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blinky193

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Police Station Pizza Wed, 08/16/06 9:38 AM (permalink)
There are a couple restaurants in Pennsylvania called Police Station Pizza. One is Located in Rochester, PA, and another in Zelienople, PA. They may have one more store but I am not sure where it is. But, their pizza is very good. You order it by the slice. The slices are square, thick, and the bottom of the crust is crunchy, where to top of the crust is chewy. It is one of the best pizza's I have ever had. The other pizza place that is exceptional is called Mama Lucia's in the Northway Mall, in North Hills, Pennsylvania. They may even be better then Police Station Pizza..
 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: Police Station Pizza Wed, 08/16/06 10:34 AM (permalink)
    I read about them a year or so ago in Pizza Today magazine (pizza shop trade www.pizzatoday.com ). I beleive they where localized.. It might have been in one of their Top 10 there..
     
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      GeoNit

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      RE: Police Station Pizza Wed, 08/16/06 4:53 PM (permalink)
      This is the genuine, original "Police Station Pizza":

      http://www.pizzamaniac.com/index.php/archives/2005/08/06/pittsburgh-square-pizza-tour-pizza-house-aka-police-station/



      Its been in business well over a half-century!!!
       
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        blinky193

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        RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 08/17/06 8:28 AM (permalink)
        Yes, Geonit, that's the pizza place I was talking about. Only I mistakenly said there was one located in Rochester, PA and see that it is actually in Ambridge,.......just down Route 65. Have you ever eaten it? If so, what did you think?
         
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          FlippyTheRed

          RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 08/17/06 9:19 PM (permalink)
          Cold canned mushrooms and raw pepperoni on a cheese pie? This is good?
           
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            roossy90

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            RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 08/17/06 9:43 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by FlippyTheRed

            Cold canned mushrooms and raw pepperoni on a cheese pie? This is good?

            I have never seen raw pepperoni.
             
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              FlippyTheRed

              RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 08/17/06 11:01 PM (permalink)
              Ok, cold cooked pepperoni placed on the pie after it's been cooked. Still seems like something my drunk roommates would have made in college.
               
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                blinky193

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                RE: Police Station Pizza Fri, 08/18/06 9:14 AM (permalink)
                I didn't have it with the pepperoni, just the canned mushrooms and it was still extremely good. I think in this case, the crust is so good, it doesn't matter what you put on it.
                 
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                  UncleVic

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                  RE: Police Station Pizza Sat, 08/19/06 1:56 AM (permalink)
                  I'll probably be struck down for this one... But I like canned shrooms! They maintain their moisture so much better then a dry baked fresh shroom tossed on top of the pie. Pizza shops in the past all used canned shrooms. This fresh thing is a recent trend that I feel wont last too long.. (Reason being, lack of moisture, and the higher costs involved).

                   
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                    roossy90

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                    RE: Police Station Pizza Sat, 08/19/06 4:19 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by UncleVic

                    I'll probably be struck down for this one... But I like canned shrooms! They maintain their moisture so much better then a dry baked fresh shroom tossed on top of the pie. Pizza shops in the past all used canned shrooms. This fresh thing is a recent trend that I feel wont last too long.. (Reason being, lack of moisture, and the higher costs involved).



                    I would rather have canned shrooms on my 'za...
                    Fresh ones are way too rubbery and get dried up when you have them as a topping.
                    I love canned mushrooms as a topping, and always ask.
                    If they dont have canned, then I dont get them on my pizza.
                     
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                      enginecapt

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                      RE: Police Station Pizza Mon, 08/21/06 11:39 PM (permalink)
                      I too like canned mushrooms and won't turn up my big hairy nose at a pie that has them. However, I prefer fresh IF and only if they're under enough other stuff so they don't dry out. Even under the cheese like I do at home.
                       
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                        mr chips

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                        RE: Police Station Pizza Tue, 08/22/06 2:26 AM (permalink)
                        Canned mushrooms. Ugh!
                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          RE: Police Station Pizza Tue, 08/22/06 6:17 AM (permalink)
                          I will only eat canned mushrooms on pizza.I feel fresh lose thier flavor when baked on the pie, so you are just eating texture with no flavor.But to each his own!
                           
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                            buffetbuster

                            RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 09/14/06 1:49 PM (permalink)
                            I ate at the new Police Station Pizza in Zelienople, Pa. this past Monday and really enjoyed it.  I can tell you that they put on more toppings (I had the pepperoni and mushroom) than I have ever seen before. But what really made the pizza was the crunchy crust. My nephew likes the place so much, he eats there two or three times a week.
                            <message edited by buffetbuster on Tue, 01/31/12 6:51 AM>
                             
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                              fhoran

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                              RE: Police Station Pizza Sat, 09/16/06 7:52 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by enginecapt

                              I too like canned mushrooms and won't turn up my big hairy nose at a pie that has them. However, I prefer fresh IF and only if they're under enough other stuff so they don't dry out. Even under the cheese like I do at home.


                              I think putting stuff under the cheese helps with lots of things that don't hold up too well in the cooking. When I make pizza with something like prosciutto or oil-cured olives which sometimes get too dry I put the cheese on top. I then eat the pizza standing on my head so the ingredients go in my mouth in the correct order. Fred
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                RE: Police Station Pizza Sat, 09/16/06 8:22 AM (permalink)
                                 
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                                  pa1000

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                                  RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 01/17/08 4:23 AM (permalink)
                                  the other day I drove past a police station pizza in north fayette on steubenville pike. Is this ran by the same people as the ones in ambridge and zelionople?
                                   
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                                    doggydaddy

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                                    RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 01/17/08 7:29 AM (permalink)


                                    I'm not too wild about the cold, canned mushrooms, but that is the most generous amount of added shrooms per slice that I have ever seen. If you put that amount of mushrooms prior to cooking, many of them would fall of the pie and screw up the oven. In fact just looking at the amount of cheese and pepperoni will add to this mess.
                                    For those that like this pie, is there something that makes this combination work in a contrasting manner?
                                    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the New Haven pies use canned mushrooms too. West coast pies will use fresh...

                                    mark


                                     
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                                      buffetbuster

                                      RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 01/17/08 7:32 AM (permalink)
                                      pa1000-
                                      Welcome to Roadfood! I am reasonably sure that the one in North Fayette is related to the other two. If it isn't the same owners, it is a relative of the owners. If I find out otherwise, I will report back.

                                      Please stick around and continue to post.....there aren't many of us on here from da' Burgh.
                                       
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                                        NascarDad

                                        RE: Police Station Pizza Thu, 01/24/08 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                        When I put shrooms on my own pizza, I usually do a quick saute pn them and they hold their moisture just perfectly. Of course that would be a lot of work to do at a pizzeria, but i am prefectly happy with fresh mushrooms I get from good pizaerrias.
                                         
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