Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Great Pizza Debate



You wouldn't think crust, sauce, and a few meats and veggies could have so much variation, and cause serious marital strife, but sometimes they can. When it comes to pizza there have been a few heated discussions around here about what kind to get and where to get it.

MY favorite is Pizza Hut with the pan crust. Because grease is delicious, of course! I like the regular crust OK too, but I'd rather have the golden, crispy-fried goodness of the pan crust if I'm going to blow the calories.

Big Daddy is my pizza opposite. My foil. My bizzaro pizza person. He likes thin crust, the thinner and crunchier the better. He always says that if it tastes like you're eating pizza on crackers, the crust is perfect. (Um, BLECH!)

Because of our extreme differences, we usually have to meet somewhere in the middle with a normal hand-tossed crust that neither of us is crazy about. And since he doesn't like the sauce or toppings or some unidentifiable factor about Pizza Hut pizzas, even with the crust compromises, Pizza Hut is not an option for him. He likes Papa Johns. I'm OK with Papa Johns, but I find their sauce a bit too zesty for my taste.

When we just can't agree, we usually solve the issue by going cheap. And by cheap, I mean Little Caesar's. I think neither one of us can feel too awful about not getting the Pizza of our Dreams when we only paid $5 for the whole thing.

Yesterday, though, we tried a take and bake from Costco. I've had their pizza by the slice in the cafeteria. I'd rank it at the lower end of my pizza deliciousness scale. It's very greasy. And not the crispy, golden, magical kind. It's the pools of red-orange cheese-and-pepperoni-byproduct-drowning-the-pizza kind of grease. (NOT magical). But the take and bake was good! The crust was thick enough to satisfy me and crunchy on the bottom, very reminiscent of crackers I believe. The toppings were good, the sauce was just right. I think we might have a winner! When pizza-in-a-pan-of-fat is not on the menu, of course.

8 comments:

jennie w. said...

I really don't care for the bake-at-home Costco pizza. Papa John's is our compromise. Mister also seems to like the pan crust from Little Caesars ($8.00. A huge splurge.)

The Boob Nazi said...

ROUND TABLE IS THE ONLY PIZZA CHAIN THAT MATTERS.

Nicki said...

Have you tried Dominoes lately? They changed their crust and it is WAY good.

Kristina P. said...

I was just thinking about this subject when I ordered pizza on Saturday. My husand was working out of town.

He loves Godfather's, and there used to be one right by our house. But then they started sucking. They would take forever and get the order wrong.

We ordered Pizza Hut for a while, until we doscivered Papa Johns. It's my favorite. I LOVE their crust, and their breadsticks.

Charlie said...

I like Papa Murphy's the most--they're delicious. And different.

Next time you're in Salt Lake, you should go to the Sicilian. It's a small pizza place (dine in) by the library that's run by a guy from Sicily. IT'S AMAZING. Best pizza I've had IN MY LIFE.

And you don't feel bad about yourself afterward. :D

Shawn said...

Well, my dear----I also LOVE deep dish pizza style----like lots of dough---but I usually have to make ours at home----using the pizza dough, because that is the only kind we like. I am not a big pizza eater though---but my hubby says that the pizza from Walmart is yummy....

Mrs. Organic said...

We lean towards Papa John's, but usually end up settling for Little Caesar's. I'll have to check out the Costco pizza - except I'm nervous...I never seem to make it out of there without needing a second mortgage.

alex dumas said...

I am not picky about pizza. I will eat any kind. Even frozen varieties.