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Braincase
06-03-2012, 09:12 PM
The other thread was too damned depressing to read.

For me, I've had myriad slices from The Scheme in Salina, Kansas. There is some good pizza out there, in Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Fran and the like, but for me, The Scheme is the best pizza in America.

What about you?

Mr_Tomahawk
06-03-2012, 09:14 PM
http://littlecaesarsshawnee.com/Image/1136

Bugeater
06-03-2012, 09:15 PM
CiCi's.

lewdog
06-03-2012, 09:16 PM
Domino's

cabletech94
06-03-2012, 09:16 PM
showbiz pizza.

rock out, with your cock out!

Simply Red
06-03-2012, 09:16 PM
Kinchleys - N Franklin Tpke - Ramsey, Nj - not even close..

thurman merman
06-03-2012, 09:16 PM
Gino's East in Chicago.

Simply Red
06-03-2012, 09:16 PM
http://littlecaesarsshawnee.com/Image/1136

:banghead:

Munson
06-03-2012, 09:17 PM
Minsky's

KcMizzou
06-03-2012, 09:17 PM
Minsky's. It's the best in KC.

Mr_Tomahawk
06-03-2012, 09:20 PM
The Pizza Man.

/Thread.

BryanBusby
06-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Giordano's in Chicago.

cdcox
06-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Leo's (in the Northland).

Dartgod
06-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Gino's East in Chicago.

That's in my list. Also...

Fun House
Waldo Pizza
Pappi's and Tim's Pizza (both Fun House clones)

tredadda
06-03-2012, 09:31 PM
Pulcinella's Pizza in Ft Collins is the best I have ever had.

Chiefs Pantalones
06-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Best pizza I've ever had is Pizzeria Bianco down in Phoenix. I wanna hit up NY and try Lombardi's I've heard that's the best in the country.

Some other delicious ones here in AZ are Fratelli's, Oregano's, Roma's, Alpine and NiMarco's. KC is shit for pizza. Best BBQ in the world though.

Kyle DeLexus
06-03-2012, 09:37 PM
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken from Papa Johns with a side of ranch.

Start Croyle
06-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Minsky's is the best pizza I had when I lived in KC! It was so unhealthy, but for a while I eat a whole medium pizza there myself once per week!

RJ
06-03-2012, 09:50 PM
When I visit in Baltimore I always get an Italian sausage and mushroom pizza from a little place called Dominic's. Best I've ever had and I frequently crave it, which is a bitch being as I'm 2000 miles away.

Saul Good
06-03-2012, 09:52 PM
Pepperoni and jalapeņo from Imo's.

Raiderhader
06-03-2012, 11:44 PM
showbiz pizza.

rock out, with your cock out!



Wow. I remember as a very little kid when we would come up to KC How much I loved that place. I don't even remember what the pizza was like. I just remember the game room and the show with dinner. Talk about some old faded memories....

Von Dumbass
06-03-2012, 11:57 PM
Papa Johns Chicken Hawaiin pizza. I thought a pizza that substituted pizza sauce for BBQ sauce would be disgusting but it's fucking awesome.

Bump
06-03-2012, 11:58 PM
pizza that I make myself. Although, this place in downtown chicago had bomb deep dish pizza, that's probably first actually.

Von Dumbass
06-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken from Papa Johns with a side of ranch.

This.

Pawnmower
06-04-2012, 12:00 AM
Best pizza I have had is here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma

pictures of the pies here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/qvpOeVU6qL8zfxTRl3nDjg?select=8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw#8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw



Anyone who comes to visit pawnmower in the lonely boonies of Nor CaL gets to go there...open invitation


their large pizzas weigh art minimum 5 pounds......plus toppings LOL

Bump
06-04-2012, 12:01 AM
any big chain, they are equally bad. Dominos has a slight edge since their revision, but this whole advertising campaign of theirs is smart and effective, but it pisses me off at the same time. What is wrong with this country when places try to make a huge deal advertising that they are making your food the right way. It still can't compete with a place that has a pulse, but it's slightly better than papa johns and pizza hut.

Von Dumbass
06-04-2012, 12:08 AM
When I used to work at Papa's we would make a thin crust pizza with spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, bacon, and jalapenos. It was fucking delicious.

We also would make cheesesticks with ranch and bacon that Papa Johns would make a killing off of if they would sell it.

BigMeatballDave
06-04-2012, 12:11 AM
When I used to work at Papa's we would make a thin crust pizza with spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, bacon, and jalapenos. It was fucking delicious.

We also would make cheesesticks with ranch and bacon that Papa Johns would make a killing off of if they would sell it.

That sounds awesome.

Bump
06-04-2012, 12:18 AM
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken from Papa Johns with a side of ranch.

wow I feel terrible for you.

Shogun
06-04-2012, 12:25 AM
Minskys

OzarksChiefsFan
06-04-2012, 12:25 AM
Best Pizza ever is in Chicago and it's deep dish, Geno's I think, (Chicago style)I took my son there for an MLG tourney and the Pizza was the best I ever ate. Deep dish!

MrNightly
06-04-2012, 12:33 AM
Giordano's in Chicago.

this. nothing comes even close on the deep dish side.

i prefer Old Shawnee Pizza for a nice thin crust pizza.

but Giordano in Chicago is simply amazing. two pieces and you are done.

Bump
06-04-2012, 12:34 AM
heh, I'm making my bomb pizza right now. There is this lebanese shop that sells the BEST Lebanese pita bread, it's like 14" and makes a great thin pizza crust. Plus it's only $1.75 for a bag of 6 of them, best deal ever. I would seriously pay like $10 a bag.

I'm using cream cheese spread like a sauce with a swirl of franks red hot, some baked chicken breast cut into pieces, red onion, fresh jalapenos, a swirl of ranch, topped with sorrento mozzerella and then I put spices over it, black pepper, garlic and crush red chili's. bake it for like 15 min on 400

DA BOMB

Count Zarth
06-04-2012, 12:37 AM
Minsky's, sadly.

I'm gonna try and find some really good New York pizza later this month. Anyone know any good places?

Kyle DeLexus
06-04-2012, 12:49 AM
wow I feel terrible for you.

why? I've had some amazing pizza, I just enjoy that more than traditional pizza. The flavor combinations are amazing.

Bump
06-04-2012, 12:52 AM
why? I've had some amazing pizza, I just enjoy that more than traditional pizza. The flavor combinations are amazing.

it just sad if papa johns is the best pizza that you've had. But hell, I grew up in a town where the only choices were Casey's and pizza hut, so papa johns seemed amazing when I first had it, lol. So I guess I can relate.

tmw4h5
06-04-2012, 12:52 AM
Joe's Pizza in Westport.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-04-2012, 12:57 AM
Imos in Overland Park

jjchieffan
06-04-2012, 01:10 AM
Giordano in Chicago. Nothing else even comes close. The shrimp stuffed pizza is absolutely amazing

|Zach|
06-04-2012, 01:29 AM
Totonno's in NYC. Giordano's in Chicago...just tried this during a trip a few weeks ago whoa.

