Is it just me, or has it become really difficult to find a good take out Pizza these days?
It's kind of like donuts; everyone has figured out 50,000 ways to screw up a perfectly good donut. Pizza seems the same way anymore.
I can remember when Dominoe's Pizza used to absolutely ROCK! Now, I can't even stand the smell of one, let alone eat one. Black Jack is another one.
Papa John's used to be good for a while when they first started, but now they aren't all that great anymore either. Eons ago Little Ceasar's used to
be pretty great also, but now it's like eating a production line statistic.
Papa Murphy's is pretty good, but you have to cook those. And, sometimes you just want to get a hot, crispy, ready to eat pizza.
I dunno, but it seems like the big pizza chains have gone way downhill in the past decade or so. Oh, I'm sure there's some mom & pop places which
still make great pizza (and if you've got one, support them with your business). And yeah, I suppose you can make your own pizza, but sometimes it's
just nice not to have to do anything but answer the door, pay the bill...and MOW. (though we're too far in the country for that, but I'll gladly pick
one up in town).
And then there's the whole "Flavored Crust / Stuffed Crust / Whatever Crust
", or the goofball ingredients. I mean, who really wants a "BBQ
Chicken Pizza, or a Spicy Hot Wings Pizza
What ever happened to a good ol' pizza pie - hand tossed, nice marinara, some good mozzarella cheese, (with maybe some sausage or pepperoni) baked to
perfection with a golden crust??? You know, the kind of pizza where you could practically eat a whole one all by yourself and still want more, they
were just that good kind???
I honestly think it has to do with two things...crust and sauce. For one thing, it seems nearly impossible to find a pizza place which really does a
pizza crust truly right. And secondly, nobody knows how to make a good marinara sauce anymore (it all tastes like chemicals). To me, if you can't
get those two things right on a pizza, it doesn't matter what you pile on top of it...it's not going to be good.
When I was a little kid there used to be this place in a really bad part of town. It was just a little hole in the wall joint. The neon sign out
front just said "Pies' (I think the part which said 'Pizza' had been broken out by vandals years before). It was a seedy joint with a bunch of
gangsters inside, but man did they make good pizza! It was perfect every time. They had any topping you wanted just so long as long as it was
mozzarella cheese (with some provolone mixed in).
What happened to good pizza?
edit on 7/2/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)