It’s National Pizza Day!

 

There’s no question what I’m having for dinner tonight. The only question is delivery, frozen, or homemade?

Okay, there’s another question. What toppings? I usually prefer a garbage pizza, but my favorite two-topping pizza is pepperoni and onion.

One more question. Thin crust, regular crust, or deep dish?

Darn, too many decisions. I’d better start planning dinner now!

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  1. Joshua Bissey Inactive
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    Stad: …garbage pizza…

    Huh?

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  2. Stad Coolidge
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    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Stad: …garbage pizza…

    Huh?

    A large number of different toppings, also known as “supreme”.

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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Stad: my favorite two-topping pizza is pepperoni and onion.

    you sir, should have a bounty on your head for this alone.  

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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Toppings.  Mainly meat from cow or pig with lots of cheese and mushrooms.

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  5. Hang On Member
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    1st choice: Hamburger, mushroom and onion. Thin crust. From a local pizzaria. 

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  6. PHCheese Inactive
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    Extra Cheese of course!

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  7. Josh Scandlen Inactive
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    Man… do I miss King of Pizza when I lived in South Jersey.

     

    nothing like that down my neck of the woods here in Georgia 

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  8. She Member
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    Homemade.  Mushrooms and anchovies.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    Josh Scandlen (View Comment):

    Man… do I miss King of Pizza when I lived in South Jersey.

     

    nothing like that down my neck of the woods here in Georgia

    The best pizza I ever had was at Spiro’s, just north of Groton, Connecticut.  This was late 70s, early 80s.

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  10. Manny Member
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    You just made my ten year old son’s day!  He could live on pizza every day of the week if he had his way. 

    My favorite toppings are sausage, anchovies, and fried eggplant. Not at the same time. Actually I’ve never tried them at the same time. Hmm. 

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  11. Metalheaddoc Member
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    I prefer thin crust of the NY variety. Pepperoni or sausage/onion but only if it’s a nice fennel-y pork sausage. I am picky about my pizza sausage. 

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  12. Aaron Miller Member
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    I need to experiment more with pizza. Ingredients and recipes have probably changed a lot in some cases. 

    Papa John’s is what I usually order. For two-topping deals, it’s either bacon and pineapple or pepperoni and bell pepper. 

    Boy, how I miss the Simon game at Little Caesar’s that let me earn free pizzas. 

    There are a bunch of small pizzarias in my area now. But pizza would have to be pretty spectacular to justify foregoing delivery.

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  13. Aaron Miller Member
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    Your girls are Russian, right, Stad? What does Russian pizza look like? Does it taste like broken promises? 

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  14. Stad Coolidge
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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Your girls are Russian, right, Stad? What does Russian pizza look like? Does it taste like broken promises?

    Believe it or not, I had two pizzas while we were in Russia.  The first was a homemade pie made by our Moscow host family when we first arrived.  We had to wait for a few hours before taking the train to Dzerzhinsk to adopt our girls, so the mom made one for us.  It was reasonably good, but the sauce was not as spicy as I would’ve liked.

    The second was in Nizhny Novgorod.  My wife and our translator went shopping for gifts to give the bureaucrats who were handling our paperwork, a common practice in Russia.  Our driver and I waited in the car.  Although I spoke little Russian and he spoke little English, we figured out we both spoke German.  He asked me if I wanted something to eat, so I said “Sure.”  He came back with a pizza from “I [love heart] New York Pizza”.

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  15. Stina Member
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    Mellow Mushroom’s Shitake pie is a gourmet favorite.

    The world is my oyster – pepperoni, salami, black olives, diced tomatoes, and mushrooms (thank you, mini pizza bars like Maddio’s and Blaze – I can have my own personal pizza as I like it).

    Routine – Pepperoni and mushroom. When I have to share, pepperoni :p

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  16. Snirtler Inactive
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    This post settled it for me. I too am having pizza for dinner tonight–pepperoni and pineapple.