Also strangely enough a place called Pizza Dr in Tupelo, MS.

Pushead2
06-04-2012, 01:41 AM
New Park in Howard Beach, NY

Kyle DeLexus
06-04-2012, 01:44 AM
it just sad if papa johns is the best pizza that you've had. But hell, I grew up in a town where the only choices were Casey's and pizza hut, so papa johns seemed amazing when I first had it, lol. So I guess I can relate.

How does that relate? I've had some truly amazing traditional pizza. None of the chains even come close when talking about traditional pizza. The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken pizza just happens to be a specialty pizza that tastes perfect to me. If a real pizza joint made it, I'm sure it would be 10x better but I've never seen it anywhere else.

I grew up where Gambino's Pizza was what you had unless you wanted to drive 45 minutes to the next closest town for Pizza Hut. So 5 years ago, your post would make sense. Since then I've tried a lot of great pizza.

jspchief
06-04-2012, 01:47 AM
Best pizza I have had is here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma

pictures of the pies here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/qvpOeVU6qL8zfxTRl3nDjg?select=8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw#8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw



Anyone who comes to visit pawnmower in the lonely boonies of Nor CaL gets to go there...open invitation


their large pizzas weigh art minimum 5 pounds......plus toppings LOLWait... you realize Old Chicago is a chain, right?

Mojo Jojo
06-04-2012, 03:40 AM
Johnny C's Pizza....Shawnee

Cheater5
06-04-2012, 03:41 AM
Zepi's Pizza circa 1978 on Wornall road. I ate at the re-opened Zepi's two years ago and was completely disappointed.

Now--

Old School Pizza in Olympia Washington.

Andolini's Pizza in Charleston, South Carolina.

Trivers
06-04-2012, 03:58 AM
Gino's East in Chicago.

Agree!

Cornbread crust.

:clap:

BryanBusby
06-04-2012, 04:11 AM
this. nothing comes even close on the deep dish side.

i prefer Old Shawnee Pizza for a nice thin crust pizza.

but Giordano in Chicago is simply amazing. two pieces and you are done.

Good to see I'm not the only one. I think that was my first experience with a "food orgasm"

ahh memories :)

After having Italian food in Chicago/Rockford, everything here just seems blah.

KCUnited
06-04-2012, 05:06 AM
The Anthony Joe's Select from Tarantino's Pizza (R.I.P) here in KC. It was better than Giordano's, IMO. It was over by Grand Slam in the River Market around '05-'06 and then moved up by the cop shop near Zoo Bar for a bit before finally closing. I'm pretty sure pizza was their secondary operation.

Mile High Mania
06-04-2012, 05:11 AM
I don't know really where I would rank it, but the Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room in Broken Bow, OK... damn good. We went camping up at Beaver's Bend State Park last year and needed a pizza fix.

The place was very good and the pizza's were awesome.

prhom
06-04-2012, 06:07 AM
Love the NY-style pizza personally. My favorite place is fat sully's here in Denver, though I'm sure somewhere in NYC there its a better place. Just haven't spent enough time there to find one.

Bwana
06-04-2012, 06:22 AM
The Miners Saloon in Cooke City, Montana makes some pizza that will rock your world. If you're ever going into Yellowstone that way, it's worth the stop.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3108586033_384e82040d.jpg

|Zach|
06-04-2012, 06:24 AM
The Miners Saloon in Cooke City, Montana make some pizza that will rock your world. If you're ever going into Yellowstone that way, it's worth the stop.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3108586033_384e82040d.jpg

Cool picture.

Bewbies
06-04-2012, 06:34 AM
Lombardi's in New York is pretty awesome. Love Varasano's here in Atlanta. There's also a place here called Antico that won a best pizza in the world contest over in Italy. Need to try that one too.

If you're looking for great places to try, or how to make a great (read world class) pizza at home enjoy this:
http://www.varasanos.com/PizzaRecipe.htm#GreatPizzerias

KC Tattoo
06-04-2012, 06:41 AM
Can't ever go wrong with Papa Murphy's pizza, take it home eat some cheese off the top then put it in the oven. Pretty pretty good pizza.

However

The best pizza I had ever had was home made pizza @ Do Drop Inn, in Pueblo Colorado. ****ing awesome. It has probably been close to 20 years since I have had there pizza but I remember very well how great it was and have been disappointed in most pizzas ever since.

I would like to take a road trip just to go there and experience there pizza again.

Nzoner
06-04-2012, 06:47 AM
In 1988 there was a movie made called Mystic Pizza and in 1991 I had the opportunity to visit there (http://www.mytogo.co/Mystic_Pizza_Main) with a slogan of a slice of heaven,they weren't kidding.

hometeam
06-04-2012, 06:54 AM
Kostakis in Coumbia MO.

Big chunks of garlic, chicken, and alfredo.. mmmmm

Now im thinking about it. I want it. Might have to make the trip tonight now. Damn you CP!

Stewie
06-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Poppy's Pizza in Estes Park, Colorado. Amazing pizza. Unfortunately, my favorite pizza there is $30 for a large.

Micjones
06-04-2012, 07:45 AM
Sarpino's or D'Bronx.

alpha_omega
06-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Bearno's Little Sicily in Louisville.

HemiEd
06-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Nothing has ever tasted as good as the first large ground beef, that I bought at one of the original Pizza huts, back in the 60s with my own money. The Carney's made a great pizza.

But my preference here in Chicago, is Lou Malnati's Pizzaria.


We don't eat a lot of pizza anymore, but when we order delivery, it is from Amatos (http://www.amatospizza.com/) or Rosatis. (http://www.rosatispizza.com/)

Both are outstanding.

Fishpicker
06-04-2012, 08:23 AM
Boriello Bros Pizza in Colorado Springs. NY style.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2012, 08:26 AM
There are three that always stick out in my mind, and it's difficult to say any is better than the other, simply because they are all very different from one another.

Anticos in Atlanta
G&D's in Columbia, MO
Pizza Glen in Clinton, MO

DaKCMan AP
06-04-2012, 08:30 AM
I've had Giordano's in Chicago and Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix. Still can't beat true NY style from many pizzeria's in NYC.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-04-2012, 08:37 AM
Best pizza I have had is here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma

pictures of the pies here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/qvpOeVU6qL8zfxTRl3nDjg?select=8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw#8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw



Anyone who comes to visit pawnmower in the lonely boonies of Nor CaL gets to go there...open invitation


their large pizzas weigh art minimum 5 pounds......plus toppings LOL

interesting - wonder how they get away with the name?

gblowfish
06-04-2012, 08:45 AM
There are three that always stick out in my mind, and it's difficult to say any is better than the other, simply because they are all very different from one another.

