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Captain Morgan

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Ohio pizza?????? Wed, 03/21/12 11:39 AM (permalink)
I'm a foodie, been here for years, but I've never heard of this....new joint just
opened up in Myrtle Beach with 3 guys from Ohio bringing Ohio style pizza to the beach..
 
Is this really a regional style?
 
http://www.myrtlebeachrestaurantnews.com/myrtlebeachrestaurantnewsarticles/food-bytes/2569-restaurant-review-deliciousness-squared-at-gem-city-pizza.html    
 
By Becky Billingsley
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Myrtle Beach - Three young men from the Steubenville, Ohio, area are introducing their hometowns' delectable pizza style to grateful Myrtle Beach diners at Gem City Pizza.
 
"Every pizza shop up there has square pizza," A.J. Hunt said on March 20 as he prepared for the lunch rush. "When I say square pizza here people think I'm talking about Sicilian, but this is different."
 
No offense to Sicilian pizza, but Ohio pizza is magnificently different, and Hunt, with partners Scott Roman and Eric Archey are doing an excellent job making pizzas (except they call them trays, not pizzas) and other specialties."
 
 
 
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Ohio pizza?????? Wed, 03/21/12 4:12 PM (permalink)
    It;s not Ohio pizza, it's Steubenville-style pizza, also known as Ohio Valley style. It's made from Wheeling, West Virginia to Steubenville. They bake the crust and toppings, but don't add the cheese till the pies come out of the oven.
     
    #2
      buffetbuster

      Re:Ohio pizza?????? Wed, 03/21/12 8:56 PM (permalink)
      We have several of those types of pizza joints here in western PA, especially in Beaver County.  It seems odd, but I am a fan.  If you try it, let us know what you think.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 9:23 AM (permalink)
        In Beaver County? I've been to Beaver County. Come to think of it, I'll be in Beaver County tomorrow. Now I'll have to look for the pizza.
         
        #4
          buffetbuster

          Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 9:56 AM (permalink)
          Michael-
          Try D & G Pizza in Beaver Falls or Police Station Pizza in Ambridge.  I really like both!
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
            Oh, I remember talking about Police Station Pizza. I think, though, that we're going to Harold's in Hopewell tomorrow. Lleechef says she likes their Broasted Chicken and taters.
             
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              Captain Morgan

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              Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 3:26 PM (permalink)
              honestly, it doesn't sound good..brown sugar on a pizza, cheese added after it's out of the oven, but the young lady who reviewed raved, so I guess I'll try it out.
               
              Sometimes things that don't sound good come out ok.
               
              of course, sometimes they don't.
               
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                Greymo

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                Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 7:48 PM (permalink)
                Michael Hoffman


                Oh, I remember talking about Police Station Pizza. I think, though, that we're going to Harold's in Hopewell tomorrow. Lleechef says she likes their Broasted Chicken and taters.


                I love broasted chicken but refuse to eat anything called  taters!


                 
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                  gostillerz

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                  Re:Ohio pizza?????? Thu, 03/22/12 7:52 PM (permalink)
                  I live in Beaver Falls. D&G is good, but their Italian and steak hoagies are better, they only take cash and they don't open until 4. Police Station is a little better for pizza my opinion.
                  Where are you going in Beaver County?

                  If you have a bit of time, I really, really suggest going to the Backdoor Tavern in Fallston (near Beaver and New Brighton. They might have the best bar food in western PA.


                  http://pitteats.blogspot....6/backdoor-tavern.html

                  I've been to Harold's a few times. The chicken is good, but pricey for chicken. A 3pc dinner is something like $12 I think.
                  <message edited by gostillerz on Thu, 03/22/12 7:56 PM>
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    Re:Ohio pizza?????? Sat, 03/24/12 10:02 AM (permalink)
                    The broasted chicken and taters were as good as ever at Harold's last night.  Unfortunately, MH got chicken parm ( I wouldn't have recommended that dish at Harold's) and according to him, it was terrible.
                    gostillerz
                    We are in Rochester and have been past the Backdoor Tavern many times on our way to Brady's Run Grille but have never stopped in.  This time we will! 
                     
                     
                    #10
                      ayersian

                      Re:Ohio pizza?????? Sat, 03/24/12 10:13 AM (permalink)
                      Captain, I reviewed Beto's of Pittsburgh here after Buffetbuster took us there last year.  I am not kidding when I say that the taste haunts me almost constantly.  I crave it!    Chris
                       
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                        Captain Morgan

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                        Re:Ohio pizza?????? Sat, 03/24/12 11:07 AM (permalink)
                        ok, I tried it last night.  Was kinda of regular to me.  I liked the sauce a lot, but the crust was a little thicker than I wanted.  Not bad, but not as good as I wanted it to be.
                         
                        #12
                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 8:06 AM (permalink)
                          Captain Morgan-
                          Thanks for trying it out and reporting back.  Sounds like you won't go out of your way to go back.
                           
                          ayersian-
                          I am still shocked and infinitely pleased that you enjoyed Beto's as much as you did.  Maybe it will be enough to lure you back to Pittsburgh, so we can try some of the other similar style pizzerias.
                           
                          lleechef-
                          There is one guy at work who is a regular at Backdoor Tavern and is always telling me how good it is.  Sounds like a good candidate for a future meet up!
                           
                          gostillerz-
                          In the many times I have been to D & G Pizza, I have never tried a hoagie.  Sounds like I am missing out.  Next time.  The problem with driving to Beaver Falls is there is never a time when both Orem's and D & G are open.
                           
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                            MetroplexJim

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                            Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 9:32 AM (permalink)
                            "Ohio Pizza" appears to be typical of the first pizza I ever had as a child back in the 1950's.  They served it out of a converted custard stand on Rt. 19 south of Pittsburgh.  It was a dime/4" square, a nickel more got you pepperoni. (Steubenville, OH is part of the Pgh. metro area).
                             
                            I still enjoy this "old school" treat at Mario's Pizza House in Arlington, VA (founded in 1950).  It is not "gourmet", it does not "travel", and it must be consumed immediately but it is still intensely satisfying to my palate.
                             

                             
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                              buffetbuster

                              Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 10:28 AM (permalink)
                              MetroplexJim-
                              That pizza sure does look good to this yinzer's tastes!
                               
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                                ScreamingChicken

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                                Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 12:01 PM (permalink)
                                Is that the typical level of doneness for this pizza style?  I agree that it looks very good but when possible I like the cheese to be a bit more browned.
                                 
                                Brad
                                 
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                                  MetroplexJim

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                                  Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 7:22 PM (permalink)
                                  I know that this is going to be off-putting, but truth is that this "style" pizza starts with a cookie sheet of crust, sauce, & parmesian that is 70% baked.  Upon ordering, the requisite # of 4" squares are cut, topped, and returned to the Blodgett for "finishing".  If eaten immediately, the result is crisp and delightful.  Take it home and you may as well eat cardboard.  Maybe that's why these places started as custard stands.  You don't want to "take home" a Dairy Queen treat either!
                                   
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                                    MetroplexJim

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                                    Re:Ohio pizza?????? Mon, 03/26/12 7:33 PM (permalink)
                                    buffetbuster


                                    MetroplexJim-
                                    That pizza sure does look good to this yinzer's tastes!


                                    It is. 
                                     
                                    Next time you go to DC:  Mario's Pizza House on Wilson between Virginia Square & Clarendon Metros.  Have a few slices that Joe finishes for you while you wait for Lefty to grill your steak, ham, & cheese.  (Trust me:  I didn't steer you wrong on that Weenie Beanie Carolina 'cue sammich or the Peking Gourmet).
                                     
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