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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/15 22:06:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by enginecaptPlaces out here advertising "real east coast pizza" are almost as silly as east coasters and former east coasters looking for it and thinking they're going to find it on the west coast.

NOTICE TO THOSE PEOPLE: This is the west coast. It is not now, has never been, nor ever will be the east coast. That's the way we natives like it. If we wanted east coast, we'd move there. Kind of like the way east coasters in their millions have moved out here.



From "Real Time with Bill Maher" last Friday:

"New Rule: Ex-New Yorkers have to stop bitching about how there's no good pizza in L.A. You're a junior agent at William Morris, not Joe Pesci. People in L.A. don't care about pizza because, unlike New Yorkers, after we pay rent, we have money left over to buy real food. "
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/15 22:21:38 (permalink)
I think it’s a sad day when a person has to try and hide or dilute their true beliefs in order to sound politically correct in an argument. And I'm not being smart, I really think it's sad.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/15 22:56:04 (permalink)
Wow, what a reaction to some guy in NYC selling a $1,000 pizza! If he can sell it, more power to him. Just goes to show that there's a lid for every pot. But was it really a "pizza?"

From what was on it (creme fraiche, caviar, lobster) plus the fact that it wasn't baked but assembled on a baked crust, it sounds more like a caviar tart to me. But, I suppose the smoked salmon things made famous by Wolfgang Puck are considered pizzas.

If I had a grand in my pocket, the last thing I'd do with it is buy some of that pie. But, that's just me.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 08:46:42 (permalink)
If I had a grand in my pocket, I get a real pizza & pocket $990 change
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 09:15:34 (permalink)
All I can say about it is ....... whatever. I'd never buy a $1,000 pizza regardless of how much money I had and for those who want to ....... whatver. Really, what more can one say?

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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 09:21:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Ciaoman

Wow, what a reaction to some guy in NYC selling a $1,000 pizza! If he can sell it, more power to him. Just goes to show that there's a lid for every pot. But was it really a "pizza?"

From what was on it (creme fraiche, caviar, lobster) plus the fact that it wasn't baked but assembled on a baked crust, it sounds more like a caviar tart to me. But, I suppose the smoked salmon things made famous by Wolfgang Puck are considered pizzas.

If I had a grand in my pocket, the last thing I'd do with it is buy some of that pie. But, that's just me.


As Mark Twain said, Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 09:26:19 (permalink)
all i can say is that the people at the resturant with the $1000 pizza have succeeded in getting the kind of buzz and publicity going that they wanted to as shown by the number of posts on this website. there's a sucker born every minute.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 12:42:46 (permalink)
If all pizza-makers colluded and began inflating prices for pizza, you could raise a question of ethics. In the case of this $1000.00 pizza, with so many substitutes and alternatives available, there are no ethical issues here.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 13:41:37 (permalink)
I would try a slice for $125. How much is the coke?
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/16 14:06:10 (permalink)
Depends on what kind of coke you mean
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/18 12:40:47 (permalink)
I wondered if the COLA would be just about the same price as the slice. It used to be that all was well in NYC when the price of a subway token equalled the price of a slice and a coke. Obviously NOT.....
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/18 13:01:11 (permalink)
I was going to say - a penny for your thoughts - but I'm obviously in the wrong forum.

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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/18 14:43:53 (permalink)
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I don't know where people here get to be the moral authority. You can say you wouldn't pay that much for it, but how do you say it's wrong or immoral?

Based on these standards isn't it immoral to eat in any one of the establishments mentioned on this website when people are starving.

Do you need a pork cutlet the size of your head (even if less than $1000) when we have refugee camps in Darfur?

Is anyone who eats more than 1500 calories a day immoral?

Are people who are overweight immoral?

Are people who live in a home with more bedrooms than occupants immoral? There are plenty of homeless people right here in the US?

Are people who have money in the bank immoral because they don't give it to those who don't have money?




How many strikes do I get???
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/18 18:37:21 (permalink)
I trust that everyone is only using this thread to tell funny stories, exchange friendly barbs, and just generally shoot the breeze. This story was covered by the news services, but in the same spirit as the KFC/Taco Bell rat races held here in New York City last month. I do give the journalists who were assigned to cover this story credit: they only talked about the $1000 pizza (which must be ordered 24 hours in advance) and said nothing about anything else that this restaurant sells. This place is one block over from the United Nations and in New York's high rent district. They cannot survive selling $1000 pizzas.

In this neighborhood are many slice joints which deliver, and paper the neighborhood with Chinese-restaurant style menus. They could print PRICE WAR! on the front of their flyers, and offer to sell their "extended maximum house special pie" (with the same ingredients) for something like $343.50.

Maybe we can get some troll to start a thread called Nino's Bellissima. The troll goes "Anybody know anything about that Roadfood place called Nino's Bellissima on 2nd Avenue and 47th Street in New York?" I'd reply that I have not heard of them selling anything other than a pizza for $1000. Google would pick that up.

Both restaurant publicists and Roadfood members can play at "Lets Have A Good Laugh".
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/18 21:00:03 (permalink)
I've have a sno-cone shaver I'm not doing anything with.
I wonder if I could get $100 bucks in the Big Apple for a sno-cone made from "Endangered Glacial Ice".
Mr. Barnum where are you when I need you?

