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Lyrhawn
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What's your favorite kind of pizza?

Is it Chicago's casserole that masquerades as a pizza?

Is it New York's floppy greasy flat boring mess?

Or perhaps Detroit's storied, up-and-coming, decades old regional favorite, characterized by it's buttery flaky square cut crust, well-seasoned baking pans, and sweet sauce-on-top structure?

I've even recently been informed that St. Louis has there own style that features a thicker, almost cracker-like crust that allows for more, heavier toppings while keeping structural integrity intact.

So, what's your favorite kind? And why do you (incorrectly) think it's better than Detroit's?

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http://twinspizza.stores.yahoo.net/

It's this pizza, which isn't quite like any other local pizza in Rhode Island.

The crust is yeasty-bread like and you order it like a steak (medium, well-done, etc.).

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Beach Pizza, it is called up here. Accept no substitutes.

[ January 15, 2015, 04:51 PM: Message edited by: Bokonon ]

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Dogbreath
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Boston Style Pizza, obviously. this is a picture from the place we get ours. It's the best pizza in the world.
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Posted by vegimo (Member # 6023) on August 05, 2011 10:55 AM:

Ah, New Jersey.

Among the many fond memories are those of the pizza. Thin crust. Not cracker crisp, just thin. Fold the slice and the tip droops. Eat it quickly or the grease from the fresh cheese starts to drip on the plate. Eat it slowly or your mouth will have a flesh curtain hanging from the palate. Eat it quickly or you might start to feel too full to have a fourth slice. Eat it slowly to savor the blend of crust, sauce, and cheese - and nothing else...except for maybe some salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, parmesan, oregano...

One of the best slices I ever had was at a sidewalk window across from the WTC, but that is obviously gone now. My favorite pie was from Carmen's in Rutherford, but that is gone too. I do try to eat pizza every day whenever I visit, but nothing comes close to the childhood memories.

Now let's talk about Rippers. Anybody up for a trip to Rutt's Hut?

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Manco & Manco's - Jersey Shore (South Jersey). It's the thin, fold it in half kind. [Smile]
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There is no "best kind". This kind of favoritism is shortsighted and dangerous. ( [Wink] )

Diversity is beautiful, and the best pizza is a new variety that delights and surprises, or an old friend that comforts.

Vive la différence!

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Geraine
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I prefer thin crust pizza with a little bit of crunch.

Anything else just leaves me with feelings of being bloated mixed with a bit of self loathing

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Lyrhawn
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The self-loathing is usually drowned out by the heart burn.

Couple tums clears both right up.

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Crème Fraiche, Mozzarella, Ham, Breaded Chicken, Gorgonzola Bleu
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I am not going to eat anything called a "Detroit Style Pizza" unless Robocop himself has broken all of my limbs and is standing over my limp body and is hydraulically fisting it down my throat along with a few of my own teeth while repeatedly saying STOP RESISTING. STOP RESISTING. STOP RESISTING.

But if it comes down to that then yes I will probably enjoy Detroit Style Pizza.

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Lyrhawn
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So what you're saying is, you don't like pizza at all.

That's the only thing I can draw from that.

Or you REALLY like Robocop.

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dkw
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We have homemade pizza most Fridays. I've been alternating between St. Louis style with baking powder crust and provelone-cheddar-Swiss mix and the traditional yeast crust with mozzarella. Maybe next week I'll try Detroit style.
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Lyrhawn
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The dough, from what I understand, is a little different for Detroit-style. Gives it that flaky, buttery, delicious texture.
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I happen to like that casserole [Big Grin] And it's been too long since I've partaken. Must fix that soon.
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quote:
So what you're saying is, you don't like pizza at all.

That's the only thing I can draw from that.

Or you REALLY like Robocop.

Hey I thought I would humor it so I asked the guy at Boss Lady to make me a Detroit style pizza

he looked at me real weird and then gave me a pizza that had been boarded up and had NO COPPER spraypainted on it

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Lyrhawn
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Ha. Ha.

Nice to know people still getting a laugh off the suffering of thousands of people.

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If it is any consolation I am legit going to try to have Detroit pizza soon
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Lyrhawn
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It's hard to find outside of Detroit. But since a Detroit-style pizza won the international pizza expo two years running, it's growing a lot around the country.
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dkw
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
The dough, from what I understand, is a little different for Detroit-style. Gives it that flaky, buttery, delicious texture.

Yes, I looked up several recipes online. It will suffer from not having pans seasoned by years of use, but we'll have to make do.
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On a slight off shoot...here's a trick to making crap frozen pizza pretty good.

Cook to 70% as directed...pull from oven, the crust will be AWESOME, but the cheese will be unmelted. Here's the trick...take an automobile tool type heat gun and melt/toast the cheese!

Same for melting cheese onto sandwichs, or reheated fried food.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
The self-loathing is usually drowned out by the heart burn.

Couple tums clears both right up.

True.

Thinking more on this, Brazilian style pizza is my favorite. Chicken, corn, and catupiri cheese is amazing. Throw on some heart of palm and you have a masterpiece.

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quote:
Originally posted by Goody Scrivener:
I happen to like that casserole [Big Grin] And it's been too long since I've partaken. Must fix that soon.

I am with you, Goody. But remember; Giordano's is stuffed crust not deep dish. [Wink]
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Is there a Detroit style pizza place in the Ann Arbor area?
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Not having tried pizza from the D, my favorite style is probably brick oven (although it's easy to do it badly and end up with a blackened pizza).
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