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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/13 16:05:35 (permalink)
Yes, I heard. Some Irish bartender who had excess bread dough and rotten tomatoes and didn't know what to do with them...or something like that.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/13 16:19:34 (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.


Oh, great. You come back from outer space and the first thing you do is insult the memory of the Etruscans and Greeks.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/14 12:02:52 (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.



I "Googled" that assertion and guess what came up first!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/14 12:10:12 (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.



I "Googled" that assertion and guess what came up first!


Thus is the reason why we don't let students use the internet for research when doing a research paper...you can find any mis-facts on the internet!!!


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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/15 09:56:00 (permalink)
Seeing as how this thread has turned back to Gary, Indiana.  And my admission previously, that I had grown up in Gary.  Another memory, besides having the pizza's I grew up on being cut into squares, was that they all had corn meal on the bottom of the crust. Only to keep the bottom of the crust from burning. A small thing, I know. However.  Something I have missed.
 
Turning away from Gary.... and to St. Louis style pizza.  A regional pizza, with it's own unique characteristics.  Always cut into squares, and with a cracker thin crust. However, the most unique characteristic, is the provel cheese (a combination of at least three cheeses, not just provolone), which gives this pizza a distinct flavor liked by many  as well as not as much for others.  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0QocOgW1MA
 
 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/15 10:35:16 (permalink)
Looks good to me. I'd love to eat an authentic St. Louis style pie today while watching Dallas beat Green Bay.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/15 11:06:40 (permalink)
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 Turning away from Gary.... and to St. Louis style pizza.  A regional pizza, with it's own unique characteristics.  Always cut into squares, and with a cracker thin crust. However, the most unique characteristic, is the provel cheese (a combination of at least three cheeses, not just provolone), which gives this pizza a distinct flavor liked by many  as well as not as much for others.  
 




KenK, thank you for the video on St. Louis-style pizza.  It looks delicious, especially as prepared by that gentleman in NYC.
 
Before moving to Dallas 11 years ago I had never heard of such.  Dallas was such a "pizza desert" then we had to search high and low for the good slices we finally found at The Egyptian Lounge (see above).  In the course of that search we went to a place in Lewisville, TX which featured "St. Louis-style". 
 
To my and my wife's taste it was 'not good'; the crust was not 'cracker-like', it was just like a Saltine, complete with the tiny piercings - and the cheese was way too salty.  That establishment has since closed, so that probably wasn't a fair sample.
 
But, thanks to that video, I searched and it turns out that there is a very popular and well-reviewed 'St. Louis-style' place only a few miles from us.  They started 10 years ago operating out of a truck and did so well they now have a restaurant.  Thanks to you, we're going to give it a try.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/15 11:12:35 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. I'd love to eat an authentic St. Louis style pie today while watching Dallas beat Green Bay.




I know you. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/15 14:34:50 (permalink)
Yeah, but do they use provel cheese? If not its St.Louis style...
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/16 09:54:19 (permalink)
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Yeah, but do they use provel cheese? If not its St.Louis style...


 
Yes, they do.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/16 10:02:38 (permalink)
That's great!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/17 15:48:25 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. I'd love to eat an authentic St. Louis style pie today while watching Dallas beat Green Bay.




I know you. 
They had you at Sopressa, didn't they?

 
(Me, too!)


(Soppressata) preferably, hot!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/19 12:16:04 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. I'd love to eat an authentic St. Louis style pie today while watching Dallas beat Green Bay.




I know you. 
They had you at Sopressa, didn't they?

 
(Me, too!)


(Soppressata) preferably, hot!


YES !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/19 18:11:16 (permalink)
MetroplexJim.  Should you or any other of the fine people that frequent or view this fine forum ever find yourself in the Denver area, I would like to let you know about what I consider to be an authentic St.Louis Style pizza place.
 
It's been here for decades.  Haven't been there for awhile.  And unless they have started making their own provel cheese, they used to fly it in weekly from St. Louis.  So authentic that once, when I took a person who grew up in St. Louis there, she said their St. Louis style pizza was even better than the ones she remembered as a kid.
 
That place is City Pizza and Pasta....
 
http://www.citypizzaandpasta.com/
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/20 22:23:47 (permalink)
I agree with KenK about thin crust tasting better
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 00:17:32 (permalink)
If it is to be thin crust then it has to be cracker crisp, the LIMP ass thin crust pizza blech........
Deep dish or better yet Chicago style yummmmmmmmm
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 13:33:06 (permalink)
To me styles of Pizza are kinda like my "friends" before I was married. They were all different, but my favorites all had quality attributes. Of course my Wife (my one and only) is in the New Haven tier. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 17:46:29 (permalink)
My wife is NYC,and that's perfect!!!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 18:01:25 (permalink)
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I agree with KenK about thin crust tasting better


Second that!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 18:40:50 (permalink)
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I agree with KenK about thin crust tasting better


Second that!




Many moons ago, my basketball coach would not say a word to me, but rather pat me on the back, when I had "done" good.  To this day, there was never a better feeling than that.
 
Today, both of you guys have given me the same feel good pat on the back. And I thank you for that.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/30 19:50:00 (permalink)
Well, here's another pat on the back because I, too, agree that thin crust is much better! 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/31 18:04:22 (permalink)
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Well, here's another pat on the back because I, too, agree that thin crust is much better! 


Thank you too.  And for that pat on the back I will repay you with this.  For those traveling through the "Windy City" or living there or close by...... the 15 best thin crust places in Chicago. Chicago, perhaps the best place in the country for thin crust pizza, in my humble opinion.
 
https://foursquare.com/to...aces-thin-crust-pizzas
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