When I was a kid, we had good old-fashioned pizzerias here in NYC, or "pizza parlors" as they used to be called. They typically did not have tables, only counters with those spinning seats.
There was always an Italian ices guy right outside and the pizza was always piping hot, because pizza was the only thing they made, it was always busy and so the pies were constantly coming out of the oven.
Then there were the orange and grape drinks, from those clear plastic fountains, and they were served in a paper cone that fit into those plastic cup-holders, remember those?
The pizza would cost 25 or 50 cents a slice, don't really remember exactly but it was not more than that, and if you bought a pie you would get a nice discount.
Today? There may be a few throwbacks to the old-fashioned pizza parlors in Brooklyn and Staten Island, but most pizza places suck. They charge $2.50, sometimes $2.75 for a slice, and they let the pizza sit around all day so that the cheese becomes slightly rancid, then they serve you it warmed over. And if you do buy a fresh pie, they simply multiply the price by 8, so that a large cheese pie in Manhattan will run you about $18, and if you want a topping or two, then be prepared to be set back around $22 - $25.
And most of the places around town falsely claim to be the "original" or the "famous" Ray's Pizza. But there is only one true Rays, and that's on Sixth Avenue and 11th, so if you're visiting the City and feel like having yourself a good slice, head down to the Village.
In my next of the woods we had our local pizza parlor, and the one thing I remember is the pizza would always burn the hell out of the roof of your mouth. But it was so good, you always went back for more.
I went to a buddies house recently to watch some NCAA basketball. He ordered some Papa Johns pizza. After it arrived he asked me if I like Papa Johns. What am I going to say? I'm from NJ, so I'm used to something a bit different. Anyway, I just said "yes" and ate a couple of slices. What gets me are all these places selling gourmet pizza. Some of it's okay, but most of it is just overkill and the crust is ALWAYS too thick. Just give me slightly crispy, thin crusted with a little bit of olive oil drizzled on top.
I forgot that I wanted to post here...I lovvvvvve NYC style pizza. I live in RI/CT where there a lot of pizza places and most are just awful. I am in redneckville and so many of the places have the most disgusting pizza you will have ever had. Kenny loves them...I was seriously beginning to think I just plain didn't like pizza. But then there is one CT place NY pizza and it is sooo good. Rekindled my love for pizza.
Some of it's okay, but most of it is just overkill and the crust is ALWAYS too thick. Just give me slightly crispy, thin crusted with a little bit of olive oil drizzled on top.
YES. This. Definitely this is the problem I have.
I have been trying to make my own thin NYC style pizza but I am not really getting the hang of it. I can't figure out how to get a fully arranged but uncooked pizza onto a 500 degree pizza stone without 1. burning myself 2. ending up with the stuff in a huge messed up pile all over the place.
Maybe it's because I'm 0% Italian? LOL. Maybe that's the problem with all the pizza places in our area that are awful?
I find NYC anything to be better than the rest of the world's. I am a country girl but think my tastes are a little more refined than what they have to offer most of the time in my neck of t'woods.
If you're ever in London I'd recommend Pizzeria Castello in Bermondsey, it's a bit off the tourist's beaten track and deserves a better location but it's good enough and close enough to Tower Bridge to warrent a 15 minute walk.
Highly recommend their Americana [salami/pepperoni] either as a traditional or thin crust and their garlic bread is wonderful.
Hey, Holly. It's called a pizza peel. Target on line has them and they're reasonably priced. You sprinkle it with corn meal, make your pizza on it and then slide it off onto the stone. It has a long handle so it helps keep you from getting burned.
Post by mothermonkey1 on Jun 15, 2010 21:31:57 GMT -5
Also on my way from NYC to the Foxwood gig this past Thursday 6/10/10 i stopped at Frank Pepe's in New Haven,Ct, claims to be the 1st pizzaria in the US. I had their specialty, the white clam pie,wow something special,had to order the tomato pie to go,it was a nice treat after the show back at the Hotel! Bravo Frank Pepe on your"thick as a" brick oven pizza.A must try!!!
TM: Yes, his guitars in that song are great.
Nov 18, 2015 15:38:25 GMT -5
TM: Going to see Martin this Saturday night.
Dec 14, 2015 13:18:35 GMT -5
Biggles: Sooo jealous! enjoy.
Dec 15, 2015 17:22:44 GMT -5
StanDup: hmm, I could still make the 2nd show on saturday. just kidding dammit.
Dec 19, 2015 0:33:17 GMT -5
TM: Oh man, what an incredible show! I have picks and videos to post.
Dec 21, 2015 15:57:10 GMT -5
StanDup: Right on, can't wait.
Dec 22, 2015 19:42:04 GMT -5
marco58: Just saw Martin and his hot band in Plymouth, MA last Friday night. My second live Tull experience, after Ian in November at Foxwoods in CT. Completely blown away, the man is legendary, can't wait for his 2016 dates!
Dec 22, 2015 20:21:12 GMT -5
TM: Know what you mean Marco - welcome to the board. Everyone in NY was blown away by him as well. It was best show I've seen in many years.
Dec 22, 2015 21:51:02 GMT -5
Biggles: I just read the Bill Kopp Asheville, NC review a few days ago and could tell you guys were in for something special. I love that marco58 referred to it as "My second live Tull experience" welcome to the board marco58!
Dec 22, 2015 23:49:09 GMT -5
StanDup: Martin dates added since the Arizona date was announced. For you lucky fans back east.
Jan 30, 2016 18:42:12 GMT -5
Biggles: Martin please book some dates in California!!!
Jan 30, 2016 21:06:24 GMT -5
bristoltull: Hi....may be of interest to UK-based fans. On the BBC quiz show "Mastermind", I'm on this Friday, in one of the semi-finals, and my specialised subject is.....Jethro Tull. BBC2, 19th February 2016, 8pm. I gave it my best shot. See how many you can answer!
Feb 14, 2016 16:07:46 GMT -5
TM: Very cool. Good luck!
Feb 16, 2016 15:54:45 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: Damn missed it as ive only just joined the forum
Mar 27, 2016 5:52:51 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: anywhere to see it again ? or maybe a list of the questions we can have a go at ?
Mar 27, 2016 5:53:15 GMT -5
teddy: Seems like everyone trying to figure out " Eat Hermione for lunch" just don't get it. A Popular vegetarian line of food is advertised by a woman named Hermione. You can see the advertisement on line. Thus it is not oral sex with a office girl. Munch.
Dec 16, 2016 20:39:34 GMT -5
lclark354: Hello everyone. I recently finished a room addition, and can finally set up surround sound. I've purchased all the Tull sets, except, of course,TAAB. Is there a site where one can purchase & download the 5.1 files? Or, any word on a re-issue?
Jan 17, 2017 1:15:01 GMT -5
Mystery To Me: Going to Red Rocks show with 2 friends. Anyone from the board going to this concert? Would like to meet anyone or everyone. Later
May 18, 2017 16:55:45 GMT -5
Nonfatman: My days of traveling long distances to see "Tull" are over. I just don't have the time anymore. Hope you enjoy it!
May 23, 2017 14:16:12 GMT -5
madjack1959: Hello to everyone from Lexington, Kentucky. Part of what led me here, was mention of Gentle Giant. I've listened to Tull for ages, and then was introduced to GG via Octopus I saw in the record store, and that was my start. I've never seen either "live" :
Jul 19, 2017 19:19:55 GMT -5