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Michael Hoffman

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World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 10:48 AM (permalink)
Forget New York, Forget New Haven. Forget Naples. You can even forget Gary, Indiana.
 
Columbus Ohio is the World Capital of Pizza, and I can prove it. Here is the final word from the absolute authority on the subject:
 
Massey's Pizza started it's long term love affair with Central Ohio pizza consumers when Romeo Siri, Guido Casa and The Massey Brothers introduced pizza to Columbus at Romeo's Italian Restaurant on West Fifth Avenue. In 1949, Jim and Dan Massey opened Columbus' first pizzeria on East Main Street in Whitehall. The rest is history. TODAY, COLUMBUS IS THE PIZZA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!
 
http://www.masseyspizza.com/index.html
 
 
 
#1
    Tony Bad

    Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 10:59 AM (permalink)


    Well it is good to finally get this resolved!   
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 11:18 AM (permalink)
      Tony Bad


      Well it is good to finally get this resolved!  

      Indeed.
       
      I can remember quite clearly, unfortunately, the only time I ever had a pie from Massey's. It was shortly after we moved here in 1972. We had company from New Haven, and they'd arrived after driving all day, so they were pretty tired. The only pizzeria in town was a Massey's, so I ordered a sausage pie. When I got back after picking it up we sat down to eat and just one person, a 10 year old, I believe, took more than one bite. It was the absolute worst excuse for an apizza I'd ever seen. It went right into the garbage.
       
      The fact that this place has won "Best Pizza in Columbus" honors several times speaks directly to the wealth of wonderful apizza available here.


       
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        Davydd

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        Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 11:22 AM (permalink)
        Michael Hoffman


        Forget New York, Forget New Haven. Forget Naples. You can even forget Gary, Indiana.

        Now pray tell how could one ever forget Gary, Indiana and pizza on this forum?
         
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          joerogo

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          Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 11:28 AM (permalink)
          But do they have a sign?
           
               
           
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            TJ Jackson

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            Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 12:09 PM (permalink)
            We went to Disneyworld for our last vacation, but I am talking up Gary, Indiana to the wife and kids for this year's siesta
             
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              carolina bob

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              Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 12:11 PM (permalink)
              Chicago is the pizza capital of the world; no ifs, ands or buts.
               
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                Tony Bad

                Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 12:30 PM (permalink)
                joerogo


                But do they have a sign?
                 


                That IS all you need isn't it? A sign...and/or someone saying it on the internets? 

                What about this place...

                 

                <message edited by Tony Bad on Tue, 03/3/09 12:32 PM>
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 1:42 PM (permalink)
                  That's funny. I always thought Fargo, North Dakota held that distinction. 
                   
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                    porkbeaks

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                    Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 1:47 PM (permalink)
                    nocarolina


                    Chicago is the pizza capital of the world; no ifs, ands or buts.


                        That's like saying Cincinnati is the chili capital of the world. In other words........WRONG!!  pb
                     
                    #10
                      buffetbuster

                      Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 1:50 PM (permalink)
                      Well, at least Gary, Indiana is still the home of the best Polish food in the whole world!

                       
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                        TJ Jackson

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                        Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 1:57 PM (permalink)
                        Cincinnati can't be the chili capital of the world......because Gary Indiana is the chili capital of the world
                         
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                          doggydaddy

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                          Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 2:01 PM (permalink)


                          Tony,


                          That is a GREAT sign!!! I love it. I think that we need to post more signs like that. Is there a thread that I am missing?
                          One reason why I think about going to Austin, Texas is to find the place with the sign saying "Sorry, we're open."

                          mark
                           
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                            carolina bob

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                            Re:World Pizza Capital Tue, 03/3/09 9:42 PM (permalink)
                            Sorry, porkbeaks, but you wrong, me right!
                             
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                              Niagara

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                              Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 10:08 AM (permalink)
                              Columbus is the Bob Evans capital of the world. New York is the pizza capital.
                               
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                                joerogo

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                                Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 2:04 PM (permalink)
                                 
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                                  Tony Bad

                                  Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                  joerogo


                                  You know if it's on the internet....it's got to be true!
                                   
                                  http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/03/old-forge-pennsylvania-the-pizza-capital-of-the-world.html


                                  2 for 2 Joe...sign and verifiable on the internets. I hope this will finally put this issue to rest!! 
                                   
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                                    The Travelin Man

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                                    Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 3:12 PM (permalink)
                                    Wow.  This issue has been put to rest a LOT on this thread.
                                     
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                                      Tony Bad

                                      Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 4:07 PM (permalink)
                                      The Travelin Man


                                      Wow.  This issue has been put to rest a LOT on this thread.


                                      Shhhh...Can't you see I am trying not to have this turn into the classic "the best____ is from _____"  battle? I'll agree with anything at this point.
                                       
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                                        KonaErnie

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                                        Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 4:19 PM (permalink)
                                        Let me say this about that. Hawaii is not the pizza captial of of the world!
                                         
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                                          joerogo

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                                          Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                          Tony Bad


                                          The Travelin Man


                                          Wow.  This issue has been put to rest a LOT on this thread.


