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PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: neophyte
Date: February 02, 2012 10:48AM
Poll
Which brand of Pizza do you buy most often?
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57 votes were received.
Pizza Hut 4
 
7%
Little Caesars 0
 
0%
Dominos 1
 
2%
Independent 30
 
53%
Other 22
 
38%



Me, I like Pizza Hut, but for price, I like Little Caesars. What do you all like?
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: February 02, 2012 10:48AM
homemade
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: decay
Date: February 02, 2012 10:52AM
hand-tossed independent



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Trouble
Date: February 02, 2012 10:52AM
Costco
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: msglee
Date: February 02, 2012 10:53AM
Costco
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 02, 2012 10:57AM
Papa Dels in Champaign, IL
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 02, 2012 10:57AM
this poll does not apply in nyc.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: February 02, 2012 10:57AM
Nothing beats Papa Murphy's . . . Take it home and bake it yourself. Add other ingredients.

Simply Awesome! ! ! ! ! !



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: lazydays
Date: February 02, 2012 10:58AM
Another vote for homemade. Surprisingly simple to make and you get exactly what you want.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 02, 2012 11:00AM
Generally make it at home. But if I'm gonna buy pizza it will be from Costco, although Little Caesar's did just open up down the street and you can get one for $5 at their drive-through which is super convenient, but it's tastes kinda like cardboard after a few slices.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 02, 2012 11:04AM
Very rarely get takeout. Round Table is good enough for me. The brother's GF likes one of the local upscale chains, but Mom does not like standing in line 45 minutes for a table.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 02, 2012 11:05AM
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michaelb
homemade


Yep. I haven't had a good pizza made by someone else since I was in Italy.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 02, 2012 11:11AM
Mostly buy from two greek run local shops. Of the chains listed, when I can get to a decent Pizza Hut I like their pan pizza. But the only restaurant Pizza Hut in my area was closed for building code violations about 2 years ago, and it was not "decent" the last decade or so. There is an outlet locally as part of a combined Taco Bell - Pizza Hut and KFC, but all they serve is the personal size pizzas.

Dominos in my area are just not good. Though I heard that one is a bit better since they replaced its manager a couple years ago.

We had a Little Caesars in town for half a dozen years until they closed about 10 years ago. The pizza was so-so, I mostly bought their pasta offerings.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 02, 2012 11:20AM
If you are in Brooklyn, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars and Dominos do NOT qualify as Pizza!





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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Bosco
Date: February 02, 2012 11:28AM
Costco
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: billb
Date: February 02, 2012 11:33AM
home made

too many greek and italian restaurants around here


I got a free Dominos pizza as part of a package of items for turning an old over/under in and it wasn't that bad. At least not as bad as Dominos used to be.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: February 02, 2012 11:38AM
COSTCO!
from the food court, the cheeziest tastiest cheese pizza
sold commercially... (usually you have to add cheese to a store bought pie)
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 02, 2012 11:46AM
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JoeM
If you are in Brooklyn, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars and Dominos do NOT qualify as Pizza!


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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 02, 2012 11:49AM
I'm always sad for those people who really don't have good, independent joints as an option.

For you folks, I offer this:



and a trip to a place with good pizza
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 02, 2012 11:51AM
I grab a slice now and then from a small local "everything" fast food place.
I would guess there are few Chicagoans who would identify a national franchise pizza as their favorite.




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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 02, 2012 11:57AM
Homemade gluten free pizza.

We use a packaged dry mix for the crust.
"The Gluten-Free Pantry French Bread & Pizza Mix"

Mix that according to directions and place on our favorite toppings.

Yum!!!



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: February 02, 2012 12:01PM
I generally like the kind they fire grill at Whole Foods over any other commercial pizza joint.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 02, 2012 12:03PM
Homemade here also.

We have three independant pizza places here in my little Podunk, one traffic light town, and none of them can get it right. I've given up on them.

