Pizza in St. Louis

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Boosh!
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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Thu, 05/31/07 10:27 AM
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My favorites...

1# Blackthorn/Lemmons- Bow down before their pies!!
2# Racanelli's - Yummy stuff but DO NOT order anything with sausage!! I swear they scoop it out of a babyfood jar. They use the most unnatural stuff I have ever seen.
#3 Talayna's (NY Style only)- I think it's just me but the pizza tasted the best at the old Skinker location.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Wed, 07/25/07 12:49 PM
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My dad was in STL recently on business, and feel in love with Imo's hard, it seems. This is the same guy who grew up on L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn and who will never shy away from an opportunity to sing the praises of Lou Malnati's in Chicago. You'd think that with those credentials, he would know a great slice upon first bite. I've never been to STL myself, although I'm sure he'll want to take me over there for a weekend soon enough, if only for the pizza alone.

And yet, as I read this thread and others which either condemn or glorify St. Louis-style pizza, more than a few similarities glare at me: Provel cheese, some type of cheese mixture I've never heard of up until now; thin, 'cracker' crust, which leads me to think of something similar to Ledo's in my town (DC area); square cut. Honestly, from these descriptions alone, STL pizza is beginning to sound like the hor d'oveurs (sp?) of the pizza world - good for a snack or party food, but that's about it. True, I'm never going to have a valid opinion on that or any kind of food (let alone pizza and the regional pride each style carries), but the word-of-mouth impressions leave something to be desired.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Thu, 10/11/07 11:36 AM
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About 30 miles NE of St. Louis in a little town called Staunton, IL, Cavataio's restaraunt has the best pizza sauce known to man.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Thu, 01/31/08 6:05 PM
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Hey SarahSue....i too grew up on BJs pizza. The old cork ball games going on in the back and my buddies grandmother manning the pizza station. I used to order the special with shrimp-bacon-ssausage-pepperoni-and the rest of the walk in fridge....great stuff. broke da mouth. My brother went back there while on business and actually called me while chomping on a BJ Special.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Sat, 02/16/08 1:50 AM
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Originally posted by ClawedLeMew

I must have tried a dozen pizza places in St. Louis.

They all stunk.

Even the ones that were good, stunk.

I know, that doesn't sound like it makes sense, but they make this very thin crusted St. Louis style pizza. Even when made with great ingredients, it is not what I would call pizza.

I'll probably be spending some more time there in February or March...

Is there anywhere that has a New York or Chicago style or any normal kind of pizza that is any good? And please, don't say Papa John's.


Just 32 miles from the Arch in St. Louis. A little country Gem. Best dang Pizza Pie Around.

The best dang pizza you can eat in the Midwest. Its a small family Tavern. They make a MEAN pizza PIE. Go for the Deluxe. It has like 4 meats maybe 5. You will not be able to eat to many slices. Its like 2.5 inches thick.

They have alot of good "Tavern" food. Even the Hot dogs are great!

http://local.yahoo.com/details;_ylt=AvpP_YxIbYpsXITLm5zjSdmHNcIF?id=17594459&lsrc=results&p=All+Bars%2C+Pubs%2C+Clubs&csz=Mascoutah%2C+IL&fr=&lcscb=nF2V4WO9bEX

Mike's Place
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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Sat, 02/16/08 2:10 AM
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Its like 2.5 inches thick.


Thanks - automatically disqualified as pizza - might be a decent 'open sandwich' though. Anyhow - saves the gas money to go try it-

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Sat, 02/16/08 2:13 AM
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quote:
Its like 2.5 inches thick.


Thanks - automatically disqualified as pizza - might be a decent 'open sandwich' though. Anyhow - saves the gas money to go try it-


Ya, got to try it. Its great. You would think You would need a fork to eat shomthing like that, but nope. Holds together very well.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Sat, 02/16/08 11:54 PM
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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Sun, 02/17/08 5:52 PM
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yup - confirmed - that's not pizza


but could be open face sandwich - and maybe even good if stuff on top is good - and 'dough' is not pasty!

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Mon, 03/3/08 2:03 PM
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ahh sant louis.(i live in sant louis) the thin crust pizza kinda good to me and i love chesses garlic bread

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Thu, 06/26/08 10:16 PM
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Call it what you want, but the stuff the St Louisans call pizza, is in fact not Pizza.
The definition of pizza is: a bread consisting of a thin or thick crust, a tomato based sauce and cheese, and often with other toppings. Processed Cheese is not Cheese. The Cheesemakers fought for that back in the 40's. Hence the reason why that Processed cheese cannot be called cheese. It is actually an FDA law. If you consider something a pizza that has Processed Cheese, Processed Cheese Food, Processed Cheese Spread, or Processed Cheese Product, then you are wrong, it is not Pizza because it doesn't contain Real Cheese. If you don't like it, then petition to have the definition changed to a cheese type topping.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Thu, 06/26/08 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by Furcifer

Call it what you want, but the stuff the St Louisans call pizza, is in fact not Pizza.
The definition of pizza is: a bread consisting of a thin or thick crust, a tomato based sauce and cheese, and often with other toppings. Processed Cheese is not Cheese. The Cheesemakers fought for that back in the 40's. Hence the reason why that Processed cheese cannot be called cheese. It is actually an FDA law. If you consider something a pizza that has Processed Cheese, Processed Cheese Food, Processed Cheese Spread, or Processed Cheese Product, then you are wrong, it is not Pizza because it doesn't contain Real Cheese. If you don't like it, then petition to have the definition changed to a cheese type topping.



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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Wed, 08/20/08 8:01 AM
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There is a place downtown that makes an awesome pie. It is called Feraro's. It isn't Chicago nor is it a New York Style, but it is actually Jersey Style Pizza. Whenever I am downtown and craving pizza, I always without a doubt go to Feraro's.


www.ferarospizza.com



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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Mon, 11/3/08 12:19 AM
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Nadine’s Gin Joint is located in Historic Soulard on the corner of 12th and Allen in St. Louis, MO. My sister in-law had the reception there a few years ago. In-laws live one block away.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Mon, 11/3/08 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by Furcifer

There is a place downtown that makes an awesome pie. It is called Feraro's. It isn't Chicago nor is it a New York Style, but it is actually Jersey Style Pizza. Whenever I am downtown and craving pizza, I always without a doubt go to Feraro's.


www.ferarospizza.com



Furcifer


I have never heard of a New Jersey style pizza before. I like the link. The pizza looks and sounds like a New York style pizza. The only difference I noticed was the website mentioned cooking the pizza on hot bricks. That does not sound like a typical NY cooking method. They normally use coal-fired or gas ovens.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Mon, 11/3/08 10:42 AM
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Honestly, if I had access to all the wonderful foods indigenous to the St. Louis area, I'd learn to make my own pizza and call it good.

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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Tue, 08/9/11 8:11 PM
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Just thought that I would resurrect an old thread.  Times have changed in the last five years and St. Louis has some fine alternatives to the "St. Louis Style'.
 
Pi
http://www.restaurantpi.com/
The Good Pie
http://thegoodpie.com/
PW Pizza
http://pwpizza.com/
Dewey's (yes, it is a chain, but a small one)
http://deweyspizza.com/stlouis
 
The Vesuvio at The Good Pie.


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RE: Pizza in St. Louis - Tue, 08/9/11 8:41 PM
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I guess I should add...
 
Onesto
http://www.onestopizza.com/
Pizzeria Tivoli
(no website)

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