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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/03 04:01:34 (permalink)
Potsdam's way upstate - outside the northwest corner of the Adirondack State Park and ~15-20 miles south of the St. Lawrence River: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=13676
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/03 07:28:47 (permalink)
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Potsdam's way upstate - outside the northwest corner of the Adirondack State Park and ~15-20 miles south of the St. Lawrence River: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=13676


thanks that is upstate, thought it might be near relatives I have in the Endicott area. Speaking of Endicott first time I had pizza there it was a little strange to me. Homemade pizza Broome County style: in a 13x9x2 pan, bisquick dough, cooked ground beef, tomato soup, then yellow American cheese. Hostess was very proud of this pizza, was a family favorite, best part was she served it with cold milk!! I had never had pizza and milk before or again:)

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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/06 09:53:07 (permalink)
Anyone more want to tell all of the Great Gary, Indiana Pizza?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/06 10:05:23 (permalink)
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they roll and fry pizzas at a place called Josie's in Potsdam, NY. They call 'em pizza rolls - go figure. But these have mozzarella. They've been a Potsdam tradition for a couple decades now.



What area of NY is that?
are they rolled up like a jelly roll, then fried, is so that sounds SO SO good. I going to make fried pizzas tomorrow, anyone in the area is welcome to stop in.
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they are sort of folded over pizzas. Not rolled like a jelly roll.

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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/06 14:52:55 (permalink)

they are sort of folded over pizzas. Not rolled like a jelly roll.



\I'm guessing they're similar to a calzone?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/06 16:07:21 (permalink)
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\I'm guessing they're similar to a calzone?
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yes, but a calzone typically doesn't have sauce in the inside.
These are literally a pizza (probably a 12") with whatever toppings you want, that is folded over, pinched off and deep fried. The final cooked pizza has the shape sort of like a 12" load of bread. Calzone's usually aren't so big, are more of a circle or half circle shape, baked and sauceless.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/14 10:19:17 (permalink)
To all of you out there who have had great Gary, Indiana, Pizza of the past, write and tell others how good it was.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/15 12:43:50 (permalink)
To all,

I feal sorry for those out there who never had Gary, Indiana, Great Pizza.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/20 11:09:32 (permalink)
What I want for Christmas is a great Gary, Indiana Pizza, from the past.

Merry Christmas to all.

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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/21 16:52:51 (permalink)

Pizza the day after Christmas is good. Better if you can have Gary, Indiana Pizza. And if you can, let me know where you got it from.


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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/21 17:56:30 (permalink)
In case you're interested, The Church Brewery In Pittsburgh has a potato pierogi pizza. Unfortunately, the execution isn't as good as the idea. I know what would make it great.

The Bear
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/21 18:11:21 (permalink)
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In case you're interested, The Church Brewery In Pittsburgh has a potato pierogi pizza. Unfortunately, the execution isn't as good as the idea. I know what would make it great.

The Bear


There were actually numerous places in Pittsburgh that made Pierogi Pizzas. Come to think about it there are many places here in Rhode Island that make Linguica Pizza's.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/21 18:38:11 (permalink)
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To all of you out there who have had great Gary, Indiana, Pizza of the past, write and tell others how good it was.



Is it my imagination, or is this turning into some kind of obsession for the OP?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/21 19:00:08 (permalink)
No Ted, not your imagination. I was thinking the same thing. How many times does the OP keep reviving a thread? To each their own i guess.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/22 10:26:23 (permalink)


YES YES YES
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/22 19:52:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ScreenBear

In case you're interested, The Church Brewery In Pittsburgh has a potato pierogi pizza. Unfortunately, the execution isn't as good as the idea. I know what would make it great.

The Bear


There were actually numerous places in Pittsburgh that made Pierogi Pizzas. Come to think about it there are many places here in Rhode Island that make Linguica Pizza's.

Maybe the execution isn't that good but I do enjoy the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. It is just a fun interesting and great experience. I went there three times when we had two of our children coincidentally landing and living in Pittsburgh. They have since spread to Massachusetts and Virginia so doubt we will get back there.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/23 16:28:56 (permalink)
Do they ship?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/23 20:17:27 (permalink)
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No Ted, not your imagination. I was thinking the same thing. How many times does the OP keep reviving a thread? To each their own i guess.

