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      01-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question Delivery Pizza *Taste Test* Just in Time for The Super Bowl

Now they are strictly talking "delivery chain delivery" stores because I think we can ALL agree there are much better offerings locally.

Pizza Delivery Taste Test: Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Little Caesars, or Domino's?

I was actually surprised they rated Papa Johns as low as they did. Mine has consistently tasty pies!

But Brooklyn's, Brothers and Sbarro all put the delivery pizza chains to shame.
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I was actually surprised they rated Papa Johns as low as they did. Mine has consistently tasty pies!


If I'm going too cheat and eat pizza, it's usually papa johns they do have some pretty good pizza for delivery! And I love the garlic sauce, and peppers.
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yeah, I tell everyone Papa Johns is my favorite and people's faces get ugly...

shit is good, especially with the little garlic dipping cups they give you
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yeah, I tell everyone Papa Johns is my favorite and people's faces get ugly...
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My brain thinks it likes Papa John's.

Hours later, when my stomach is writhing in pain, my brain realizes it has been tricked. Again.
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So glad I live in an area with amazing local pizza joints and NEVER have to settle for chain pies...
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I can't stand chain pizza anymore. I was spoiled back in Utica, MI there was a little Italian pizza joint with the best thin crust in a wood burning oven. Tivoli's Wood Brick Oven Pizzeria was the only place I'd go to.

Fresh tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, and prosciutto.
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So glad I live in an area with amazing local pizza joints and NEVER have to settle for chain pies...


I think CT apizza is better than NYC

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I think CT apizza is better than NYC
As do I. I've worked in NYC for a decade and the pizza is extremely good, but I still prefer Pepe's, Bar, Sally's, Colony, etc to most NYC pizza.
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The trick to a really good pizza is one without all of that heavy sauce on it. A light brushing of tomato juice is all you want, and then you can actually taste the other ingredients.
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So glad I live in an area with amazing local pizza joints and NEVER have to settle for chain pies...
No chains for me either. We make our own pizza. It helps having owned a pizza shop before.

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I can't stand chain pizza anymore. I was spoiled back in Utica, MI there was a little Italian pizza joint with the best thin crust in a wood burning oven. Tivoli's Wood Brick Oven Pizzeria was the only place I'd go to.

Fresh tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, and prosciutto.
The UP has some good pizza. Had a good pie in Benton Harbor as well.

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I think CT apizza is better than NYC

/flamesuit on
There are lots of places with good pizza. Many equal or better than NYC by my opinion.

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The trick to a really good pizza is one without all of that heavy sauce on it. A light brushing of tomato juice is all you want, and then you can actually taste the other ingredients.
Like most everything about pizza the amount of sauce is subjective. I used to make pizza for me with very little sauce. then we started experimenting with sauce and came up with an awesome recipe. Then i liked the normal amount of sauce. It seemed to accentuate the flavors of everything else.

Nothing ruins a good pie like a crappy sauce. Most chain sauces are way too sweet. But they cater to kids mostly. Then adults get hooked because they've had it so much they think they like it.

We've had chain lovers over to the house for home made pizza and some of them have never eaten at a chain again.
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No chains for me either. We make our own pizza. It helps having owned a pizza shop before.

The UP has some good pizza. Had a good pie in Benton Harbor as well.

There are lots of places with good pizza. Many equal or better than NYC by my opinion.

Like most everything about pizza the amount of sauce is subjective. I used to make pizza for me with very little sauce. then we started experimenting with sauce and came up with an awesome recipe. Then i liked the normal amount of sauce. It seemed to accentuate the flavors of everything else.

Nothing ruins a good pie like a crappy sauce. Most chain sauces are way too sweet. But they cater to kids mostly. Then adults get hooked because they've had it so much they think they like it.

We've had chain lovers over to the house for home made pizza and some of them have never eaten at a chain again.
Share your recipe if you don't object; I make pizza all the time and could use some of those sauce tips
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The only pizza I will eat now is Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza. If I am going to waste the calories eating pizza it will not be any of the other chains. My gf was craving little caesars a few months back (don't ask me why I have no idea) I went to pick one up... worst pizza I have probably ever eaten. I remember them being super thin but this thing was like a freaking loaf of bread, horrible. At the local NASA events they use to order pizzas after the races Saturday and they would always get dominos. That was horrible also, now don't get me wrong, I ate it (free food), and it was better than little caesars, but I would not go out and order it myself.
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The only pizza I will eat now is Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza. If I am going to waste the calories eating pizza it will not be any of the other chains. My gf was craving little caesars a few months back (don't ask me why I have no idea) I went to pick one up... worst pizza I have probably ever eaten. I remember them being super thin but this thing was like a freaking loaf of bread, horrible. At the local NASA events they use to order pizzas after the races Saturday and they would always get dominos. That was horrible also, now don't get me wrong, I ate it (free food), and it was better than little caesars, but I would not go out and order it myself.
Dominoes has really stepped up their game in the past few years. Little Caesar's is still shit, all bread no toppings. Even the convenience and price don't make it worth it.
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Dominoes has really stepped up their game in the past few years. Little Caesar's is still shit, all bread no toppings. Even the convenience and price don't make it worth it.
Agreed. Dominos is my go-to since we don't have jack in my area and I'm never disappointed. Although when I do get to a place that has some genuine NE style pizza I feel like I am back at home.
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Share your recipe if you don't object; I make pizza all the time and could use some of those sauce tips
That was back in the pizza shop days. We're both busy enough to forgo homemade sauce for our personal pizzas; so instead we bought a jar of sauce from just about every manufacture at our local grocery store. Taste tested all of them and selected the one that was most like ours. Now we have about 10 jars of that one in the pantry. That brand is expensive so when it's BOGO, we stock up.

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The only pizza I will eat now is Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza. If I am going to waste the calories eating pizza it will not be any of the other chains. My gf was craving little caesars a few months back (don't ask me why I have no idea) I went to pick one up... worst pizza I have probably ever eaten. I remember them being super thin but this thing was like a freaking loaf of bread, horrible. At the local NASA events they use to order pizzas after the races Saturday and they would always get dominos. That was horrible also, now don't get me wrong, I ate it (free food), and it was better than little caesars, but I would not go out and order it myself.
I haven't had little caesars in what must be 18 - 20 years. Back then it was good pizza. Never thought that hot and ready garbage stuff would be any good. Thread confirmed.
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Share your recipe if you don't object; I make pizza all the time and could use some of those sauce tips
I went down the make-my-own sauce route for a long time but now I just buy a jar of RAO's homemade marinara. It's not cheap but it's great.
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As do I. I've worked in NYC for a decade and the pizza is extremely good, but I still prefer Pepe's, Bar, Sally's, Colony, etc to most NYC pizza.
I Miss pepe's from when i was working in Rye years ago. I sometimes make the homage to grab a pie and stop in a neri's on my way home.

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Dominoes has really stepped up their game in the past few years. Little Caesar's is still shit, all bread no toppings. Even the convenience and price don't make it worth it.
Dominos has seriously improved quality, and their website/status/delivery are now on point. You seriously know whos handling it and exactly where it is now. Still not a replacement for the real thing, but very pallatable.


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I went down the make-my-own sauce route for a long time but now I just buy a jar of RAO's homemade marinara. It's not cheap but it's great.
+1 Rao's is excellent for Jar sauce. My go to when i don't want to make my own.
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