I used to get the take and bakes from the grocery store that were quite good until they changed the crust recipe. Now, they just aren't worth it. barf smiley

It takes a bit more work, but I don't mind slicing up the fresh mushrooms, green peppers, onions, etc.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 02, 2012 12:05PM
Big Box; Costco

Convenience; Papa Johns

Taste; Independent... Pepe's in New Haven comes to mind

Conversation Piece; Homemade

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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 02, 2012 12:12PM
This might help:

[www.worstpizza.com]



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: February 02, 2012 12:13PM
Homemade or one of two local independents
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: February 02, 2012 12:43PM
Usually independent, but homemade is my favorite. I usually turn my nose up at the chains—pizza or otherwise. Not that I mind them on occasion, but it bothers me that people gravitate to these places first. Guess I'm a snob.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 02, 2012 12:47PM
My wife's homemade is my preferred pizza. She buys the crust mix, like flour in a pack,
she buys the pizza sauce and adds hamburger or pepperoni and freshly grated
cheese and man are they good. Other than that for cheap quick pizza I'd just a
soon have Little C's. Used to have a really good pizzeria in Winston-Salem called
Schiano's, now that was good pizza, hand tossed crust and the works.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: dmann
Date: February 02, 2012 01:01PM
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mattkime
this poll does not apply in nyc.

Ditto Chicago.

DM
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 02, 2012 01:30PM
I don't think there is such a thing as bad pizza. Just varying degrees of good. So I like any kind.




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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 02, 2012 01:37PM
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WHiiP
Nothing beats Papa Murphy's . . . Take it home and bake it yourself. Add other ingredients.

Simply Awesome! ! ! ! ! !

Darn tootin'...
They're my favorite pizza, bar none.

Well.. I've had pizza's that are better, but not around here!



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 02, 2012 01:45PM
Bazooka,

Sure there is! I still remember the sicilian "pizza" I had in elementary school. It was a small 3x5 card size piece of thin overcooked mushy dough like stuff, slathered with a film of reddish goo topped with stringy white glop. Everyone ate the "pizza" in favor of anything else served at the school because, unlike the rest, it was by kid standards edible and believe you me, that was stretching it. You can still get similar "pizza" from the local supermarket and it's just as vile today as it was in the late '70s/early '80s. If there is such a thing as BAD pizza, this stuff not only qualifies but it wins first prize.

Robert
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 02, 2012 01:48PM
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Robert M
Bazooka,

Sure there is! I still remember the sicilian "pizza" I had in elementary school. It was a small 3x5 card size piece of thin overcooked mushy dough like stuff, slathered with a film of reddish goo topped with stringy white glop. Everyone ate the "pizza" in favor of anything else served at the school because, unlike the rest, it was by kid standards edible and believe you me, that was stretching it. You can still get similar "pizza" from the local supermarket and it's just as vile today as it was in the late '70s/early '80s. If there is such a thing as BAD pizza, this stuff not only qualifies but it wins first prize.

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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 02, 2012 01:53PM
Here in Central AR, I have two favorites; Straw Hat Pizza and American Pie. Straw Hat is great for overall taste (plus it's within walking distance) and American Pie has some damn good crunchy crust, which I haven't had in ages.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 02, 2012 01:59PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Very rarely get takeout. Round Table is good enough for me. The brother's GF likes one of the local upscale chains, but Mom does not like standing in line 45 minutes for a table.

There are still Round Table's out there? Must visit on my next trip out to CA. Many childhood memories from when I lived in Santa Rosa.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 02, 2012 02:08PM
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Robert M
Bazooka,

Sure there is! I still remember the sicilian "pizza" I had in elementary school. It was a small 3x5 card size piece of thin overcooked mushy dough like stuff, slathered with a film of reddish goo topped with stringy white glop. Everyone ate the "pizza" in favor of anything else served at the school because, unlike the rest, it was by kid standards edible and believe you me, that was stretching it. You can still get similar "pizza" from the local supermarket and it's just as vile today as it was in the late '70s/early '80s. If there is such a thing as BAD pizza, this stuff not only qualifies but it wins first prize.

Robert

cripes, we must have had the same commissary.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: February 02, 2012 02:20PM
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mattkime
this poll does not apply in nyc.