Maybe the OP is not who he wants us to think he is......The OP is in Indiana according to the profile listing.
Maybe its the mayor of Gary.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/23 20:42:51 (permalink)
Come on, there's no conspiracy here. Pizza was invented in Gary, IN. All other pizza in the world is a pathetic attempt to mimic it and is doomed to failure. That's common knowledge :)
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/24 12:35:17 (permalink)
Pizza war Chicago & New York Vs. Gary, Indiana
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/24 12:54:36 (permalink)
Lot's of good memories about Gary Indiana. But the best memory was seeing it in my rear view mirror as I drove away 15 years ago. It became a blighted slum and continues to be one of the top homicide city's in the nation. If you went there for a good pizza make sure you have a armed guard with you. Damm shame things like that has to happen to any city !
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/24 18:27:11 (permalink)
Funny how the City of Gary, Indiana's list of historical sites doesn't mention anything having to do with pizza:
http://www.gary.in.us/visit_hist.asp
They are trying to get people to visit Gary. I'm sure they would be promoting the fact that they were the first with pizza:
http://www.gary.in.us/visitgary.asp
Perhaps they would have even built a replica of the first pizzeria.

The Mayor of Gary has a tough job facing him, but somehow I don't think he is Polish:
http://www.gary.in.us/mayor.asp
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/24 20:05:08 (permalink)
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Funny how the City of Gary, Indiana's list of historical sites doesn't mention anything having to do with pizza:
The Mayor of Gary has a tough job facing him, but somehow I don't think he is Polish:
http://www.gary.in.us/mayor.asp

NO DOUBT
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/25 13:24:55 (permalink)
Like many cities, Gary has some problems, but I and many others wish that it will once again become the great place it was in the past. Good things take time, but the City of Gary, still has many fine people.
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/25 22:57:54 (permalink)
To Polish Guy:

Here is the first entry of a thread you started on February 11th, 2006:

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Many years back I can remember reading that when Pizza first came to the U.S.A. it was in two cities, somewhere in New York, and the other in Gary, Indiana.

Does anyone, along with me, remember this.

Fill me in.

This was great Pizza, but that was in the past, and kids today will never know.
UNQUOTE

Now, this thread has been kicking around since November 8th. So far, no one has been able to corraborate the statement that Gary was the second or fifth or tenth city in America to have a pizzeria. In fact, I doubt anyone ever compiled a list of when each of the top 10,000 local entities in the US got their first place that made pizza.

You have a couple of problems here. First, most of the people that ate at the earliest pizzerias in Gary are now dead. I think Gary also experienced "white flight" - correct me if I am wrong about this. I was in the service with a guy from Gary. I talked with him a year after we both got out of the service. He told me he bought a farm a long distance away from Gary. If anyone reading this forum had parents in Gary, the topic of good pizzerias in Gary would not come up because - who cares - you are not living in Gary anymore. Internet search engines are not pulling up anthing about the history of pizza in Gary.

Now, what I am about to suggest does require you to access personal safety concerns. However, Gary has three library systems, and I guess, as a legal resident of Indiana, they would assist you. Here is an article describing them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libraries_of_Gary,_Indiana
Of particular interest is the Indiana Room at the Gary main library. If you are looking for obscure data from 40 or 50 years ago, you still need to go to a library and perform research. So, if you are seeking to document when pizza was first available in Gary, you would have to go through old newspapers and books on or about Gary.

Unfortunately, this website is a dry well on this subject.

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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/26 00:24:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Davydd

quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by ScreenBear

In case you're interested, The Church Brewery In Pittsburgh has a potato pierogi pizza. Unfortunately, the execution isn't as good as the idea. I know what would make it great.

The Bear


There were actually numerous places in Pittsburgh that made Pierogi Pizzas. Come to think about it there are many places here in Rhode Island that make Linguica Pizza's.

Maybe the execution isn't that good but I do enjoy the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. It is just a fun interesting and great experience. I went there three times when we had two of our children coincidentally landing and living in Pittsburgh. They have since spread to Massachusetts and Virginia so doubt we will get back there.


Davydd,
Just to clarify. I've been to The Church Brew Works several times and also enjoy the atmosphere. I've also enjoyed several of the entrees over the last couple of years, such as the Buffalo meat loaf. Of course, I think the menu could use a sprucing up at this point.

Who knows? Maybe putting a Breaded Fried Pork Tenderloin sandwich on a menu that's getting a bit tired would do the trick.

That said, it's the pierogi pizza, in my estimation, that's poorly executed. It's a good idea, and a different rendition could make it a true signature dish.
The Bear
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/26 06:50:06 (permalink)
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YES YES YES
Yes! After almost 200 posts by the above poster I think we have been had or "Smoked" as they say. The Roadfood community is to be applauded for their good sence of refraining from posting ugly replys to this thread. Now lets let this thread die the ugly death it deserves. Chow Jim
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/26 12:46:43 (permalink)
Jimeats,

WHY?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/26 15:37:55 (permalink)
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Now lets let this thread die the ugly death it deserves. Chow Jim


Hear Hear.. I second that motion!
** Obviously, no one has anything constructive to offer. Is the Op related to someone I dare not mention?
Maybe it should be moved to the "Regional Forum"-Where shall I eat?
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RE: Gary, Indiana was first with Pizza 2006/12/29 10:57:46 (permalink)


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE PIZZA LOVERS OUT THERE


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