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Larry, learn to make your own pizza. It's pretty simple, and while it won't scratch that late night "let's get a pizza" itch, it will work for the most part.

 

Homemade pizza is good but it's not even in the same league is NY/NJ/CT pizzeria pizza. Larry will forever be longing for real pizza while he's living in Nashville. 

I dont believe this.  I've made many good different styles of pizzas at home.  My favorite is grilled pizza and it is real easy.  That said my local grocer has fresh pizza dough from a bakery that is really good.  I think that helps but making dough also isnt that hard/time consuming.  Throw on some sauce (dont use canned pizza sauce just use a good tomato sauce or homemade sauce), some fresh veggies and some cheese and you are good to go.  You can vary this by some different sauces, different veggies, cheese, drizzles, etc.  I've seen pics of some good ones Pio has made.

 

Dammit, now I want pizza :drool:

post #80582 of 85676
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Again, this is what folks there want to think. I can think of only one or two Beard awarded chefs that got the award for pizza and both of them are based west of the Mississippi.

I don't doubt there's good/passable pizza here somewhere. Maybe even great pizza.

its like mexican food in NYC, there's some good places but more often than naught you have to pay for it, or its inconvenient. I remember a great mexican food place in brooklyn that was inside a tortilla factory. It was great mexican food, but overrun with hipsters and people looking for good mexican food.

I bet there's great pizza somewhere near here, but I'll have to pay for it or plan my whole meal around it. Can't just pop into the local pizza place and grab a slice.

bagels I've given up on. Its okay though, they'll taste that much better when I go back, or someone brings me a bunch like Don Draper did for Pete Cambell when he lived in SoCal.
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I'm surprised my how hard it is to find decent Mexican food in Maryland. There's tons of good Peruvian and Salvadoran places, but most of the Mexican is crap. Seems like all the other stuff is still authentic but a lot of the "Mexican" places have sold out to American palates because it's been more accessible for longer, I don't know.
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Where I live what's hard to find is Chinese food that's acceptable for the two of us. Growing up where we did we each have fairly high standards and they're just not met where we live. Also, since leaving the Windsor/Detroit area, hard to find good Greek and Arabic food. What I'd do for a proper gyro or lamb shawarma sandwich some days.
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Again, this is what folks there want to think. I can think of only one or two Beard awarded chefs that got the award for pizza and both of them are based west of the Mississippi.

 

I don't know wtf a Beard award is but I'm not talking about fancy pants pizza. You can probably get great Neapolitan pizza in every big city in the country. I'm talking about the ability to go into any given pizzeria and get a slice that tastes like it should.

 

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I dont believe this.  I've made many good different styles of pizzas at home.

 

It's really really not the same. Your oven at home doesn't get hot enough to properly make pizza. 

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I'm surprised my how hard it is to find decent Mexican food in Maryland. There's tons of good Peruvian and Salvadoran places, but most of the Mexican is crap. Seems like all the other stuff is still authentic but a lot of the "Mexican" places have sold out to American palates because it's been more accessible for longer, I don't know.

the washington DC area probably has some of the best ethnic food in the country (asian, african, ect) on top of great seafood but something about the northeast and subpar mexican food.

in Fairfield County CT we had some legit mexican food trucks, and even a great little restaurant, but then that place got a positive NY Times review and before you know it the tiny parking lot is filled with Range Rovers and zip cars from the city with people looking for good Mexican food.
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Homemade pizza is good but it's not even in the same league is NY/NJ/CT pizzeria pizza. 

False. Leaving aside the fact that while I've had really good pizzeria pizza in NY/NJ (can't recall ever having pizza in CT), there's tons of really shitty pizza being peddled there too.
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Late to the pizza-making discussion, but I think making a good pizza at home is somewhat tricky. The best way (no joke) is to break or dismantle your oven's locking mechanism and cook the pizza while the oven's on the self-clean cycle. But I say this as someone who now rejects all pizza that's not Neapolitan. Approximating an NYC slice probably doesn't require such measures.
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Although NYC has great pizza places, I think the standard NYC slice sucks.
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In my admittedly scant experience, that "Connecticut pizza is the best" stuff is utter bullshit. I think people make themselves believe that because they need something to cheer them up in New Haven.
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I went to a local bank to open a checking account (because there's no HSBC's in the state of Tennessee), and motherfucker it took a fucking hour just to open up a simple checking account.

I forgot how fucking time consuming simple shit like opening up a checking account can be. No motherfucker I don't need auto/home insurance quotes or retirement/investment planning. Just open up the account so I can have a fucking local checking account to write checks to the contractor/maid/plumber.

I loved the cleaning lady's face when I asked her if she had a paypal account.

We make these things a hassle down here to discourage you people from moving here.
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We make these things a hassle down here to discourage you people from moving here.

What's the difference between a "Yankee" and a "Damn Yankee?" A Damn Yankee is one that came to visit and liked it so much they decided to stay.


Ethan, it's cute to see you defend regionalism.
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I dont believe this.  I've made many good different styles of pizzas at home.

 

It's really really not the same. Your oven at home doesn't get hot enough to properly make pizza. 

 

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I dont believe this.  I've made many good different styles of pizzas at home.  My favorite is grilled pizza and it is real easy.  

 

An oven is not a grill.  :facepalm: 

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the one thing that gets me a bit jibbeldy about this great southern food, is that a lot of the great eateries have unbelievably inconvenient hours of operation: 11am-4pm and are often times closed during the weekend.

This is because most of those places make a certain amount of everything and when it's gone, that's it. In my experience, a lot of them don't just keep odd hours, they completely shut down when the food runs out, so 11-4 could really be 11-3:15.

Also, you have to remember that traditionally those hours would have covered dinnertime down here.
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What's the difference between a "Yankee" and a "Damn Yankee?" A Damn Yankee is one that came to visit and liked it so much they decided to stay.


Ethan, it's cute to see you defend regionalism.

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Ethan, it's cute to see you defend regionalism.

 

The Tri-State Area is the only region worth defending. Rest of the country kinda sucks. 

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