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Old 06-22-2013   #16 (permalink)
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excellent. i think i'll hit up both Piola and Romeo in a few months. thanks!!

Sue...those pictures are making me really hungry. yum!!!!
I know, me too. I am absolutely starving now.
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Awww man, now I'm starving. I need to pick between Romeos and Piola, cause I doubt I can convince my husband to eat pizza more than once when there are so many fish tacos to be eaten.
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Boy, I miss pizza testing. Maybe I should do it all over again.
pizza testing was fun

i can be a jerk if i want to be ><
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Awww man, now I'm starving. I need to pick between Romeos and Piola, cause I doubt I can convince my husband to eat pizza more than once when there are so many fish tacos to be eaten.

imo, romeo wins that contest
la famiglia is making great pizza these days, also
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imo, romeo wins that contest
la famiglia is making great pizza these days, also
I liked La Familia a lot when I went.. Attempting to try as many new (to me) places this trip, so I I'm moving Romeo's to the top of my list.
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I liked La Familia a lot when I went.. Attempting to try as many new (to me) places this trip, so I I'm moving Romeo's to the top of my list.
i'm going to try Romeo's as well. still going to hit up Piola too as i love their frozen basil martinis. too bad we will miss each other or we could go together to Romeo's!!
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pizza testing was fun

i can be a jerk if i want to be ><
Yes, you can. And so can I, jerk!!!

If I do pizza testing again, you want to come?
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Yes, you can. And so can I, jerk!!!

If I do pizza testing again, you want to come?

heh

yeah, pizza testing is always fun
bad pizza is better than no pizza
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When we were doing pizza testing, Rick and I shared a pepperoni pizza, which is unusual for the testing, because I was trying to do a basic margarita test. The night we ate, we and all of our friends found the pizza dry and unenjoyable. I think there has since been better pizza from there. Here is a photo from the day that we did not like it:


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Maybe pizza and pasta warrant separate reviews/videos.

And now from the Emperor's New Clothes Section, Sour Grapes Department (ouch - I can feel the blows raining down already - hep me Jesus! hep me!): Frankly, the dinky little pizzas here are really nothing to crow about - skinny, insubstantial little crusts not much thicker than a toasted tortilla and about as tasty as one of those Swedish hi-fiber weight-loss crackers, and chinzy, mostly bland little toppings with not much in or on them. You'd think with all the Italians here there would be more choice - this makes about as much sense as trying to find a REAL BURRITO in Mexico (sorry, no such animal). Now, don't I feel all better? (Why, yes, I do, thanks.) Provecho - or something - but make it tasty (and substantial).

PS - Sorry, I inadvertently left out the highly-specific word 'dinky' - please feel free to stick it in there somewhere, wherever it reads best (which would be almost anywhere - except my ear or my hindquarters).

PPS - I couldn't stand it, so I went ahead and put it in, right up there in the beginning so you wouldn't miss it or have to worry where to put it - done deal, but thanks for the thoughts, or whatever.

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Well, I think the problem is that because you are getting nearly all of your pizzas from Italian-run joints, you are nearly always getting the thin style that you described below. Personally, I wouldn't turn my nose up at NY style, or Chicago style pizza once in awhile. I had a delicious deep dish pizza in December when I was in MN, and I still daydream about it.

That being said, I crave "real" Mexican food (or what others call Tex Mex), too!


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Maybe pizza and pasta warrant separate reviews/videos.

And now from the Emperor's New Clothes Section, Sour Grapes Department (ouch - I can feel the blows raining down already - hep me Jesus! hep me!): Frankly, the dinky little pizzas here are really nothing to crow about - skinny, insubstantial little crusts not much thicker than a toasted tortilla and about as tasty as one of those Swedish hi-fiber weight-loss crackers, and chinzy, mostly bland little toppings with not much in or on them. You'd think with all the Italians here there would be more choice - this makes about as much sense as trying to find a REAL BURRITO in Mexico (sorry, no such animal). Now, don't I feel all better? (Why, yes, I do, thanks.) Provecho - or something - but make it tasty (and substantial).

PS - Sorry, I inadvertently left out the highly-specific word 'dinky' - please feel free to stick it in there somewhere, wherever it reads best (which would be almost anywhere - except my ear or my hindquarters).

PPS - I couldn't stand it, so I went ahead and put it in, right up there in the beginning so you wouldn't miss it or have to worry where to put it - done deal, but thanks for the thoughts, or whatever.
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Romeo rocks the house. IMO....... Certified master chef for 25 years.
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Well, I think the problem is that because you are getting nearly all of your pizzas from Italian-run joints, you are nearly always getting the thin style that you described below. Personally, I wouldn't turn my nose up at NY style, or Chicago style pizza once in awhile. I had a delicious deep dish pizza in December when I was in MN, and I still daydream about it.

That being said, I crave "real" Mexican food (or what others call Tex Mex), too!
Thank God you didn't post any pictures of the deep-dish NY/Chi/Sicilian pizza (or a real burrito, for that matter)! - I never would have made it to lunch time (only an hour-and-a-half to go - but it sure sounds great!).
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Romeo rocks the house. IMO....... Certified master chef for 25 years.
I agree!

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Thank God you didn't post any pictures of the deep-dish NY/Chi/Sicilian pizza (or a real burrito, for that matter)! - I never would have made it to lunch time (only an hour-and-a-half to go - but it sure sounds great!).
It's a lousy photo. In the background you can see the skillet/pizza pan it was made in. This particular pie had both pesto and red sauce. Sigh.

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I agree!



It's a lousy photo. In the background you can see the skillet/pizza pan it was made in. This particular pie had both pesto and red sauce. Sigh.

Well, waiting for lunch is out the window - that's real pizza, pie gott. I'm off to the fridge for last nite's leftover Michaelangelo's Italian sausage lasagna from Sam's - tasty! Besides, this is Mexico - I can eat lunch again at 2.
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