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  17. ShaunaHunt Coolidge
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    My favorite pizza would come from Mark’s Pizza in Palmyra, NY. Preferred toppings: pepperoni, black olives, and green peppers with extra cheese. Lots of oil in the pepperoni so there needs to be more cheese. I also like it if the sauce has a bit of a kick.I

     Red Banjo Pizza in Park City serves their pizza with some lemon slices. They enhance the other flavors.

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  18. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    My wife is making a homemade pizza tonight: salami, garlic, and green olives.

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  19. Front Seat Cat Member
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    If you have a Fresh Market nearby, they make a very fresh pizza, round or thin crust square with meats or other toppings available in the deli pre-made.  Not being frozen, they are really good. I am gluten free, but I have to have a piece when my husband has it. I add grilled peppers and extra herbs. The fresh not frozen is the way to go.

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  20. ShaunaHunt Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    If you have a Fresh Market nearby, they make a very fresh pizza, round or thin crust square with meats or other toppings available in the deli pre-made. Not being frozen, they are really good. I am gluten free, but I have to have a piece when my husband has it. I add grilled peppers and extra herbs. The fresh not frozen is the way to go.

    Papa Murphy’s doesn’t induce a migraine like other pizzas do. The fresher, the better! I have also discovered uncured pepperoni. It tastes good without the side effects!

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  21. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    I’m about to go out to the local Costco (6 blocks away) and pick up a take-and-bake pepperoni pizza for dinner tonight and leftovers all week (only 2 of us here, but I take lunch to work).  Ray will probably add fresh tomatoes to his half, and I may add onions to mine.  But I’m happy with just pepperoni.  I’m really old-fashioned-a pizza isn’t a pizza without pepperoni.

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  22. Marythefifth Inactive
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    Hand me the Tums!

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  23. Richard Finlay Inactive
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    She (View Comment):

    Homemade. Mushrooms and anchovies.

    My wife is an anchovy person, also.  We have had to resort to a separate pizza regimen to preserve domestic tranquility.

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  24. James Lileks Contributor
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    Stated without fear of contrary opinions based on provincialism: New York style pizza is not, in  fact, particularly great. In fact it’s like the baseline for acceptable pizza.

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  25. Stad Coolidge
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    ShaunaHunt (View Comment):
    It tastes good without the side effects!

    I live for the side effects!

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  26. Stad Coolidge
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Stated without fear of contrary opinions based on provincialism: New York style pizza is not, in fact, particularly great. In fact it’s like the baseline for acceptable pizza.

    I love almost all kinds of pizza.  I remember the time I was in Chicago and had authentic Chicago deep dish for the first time.  My first reaction was, “Where the h*ll is the cheese?”

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  27. Stad Coolidge
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    Richard Finlay (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Homemade. Mushrooms and anchovies.

    My wife is an anchovy person, also. We have had to resort to a separate pizza regimen to preserve domestic tranquility.

    My wife likes anchovies too.  The only anchovy pizza I ever enjoyed was in Colorado Springs, a place called G’s (I think that was short for the name, something Italian).  It was next to a railroad yard, so I enjoyed the atmosphere as well!

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  28. Old Buckeye Inactive
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    Thin crust,  green olives, and pineapple. The combination of sweet and salty is the key to delicious. If I were to pile on toppings, they’d be all veggie unless the bacon is burnt. 

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  29. Valiuth Inactive
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    Stad (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Stated without fear of contrary opinions based on provincialism: New York style pizza is not, in fact, particularly great. In fact it’s like the baseline for acceptable pizza.

    I love almost all kinds of pizza. I remember the time I was in Chicago and had authentic Chicago deep dish for the first time. My first reaction was, “Where the h*ll is the cheese?”

    It hides at the bottom…like a crocodile.

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  30. Valiuth Inactive
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    Old Buckeye (View Comment):

    Thin crust, green olives, and pineapple. The combination of sweet and salty is the key to delicious. If I were to pile on toppings, they’d be all veggie unless the bacon is burnt.

    You sir are a monster. Pineapple on pizza is just wrong. A sin against both man and God. 

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