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lurubu

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Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 11:54 AM (permalink)
I can't believe Cottage Inn pizza isn't on here.  Not only was it the first pizza place to open in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1948, they've now got gluten free options and probably the best gourmet pizza I have ever had.  If you haven't tried it, get to Michigan or Ohio and do so immediately!!
 


 
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    NYPIzzaNut

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    Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 11:56 AM (permalink)
    Spammy?
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 12:14 PM (permalink)
      lurubu


      I can't believe Cottage Inn pizza isn't on here.  Not only was it the first pizza place to open in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1948, they've now got gluten free options and probably the best gourmet pizza I have ever had.  If you haven't tried it, get to Michigan or Ohio and do so immediately!!


      Funny, I just looked at their menu and didn't spot anything that comes close to even possibly being called a gourmet pizza.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 1:09 PM (permalink)
        There-
         
        You just chased away a first time poster who had something constructive to contribute
        and would have been a valuable member to the Roadfood community
        How do all expect to get "new blood" on the forum when you all immediately dismiss them with snarky remarks and comments
        You should all be ashamed of yourselvesd
         
        (the above comment comprises 100% sarcasm and should not be take seriously in any way, shape or form)
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 2:22 PM (permalink)
          I am so ashamed.
           
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            lleechef

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            Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 2:27 PM (permalink)
            This is the most unwelcoming board........... 
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Mon, 10/7/13 2:32 PM (permalink)
              Good God! I 95 is back, and he's hacked lleechef's account.
               
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                KenK

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                Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Thu, 11/7/13 4:55 PM (permalink)
                Wanderingjew. You a prefectly correct. Thank you for speaking up.  Mr. Hoffman's snarky as well as condescending comments towards others has gone on for much too long on this forum He is the primary reason, why I have gone from a daily visitor of this site, to maybe checking in once every few months. 
                 
                I spoke up once before. Nothing was ever done. Other than one of his sanrky comments towards me.  He continues to drive members away from this forum.  In fact he could not let up. Going after the OP yet once again in the thread. 
                 
                This used to be a fun place to visit. Very warm and welcoming.  Mr. Hoffman single handedly has turned it into a very unfriendly forum.
                 
                See you all again in another six months or so. 
                <message edited by KenK on Thu, 11/7/13 4:57 PM>
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Thu, 11/7/13 5:38 PM (permalink)
                  At least the place exists; in fact, it is a small chain.
                   
                  "Gourmet" is in the eye and on the tongue of the beholder/eater.  Their square Hawaiian pie looks pretty damned tasty to me!
                   
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                    TJ Jackson

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                    Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Thu, 11/7/13 5:57 PM (permalink)
                    KenK

                    Wanderingjew. You a prefectly correct. Thank you for speaking up......See you all again in another six months or so. 
                    Uhm, when you get back in 6 months or so, be sure to read the last sentence in WJ's post....its in parentheses and in light grey font, kinda hard to see......
                     
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                      MetroplexJim

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                      Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 12:30 PM (permalink)
                      KenK


                      This used to be a fun place to visit. Very warm and welcoming.  Mr. Hoffman single handedly has turned it into a very unfriendly forum. 



                      If all of us who post here only (and always) said 'positive things' it would be a pretty boring place to visit. 
                       
                      Spirited opinions, colorfully expressed, about all manner of foods are an integral part of the 'fun' here. 
                       
                      Even though Mr. Hoffman can be - by his own admission - a bit 'curmudgeonly', please be patient.  You will, sooner or later, come to appreciate Mr. Hoffman as being a prime contributer to the fun and fellowship we enjoy here.
                       
                      Welcome back to Roadfood!
                       
                       
                       
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                        Tampico

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                        Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 1:33 PM (permalink)
                        KenK


                        Wanderingjew. You a prefectly correct. Thank you for speaking up.  Mr. Hoffman's snarky as well as condescending comments towards others has gone on for much too long on this forum He is the primary reason, why I have gone from a daily visitor of this site, to maybe checking in once every few months. 

                        I spoke up once before. Nothing was ever done. Other than one of his sanrky comments towards me.  He continues to drive members away from this forum.  In fact he could not let up. Going after the OP yet once again in the thread. 

