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Jun 15, 2004 05:08 # 23306

Bunk *** smiles...

Pizza Mia, a tribute

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This is a tribute to a pizza place called Pizza Mia that we used to live near, before we moved. If we hadn't ended up moving, it would have been because of Pizza Mia pizza. It was that good. It was the best pizza I've ever tasted, and I've had a lot. Lately we drove back to the area, and stopped by for a bite. With my memory refreshed, I must now write about the slices of heaven.

Just a small place, a one location deal, run by the same family that owned a nearby convieniance store. For a while after we moved to the area we were ordering from another place, Pizza Pizza, a big chain store that was cheaper. Then one time we ordered Pizza Mia, and the next time we had Pizza Pizza my Dad proclaimed "this is like eating cardboard", and from then on we were a Pizza Mia family. At birthday parties, get togethers, every second friday (at least); there was only one place to call.

What made it so good? Let me count the ways:

The Crust

Never burnt, never doughy or rubbery, always just right: crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Perfectly spread, the foundation to greatness.

The Sauce

A nice thick layer of the most savory sauce. Not too spicy, not too bland, just enough flavour to compliment the toppings perfectly.

The Toppings

What seperates the best from the rest. Piles of those huge chunks of juicy freshness. Supersized pepperoni. Crunchy green peppers. An indescribable difference.

The Cheese

Of course. The piece de resistance. A half centimetre thick layer of the perfect blend of chedder and mozarella.

As to the right kind of pizza to order, well it varied according to mood, but some particular fav's were Mexican, Pizza Mia Special, Vegetarian (really good), and the spice king, Pollo.

And then there was the combination we created: Chicken, Tomatos, Mushrooms, Onions, and Black Olives. *drool*

And the whole shebang was always supoibly cooked and arrived nice n' hot. We ordered so much pizza from them that they often threw in a free 2l bottle of pop as a thank you.

So that's that. Happyness in a cardboard box. If there is a better pizza place out there, I'll eat my keyboard.

But I can't find no place or nothin', where thrills are cheap, and love is divine

Jun 15, 2004 13:12 # 23313

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

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If there is a better pizza place out there, I'll eat my keyboard.

Well, then: bon appetite ;)
IMHO, the best pizza one can get is from the guys of La Fontana, Grafing b. Muenchen, Bavaria, Germany. ;P

Very juicy, well-done dough, roasted (or baked? however it is called when it comes to pizza) inside a so-called 'Steinback-Ofen' (stone oven, like the original style sicilian pizzae were made), non-expensive, and big as the biggest dish you can imagine. Oh, and not to forget about the components: all fresh, tasty, no strange combinations (like in the US - what the heck does a chicken do on a pizza?!? If you want to eat chicken, go to someplace else - eg. your local Kentucky Cries Fucking-store!).

cu, w0lf.

Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign for a diseased mind!

Jun 15, 2004 13:41 # 23314

null *** throws in his two cents...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

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IMHO, the best pizza one can get is from the guys of La Fontana

It can't possibly beat the pizza Mama Marzullo makes at the Pizzeria Flös. The toppings are fresh & tasty and the cheese is a poem, but what really wants to make you kneel down and thank your maker is the dough.

Let's have a pizza contest. :-)

"*sigh* Some men are really hard to manipulate!" - Orchid

Jun 15, 2004 18:22 # 23353

Jaz *** replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

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It can't possibly beat the pizza Mama Marzullo makes at the Pizzeria Flös.

How cute your little Pizza shootout is. When everyone knows that my Mum does the best Pizza on the planet.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Jun 15, 2004 18:52 # 23360

null *** replies...

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When everyone knows that my Mum does the best Pizza on the planet.

Aww yeah, hats off to your mum's pizza.
But the Flös Prosciutto & Funghi is still better. :-P

"*sigh* Some men are really hard to manipulate!" - Orchid

Jun 16, 2004 21:35 # 23461

ginsterbusch *** laughs about...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

No, the Pizza Regina at La Fontana Grafing is ;P

cu, w0lf.

Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign for a diseased mind!

Jun 16, 2004 04:17 # 23396

Bunk *** replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

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Let's have a pizza contest. :-)

If only such a thing were possible for little old me... I don't think Pizza Mia quite delivers in your area (arrives in five days or it's free!)

I think I'm on the wrong continent as far as food is concerned. :( There's some fantastic stuff to be had, for sure, but a lot of it is based on European food.

