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What's your pizza topping?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steve Ouimette, May 22, 2017.

  1. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

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    I've always been very straightforward.

    Pepperoni.

    I'll take a ham and pineapple if that's all there is, or pepperoni and sausage too. Never could get down with any veggies on the pie, but if a little bit of a bell pepper showed up on a slice I won't complain. Good flavor, not a fan of the texture.

    And speaking of great pizza, I'll give it up for the #1 chain in America (to my tastebuds). Shakey's!

    How about you? What's on your pie?
     
  2. Freejack

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    PMS - Pepperoni, Mushroom, and Sausage.

    I'm a fan of Anthony's, the pizza chain, except they don't really cook the mushrooms so generally we leave them off. We did try a local place a couple of weekends ago that had much better toppings but the crust wasn't as good as Anthony's. And there's another local place we need to try.

    Carl
     
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    I like everything but green pepper and pineapple.
    Really!
    Any sauce or crust, any shape or size.
    I love pizza!
    Even anchovies!
     
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    Manual Slim Friend of Leo's

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    If I eat it at all I will probably eat it on a pizza.
     
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    All of them. And banana.
     
  6. RomanS

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    Ever since I have an Italian girlfriend, I'm very particular about pizza - in my city of 2 million people there are excatly two pizza restaurants that she finds acceptable...
    Toppings: not too much, not too many, but the best quality possible - just excellent tomato sauce (from San Marzano tomatoes, naturally); some basil and mozzarella di bufala, or burrata (the last one added AFTER the pizza is done, of course), bit of olive oil, that's it!
    It's all about the crust! The toppings are more like spices...
     
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  8. BritishBluesBoy

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    I don't have one go-to pizza. It really depends on a bunch of things but I tend to keep things simple. One or two toppings only.

    As for where from - I'll put this place up against anywhere... As you know, pizza around these parts is taken very very seriously...

    http://www.robertaspizza.com/

    Also - here's a thought from Gordon Ramsay re pizza toppings. I tend to agree with him.



    Ha ha ha ha ha...1293 beat me to it.
     
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  9. 1293

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    I thought you were leaving Brooklyn. Did the pizza make you stay?
     
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    Is the Shakey's mentioned in the op the one that had a Beaumont, TX store in operation around 1970?

    If so, it was my favorite place to eat on my dad's custody weekends. I remember the music, the costumes, the atmosphere, and especially the pizza. Almost pleasant memories of eating there with Dad and his wife #2.

    Surely it can't be the same chain. I've been looking for a Shakey's for forty plus years.
     
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    Change of plan. I'm staying for now...

    (sorry - back to the pizza)
     
  12. Steve Ouimette

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    Mine was in MN and CA, but my guess is yes. It was, to my knowledge, the last of the "pizza parlors". Aside from Round Table Pizza. So good!
     
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    Margherita if it's a real Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza. For American pizza I'll take pepperoni please.
     
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    Pepperoni, sausage, jalapeño, pineapple, extra cheese extra sauce well done bake.
     
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    Sadly, I am no longer allowed to eat pizza, as it involves ingesting a grotesque amount of carbohydrates, and I must save my precious few allowable carbs for my beer drinking.

    Back when I could enjoy pizza, my perfect slice had the toppings 'pepperoni, mushroom, anchovies, and artichoke hearts'.

    :)
     
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    And oh yeah;

    Pineapple on pizza is a sacrilege.
    An abomination.
    Forbidden in my household.

    Get thee behind me, Satan.
    I will have none of your pineapple on this good and noble pizza (even if I can't enjoy a slice)!

    :mad:

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    I prefer less rather than more toppings, and agree that the crust is the best part for me.

    I like fresh pineapple, but not on my pizza, please.

    Home grown tomatoes, skip the tomato sauce, some kind of sausage, just a little, good cheese, fresh basil, hmmmm, sounds like what I might have for dinner tonight. and beer.

    sometimes, because Texas, jalapeños.

    this is a recurring theme for pizza threads, here's a recent one:

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/how-to-properly-top-a-pizza.690700/
     
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    Shakey's was indeed a great chain.
    There was one near my high school here in Austin in the 70s.
    All us longhair types wanted to work there because you could wear you hair longer there.
    Loved the pizza, it smelled great in there!
     
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    We don't eat a lot of pizza, so it is quite a treat. The standard toppings bore me unless the pizza is homemade. I'm adventuresome, so anything odd or different topping available, I want to try it. Fresh ingredients is important for flavor. There are a few cheeses that don't seem to work well on pizza, but again, if it is different, I'm trying it. I've had some awesome crazy toppings on pizza. There is a very creative pizza place in Hood River, Oregon that we have stopped at during our travels a few times that have fantastic combinations of toppings. I hope it is still there when we will travel through in July.
     
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    20170310_222103.jpg Not a fan of pepperoni, but my son likes it. I mostly make plain pies, but I do toppings. 20170413_092707.jpg DSC_0688.JPG 20161209_160024.jpg DSC_1119.JPG
     
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