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It's Soooo Sad

Some people actually think places like Domino's, Pizza Hut, Pappa John's, etc. actually serve a real pizza.

ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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I tell you what, I love Pizza Hut pizza. Now it's definitely not NY style, whatever that is... it's its own style and I like it. <br />
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There are a LOT of pizza joints around here. Some of them are good, a few are great and a lot of them are lousy, even some with "NY Style Pizza" in the name.<br />
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I do not like thin pizza. I like hand tossed or thicker. Now I don't know if that term is correct or not - around here it means what I'd call "medium" crust. When I'm at PH I order pan. At the supposed NY style joints I order their 'standard', what I'd call hand tossed.<br />
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I cannot stand oily pizza. Yuck. It's just nasty to me.<br />
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I do not like 'exotic' toppings. Pepperoni always, mushrooms most of the time, some ground beef most of the time, maybe some onions or green peppers if I'm feeling crazy but that's it at the most for me.<br />
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Now my wife likes ham, pineapple and would probably order up marshmellows if they offered them. Yuck.

NY style is basically fairly simple -- thin crust, the cheeses, and the tomato-based sauce. You can add toppings, but the traditional choices would be sausage, pepperoni, peppers, onions, and (uck!) anchovies, alone or in combination.

I never had NYC type pizza, it must be really good. I'll add it to my list of must have, maybe I'll try it someday

I admit I'm talking traditional US/NYC pizza, the way it was developed by Italian immigrants around 1900 or so. But that's what places like Pizza Hut is supposed to trying to make.

I had pizza in Napoly and Roma, they are different from American Pizza, and Pizza in our country is different from both!?!<br />
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I think every country adds its own taste to it

A traditional, family owned pizza parlor where the crusts are thin (well, unless you're in Chicago -- I don't like thick crust pizza, but the traditional Chicago style I will consider to be the real thing), the sauce has taste, and if it's really good, the oil dribbles down your chin with every bite. And if you even think of having goat cheese or something equally silly instead of the traditional Italian cheeses a little old man with a very strong Italian accent will come from behind the counter and swat you with a long-handled wooden pizza shovel (or whatever the correct name for that thing is they use to put the pies in a real pizza oven). :P

So were do I go for a real Pizza?