the only great pizza I’ve had in my 36 years living here was from a little joint run by several generations of an Italian family. There just isn’t a big Italian immigrant population here on the West coast. The one caveat to that is Monterey, where there are alot of Italian fishermen. We do have great Italian restaurants here..just not much great pizza. Even my fave Italian place here in Fresno, Mike’s, makes crappy pizza.. it doesn’t make sense because their calzone is so awesome..and I don’t even like calzone as a rule.
Call me crazy or simple — but I kinda like "California Pizza" at the LA airport [:I]If I remember right (it was last fall) it was a 5 cheese pizza. Really thin and the flavor was great. I’m set to do a review on Pete’s Calzone’s here in Spokane sometime soon after the next time we go there. Yum![:D]
1.Because few Eye-talians Speak Spanish !!![8D]
2.Tortillas are easier to make than Pizza Dough
3. Sausa=Pizza Sauce ???
4. Delivery distance is shorter in the East. (see my post on Spatial Relationships as an element of the Food Culture)[;)]
5.Try eating a Pizza like a Burrito, at 6 am.
And on and on…
Because it’s farther from Italy? Or maybe because it’s farther from New Haven [;)]
I know I’m making a broad generalization, but why is pizza on the west coast (California, Oregon, and Washington) such a pale imitation of what you can get back east?
Am I the only one that thinks this?
Why is westcoast pizza so bad?
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