Anticos in Atlanta
G&D's in Columbia, MO
Pizza Glen in Clinton, MO

Heh...G&D in Columbia. We used to call it "Goat and Dog." They also served dirt cheap steaks. You could get a small steak, potato and lettuce salad for like six bucks back in the 1980s.

Chocolate Hog
06-04-2012, 08:46 AM
Pizza shoppe circa 1990s and fun house pizza

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boogblaster
06-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Godfathers when it first opened in wichita .. other than that .. my homemade blow all em away .....

Bearcat
06-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Gino's in Chicago.

There's a lot of good pizza in KC, granted I'm not all that picky when it comes to pizza.

jspchief
06-04-2012, 08:54 AM
There's a lot of pretty good pizza in the Des Moines area.

In Ankeny, Wig and Pen and Leaning Tower are both good.

Felix and Oscars makes a great pan pizza.

Chuck's, Sconovacca's, Fong, Big Tomato...


There really is a lot of good pizza here. I'd be hard pressed to name a best.

Bewbies
06-04-2012, 09:10 AM
There's a lot of pretty good pizza in the Des Moines area.

In Ankeny, Wig and Pen and Leaning Tower are both good.

Felix and Oscars makes a great pan pizza.

Chuck's, Sconovacca's, Fong, Big Tomato...


There really is a lot of good pizza here. I'd be hard pressed to name a best.

My favorite was probably Corigliano's, I think they're closed now. Whenever I'm back home now I always want a slice of Casey's and if I'm lucky some taco pizza from Godfather's.

Centro wasn't bad either...

QuikSsurfer
06-04-2012, 09:26 AM
Sal and Mookies or Pizza Shack (locals)

When I lived in KC, I honestly didn't eat that much pizza. I remember going to the Pizza Shoppe and having their famous pink salad dressing -- it was okay. I also remember going to this place in Westport, Papa keno's, it was pretty good.

ChiefButthurt
06-04-2012, 09:32 AM
If you're not Italian, get the fuck out of this thread. :harumph: I really love eating pizza.

Frazod
06-04-2012, 09:36 AM
Gino's East, Chicago.

frankotank
06-04-2012, 09:37 AM
probably already been mentioned??

Minskys Philly Cheesesteak Pizza. it's insane. big ole chunks of melted cream cheese.
it's the BEST JERRY! THE BEST! PURE GOLD!

ChiefButthurt
06-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Gino's East, Chicago.

I'll bet that's some good pizza. Chicago style pizza is always best.

Frazod
06-04-2012, 09:39 AM
I'll bet that's some good pizza. Chicago style pizza is always best.

Yep. There are a couple of local places that are allegedly better, but I haven't tried them.

Oh, and fuck that New York crap.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-04-2012, 09:39 AM
Gino's East.


But I must admit, to this day I still have naughty thoughts from time to time about that rectangular school pizza.

blaise
06-04-2012, 09:41 AM
I don't know, but it would definitely be some place where they put the pepperoni on top of the cheese instead of underneath it.

Bearcat
06-04-2012, 09:50 AM
If you're not Italian, get the **** out of this thread. :harumph: I really love eating pizza.

I had some pizza in Rome a few years ago... it was good, but Gino's is better. :p

shakesthecat
06-04-2012, 09:56 AM
There's a lot of pretty good pizza in the Des Moines area.

In Ankeny, Wig and Pen and Leaning Tower are both good.

Felix and Oscars makes a great pan pizza.

Chuck's, Sconovacca's, Fong, Big Tomato...


There really is a lot of good pizza here. I'd be hard pressed to name a best.

Yep.
The Chili Cheese Dog from Big Tomato and the Crab Rangoon from Fong's are incredible.

ChiefButthurt
06-04-2012, 09:57 AM
I had some pizza in Rome a few years ago... it was good, but Gino's is better. :p

I could understand that, I actually think that pizza has been perfected in the United States.

gblowfish
06-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Shakespeare's "Masterpiece" pizza is pretty much the best pie on the planet. I also like Canadian Bacon and Pineapple. Plus it's a cool place to hang out right across the street from J-School at Mizzou.

http://www.shakespeares.com/

Reaper16
06-04-2012, 10:02 AM
My ultimate preference for pizza is New York style. Neopolitan style is pretty great too.

But I definitely eat more Midwest style pizza and Chicago style pizza than anything else. My favorite Midwest style pie is from Shakespeare's in CoMo.

For Chicago style? My favorite is certainly Pequod's. I've had basically all of the relevant Chicago stuffed and/or deep-dish pizzas, and Pequod's is superior.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2012, 10:06 AM
Heh...G&D in Columbia. We used to call it "Goat and Dog." They also served dirt cheap steaks. You could get a small steak, potato and lettuce salad for like six bucks back in the 1980s.

Heh. My dad told me that story ages ago. However, this is at their pizza joint on Stadium and Broadway(?), not the old steak location. Good stuff!

gblowfish
06-04-2012, 10:18 AM
Heh. My dad told me that story ages ago. However, this is at their pizza joint on Stadium and Broadway(?), not the old steak location. Good stuff!

Looks like they still do both!
http://www.gdpizzasteak.com/

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2012, 10:20 AM
Looks like they still do both!
http://www.gdpizzasteak.com/

Oh, yeah, I didn't mean to imply they didn't. Last time I was there, which was several years ago, the old location by the ol' Kmart was still open, but they only did the steak menu. The newer location on Stadium does both.

Frosty
06-04-2012, 10:52 AM
Lombardi's in New York is pretty awesome.

When I was in NYC a couple of years ago, I was disappointed that I couldn't eat there. I am more of deep dish fan but it would have been cool to try "real" New York pizza.

When I was a kid, my favorite pizza place was Gallucci's (http://www.galluccispizza.com/) over on the coast. They had amazing pizza. Unfortunately, they pretty much sucked the last couple of times I ate there.

When we were eating pizza regularly, it was almost always Papa Murphy's. Their Gourmet Vegetarian was excellent, though, with the white sauce, not really "pizza" in my book.

Now, I only eat pizza we make at home. :(

ILChief
06-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Lou Malnati's in Chicago was pretty darn good

38yrsfan
06-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Garcia's Pizza, Central Illinois (Champaign Urbana Rantoul), 70s to 80s.

Nzoner
06-04-2012, 11:14 AM
So I was doing a search on the place I listed,Mystic Pizza and came across this

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-h_Pqrm1chg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

buddha
06-04-2012, 11:21 AM
The other thread was too damned depressing to read.

