I was watching a show on the Travel Channel last night and it gave me the idea to start a poll. What's your preference - thin or deep dish (pan) pizza?
Please feel free to comment on sauce, toppings, etc.
Thin here! "St. Louis style" pizza is on paper-thin crust, with provelone cheese instead of mozerella. (and we cut it into squares, not wedges) It's an...acquired taste. LOL! You either love it or hate it.
I LOVE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!! Almost any style! I cannot chose between thin and thick because there are other types and so many variations!
Before the NY and Chicago styles took hold here - we had pizza done on long cookie sheet trays - we did not have slices, we had "cuts" 4x4 size sort of, crust was a touch airy, crunchy...sauces ranged from thin and spicy to heavy and then there are some chunky with tomatoes. So this is still my favorite style, and have gotten this from same pizza shop all my life - dense heavy buttery cheese almost, thin sauce with tomato chunks and light on spices....
Other than this kind - I can go with most anything! There is a small old ice cream stand turned into a pizza shop that does awesome thin, and a little restaurant in a strip mall that does homemade food and awesome Sicilian style 'cuts'....no way to choose which is better - they are both wonderful! LOL LOL
I like canned mushrooms (allergic to fresh if in wrong stage of maturity), bacon, pinapple, ham, meatballs, black olives (not all at once!) and occassionally anchovies depending on the pizza - Chicago style at Uno's is good for anchovies....HATE pepperoni on pizza, not crazy about sausage, can do light onions and green peppers, not hot peppers ...and always - extra cheese!
When I lived in Philly, Sbarro was a start up place, now it is in all the malls - Really don't care for the chains like Dominos, Papa Johns, Vocelli's....most of the places I get pizza from are small family owned places - worst pizza I had was in Antwerp!!! WIERD - like crackers with tomato paste adn sprinkled on dry cheese....uck! In Europe/Africa, it is better to hit the chains (there is a Pizza Hut in Cairo LOL LOL AND a TGI Friday's!)
Edit - I love the BBQ chicken pizza, and white from some places too!
Absolute BEST pizza ever was a little hole in the wall restaurant called Bilbo's that was down the street from campus when I was in college. Their pizza crust and breadsticks were made with beer bread... O M G was it good.