Here in NJ, if you were caught dining at Papa John's Domino's, Sbarro or Pizza Hut, you would be dragged blindfolded and thrown into the trunk of a 89 Sedan Deville and dumped somewhere in "flyover country" where millions of Americans suffer daily with substandard pizza.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 02, 2012 02:52PM
....a nice PIZZA.....a**.....?????



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 02, 2012 02:53PM
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C(-)ris
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Filliam H. Muffman
Very rarely get takeout. Round Table is good enough for me. The brother's GF likes one of the local upscale chains, but Mom does not like standing in line 45 minutes for a table.

There are still Round Table's out there? Must visit on my next trip out to CA. Many childhood memories from when I lived in Santa Rosa.

Not too sure the chain is a place that many kids would have fond memories of today. Check out the Yelp reviews before you visit a specific location. The one near my Mom's house usually has above average pizza but the staff can be variable.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 02, 2012 02:53PM
I'm a garbage disposal, easy to please by all but the worst. Heck, I can even enjoy the pizza you get from the shack at a drive in movie. But I do still know good when I bite into it, and I've got few local places that do it up right.

I was in a Little Ceasars a few weeks ago on a Saturday night and they were selling those $5.00 Hot-N-Ready pizzas faster than they could make them. I'm guessing they sold 20 - 30 in the fifteen minutes I was in there. They have two big heated holding bays that they put the boxed pizzas in; each one holds maybe ten pizzas. The clerk pivots, takes the pies, pivots, and takes the money. Next!
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Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: February 02, 2012 03:21PM
We get ours from a small chain here in the Portland, OR area, Sparky's. Fantastic stuff and reasonable price. 2 large pizzas, breadsticks and a 2 liter for $24. Always good on a Friday night when feeding two ravenous teenagers. smiling smiley





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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: February 02, 2012 03:23PM
Home made is fine until they think they turn into chef. Then you get goat cheese some obnoxious weed from ditch bank, tofu, and whatever the fad vegetable of month.
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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: February 02, 2012 03:35PM
What MattKime and JoeM said!

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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 02, 2012 03:49PM
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Robert M
Bazooka,

Sure there is! I still remember the sicilian "pizza" I had in elementary school. It was a small 3x5 card size piece of thin overcooked mushy dough like stuff, slathered with a film of reddish goo topped with stringy white glop. Everyone ate the "pizza" in favor of anything else served at the school because, unlike the rest, it was by kid standards edible and believe you me, that was stretching it. You can still get similar "pizza" from the local supermarket and it's just as vile today as it was in the late '70s/early '80s. If there is such a thing as BAD pizza, this stuff not only qualifies but it wins first prize.

Robert

Robert, I think they saved all the nasty school pizzas they didn't sell us in the 50's and 60's and tried again with yous guys smiling smiley



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 02, 2012 03:57PM
Many years ago when I lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn (way before the hipsters moved in and it got trendy) I dated a girl in Wilkes Barre PA for a very short time.

Before I went out there to meet her she told me "when you come out I will take you out for some really great Italian food".

She took me on my first (and last) visit to Pizza Hut! barf smiley

Mal di stomaco!



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 02, 2012 06:52PM
A place called "Trilogy" tosses and bakes NY, Chicago and California style pizzas. Best in Town. Close 2nd is a family Resturant called "Little Italy"


Unfortunately, I usually eat Little Caesars cardboard.



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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: February 02, 2012 10:23PM
Large.
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Zachary's.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 03, 2012 12:14AM
Deeeeeep dish, not "Chicago Style" or "New York Style".

Just a great deep dish pizza.

Sausage, pepperoni, and black olive for garnish.

Second best is Pyzano's, combination, no mushrooms.




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Re: PIZZA! What's your favorite?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 03, 2012 01:54AM
I prefer independents. Some friends of mine who were born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn own a GREAT pie place just down the street from my office - that's about as good as it'll ever get here.

Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock has AMAZING pies. One of the few things I truly miss about living in the Pasadena area.

Of the big chains, Round Table is by far my favorite, though Shakey's is surprisingly good (at least the one near me). I won't touch a Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or Domino's "pizza."



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