                        This used to be a fun place to visit. Very warm and welcoming.  Mr. Hoffman single handedly has turned it into a very unfriendly forum.

                        See you all again in another six months or so. 

                         
                        I have to agree with these posts. My wife is also a member and she has referred to Michael Hoffman as the bully. He seems pretty knowledgeable but borderline rude. 
                         
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                          wanderingjew

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                          Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 2:05 PM (permalink)
                          My post was not directed at MH and was pure unadulterated sarcasm.
                          I posted it for two reasons
                           
                          The OP was clearly trying to hawk his business. Which was clearly obvious based on a first time post from someone who was completely amazed that anextremely obscure restaurant that no one has even heard of would have been visited by Jane and Michael Stern and subsequently reviewed on roadfood
                           
                          The other reason was because of another poster who shall not be named that will defend spammers on the website, flag those that respond sarcastically to the spammers and then pose answers to the spammers as though they are legitimate posters
                           
                          (notice how I refer to them as "posters" and not "roadfooders")
                           
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                            joerogo

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                            Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 2:31 PM (permalink)
                            Mr. Hoffman's assessment of Cottage Inn Pizza was not only correct, but, he was actually being very nice.
                             
                            See for yourself!  http://www.cottageinn.com/coupons/  The only thing missing is a little cartoon character saying "Pizza Pizza".
                             
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                              bartl

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                              Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 2:56 PM (permalink)
                              joerogo
                              Mr. Hoffman's assessment of Cottage Inn Pizza was not only correct, but, he was actually being very nice.

                              See for yourself!  http://www.cottageinn.com/coupons/  The only thing missing is a little cartoon character saying "Pizza Pizza".

                              Looking at his posts, he made the same post twice, and neither in the Chain Restaurants section.
                               
                              Bart
                               
                               
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                                MetroplexJim

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                                Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 6:31 PM (permalink)
                                I have my suspicions, but I do not know if the author of this thread was a 'spammer'.  He might just love Cottage Inn's pizza.  As a 'newbie' I could well have started similar threads (but not in such few words, of course) about such local chains as Ledo's in DC Metro, Inner Circle in Youngstown, or Grotto in Rehoboth/Dewey.  (They ain't gourmet, but they are all damn tasty!).
                                 
                                Here is the first thread I posted to (post #12) after having read about Roadfood in the Dallas Morning News.  Frankly, the harsh responses to dutchgirl's post #2 gave me a little pause about dipping my toe into this pool.  And, I believe the unwelcoming responses to her heart-felt, gushing, but accurate review drove her off.
                                 
                                And that's a damn shame; here is her first thread: a well-written, illustrated 'Trip Report'
                                 
                                So, unless someone is selling a British Kitchen or Canadian Viagra I'm keeping "the flag" in my pocket and the "Welcome Mat" down.
                                 
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                                  pigface

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                                  Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 8:36 PM (permalink)
                                  I like cottage inn's hot & tangy pizza
                                  Thin crust hot peppers red pepper flakes all vegetables
                                  Minimal sauce & cheese. Not mentioned on the web site
                                  Pizza pizza is the other company in town that owns the baseball
                                  And hockey team :-)
                                   
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                                    wanderingjew

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                                    Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Fri, 11/8/13 8:50 PM (permalink)
                                    MetroplexJim


                                    I have my suspicions, but I do not know if the author of this thread was a 'spammer'.  He might just love Cottage Inn's pizza.  


                                    Not as spammer, but definitely a "shill" post. 
                                    I can understand "with great suspicion" that someone may decide to post their first comment on a place that they like and that may be but on the other hand to start out with "I can't believe......is not on here" is not only flat out absurd but delusional...
                                     
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                                      MetroplexJim

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                                      Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 9:06 AM (permalink)
                                      wanderingjew


                                      MetroplexJim


                                      I have my suspicions, but I do not know if the author of this thread was a 'spammer'.  He might just love Cottage Inn's pizza.  


