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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 16:05:22 (permalink)
A good pie can be cut into nonagons and still be good! 
 
This a pie from Red Rose in Springfield, MA. Always cut into squares up there. Always good. 
 

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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 16:48:52 (permalink)
All good pizza, in Milwaukee, are cut in squares. Just what I grew up with.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 17:17:33 (permalink)
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THOSE squares I could deal with.  You should see what they do to pizza here in Ohio.  They cut it into the size of a postage stamp!!!  I have a serious problem with that!  Which is why we say "Don't cut it."  But since we're in a pizza wasteland, they may as well cut it........it's all bad.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 19:53:29 (permalink)
That was a great video on pizza!
 
Here, for lleechef, MHGreymo, et al, here is another by the same producer that explores New Haven:
 

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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 20:41:13 (permalink)
STOP IT!!!  I soooooooooo want a clam pie!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 20:51:15 (permalink)
That was so great. Thanks for posting it. Now I have to go home to New Haven again. I don't know whether you noticed, but when he was at BAR next to the window you could see Louis Lunch right across the street.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 22:44:00 (permalink)
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That was a great video on pizza!
 
Here, for lleechef, MHGreymo, et al, here is another by the same producer that explores New Haven:
 



Another great video on pizza.  Thank you so much for your contribution.
 
One thing I am learning from contributions to this thread is that a great pizza, does not have to be perfectly round, much less cut into slices.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/05 14:21:33 (permalink)
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I know it sounds crazy.  However, for some reason, a traditional thin crust pizza seems to taste better to me, when it is cut in squares, rather than slices.  Here, in Colorado, at many pizza joints, I have asked to have my pizza cut into squares, and the replies have gone from being looked at as if I were crazy, to questions on how it is done, to absolute refusal to cut the pizza into squares.
 
There is one pizza joint in Englewood (just south of Denver) called Frank's The Pizza King.  Been around since the 1940's who never blinks an eye, when I ask to have my thin crust pizza cut into squares.  And I swear, for me that pizza tastes better than when cut into slices !
 
Periodically I will buy a frozen thin crust Home Run pizza from Chicago, at the grocery store.  And always cut it into squares.
 
I think it is just something some grew up with. 


Must be - being from NY Metro area this was never done on round pies - in Cincinnati OH La Rosa's does the square cut bit but one of their pies was enough for me - worse than Domino's - however their calzones are very good - strange.
 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/05 14:24:33 (permalink)
We have pizzerias here in the boonies of Brown and Highland Counties in SW Ohio who spell their joints misspelling pizzeria as pizzaria.  The horror.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/05 15:28:34 (permalink)
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We have pizzerias here in the boonies of Brown and Highland Counties in SW Ohio who spell their joints misspelling pizzeria as pizzaria.  The horror.


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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/05 17:37:40 (permalink)
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We have pizzerias here in the boonies of Brown and Highland Counties in SW Ohio who spell their joints misspelling pizzeria as pizzaria.  The horror.


But is the pie edible?  If not, double horror.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 14:18:13 (permalink)
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A good pie can be cut into nonagons and still be good! 
 
This a pie from Red Rose in Springfield, MA. Always cut into squares up there. Always good. 
 





Tony, that pie looks delicious!
 
Even though my friend and true Dallas expert, Twinwillow, will disagree, my favorite place to have pizza & beer here in Dallas is Campisi's Egyptian Lounge. 
 
It's one of the few places here that has a 'back-East' vibe; for me, the atmosphere can't be beat.  And they wear their (former & rumored) Mob connections proudly.
 

 
And here's a sample of their irregularly shaped, square-cut pies:
 
 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 14:57:19 (permalink)
Jack Ruby dined there often, even eating the night before...
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 15:46:46 (permalink)
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THAT pie looks good.  It might be cut in "squares" but at least they're not postage stamp size like they do here in Central Ohio!!!!! 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 16:41:23 (permalink)
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Tony, that pie looks delicious!
 
Even though my friend and true Dallas expert, Twinwillow, will disagree, my favorite place to have pizza & beer here in Dallas is Campisi's Egyptian Lounge. 
 
It's one of the few places here that has a 'back-East' vibe; for me, the atmosphere can't be beat.  And they wear their (former & rumored) Mob connections proudly.
 

 
And here's a sample of their irregularly shaped, square-cut pies:
 
 


Jim, when we first moved to Dallas in 1963, Campisi's was essentially, the only game in town. If you were savvy, you wanted to be seated in the back room "lounge". That's where Dallas' "movers and shakers" ate and imbibed. Sure, it wasn't New York pizza but, it was a decent facsimile. It still is. When David Campisi opened a branch right next door to my shop on Lovers Lane, we went next door and brought in pizza and salad for lunch at least a few times a week.
And as you said, "the atmosphere can't be beat" (at the original Campisi's "Egyptian" only).
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 16:59:02 (permalink)
Interesting history of Campisi's...........

http://www.campisis.us/history
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 20:03:31 (permalink)
There is an advantage to cutting into squares if sharing a pizza. The picky eaters that leave their crust can eat the pieces without the crust and those that like the crust can eat the outer pieces. Otherwise you might end up with leftover pizza like this. 
 