Step right up ladies and gentleman! Don't be shy! Your about to enjoy a confectionary concoction made from the genuine ice leftover from the iceberg that sunk the Titanic!
Hurry Hurry Hurry there's not much left but for the paltry sum of $100 dollars...you'll agree a small price to pay, you too can swallow a little piece of history with every bite!
Just think of what you'll tell the friends and neighbors!
It's a deal, it's a bargain, it's a steal at twice the price so be careful down in front we've got plenty to go around! Hurry Hurry Hurry!!!
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/21 17:12:39 (permalink)
There is a wing joint here in Cincinnati that used to (maybe still does -- haven't been in a while) offer a "Blue Plate Special"+ 50 Wings and a bottle of Dom Perignon. $125.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/21 17:57:51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by LegalLady

Oh my goodness all this over a pizza.


Hmm. Even though I added my 2¢ worth early on, on reflection I think you could have stopped there.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/22 19:13:22 (permalink)
It's a trend. This week TimeOutNY has an article about a $5.00 strawberry.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 12:25:50 (permalink)
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Originally posted by LegalLady

Oh my goodness all this over a pizza.


Hmm. Even though I added my 2¢ worth early on, on reflection I think you could have stopped there.
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You are correct. Faulty memory. Shouldn't have stayed up reading Twain the night before I wrote that post!
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 13:18:34 (permalink)
The $1,000 pizza is brilliant marketing and nothing more. This topic is on about every food related discussion forum and also on just about every general discussion topic forum be it about autos, RVs, racing, guitars, etc. You cannot buy that kind of publicity for $1,000. How morals and ethics comes into play is beyond me.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 13:39:55 (permalink)
Just a thought.....

I suppose there are different ways to define ethics.

Of course in the strictest sense there is nothing unethical about selling something if the other person wants to buy it and feels it is worth it. But, I am also suggesting maybe ethics has a broader meaning than just "rational self interest". It hinges on the question of whether we have any obligations whatsoever to the world beyond ourselves. To society, to "others", etc.

It may be a matter of indiviudal choice I guess, although some political, economic, and religious philosophers do feel we have social obligations that are "ethical" that supersedes what is "legal."
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 14:05:10 (permalink)
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Just a thought.....

I suppose there are different ways to define ethics.

Of course in the strictest sense there is nothing unethical about selling something if the other person wants to buy it and feels it is worth it. But, I am also suggesting maybe ethics has a broader meaning than just "rational self interest". It hinges on the question of whether we have any obligations whatsoever to the world beyond ourselves. To society, to "others", etc.

It may be a matter of indiviudal choice I guess, although some political, economic, and religious philosophers do feel we have social obligations that are "ethical" that supersedes what is "legal."


What makes political, economic or religious philosophies ethical? And aren't they all legalized in some form or another?
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 16:06:48 (permalink)
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Originally posted by NYNM

Just a thought.....

I suppose there are different ways to define ethics.

Of course in the strictest sense there is nothing unethical about selling something if the other person wants to buy it and feels it is worth it. But, I am also suggesting maybe ethics has a broader meaning than just "rational self interest". It hinges on the question of whether we have any obligations whatsoever to the world beyond ourselves. To society, to "others", etc.

It may be a matter of indiviudal choice I guess, although some political, economic, and religious philosophers do feel we have social obligations that are "ethical" that supersedes what is "legal."


I like your thought. It's kinda what I was really driving at. Not whether you could do something, but rather whether you should do something.

Sometimes, we have to let go of our "right" to do what is actually "right."
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 16:46:23 (permalink)
Here's a guy that might drop a grand on a pizza! pb

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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 16:53:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by NYNM

Just a thought.....

I suppose there are different ways to define ethics.

Of course in the strictest sense there is nothing unethical about selling something if the other person wants to buy it and feels it is worth it. But, I am also suggesting maybe ethics has a broader meaning than just "rational self interest". It hinges on the question of whether we have any obligations whatsoever to the world beyond ourselves. To society, to "others", etc.

It may be a matter of indiviudal choice I guess, although some political, economic, and religious philosophers do feel we have social obligations that are "ethical" that supersedes what is "legal."


I like your thought. It's kinda what I was really driving at. Not whether you could do something, but rather whether you should do something.

Sometimes, we have to let go of our "right" to do what is actually "right."



And again, who determines what is right?
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 20:11:53 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Ciaoman

Wow, what a reaction to some guy in NYC selling a $1,000 pizza! If he can sell it, more power to him. Just goes to show that there's a lid for every pot.



Excuse me if someone already said this, but I think this falls under the heading of:

"There is a fool born every minute."



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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/23 22:34:05 (permalink)
I received an email today from my cousin, on business in Germany. He says that a DJ on an overnight German radio program told the story about the $1000 pizza, quoting the amount in Euros for his local listeners. Time to rat this restauranteur out, I said to myself.

Turns out I have eaten at one of Nino's other restaurants, Osso Buco, a few times. If you go to this web site:
http://ninosnyc.com/
you will find links to his other restaurants. If you look at the menus for the various restaurants, you will find what I found: good food for a modest price. Not the types of places you expect to find haute cuisine. Also, Nino's Belissima is at the same address as his Nino's Positano, which has been around a while. They talk about the pizza here:
http://ninospositano.com/page/1f8n2/Ninos_Bellissima_Pizza.html

This whole thing reeks of the discussion a while back of the Heart Attack Grill.
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RE: $1000 Pizza 2007/03/24 00:17:13 (permalink)
Made Lettermans Top Ten List the other night.
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