For me, I've had myriad slices from The Scheme in Salina, Kansas. There is some good pizza out there, in Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Fran and the like, but for me, The Scheme is the best pizza in America.

What about you?

SHAKESPEARE'S on 9th Street, Columbia.

The GOAT pizza if ever there was one.

BigChiefFan
06-04-2012, 11:21 AM
So I was doing a search on the place I listed,Mystic Pizza and came across this

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-h_Pqrm1chg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The laws in this country are so fucked up. It's ridiculous they can seize property without a conviction.

Donger
06-04-2012, 11:21 AM
American Dream Pizza, Corvallis, OR

Frosty
06-04-2012, 11:28 AM
American Dream Pizza, Corvallis, OR

Is it bad that I went to school there for three years and never heard of this place? :doh!:

Donger
06-04-2012, 11:29 AM
Is it bad that I went to school there for three years and never heard of this place? :doh!:

I suppose so.

Frosty
06-04-2012, 11:32 AM
I suppose so.

Well, in my defense, I didn't live there (commuted from Salem) so the only restaurants I frequented were the ones right next to the engineering school (particularly Togo's - loved their bread bowls).

ChiefsOne
06-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Coletta's Italian Restaurant in Memphis

Frazod
06-04-2012, 12:44 PM
Lou Malnati's in Chicago was pretty darn good

It's funny, this always pops up in favorite pizza discussions, but this is the one major Chicago area chain that I don't like. At all. My wife and I ordered their deep dish once, it was like somebody filled a crust with stewed tomatoes and baked it. It totally sucked. Their thin crust is better, but considering the other options available, I don't bother with it.

thurman merman
06-04-2012, 01:22 PM
Joe's Pizza in Westport.

Mmmmm. That place is good.

DeezNutz
06-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Angelo's in NY.

mr. tegu
06-04-2012, 01:25 PM
I need to stop reading this thread. I am craving pizza, Minsky's specifically, something fierce.

mr. tegu
06-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Buca di Beppo makes a really good pepperoni pizza.

thurman merman
06-04-2012, 01:28 PM
Minsky's in Springfield is shutting down. :(

mr. tegu
06-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Minsky's in Springfield is shutting down. :(

You didn't eat there enough?

Bearcat
06-04-2012, 01:35 PM
Someone on FB over the weekend mentioned Pagliai's... brought back memories from college. Not that "best pizza in Maryville, MO" means much...

Inspector
06-04-2012, 01:37 PM
It started in a small tavern round the 39th and Main area. Probably been closed now for at least 50 years or so.

Back then there weren't any "pizza shops" and it was rare to even find anyone who knew how to make them. My uncle had a part time job at that bar and started perfecting a recipe. And it was all from scratch, the spice mixture, the crust, everything. Even ground and spiced his own meats.

What my uncle started, my dad continued. And starting probably about 30 + years ago, I mastered to a state of art.

I've made a few attempts over the years to try some of the restaraunt pizza's but myself, my family and many of our friends have been ruined for any "bought" pizza forever. It all taste like crap made by someone who simply does not have a clue how to properly create pizza, who have never experimented with spice blends or know how to make a crust by mixing flour, yeast, salt and other ingredients.

So all that to say the best pizza I have ever had comes from my own oven.

We bought a commecial building in the early 90's but never followed through with our plan to open a pizza restaraunt due to the start up expenses. But to this day, I get requests for my pizza all the time. And whenever friends or family come in from out of town, they always insist that I whip up a batch.

It really would be a tragedy if I ever had opened up my own shop seeing all those extablished chains shutdown and so many people lose their jobs.

Flachief58
06-04-2012, 01:39 PM
Exchequer restaurant & pub in Chicago. Best damn pizza that's ever crossed my lips. My mouth is watering just thinking of that euphoric gift from God.

SLAG
06-04-2012, 02:16 PM
I've lived in Chicago Land for almost a year now

Haven't had Giadornos yet but Gino's East was meh

Lou Malnati's is where its at as far as the big 3 in Chicago go.

There is a Shop near our house called Rocco Vino's and they have the best Stuffed Pizza and best Thin Crust

Also at at this place called Armands and they were excellent as well

Double Dough - Thin Crust

Yummm

Too many Pizza Places up here to try them all

vailpass
06-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Tombstone with extra cheese.

scorpio
06-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Pulcinella's Pizza in Ft Collins is the best I have ever had.

Positano's is really good too.

gblowfish
06-04-2012, 03:25 PM
I was talking to a friend of mine a couple days ago about Fun House Pizza on US 40 in Independence. It's been there for years. They used to accept cash only, now they'll take credit cards. Their pizza is very good, and reasonably priced. The thing that kills me is, inside, it's very dark, and they have hand written signs posted EVERYWHERE. Like "Keep off the bandstand," "NO Drinks outside," "DO NOT SIT HERE, AREA CLOSED," "NO SUBSTITUTIONS ON SPECIALS,"...stuff like that.

For a "Fun House," they have a lot of not fun rules!

http://www.funhousepizzaandpub.com/

vailpass
06-04-2012, 03:27 PM
Happy Joe's Matador

DBoweShow
06-04-2012, 03:38 PM
I have a couple. River City Brewery in down town Wichita makes an amazing buffalo chicken pizza. And then I went to Pitt St. and Wheat State Pizza makes a pretty good pizza for being a chain.

RedNeckRaider
06-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Godfathers when it first opened in wichita .. other than that .. my homemade blow all em away .....

By a mile! They would would pay for your pizza if you could eat a medium alone in a half hour, I never came close. They packed on the meat and cheese. Over time, I guess because of cost they started becoming more and more like their competition. When the first opened it was amazing, and the best pizza I have ever had in any place I have been~

Ceej
06-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Topekan CPer's,


Are there any decent pizza joints in or around the area?!

DMAC
06-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Best I've had is homemade.

Hyvee sells a pretty good and cheap heat at home pizza.

seaofred
06-04-2012, 03:47 PM
The best I've had is Reeds Spring Pizza Co. It's a little hole in the wall in Reeds Springs, Mo, but it was voted as one of the top 10 pizza places in America. It's pretty dang good.

BoneKrusher
06-04-2012, 03:49 PM
Best Pizza i ever ate was homemade by my Sis-In-Law.

maybe her being Italian had something to do with it.

ILChief
06-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Mellow mushroom in Florida is pretty good too

DMAC
06-04-2012, 03:53 PM
The best I've had is Reeds Spring Pizza Co. It's a little hole in the wall in Reeds Springs, Mo, but it was voted as one of the top 10 pizza places in America. It's pretty dang good.