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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 20:29:48 (permalink)
Now, those are some sad looking pizza left overs. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/06 21:50:21 (permalink)
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Jack Ruby dined there often, even eating the night before...


Not to side track my own thread.  However, I am intrigued by this bit of history. 
 
For those that want to learn more about Ruby and the assassination, I offer up this web site filled with renowned historical researchers on the subject
 
http://jfklancer.com/
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 11:35:57 (permalink)
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Jim, when we first moved to Dallas in 1963, Campisi's was essentially, the only game in town. If you were savvy, you wanted to be seated in the back room "lounge". That's where Dallas' "movers and shakers" ate and imbibed. Sure, it wasn't New York pizza but, it was a decent facsimile. It still is. When David Campisi opened a branch right next door to my shop on Lovers Lane, we went next door and brought in pizza and salad for lunch at least a few times a week.
 
And as you said, "the atmosphere can't be beat" (at the original Campisi's "Egyptian" only).



Michael, evidently not much had changed on the 'Dallas pizza scene' between 1963 and 2005 when we arrived:  Campisi's still ruled.  Since, the Neapolitan coal and wood-fired ovens have sprung up all over the Metroplex - much to our mutual delight - the two best being the "original" Olivella's and Cane Rosso.  Sadly, outposts of both (Olivella's in Lakewood and Cane Rosso in Fairview) have disappointed.  I guess the pizzaiolo is every bit as important as the oven and the ingredients. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 11:41:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2017/01/08 21:48:33
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Interesting history of Campisi's...........

http://www.campisis.us/history

 
And don't forget this Campisi.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 13:07:55 (permalink)
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Interesting history of Campisi's...........

http://www.campisis.us/history

 
And don't forget this Campisi.


I am loving the directions this thread is taking in terms of the history of Pizza in America.  Never knew about Campisi's till now.
 
Though I did not grow up in Denver, rather it was Gary, Indiana, as I said.... I soon learned about an Italian and Pizza Place in Denver, when I moved here.  Gaetano's.... run by the infamous Smaldone Denver mobster family.  The restaurant is still in business. Though not run by the mobster's, their website still pays tribute to the history of the place.
 
http://www.gaetanositalian.com/
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 13:11:25 (permalink)
More on the history of Gaetano's in Denver....
 
http://www.gaetanositalian.com/about.htm
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 13:27:44 (permalink)
So Twinwillow moved to Dallas in 63, and Kennedy was assassinated there in 63
 
hmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/07 13:57:49 (permalink)
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So Twinwillow moved to Dallas in 63, and Kennedy was assassinated there in 63
 
hmmmmmmmmmm


Sometimes, TJ, you really screw up. This is one of those times.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/08 21:57:23 (permalink)
LOL. Thanks, Michael. As it happened, we went back to NY that week because we were asked to keep our showroom open in the Dallas Trade Mart so the President and Mrs. Kennedy could visit.
 
We would have been the only showroom open that day as the DTM was closed for a private reception for the president and his party. As y'all know, thats where the presidential motorcade was going when the president was murdered.
 
My father couldn't be bothered by all the fuss and the Secret Service so we skipped town that week. Thank God!
post edited by Twinwillow - 2017/01/09 03:54:04
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/09 12:28:27 (permalink)
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LOL. Thanks, Michael. As it happened, we went back to NY that week because we were asked to keep our showroom open in the Dallas Trade Mart so the President and Mrs. Kennedy could visit.
 
We would have been the only showroom open that day as the DTM was closed for a private reception for the president and his party. As y'all know, thats where the presidential motorcade was going when the president was murdered.
 
My father couldn't be bothered by all the fuss and the Secret Service so we skipped town that week. Thank God!




A likely story!
 
Local legend has it that you were at The Egyptian Lounge sharing a pepperoni & mushroom pizza with Senator Cruz' father!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/09 14:52:07 (permalink)
 I've been found out!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/10 09:08:00 (permalink)
This guy has a bunch of great pizza videos - we really enjoyed this one particular to New Haven apizza, and we just watched the Chicago one which featured Burt's Place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmiQRvib3DQ
 
 
Aaaaand it looks like I missed this video already being posted above in this thread. (it's worth watching twice )
post edited by TnTinCT - 2017/01/10 09:10:48
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/13 15:05:49 (permalink)
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Not even passing mention of Gary, Indiana. Pfft.




That is because EVERYONE knows real pizza originated in Gary, the rest just wannabes.
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