For The Love Of The Pizza

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  1. Avatar DW Dalrymple says:

    You sir are a true pizza aficionado…great piece!Report

  2. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    I’m a former Central Illinoisan. The town where I lived had a number of pizza places. For a while, there was a Garcia’s (this was more than 25 years ago: when I was first in grad school) where you could get a slice of good deep dish and a soda for not much money. The favorite in my family, I think, was Tobin’s – cracker-thin crust, lots of different topping choices. Avanti’s, which we wound up having to give up when we found out a lot of their stuff used celery seed and my mom had a mild celery allergy….

    Where I live NOW, we only have chains (Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Marco’s) and Roma’s. If I am getting pizza ‘from out,” it is always going to be Roma’s (which is closed on Mondays, so I don’t get pizza “from out” on Mondays….or if I am craving it I just hold off until Tuesday. None of them taste exactly “like home” but Roma’s is good enough.

    Though really, the “taste like home” pizza would probably be vintage Noble Roman’s deep-dish, that was the pizza of my late-tween and teenaged years – we went many Sundays after church and split a pizza as a family, and got a pitcher of either 7-up or orange soda (I didn’t like cola, neither did my mom).Report