No kitten? I'm intriguein' over here...

seaofred
06-04-2012, 03:56 PM
No kitten? I'm intriguein' over here...

Yeah, it's really good. Check out the link: http://reedsspringpizzaco.com/Welcome.html

durtyrute
06-04-2012, 03:56 PM
IMO's

seaofred
06-04-2012, 03:57 PM
Mellow mushroom in Florida is pretty good too

They have one of those in NW Arkansas. It's good too.

Canofbier
06-04-2012, 04:01 PM
You know, I've always thought that pizza was the kind of food that was very hard to impress with. It's not like a steak, where a skilled cook is needed to get it right; if the ingredients are solid and the person making it doesn't screw up, the pizza will probably be pretty good.

I used to feel the same way about Mexican food, but I've had a couple really awesome meals since then and have changed my mind. Probably means I just haven't had really good pizza before.

Groves
06-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Minsky's in Springfield is shutting down. :(

It was always nearly empty when I would take my family there. Great pizza and peace and quiet was a winning combination in my book.


Of course you can't make money that way. It was fun while it lasted.

Mi_chief_fan
06-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Giordano's in Chicago.

+1.

Setsuna
06-04-2012, 04:55 PM
Angelo's in NY.

You mean Original Angelo's? Or Angelo's Original? Or New Angelo's? Which one are you talking about because there can't be just one Angelo's in NY.

Setsuna
06-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Best Pizza i ever ate was homemade by my Sis-In-Law.

maybe her being Italian had something to do with it.

I'm gonna steal her.

Flachief58
06-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Is that not a form of slavery? Racist dick!

ChiefsFanatic
06-04-2012, 05:42 PM
Anywhere - Ginos East

In KC - Grinders

Setsuna
06-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Is that not a form of slavery? Racist dick!

ROFLROFLLMAOLMAO :evil:

thurman merman
06-04-2012, 05:48 PM
It was always nearly empty when I would take my family there. Great pizza and peace and quiet was a winning combination in my book.


Of course you can't make money that way. It was fun while it lasted.

Yeah, it's sad. I went there with my family the other night and we were literally the only customers in the restaurant for the entire time we were there (probably about 45 minutes). I got an email the next day saying they were shutting down.

I hope Rosati's doesn't shut down too. That place is phenomenal.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-04-2012, 07:05 PM
Topekan CPer's,


Are there any decent pizza joints in or around the area?!

The Taco pizza from Pizagel's is awesome.

Via's is pretty good too, as is Glory Days.

Groves
06-04-2012, 07:11 PM
I hope Rosati's doesn't shut down too. That place is phenomenal.

Is that a thin-crust place I've been hearing about?

Love thin crust. (other than burn-the-roof-of-your-mouth-on-provel-cheese IMO's, that is)

JASONSAUTO
06-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Minsky's, by far.
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seclark
06-04-2012, 07:20 PM
rigazzi's on the hill.

sec

thurman merman
06-04-2012, 08:42 PM
Is that a thin-crust place I've been hearing about?

Love thin crust. (other than burn-the-roof-of-your-mouth-on-provel-cheese IMO's, that is)

Rosati's is a Chicago-style place, but they have really good regular crust and really good thin crust too. Can't go wrong there.

Pablo
06-04-2012, 08:47 PM
I'm a big Minsky's fan but I think Sarpino's might have them beat in KC. Had Shakespeares too. It was good, but most definitely over-hyped.

Reaper16
06-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Had Shakespeares too. It was good, but most definitely over-hyped.

Says a Jayhawk.

baitism
06-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Papa Savario's in Chicago is some bad ass NY style pizza. Probably the only food I craved for months afterwards.

listopencil
06-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Best pizza I have had is here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma

pictures of the pies here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/qvpOeVU6qL8zfxTRl3nDjg?select=8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw#8ykeKoy2h65azM9HDQ3cKw



Anyone who comes to visit pawnmower in the lonely boonies of Nor CaL gets to go there...open invitation


their large pizzas weigh art minimum 5 pounds......plus toppings LOL

I didn't remember you living in NorCal. I lived in Sac for about seven years after being stationed in San Diego. I was down there visiting my sister for a few days right after last Easter.

listopencil
06-04-2012, 09:23 PM
Oh, it was some place near Chicago. Some random pizza place after Boot Camp.

BigChiefFan
06-04-2012, 09:52 PM
Rosati's is a Chicago-style place, but they have really good regular crust and really good thin crust too. Can't go wrong there.

I had that just the other night. It's good, but over-priced.

La literatura
06-04-2012, 09:56 PM
I love pizza.

thurman merman
06-04-2012, 10:06 PM
I had that just the other night. It's good, but over-priced.

Yeah, it is really expensive, but as they say, you get what you pay for.

Ceej
06-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Craving pizza tonight on my cheat night.

Are there any good pizza joints in the Topeka area?!

mikeyis4dcats.
06-17-2012, 01:01 PM
Craving pizza tonight on my cheat night.

Are there any good pizza joints in the Topeka area?!

didn't you ask this already?

Ceej
06-17-2012, 01:02 PM
didn't you ask this already?

And yet still nobody has responded.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-17-2012, 01:02 PM
And yet still nobody has responded.

I responded the first time you asked...

Ceej
06-17-2012, 01:05 PM
I responded the first time you asked...

I need to live on CP more.

Thanks. My bad.

I've had Via's. It was okay. Glory Days was overpriced, imo. I'll try Pizagel's at some point. It's near where I live.

Trying LaRocca's tonight.

kcpasco
06-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Arris

BigRedChief
06-17-2012, 02:29 PM
In Chicago.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-17-2012, 02:31 PM
I just ate a very tasty homemade pizza with sauce, 5 cheese blend, cracked black pepper, fleur de sel and slivered almonds.

Bowser
06-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Antonio's on Main near Westport used to have some damned good pie. Perfectly cheesy and saucy. Good stuff.

Ceej
06-17-2012, 02:51 PM
I responded the first time you asked...

Going with Pizagel's taco pizza.

KCUnited
06-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Outback for everything Topeka.

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 05:04 PM
Sapiranos is so fucking good.

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Pablo
06-17-2012, 05:14 PM
Sapiranos is so fucking good.

Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2Is this a different chain than Sarpino's?

JASONSAUTO
06-17-2012, 05:45 PM
There is a place in Cole camp and now Warsaw called Calgaro's.


Pretty fucking good.
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La literatura
06-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Pizza Ranch

Bane
06-17-2012, 06:27 PM
Honestly for me pizza is pretty much pizza.I like all the local places and mom and pop shops but there's really never been one kind/brand that blew me away.:shrug:

suzzer99
06-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Two times in my life I've been blown away by pizza:

1) Marco Polo's in KC (although subsequent trips weren't as impressive)
2) Giordono's in Chicago

Dayze
06-17-2012, 07:07 PM
A place in Pensacola called Ozone. It was a pizza with chicken cream cheese cashews ...and some other goodies I can't recall.

demonhero
06-17-2012, 09:10 PM
Gino's East in Chicago.. the upstairs dining room is the shit.

