So what's so special about New York pizza?

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  1. Ron R

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    So I'm disqualified from judging pizza because I currently live in North Carolina?
    I didn't grow up here, nor has my pizza experience been limited to NC establishments since moving here.
    And even if I had, the condescension is neither warranted nor welcomed.
     
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    Is it still "straight from the can" if you have to go at it with an immersion blender first? :)

    Their "Tomato Magic" is a popular choice too.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    The few that are left will be priced out before long.
     
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    As a Wisconsinite, when was the last time that you ordered a brat in a restaurant? As we know, they're for grilling at home, at tailgate parties, at Summerfest, anywhere other than in a restaurant. Although I will admit that when I lived in Milwaukee I would go to McDonald's for a Johnsonville brat in the middle of winter when they had them as a special menu item for a month. It was easier than firing up the grill when it was 5 below zero.


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    So no corner brat joint or street carts in Wisconsin?
     
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    Not that I can think of. Brats need to be fresh off the grill, so they don't really work for a street cart. And yes, you can find restaurants with a grill that sell brats, but they are almost an afterthought on the menu. As I said, there is a right place and time for brats. A Brewers or Badgers game is a good choice.
     
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    If there are, I wouldn't bother. I've never seen one commercially served that comes close to what I or my friends serve in the backyard.

    The best restaurants here do interesting things with farmers' product, which is the state's main contribution to cuisine, besides having a brewery on every corner long before the craft beer boom.
    If you want a uniquely wisconsin restaurant, find a non-chain butter burger joint, or an old school supper club.
     
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    Looks nice, gets the smoky browning and we can eat the oil or not as we please.
    My wife is vegetarian so she eats a lot of cheese and only eats low fat/ skim milk cheese.
    I find that stuff tasteless and waxy with bad texture.

    For many of us, we assume whatever we grew up eating is the way food is supposed to be.
     
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    Not me.
     
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    The few that are left will be priced out before long.[/QUOTE]

    That's probably likely, but OTOH maybe not if folks smarten up to the world as there seems to have been a sort of panic version of recently.

    New Yorkers have long made it a custom to leave NYC in summer.
    Circa 1993 a lot of New Yorkers panicked and ran after the first WTC bombing, then that happened again in 2001.
    I certainly watched and even participated in gentrification, but a city with only wealthy people can't really thrive for long.
    IDK though, my little Maine town has driven out all the non rich, and now can't find workers for service jobs, so they import seasonal labor.

    Kind of the way the whole country is going though, not really sustainable and something's gotta change.
     
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    FWIW the two best pizza options near me, cut in squares.
    A bit annoying to have some slices be mostly crust and other slices be mostly middle, but I deal with it.

    I like a nice balance of crusty edge to cheesy saucy middle while eating, maybe that's my problem?

    I wonder if it's a Jack Sprat scenario?
    Do some prefer mostly the crusty edge while others just want the cheesy middle?
    Seems trendy to me, different for different's sake.
    But that's what they do at "Cornerstone" and "Flatbread Company".
     
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    The dogs get the bones.
     
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    That's it, exactly. Cutting in squares pleases those who like the crusty edge and those who don't. It's the same with a pan of brownies. Some people want the ones on the outside edge while other people prefer the gooey center. Everybody wins.
     
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    OK, so for me who wants both I grab two at a time.
    Hasn't hurt my enjoyment, just challenged my intelligence!
     
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    How many dogs did Jack Sprat and his wife have.
    Do Old Mother Hubbard's dog visit often?
    How many attended the last supper?
     
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    Beautiful.

    A favorite quick dinner in the summer in my house is a pizza made from a store bought crust and sauce from a local italian deli, some balls of fresh mozz I get from my cheese guy on the way home, and leaves of basil from the garden.
     
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