But I can't find no place or nothin', where thrills are cheap, and love is divine

Jun 16, 2004 03:57 # 23392

Bunk *** replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

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Well, then: bon appetite ;)

Uh oh. Maybe I should get one of those rubber roll up keyboards first, make it easier to chew. :V

what the heck does a chicken do on a pizza?!?

I wouldn't have thought so either, but it's actually really good if done right. Kentucky Fried Crap on the other hand is 50% grease and 50% rubber that tastes like chicken (somewhat) :-p Well, it's ok once in a while but still...

But I can't find no place or nothin', where thrills are cheap, and love is divine

This post was edited by Bunk on Jun 16, 2004.

Jun 16, 2004 05:28 # 23402

Salvial_Ten *** throws in her two cents...

The Tomato

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My absolute favorite pizza place is one simply called "The Tomato". I was first introduced to it's goodness last year when I really started to hang out with my friend Stacie. It was our Wednesday Night Ritual to go to a little chinese place called Mr. Chopsticks, a place as old as I am, local, and the cheapest chinese you can think of (and best); afterwards we would go into The Tomato for their breadsticks and a coke, no ice, two staws.

The setting:

This place was probably established in the seventies, at least that's when my mom started going there. The place is set in the corner of an old red brick office building, and features a phooze ball table that's older than I am, a jukebox that's barely modern enough to have CDs, and the best feature, a loft. The walls of the seating sub-loft are covered with murals done by students at UNT, a nearby university, and the loft seating walls are covered with the graffitti of everyone who's ever eaten there. My name is on at least three different walls (I didn't write it though :-P), the ever persistant "blame Todd" logo, and such insightful sayings as "the wishy washy camel stepped in the mud", "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, pee in it, then give it to someone you don't like", and "The Amsterdam Trading Co.", as well as very interesting drawings of tribal masks, shrooms, and Mario Brother's characters. The tables are just as bad and the green carpet lining the walkway of the loft has been walked bald.

This place has been the home of fun seeking college students and bored teens since it's birth.

The Food:

The pizza consists of a thick soft crust covered in their home made sauce spread not too thick nor thin across it, and still has chunks of roma tomato still in it. Then they layer on the meat/vegetable toppings till you can't see the sauce anymore, then lastly they cover it all in shredded mozzerella. It's definately the best I've ever had.

The other signature, is their bread sticks, made the same way the pizza dough is and served either covered in cheese with pizza sauce on the side, or how I prefer it, toppingless with their garlic butter sauce. Add a bit of salt to that stuff and it's worthy of being licked off your finger without the bread stick. :-)

For me, it's not just the food that makes it the best, its the whole atmosphere. If you go in during the day, before "party hours", it feels like you've stepped out of time and into a spa for the state of mind. And even at night during "party hours" it's a relief to kick back and have a drink with some friends and bs away all the crap you had to do during the day. That and it gives my mom and I something to talk about that won't lead to an hour long argument.

That's what makes it the best, not sure how it contributes to the pizza debate, but I thought I'd throw my two cents in anway.

--Jami

You fail it.

Jun 16, 2004 06:01 # 23406

Bunk *** replies...

Re: The Tomato

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Thanks a lot, it's seven hours till breakfast and now I'm hungry already! :)

I really love that lemonade joke though :D

But I can't find no place or nothin', where thrills are cheap, and love is divine

Jun 17, 2004 03:13 # 23474

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

Re: The Tomato

Me too. It's on the ceiling right above where I always sit.

You fail it.

Jun 16, 2004 18:03 # 23447

anti * replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

Ah, Bunk...you must make your way to the metro St. Louis area, and try some Imo's.

On it's paper-thin yet so crisp crust, these little squares of Sicily are so friggin' good! Combined with huge amounts of provalone cheese that sticks to my teeth with each bite, the Italian sausage is always seasoned just right, and makes, for me, the world's most perfect pie.

Lucky, so lucky for me, I am going home to St. Louis for a few days. I guarantee that a trip (or two) to Imo's will be in order. I wish everyone could exoerience this picture perfect pizza.

looking for a clue..

Jun 17, 2004 23:59 # 23499

Bunk *** replies...

Re: Pizza Mia, a tribute

*sigh* So much great food, so few meals in one day...

But I can't find no place or nothin', where thrills are cheap, and love is divine


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