.
 
God knows, living in the mid-atlantic, my pizza yearning is never satisfied until I visit the City.


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Is the Pope a Roman Catholic?
Do bears defecate in the woods?
Do the French cook snails?
 
Of course, the Pizza Capital is NYC!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 13:29:39 (permalink)
its Gary
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 14:42:15 (permalink)
Perhaps the Gary district of NYC!!!!!
 
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 15:00:38 (permalink)
nah.
 
Gary, IN
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 15:06:28 (permalink)
Read the article folks!  Don't be a hater!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 15:35:41 (permalink)
I thought is was Valley Forge...
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 16:01:13 (permalink)
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Read the article folks!  Don't be a hater!



O.K., Old Forge, PA is A "Pizza Capital" in a nation and world that has many of them, including New Haven, CT and Gary, IN.
 
Furthermore, "Old Forge-style" pizza (a.k.a. "Sicilian", "Grandma", "Cookie Sheet") is wonderful.  I have enjoyed it for years at Mario's Pizza House in Arlington, VA.
 
Two of my favorite guys in the whole, wide world:  Lefty (R) and Joe (L):

 
But, even in Napoli, everyone knows that NYC is THE PIZZA CAPPITAL OF THE WORLD.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 16:04:07 (permalink)
Hey Jim, How about a "Lefty's Special" Sub? Yum.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 16:06:25 (permalink)
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I thought is was Valley Forge...



Even before Andrew Carnegie, Pennsylvania produced both coal and steel.  The Keystone State is "full" of Forges.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 16:12:46 (permalink)
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Hey Jim, How about a "Lefty's Special" Sub? Yum.



Last time I was there (2013) Lefty and Joe, both into their 70's, were still working.  I had my usual - two slices - one pep, one BBQ - a small steak and cheese, grilled onions & shrooms.  It's the only place where my tip is always bigger than the bill.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 18:26:51 (permalink)
Ha, note the words "self-imposed" in the article, and check those dates.....
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 20:27:52 (permalink)
"a.k.a. "Sicilian", "Grandma", "Cookie Sheet"....wrong wrong wrong.  Also, what Joe is holding is NOT an Old Forge Style Pizza.  Looks like a very nice pizza, but, not Old Forge.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 20:34:44 (permalink)
PLUS!!! We have a sign!  I'll bet NYC doesn't have a sign!
 
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/19 21:03:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/09/20 07:49:35
Joe, I am with you!  You have got to get an Old Forge pizza Roadfood trip going!  Old Forge Pizza is different and wonderful!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 08:24:46 (permalink)
I'd be interested.  Judging by its name Pittston must be a suburb of Pittsburgh so it wouldn't be too terribly far away.
 

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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 09:25:16 (permalink)
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I'd be interested.  Judging by its name Pittston must be a suburb of Pittsburgh so it wouldn't be too terribly far away.
 



Um ScreamingGuy....Pittsburgh ripped off their name from Pittston. The agreement was, they stay on the other side of the State.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 09:28:38 (permalink)
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Joe, I am with you!  You have got to get an Old Forge pizza Roadfood trip going!  Old Forge Pizza is different and wonderful!


I'm waiting....hoping, Ghigiarelli's reopens.  Then we can have a proper tour.


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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 10:30:20 (permalink)
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"a.k.a. "Sicilian", "Grandma", "Cookie Sheet"....wrong wrong wrong.  Also, what Joe is holding is NOT an Old Forge Style Pizza.  Looks like a very nice pizza, but, not Old Forge.




From the article:
 
..."in 1926, Grandma Ghigiarelli served a rectangular pizza ... ."
 
"Some key qualities define Old Forge pizza. First, a whole pizza is not called a pie but a tray — the pizza is baked on rectangular metal pans, and there are no slices, just cuts."
 
"Grandma".  (check)
"(rectangular) cookie sheet/baking tray".  (check)
"Ghigiarelli".  Sounds Sicilian to me.  (check)
 
Further, "Old Forge pizza has a crust that’s lighter than a typical thick crust, and crispy on the bottom with a chewy center."  I assure you that Mario's crust is exactly that - a wondersul crisp, lightly caramelized bottom under light breading. 
 
Believe me, I know why you love this 'style' so.
 
Or, is "Old forge" pizza like "Champagne" - a sparkling wine, which to carry the appellation, must be made exclusively in the Champagne region of France? 
 
That is to be called "Old Forge style" it must be prepared and consumed in Old Forge, PA? 
Is it available in Wyoming?
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 12:07:04 (permalink)
What you describe is almost identical to how many pizzerias served pizza in Rome decades ago. Many different style pies in rectangular pans (great variety of toppings), all sold by weight, a different price for each style. You said about how big a piece you wanted, it was cut and put on a scale,priced out, and it was yours. Great way to sample many types. In that way, decades ago, I tried my first potato pizza.
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 12:15:30 (permalink)
Oh come on Pennsylvania:
 
http://timesleader.com/news/local/632969/feet-to-the-fire-pizza-capitol-of-the-world-says-who
 
...oh and Brick, NJ is the pepperoni capitol of the worls....spread it around.......lol!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 12:28:07 (permalink)
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Oh come on Pennsylvania:
 
http://timesleader.com/news/local/632969/feet-to-the-fire-pizza-capitol-of-the-world-says-who
 
...oh and Brick, NJ is the pepperoni capitol of the worls....spread it around.......lol!


Hey, you gonna listen to some disgraziatta name O'Boyle, or you gonna listen to me!!!
 
Also to note....Pittston is the QUALITY Tomato Capital of The World!  We realize some areas, like Joisey, grow a lot of tomatoes, but, we don't know anybody who would actually eat them!
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Re: National Pizza Day And Where's the Pizza Capital?? 2017/09/20 12:45:14 (permalink)
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"a.k.a. "Sicilian", "Grandma", "Cookie Sheet"....wrong wrong wrong.  Also, what Joe is holding is NOT an Old Forge Style Pizza.  Looks like a very nice pizza, but, not Old Forge.




From the article:
 
..."in 1926, Grandma Ghigiarelli served a rectangular pizza ... ."
 
"Some key qualities define Old Forge pizza. First, a whole pizza is not called a pie but a tray — the pizza is baked on rectangular metal pans, and there are no slices, just cuts."
 
"Grandma".  (check)
"(rectangular) cookie sheet/baking tray".  (check)
"Ghigiarelli".  Sounds Sicilian to me.  (check)
 
Further, "Old Forge pizza has a crust that’s lighter than a typical thick crust, and crispy on the bottom with a chewy center."  I assure you that Mario's crust is exactly that - a wondersul crisp, lightly caramelized bottom under light breading. 
 
Believe me, I know why you love this 'style' so.
 
Or, is "Old forge" pizza like "Champagne" - a sparkling wine, which to carry the appellation, must be made exclusively in the Champagne region of France? 
 
That is to be called "Old Forge style" it must be prepared and consumed in Old Forge, PA? 
Is it available in Wyoming?


Actually, Greymo found a Pittston Guy making Old Forge Pizza by Harrisburg(I know, sounds scary).  She said it was very good....and I believe her.
 
And, we let the State of Wyoming rip-off their name.    
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