Line Judge
06-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Bandera Pizza on West Pine Avenue in St. Louis, MO in the 1960's. It was in the basement of a house and had a Health "C" rating. It was always packed. Anyone that had a pizza there always said it was the best they ever had. My favorite was salami and sardine.

|Zach|
06-18-2012, 01:00 AM
Sapiranos is so ****ing good.

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You think?

KILLER_CLOWN
06-18-2012, 01:27 AM
Rosati's > the rest, unless you're talking taco pizza then i would go with Minskys.

huffmd15
06-18-2012, 03:27 AM
Arris

this...although there's another place down the road in Jeff City that's better. Pizza Quick is the same pizza, but I guess all the dirt and grime in the place adds flavor. Better have an iron stomach.

hometeam
06-18-2012, 06:45 AM
this...although there's another place down the road in Jeff City that's better. Pizza Quick is the same pizza, but I guess all the dirt and grime in the place adds flavor. Better have an iron stomach.

Pizza Kwik is yuk. Around here you have to get to Kostakis in Columbia.

Archie F. Swin
06-18-2012, 06:54 AM
Pizza is like sex. Even when it's not very good, I still have a boner.




....wait

Brooklyn
06-18-2012, 06:56 AM
coal brick oven style - Grimaldi's
NY Style - Ray's on Prince Street
Sicilian - L&B Spumoni Gardens

If anyone visits NY, I wouldn't go to Grimaldi's or Lombardi's for a NY style. They are among the best I've ever had but it's different from the giant, foldable slice. A lot of people will make the coal oven slices a fork and knife job, especially if you are eating at the restaurant.

tooge
06-18-2012, 07:13 AM
Giordanos is Chicago by far. Second would be Waldo Pizza

beach tribe
06-18-2012, 08:34 AM
http://anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com

Best Pizza on Earth. (That I've had of course, and I've had it in 10 states, and 3 continents, oops 4 had it in Tokyo too...and yep, in Italy)

It's on another level.

beach tribe
06-18-2012, 08:39 AM
coal brick oven style - Grimaldi's
NY Style - Ray's on Prince Street
Sicilian - L&B Spumoni Gardens

If anyone visits NY, I wouldn't go to Grimaldi's or Lombardi's for a NY style. They are among the best I've ever had but it's different from the giant, foldable slice. A lot of people will make the coal oven slices a fork and knife job, especially if you are eating at the restaurant.

This guy knows Pizza.

Ceej
08-23-2012, 09:37 AM
My new current favorite is Old Chicago's Thai Pie.

Bomb dot com.

38yrsfan
08-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Not around anymore, but the best was a Gutbuster slice from Garcias in Rantoul or Champaign-Urbana.

clyde05
08-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Don't believe they are around anymore but there was this pizza place in overland park called Leos then they changed there name to Georges and now I think they are gone,
Imos is smialer but they used this provel cheese that was out of this world.

KCUnited
08-23-2012, 10:46 AM
Don't believe they are around anymore but there was this pizza place in overland park called Leos then they changed there name to Georges and now I think they are gone,
Imos is smialer but they used this provel cheese that was out of this world.

There's still a Leo's north of the river off Englewood. Same place.

Dave Lane
08-23-2012, 11:05 AM
Provel cheese is the nastiest thing you will ever put in your mouth. It's velveta and provolone. And it was developed in st loser as if there could be a larger reason to hate it.

Spongeblack Bobtard
08-23-2012, 11:10 AM
I miss Kelso's in KC. Is it still around? I love their pizza. The thin crust had a hint of beer in it. That shit was good.

In Atlanta, Fellini's is #1.

Ceej
08-23-2012, 11:16 AM
Jalapenos, Grilled onions, roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and Thai chili sauce.

Dayum. Dayum. DAYUM!

hometeam
08-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Still KOSTAKI'S pizzeria in columbia MO

LVNHACK
08-23-2012, 02:36 PM
It'll be the pizza I eat in NYC on Sept 21st....4 weeks, 1 day

DJ's left nut
08-23-2012, 02:40 PM
Really? Kostakis? I think that place kinda stinks even among the Columbia, MO pizza joints. I'd go Wiseguys, Gumby's and Shakespeares over all 3.

I really like the wood-fired, I just don't think Kostaki's does a great job of it.

My favorite pizza that I can recall was at a place called Anthonino's on the hill in St. Louis. Absolutely fantastic wood-fired pizza.

Oh, and seconded on Kelso's. I think they closed the mall location but they used to have a carry-out joint at Zona-Rosa. I'd imagine it's probably gone as well. The Kitchen Sink was a killer 'za.

KCUnited
08-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Kelso's still operates on Armour Rd just off Burlington.

Count Zarth
11-09-2012, 11:00 AM
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Pawnmower
11-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Old Chicago Pizza ( http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma )

Petaluma Ca (a bit north of SF)

Ive been all over, including Italy / New York....

Never had anything as good.....Some have come close...

Union Hotel in Occidental has a very good shrimp pizza w white sauce.


Im hungry now.

SDChiefs
11-09-2012, 11:22 AM
The best ive ever had was on the boardwalk in jersey (never been to new york). But in cali i would say frankie and johnies in hollywood or beach pizza near lax.

frankotank
11-09-2012, 11:29 AM
does anybody remember back in the 80's when Pizza Hut made a stuffed pizza called Priazzo? they had 3 different kinds but all I remember is Priazzo Milano was the one we'd always get. big ole thick chicacgo style stuffed pizza. good stuff.

Cheater5
11-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Zepi's on Wornall Road circa 1978.

Old School pizza in Olympia, WA; NY style and it's glorious.

zimdogg
11-09-2012, 12:07 PM
The Dish in KC (actually Liberty) has great deep dish Chicago style pizza
Happy Joe's, inventor of the taco pizza, up in the quad cities (Iowa/Illinois) as well as St Louis is amazing.
Ginos in Chicago wins over everything
The Wheel Pizza up in Lawrence. My God that crust owns everything.

ChiefsNow
11-09-2012, 12:19 PM
Piss pour pizza.

theelusiveeightrop
11-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Gusanos. Joplin MO

okoye35chiefs
11-09-2012, 12:23 PM
ellio's

found in the frozen aisle at your supermarket...

or in school cafeteria's around the country on Fridays...

saphojunkie
11-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Old Chicago Pizza ( http://www.yelp.com/biz/old-chicago-pizza-petaluma )

Petaluma Ca (a bit north of SF)

Ive been all over, including Italy / New York....