                                      Not as spammer, but definitely a "shill" post. 
                                      I can understand "with great suspicion" that someone may decide to post their first comment on a place that they like and that may be but on the other hand to start out with "I can't believe......is not on here" is not only flat out absurd but delusional...


                                      Even though I agree that the originator of this thread is most likely - (O.K., hell, almost certainly is) - a shill I still think we ought to wait for a second or third post before "piling on".
                                       
                                      The enthusiastic dutchgirl was falsely accused of being a shill and was driven off.  And that's a shame.  I think we all would agree that Roadfood is in need of fresh meat for the grinder.  My preference is simply that we wait a bit before turning the handle.
                                       
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                                        Midnights

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                                        Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 9:49 AM (permalink)
                                        As a U of M grad, I can fully attest that the reputation that the original poster gave to Cottage Inn pizza is one that most U of M students will agree with. I live in Denver now and the alumni chapter is having Cottage Inn pizza flown in for this weekend's game. Personally, I never thought it was the best in Ann Arbor (too doughy, and I don't like my toppings underneath the cheese), but I'm in the minority amongst U of M grads. I think it's a great example of how reputation goes a long way. It's not really gourmet by most estimations, but for college students who are used to Hot and Ready pizzas, it is a step up.
                                        It's similar to how Blimpy Burger (which used to be just down the street) is a better burger than any fast food burger, but it's not really gourmet.
                                         
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                                          Midnights

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                                          Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                          Since both Little Caesar's and Domino's are from the Detroit area (Ann Arbor is only 30 minutes west), that's who they were probably thinking about when they called themselves gourmet.
                                           
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                                            myterry2

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                                            Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 10:10 AM (permalink)
                                            Wow...why don't we just forget reading any of this and move on.
                                             
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                                              pnwchef

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                                              Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 10:25 AM (permalink)
                                              I like the new guy, he got 21 comments to his post. Thats about 20 more than Michael Hoffman gets. It's time to send someone to the Old Man cave.....................pnwc
                                               
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                                                Tampico

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                                                Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 12:30 PM (permalink)
                                                Michael Hoffman


                                                Good God! I 95 is back, and he's hacked lleechef's account.

                                                 
                                                What does I 95 mean? I googled it and got The Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington DC. 
                                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-95_(DC)
                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 12:38 PM (permalink)
                                                  I'd tell you but your wife would call me a bully.
                                                   
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                                                    joerogo

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                                                    Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 1:00 PM (permalink)
                                                    Michael Hoffman

                                                    I'd tell you but your wife would call me a bully.

                                                     

                                                     
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                                                      ann peeples

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                                                      Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 1:06 PM (permalink)
                                                      I 95 was a roadfood guy....
                                                       
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                                                        MetroplexJim

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                                                        Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                                        Tampico


                                                        Michael Hoffman


                                                        Good God! I 95 is back, and he's hacked lleechef's account.


                                                        What does I 95 mean? I googled it and got The Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington DC. 
                                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-95_(DC)


                                                        I-95
                                                         
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                                                          Tampico

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                                                          Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 1:49 PM (permalink)
                                                          Michael Hoffman


                                                          I'd tell you but your wife would call me a bully.

                                                          Actually she doesn't call you a Bully. She refers to you as The Bully.  She has been a member longer than I. 
                                                           
                                                          I clicked on the I 95 and found the member. He last posted something like three years ago. Hit 2500 posts and checked out. Still don't get it.
                                                           
                                                          This site is very juvenile sometimes. But I find it amusing. 
                                                           
                                                          To the original poster and it being spam. Why would anyone attack the guy in the first place. It was pretty harmless. Cottage Pizza is not bad for cheap pizza. I am in Michigan and had it a few times.
                                                          <message edited by Tampico on Sat, 11/9/13 1:53 PM>
                                                           
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                                                            joerogo

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                                                            Re:Cottage Inn Pizza Sat, 11/9/13 1:54 PM (permalink)
                                                            I remember that guy(i95).  He kept asking me to have breakfast/lunch/dinner with him when I visit DC.  I thought he was a little weird, so I avoided him.  And if you see the pictures of him on RF, he looks a little mean too.
                                                            <message edited by joerogo on Sat, 11/9/13 1:56 PM>
                                                             
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