                                          Shhhh...Can't you see I am trying not to have this turn into the classic "the best____ is from _____"  battle? I'll agree with anything at this point.

                                           
                                          You're a riot, Tony. You're a regular riot.


                                           
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                                            sk bob

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                                            Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 8:40 PM (permalink)
                                            last time I was in Gary,Ind. it looked like the DMZ. worse than Detroit. that was in the 80's.
                                            and I thought I was the capitol & the world revolved around me.
                                             
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                                              Baah Ben

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                                              Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 8:54 PM (permalink)
                                              Do they serve scampi?

                                               
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                                                Theedge

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                                                Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 03/4/09 10:33 PM (permalink)
                                                Worst Pizza, great sales pitch.  It reminds me of when I make cold calls and people say "we don't buy much" - I always respond "well I don't sell much, so we'll work well together"!
                                                 
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                                                  KenK

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                                                  Re:World Pizza Capital Sat, 04/25/09 7:53 PM (permalink)
                                                  buffetbuster


                                                  Well, at least Gary, Indiana is still the home of the best Polish food in the whole world!


                                                  Well, I grew up in Gary, Indiana. Lived there until I graduated from Indiana University, and have lived in Denver for the past 38 years. Being of Polish extraction myself, I would have to agree that some of the best Polish food I have ever eaten was in Gary. Though it was mostly served in my and my relatives homes ! (LOL)

                                                  But , I will say this after having eaten pizza from coast to coast , some of the best pizza I ever have eaten has been in Gary, Indiana. 

                                                  My wife and I had the occasion last summer to be passing through Gary. It was at lunch time, so I made it a point to head over to one of the pizza places I recalled as a teenager.  It happens to be in one of the safer sections of Gary, known as Miller Beach.

                                                  Flamingo Pizza and lounge is located close to the Lake. And the pizza was as good or better than I remembered. Another thing that I liked was that they still cut the pizza into squares, rather than triangular wedges. Or in long pieces like they do at another famous Northwest Indiana pizza place.... John's

                                                  Anyway, after watching the great Gary, Indiana pizza debate on this forum for the past couple of years now, I thought I would finally add my two cents. Also suggest to anyone that has not tried a pizza from Northwest Indiana, to stop in to the Flamingo , like we did, and try it out for yourself. The Flamingo is in a safe part of the city, and the drive along the lakeshore is fun too.

                                                  flamingo pizza gary indiana - Google Maps
                                                   
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                                                    DLnWPBrown

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                                                    Re:World Pizza Capital Sat, 04/25/09 8:16 PM (permalink)
                                                    Baah Ben


                                                    Do they serve scampi?


                                                    Oh, a  shrimp scampi pizza with a nice pasta crust would be perfect. Now who could I find on Roadfood who could show me how to make the BEST shrimp scampi pasta crust pizza???  



                                                    Dennis in Cary
                                                     
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                                                      leethebard

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                                                      Re:World Pizza Capital Sat, 04/25/09 9:54 PM (permalink)
                                                      World's worst pizza...that sign lies,unless I missed the word Dominos somewhere!!!!!
                                                       
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                                                        JimboTJones

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                                                        Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 08/5/09 8:08 AM (permalink)
                                                        Sorry for the bump but this thread was the first thing to come up when I googled "pizza capital of america". I was watching a show on FoodNetwork yesterday called Challenge: Pizza Battle (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food-network-challenge/challenge-pizza-battle/index.html) and the host did say that Ohio was the pizza capital of the U.S. According to the show, Ohio has more pizzeria's per capita than any other state. Old Forge, PA might have that title on the smaller city/town scale but Ohio apparently has it on a state scale.

                                                        Just thought it was interesting and wanted to share it since this thread is at the top of the list when you google the subject.

                                                        -Jimbo
                                                        <message edited by JimboTJones on Wed, 08/5/09 8:10 AM>
                                                         
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                                                          David_NYC

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                                                          Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 08/5/09 9:28 AM (permalink)
                                                          Jimbo and MC,
                                                          Mr. Hoffman was being facetious when he wrote the first post. In the third post, he expresses his real opinion of the pizza available in his local area. We have fun on this forum picking apart all those "Best of" lists and articles that appear in print, online, and television media. There might be five articles on "Pizza Capital of America", and all five give a different Metro area.
                                                           
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                                                            JimboTJones

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                                                            Re:World Pizza Capital Wed, 08/5/09 1:20 PM (permalink)
                                                            David_NYC


                                                            Jimbo and MC,
                                                            Mr. Hoffman was being facetious when he wrote the first post. In the third post, he expresses his real opinion of the pizza available in his local area. We have fun on this forum picking apart all those "Best of" lists and articles that appear in print, online, and television media. There might be five articles on "Pizza Capital of America", and all five give a different Metro area.


                                                            I understand that but like I said in my post, this thread is one of the first to pop up if you google the subject and I wanted the accurate answer (based on the FoodNetwork show and the amount of pizzeria's per capita) for future reference. I chose to ignore Mr. Hoffman's third post since anecdotal evidence based on a single time trying a particular pizza (that was over 30 years ago) is hardly a good basis for dismissing a pizzeria.

                                                            -Jimbo
                                                             
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