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jan 25
2008

Regional Pizza Styles

Regional Pizza Styles. [via]

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As I commented on BoingBoing, I've been blogging a lot of pizza lately and I thought that Slice's list was rather New York-centric in thinking. Then I remembered that New York is the center of the world.

posted by Aaron at 12:10 PM on January 25, 2008

a few months back i was reading Chowhound Los Angeles and saw this post:

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361611

Minnesota-style pizza
All right -- this is a weird one. I went to college in the rural Midwest, and we used to subsist on two kinds of pizza: the taco pizza (which had hamburger meat and taco sauce under the cheese, and lettuce, tomatoes and taco chips on top after it came out of the oven, and was cut into wedges like New York pizza), and the ham, pineapple and sauerkraut pizza, on flat crust, cut into squares.

And I miss it. I wonder if I can get it anywhere in LA?

Every Mozza and "where can I get real New York pie" freak in this forum just keeled over dead of a heart attack.
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I lived in Minnesota for 29 years and I never heard of a Taco-Pizza being described as "Minnesota Style."

posted by bietz at 12:31 PM on January 25, 2008

Yeah, that's totally bunk. "Minnesota style pizza" is pretty much two things:

1) The "midwest pizza" described in the Serious Eats link.

2) The pies that Pizza Luce make, which I would argue are self-defining. I don't know how to describe them other than to say "post-Puck punk rock pizza." I sincerely believe that the Rustler, the Wrangler, and the Athena are some sort of post-punk evolution of Wolfgang Puck's Spago.

posted by Rex at 12:35 PM on January 25, 2008

since you've been gone we've finally gotten Mesa Pizza (better known as Ian's in Madison). Hands down the best pizza out there. The most popular choices (at least my favorites) are Mac n Cheese pizza, Philly Steak, Chicken Alfredo, and, well the whole menu actually.

posted by Dik at 1:16 PM on January 25, 2008

That sounds like it sorta fits my model too!

I left just before Galactic Pizza started, and it also seems to fit my depiction of Minneapolis pie.

posted by Rex at 1:53 PM on January 25, 2008




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