Never had anything as good.....Some have come close...

Union Hotel in Occidental has a very good shrimp pizza w white sauce.


Im hungry now.

Comparing Chicago deep-dish to NY or Italian pizza is just silly. Actually, comparing Italian pizza to any type of pizza is just silly.

silver5liter
11-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Ive always loved minskys

GloryDayz
11-09-2012, 09:16 PM
This place in Rome, Italy... AWESOME!!!

Baby Lee
11-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Chicago style - Talayna's in CWE
NY Style - Italian Beef at Racanelli's in The Loop
Greasy Style - Shakespeare's in Columbia


Risking all rep, I still have a soft spot for the cheese Godfather's used to use, something uniquely awesome about it's chew factor. Ran across a Godfather's in S.IL a few years back and they still had the goods cheese-wise. I hold no pretensions that their product is on par with my picks above overall, but that cheese is like crack to me.

KcMizzou
11-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Honestly, Minsky's. (the one on Fece road) It's pretty damned great.

That said, I've been to Chicago on business, and the food was great, but we never got pizza. :shake:

LMAO I seem to have a filter problem. That would "Berry", but with an "A".

GloryDayz
11-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Chicago style - Talayna's in CWE
NY Style - Italian Beef at Racanelli's in The Loop
Greasy Style - Shakespeare's in Columbia


Risking all rep, I still have a soft spot for the cheese Godfather's used to use, something uniquely awesome about it's chew factor. Ran across a Godfather's in S.IL a few years back and they still had the goods cheese-wise. I hold no pretensions that their product is on par with my picks above overall, but that cheese is like crack to me.

Rep for going the Godfather's route...

AussieChiefsFan
11-09-2012, 09:38 PM
When I was on holidays in Baden-vertenberg, germany this year there was this Pizza place that was perfect.

Baby Lee
11-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Honestly, Minsky's. (the one on Fece road) It's pretty damned great.

That said, I've been to Chicago on business, and the food was great, but we never got pizza. :shake:

LMAO I seem to have a filter problem. That would "Berry", but with an "A".

Yeah, of all the times I've been to Chicago on business, I've had steak at Chicago Chop House, Gene and Georgetti, and Morton's, Italian Beef at Portillo and Al's #1, and hotdogs all over the flipping place, but never had pizza once.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-10-2012, 04:27 AM
Chicago style - Talayna's in CWE
NY Style - Italian Beef at Racanelli's in The Loop
Greasy Style - Shakespeare's in Columbia


Risking all rep, I still have a soft spot for the cheese Godfather's used to use, something uniquely awesome about it's chew factor. Ran across a Godfather's in S.IL a few years back and they still had the goods cheese-wise. I hold no pretensions that their product is on par with my picks above overall, but that cheese is like crack to me.

They've got Godfather's down here, which was the first time I'd seen one in years. The cheese is like fucking crack! They started doing this mozza stuffed pizza. Yeah, about 2 times a year I get it. It's good, not great, but definitely good.

They've got a place here in town called Pizza World that reminds me almost to the letter of one of my favorite places in Seattle called Round Table Pizza. The Appendanza is pretty fucking good.

lcarus
11-10-2012, 05:22 AM
Ive always loved minskys

I haven't had Minsky's in almost 20 years. I was a boy, and I still VIVIDLY remember getting a pizza there with bacon on it. It was so good I still remember that outing very well.

I also really like Pizza Shoppe. It's not world class pizza, but it's pretty damn good.



Another thing that isn't really great but I still miss it...

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TribalElder
11-10-2012, 06:39 AM
Arris Pizza

http://www.arrispizzaonline.com/

It is on point

I'm also a huge fan of the provel goodness cranked out at IMOs pizza

mdchiefsfan
11-10-2012, 06:41 AM
The Pizza Man.

/Thread.

Did you tip? I hear there are severe consequences should you fail to.

mdchiefsfan
11-10-2012, 06:42 AM
Matthew's Pizza in Baltimore. God Damn!

Count Zarth
02-04-2013, 07:36 PM
Free pizza > all

two emails never fails

http://i.imgur.com/xsaZ93D.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OWybUO2.jpg

DJJasonp
02-04-2013, 08:14 PM
I truly miss Pizza Shoppe. Love their Pizza!

Minsky's was damn fine too.

And for those old enough to remember......the "old" (and I do mean "old") Red-roof pizza huts in the 80's had really good pizza (before they went all pre-processed dough and ingredients)


For the record: I ate at multiple Pizza joints in NY.......and I dont get all the hub-bub about NY pizza at all. If you've ate at Sbarro's, you've basically had NY pizza.

Fishpicker
02-04-2013, 08:51 PM
Borriello brothers real New York pizza in Colorado Springs

http://www.borriellobrothers.com/

houstonwhodat
02-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Totino's pizza rolls & Jack Daniels

JoeyChuckles
02-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Free pizza > all

two emails never fails




Not worth it to have to stare at Peyton's fat head twice.

silver5liter
02-04-2013, 09:13 PM
I haven't had Minsky's in almost 20 years. I was a boy, and I still VIVIDLY remember getting a pizza there with bacon on it. It was so good I still remember that outing very well.



Oh yeah man. Minskys Prime Cut all the way

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3784/thumb600.jpg

ChiTown
02-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Yeah, of all the times I've been to Chicago on business, I've had steak at Chicago Chop House, Gene and Georgetti, and Morton's, Italian Beef at Portillo and Al's #1, and hotdogs all over the flipping place, but never had pizza once.

Never had pizza in Chicago? The fuck is wrong with you people?

trndobrd
02-04-2013, 10:17 PM
#3 6 Pazzi, Tallil

#2 Beajeau's Ft. Collins, CO - All types of amazing topping combinations and crust that could be eaten just by itself.

#1 Pizza Shuttle, Lawrence, KS - Back in the day - I recall that it was really good, on those evenings when I was REALLY hungry.

KC-TBB
02-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Eatontown Pizza, out the front gate of the old Ft. Monmouth...then we would drive into Asbury Park and hear Bruce Springsteen play at the Stone Pony for $2 cover charge...ah those were the days.

Rausch
02-05-2013, 07:39 AM
Arris Pizza

http://www.arrispizzaonline.com/

It is on point

I'm also a huge fan of the provel goodness cranked out at IMOs pizza

Arris is by far the best thin crust in the MidMO area...

patteeu
02-05-2013, 07:46 AM
It might just be nostalgia and the haziness of memories that are 30 years old, but the pizza I remember most fondly is Pryor's Pizza in Rolla, MO. It had a crispy, cracker-thin crust and the sauce was outstanding.

spanky 52
02-05-2013, 07:50 AM
Don't remember what kind of pizza but it was at Uno's in Union Station in DC several years ago. It was some good shit.

