I answered Something Else because none of the names work for me. When see Thin Crust all I know is a crust that breaks like a cracker. I detest that. California Pizza Kitchen comes to mind. As for the remainder of the list, nothing there describes the New Haven style crust I grew up with and love.
I believe that would fall in the Thin Crust category. Here's the definition of New Haven from the folks at SLICE
Cooked in a coal oven, has a very crisp crust that is thin but still typically thicker than New York pizzas. Marked by a characteristic oblong shape, often served on a sheet of waxed paper atop a plastic cafeteria tray. Thought to be the place where clam pizza was developed (Frank Pepe's). The two biggies here are Sally's and Pepe's, but there are others (notably Modern) with their adherents. New Haven partisans often argue that pizza was invented here, but I believe NYC has them beat on this claim.
Btw, this is what they say about the dreaded cracker crust. CRACKER STYLE PIZZA:
Pizza Hut made the cracker style crust popular back in the 1950's and they are still identified with this style. The dough is under-mixed according to Tom Lehmann with the American Institute of Baking. It is mixed until you can still see some of the white flour (only about five minutes). This dough needs to be fermented for five or six hours and must be sheeted to obtain its layered, cracker-like texture. The toppings and cheese are modestly applied and not piled up high and a thinner sauce usually works best.
post edited by porkbeaks - 2010/08/16 17:04:14