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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #140 on: December 18, 2014, 08:01:27 PM »
Here are two we sampled, one was Chorizo and the other a Santa Fe
Are those "Harper's" pizzas?
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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #141 on: December 18, 2014, 08:49:34 PM »
They are. They're definitely different, and the crust looks about as thin as a tortilla, but it was actually really good. Here's their menu online, note that it says "Certified pizza chef on duty".


http://www.harpersgroup.com/pdf/SPDinner.pdf


I asked the waitress, the bar tender, and the hostess, and none of them could tell me who they were "certified by". Finally a manager told me it's their in-house, corporate certification.   


Here's their website:  http://www.harpersgroup.com/harpers.asp


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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #142 on: December 18, 2014, 09:02:31 PM »
They are. They're definitely different, and the crust looks about as thin as a tortilla, but it was actually really good. Here's their menu online, note that it says "Certified pizza chef on duty".





I asked the waitress, the bar tender, and the hostess, and none of them could tell me who they were "certified by". Finally a manager told me it's their in-house, corporate certification.   



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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #143 on: December 19, 2014, 09:29:02 AM »
I guess it's just a matter of semantics, but I don't think those Harper's "pizzas" are pizzas. They appear to be tostadas with pizza-style toppings.   :-D

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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #144 on: December 19, 2014, 09:35:32 AM »
Camwell,


I agree, they do look that way.  But I did watch them take a dough and run it through a pizza sheeter, and then cook it in a wood fired pizza oven.


Perhaps it's just a different thin crust? How does one define the difference?  When is thin so thin it becomes a tostada? Interesting.

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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #145 on: December 19, 2014, 09:39:28 AM »
Thinking about it a little more, maybe part of my reaction is that they seem to have used mostly diced fresh tomatoes and no (or minimal) tomato sauce. Of course, you don't have to have tomato sauce to have a pizza (pizzas biancas, for example), but using diced tomatoes rather than tomato sauce just makes them look all the more Tex-Mex-y.

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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #146 on: December 19, 2014, 09:41:07 AM »
Interesting, I mistakenly thought you were referring to the dough!




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« Reply #147 on: December 19, 2014, 11:10:15 PM »
IMHO, a sheeter is not necessary.

You and I both know it depends on how much of a purist one is. Tell the pizza napoletana guys that the water doesn't matter.  ::)

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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #148 on: December 19, 2014, 11:22:07 PM »
You and I both know it depends on how much of a purist one is. Tell the pizza napoletana guys that the water doesn't matter.  ::)
I can operate a rolling pin and get a dough skin as thin as I want. How many book folds you want....ok, no problem man. Maybe not all night long....but then I'm only doing one pie.
Ryan is the one always crying how difficult it is.....
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Re: Shakeys pizza & some tips
« Reply #149 on: December 19, 2014, 11:24:23 PM »
I can operate a rolling pin and get a dough skin as thin as I want. How many book folds you want....ok, no problem man. Maybe not all night long....but then I'm only doing one pie.
Ryan is the one always crying how difficult it is.....

 :-D :-D :-D The difference by hand is how much you develop the dough.


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« Reply #150 on: December 19, 2014, 11:31:18 PM »
:-D :-D :-D The difference by hand is how much you develop the dough.
Nope...not if you have the strength of Orion.   Like Chicago Bob!  :-D
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