Chazno
02-05-2013, 07:56 AM
My favorite - http://www.pizzaport.com/

Omaha
02-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Pizza Palace in Seymour, IN wins this by a mile!

Idahojim
02-05-2013, 09:44 AM
Shakespeare's which is just off the Mizzou campus in Columbia. Can't remember ever having a better pizza. Still there and highly rated from some of the things I've read over the years.

Reerun_KC
02-05-2013, 09:50 AM
Pizza by Stout in Joplin Mo...

Not rebuilding after tornado...

epitome1170
02-05-2013, 11:16 AM
It might just be nostalgia and the haziness of memories that are 30 years old, but the pizza I remember most fondly is Pryor's Pizza in Rolla, MO. It had a crispy, cracker-thin crust and the sauce was outstanding.

That is some damn good pizza. :thumb: Anytime I am in Rolla (which is rare anymore), I try to get some of that. Either that or Alex's.

Bewbies
02-05-2013, 11:20 AM
When you're in Atlanta come to Antico. They've won a bunch of awards, including a "best pizza in the world" at an event in Italy.

http://www.anticoatl.com/

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Not worth it to have to stare at Peyton's fat head twice.

I wouldn't feed my dog Papa Peyton's

PhillyChiefFan
02-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Tommy's Pizza - Gettysburg, PA

When we flew back from KC, we would always drive through Gettysburg first before even dropping the suitcases off

PhillyChiefFan
02-05-2013, 11:24 AM
2nd place would be Via Marconi's Pizza in Hatfield, PA

gblowfish
02-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Minksy's or Fun House here in Independence are my favorites.

One of the worst cases of food poisoning I ever got was from Giordano's Pizza in Chicago.

KCFANinNC
02-05-2013, 12:32 PM
Pyramid pizza with honey on the crust.

Best pizza ever at 3am with my buddies, and whatever girls we drug out of the Westport bars.

RyFo18
02-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Lou Malnati's in Chicago. Deep dish...yummy.

FishingRod
02-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Actually Funhouse Pizza in KC is very good

silver5liter
02-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Minksy's or Fun House here in Independence are my favorites.

One of the worst cases of food poisoning I ever got was from Giordano's Pizza in Chicago.

I had Giordanos when i was on my honey moon in chicago. Didnt really like it.

teedubya
02-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Giordano's in Chicago.

I had this when I was in Chicago... it was truly incredible... the one that I had them create from scratch. :-)

cosmo20002
02-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Pizza Shuttle in Lawrence. They had one size--$5, or 3 for $10 ( in the early 1990s).

Sure, Minsky's is technically "better", but at 2am or when you were starving, Pizza Shuttle was the best thing I ever tasted.

Strongside
02-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Papa Don's in Fort Scott, Kansas was the only thing that made growing up there bearable.

silver5liter
02-05-2013, 01:46 PM
Pizza Shuttle in Lawrence. They had one size--$5, or 3 for $10 ( in the early 1990s).

Sure, Minsky's is technically "better", but at 2am or when you were starving, Pizza Shuttle was the best thing I ever tasted.

Pizza shuttle is pretty good. Reminded me of Original Pizza, which is pretty decent as well.

Stewie
02-05-2013, 03:21 PM
I wasn't going to start a thread about this... so I'm watching Man vs. Food and he's in Seattle.

Even people "in the know" are dumbasses. Adam is eating crab and says, "This is the freshest crab I've ever eaten!" Really? Unless it's a really unusual circumstance (it wasn't in this episode) you're eating crab that's pre-cooked before it was delivered to the restaurant. (It's dangerous cooking dead crabs, just like lobsters.) Once cooked it's kept refrigerated until the restaurant heats it up. There's nothing "fresh" about it.

/rant

Rugby Thompson
02-05-2013, 03:34 PM
american pizza is dirt.

pizza in canada is the best

Stewie
02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
american pizza is dirt.

pizza in canada is the best

I always have back bacon on my pizzas!

Ceej
02-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Got a coupon for a free large pizza from LaRocca's here in Topeka.

So, far, I'd say Pizagel's taco pizza is one of my favorites.

houstonwhodat
02-05-2013, 05:04 PM
american pizza is dirt.

pizza in canada is the best



What????????????????????

WV
02-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Tommy's Pizza - Gettysburg, PA

When we flew back from KC, we would always drive through Gettysburg first before even dropping the suitcases off

Hmmm....need to remember this.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-05-2013, 05:12 PM
Chicago style - Talayna's in CWE
NY Style - Italian Beef at Racanelli's in The Loop
Greasy Style - Shakespeare's in Columbia


Risking all rep, I still have a soft spot for the cheese Godfather's used to use, something uniquely awesome about it's chew factor. Ran across a Godfather's in S.IL a few years back and they still had the goods cheese-wise. I hold no pretensions that their product is on par with my picks above overall, but that cheese is like crack to me.

Absolutely on Godfather's cheese. They started doing a mozza stuffed crust that was really good considering what it is. I could get two of those loaded to the gills for under $25.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-05-2013, 05:13 PM
They've got Godfather's down here, which was the first time I'd seen one in years. The cheese is like fucking crack! They started doing this mozza stuffed pizza. Yeah, about 2 times a year I get it. It's good, not great, but definitely good.

They've got a place here in town called Pizza World that reminds me almost to the letter of one of my favorite places in Seattle called Round Table Pizza. The Appendanza is pretty fucking good.

LOL, already touched on this apparently.

theelusiveeightrop
02-05-2013, 05:17 PM
Gusano's in JoMo.

houstonwhodat
02-05-2013, 05:18 PM
Depends on whether you like a thin or thick crust.

I can be in the mood for either/or.

In Houston they have a joint called Russo's NY Pizzeria.

It has a coal fired oven which gives a char to the bottom and a completely different taste than most places.

Good stuff.

http://www.nypizzeria.com/index.php

teedubya
02-05-2013, 05:19 PM
Never had pizza in Chicago? The **** is wrong with you people?

I literally went to my hotel... checked in... and went to Giordano's in Chicago when I was there last week.

#priorities

mikeyis4dcats.
02-05-2013, 05:25 PM
Got a coupon for a free large pizza from LaRocca's here in Topeka.

So, far, I'd say Pizagel's taco pizza is one of my favorites.

glad you took my advice to try Pizagels. Now, go try College Hill Pizza. It's now our favorite in town.

Get this: chorizo, shrimp, pesto sauce, roasted red pepper, red onion, and pepper jack cheese. PBJ

Count Zarth
04-10-2013, 02:48 PM
Anyone had the new Dominos pan pizza?