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Offline CDNpielover

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best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« on: June 04, 2005, 06:08:36 PM »
greetings,

a friend and i were just talking about good and bad names of pizza shops.

one which i am particularily fond of is "Pizza Pete's" which is now closed but was located in the town site of prince albert national park in northern saskatchewan, canada.  there is also a place (possibly a chain?) in Portland oregon called pizza schmetza.

we live in calgary alberta which has the worst pizza scene of any city i've ever been to (seriously).  so the names here are net very creative.  'your choice pizza' is one name my friend threw out as a bad name.  i agree it is not particularily creative.

anyone else think of some particularily good or bad names?

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2005, 07:12:55 PM »
How about "Original Awesome Pizza"?  How very original.

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2005, 08:04:13 AM »
Hmmm,,,   

 Dave's pizza & steaks :P
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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005, 04:22:22 PM »
I like the name..."The Big Kahuna" in kakaako, oahu. Great old surfer decor...They make awesome garlic cheese balls which sell out fast early every night. Their Sumo  pizza, has pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, Portuguese sausage, kalua pig, bacon, onions, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes. It's close to Honolulu Airport so if you're near it, stop by. There's not many good pizza places in Hawaii..this is definitely one.

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2005, 09:22:15 AM »
There used to be a place in my town called the "Steak and Pizza Hall of Fame"....

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2005, 11:31:51 AM »
Burleson Pizza Company
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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2005, 04:39:11 PM »
Pizza One - pretty bland  :-X

Slices - sounds tantalizing

Bimbo's - I'd eat there

pepperoni grille - kinda wierd, but allright...... ???

Cal's - sounds italian

Nona's -  "          "

Buster's grease hut   -  I made that one up

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2005, 07:38:24 PM »
"Millie and Al's" located in Washington DC. Run by, of course, Millie and Al, a married couple who produced their famous "garbage" pie. This pie is absolutely hideous by my current (evolved) standards, as it was essentially a thick crusted loaf of bread with every type of crap the kitchen could think to put on it. But, as a college kid years ago, it was a cheap way to feel like you were eating alot.

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005, 07:23:29 PM »
Here in my little burb we have:

Sal's - good pizza, pretty authentic Italian restaurant

Vesuvios - 'cause the owner's ancestors grew up in the shadow of that mountainous volcanno,
awesome Neapolitan-style pizza

PieWorks - over in the big city, good pizza, too many choices for toppings, a la California Pizza Kitchen

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2005, 03:00:11 PM »
Pizza "Pi" (pi symbol not the word Pi.)-Not sure if that is incredibly creative ;D or incredibly corny ::).
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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2005, 03:02:37 PM »
Pizza "Pi" (pi symbol not the word Pi.)-Not sure if that is incredibly creative ;D or incredibly corny ::).


sounds incredibly radical man  ;D

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2005, 04:24:05 PM »
To be truly creative, it would be:

                                                     
                                                           Pizza3.14159

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2005, 04:04:51 PM »
To be truly creative, it would be:

                                                     
                                                           Pizza3.14159

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2005, 09:58:54 PM »
Like 10 years ago they closed but it was AWESOME deepdish pizza in St. Louis Park MN called MY PI (with the pie thing above the I)...

thats why im at this forum trying to recreate the great pizza of the past. this place was awesome and DKM 's recipe has got me pretty close. i think the six- in - ones are the key.

i must be a sicko since i spent like 70 bucks on a 18" commercial black deep dish pan from Huber products.

i was also fortunate as a kid to live within walking distance of a shakey's pizza place.. THAT BUFFET ROCKED!..

now im out in denver and the pizza sucks bigtime.


anyway... great forum and i wish good ol' MY PI was still around! :P

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006, 11:04:02 AM »
Our business is called

Louie's Olde Tyme Pizzeria
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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2006, 11:44:35 AM »
Good names:

Mountain High Pizza Pie - Jackson, WY
Pizzeria Paradiso - Wash, DC. 
Faccia Luna - Arlington, VA
Any pizza place with an Italian name or surname: Nick's, Sal's, Vito's, Gioia's, Pontillo's, Pizza by DiRose, Lombardi's Giordano's, Gino's East, Lou Malnati, Fio's.
Any pizza place that refers to pizza or ovens: Al Forno, Bricks, etc.



Bad Names (IMHO, no offense):

Anything with "Factory" or "Works" in it.  Sounds like mass-produced, fast food.
Pizza Hut - because pizza doesn't come from a hut.  It should come from an oven.
Dominos - ripoff of Dominick's pizza in Ann Arbor, MI.  The domino motif does not conjure up appetizing image of pizza but rather a form of gambling.
Shakey's - reminiscent of milkshakes.  Not pizza-centric.
Cottage Inn - great pizza in Ann Arbor, but name is more appropriate for a B&B.
Anything with a "Grille."   Proper pizza is not made on a grill (Romano's Macaroni Grille being another offensive example.  You don't cook macaroni on a grill, either).
Chuck E. Cheese's - Offensive on so many levels.  Subject to mispronounciation (How many people have I heard calling it "Chunky Cheeses?")


Since joining this forum, I've begun using words like "autolyze" and have become anal about baker's percents.  My dough is forever changed.

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2006, 12:31:06 PM »
Fio,

You might be interested to know how the "Hut" came about in "Pizza Hut". I had stumbled upon the answer some time ago and found this excerpt:

Pizza Hut debuted in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas. Dan Carney was working at the family market when the owner of the tavern next door, who wanted out, showed him an article about pizza.  Dan and brother Frank borrowed $600 from their mother, recruited somebody who actually knew how to make pizza, modified his recipes, and took over the tavern building. The name came because the brothers wanted to use "Pizza" in the name, and the existing sign on the building only had room for three more letters.  Somebody said the building looked like a hut. History was born. 

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Re: best (and worst?) pizza shop names
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2006, 01:29:46 PM »
Seems like everything here in Milwaukee is based on the owner's name, nothing too creative... I guess we do have Rocky Rococo.
The reason I had to post was I used to live in Tempe, Az, and there was a place called Sunny's.  It wasn't brilliant pizza, but it had that something different without being strange that made it the perfect alternative.  you could get chicken lightly coated in wing sauce, etc., on the pie and it was great.  Different but not too diffferent.
anyway, a friend told me he went back not long ago and it is now called Stupid's Pizza, and they have changed the dough, sauce, and toppings.  the chicken was now deep fried strips on the pie, etc. 

Apparently it is under new management, and what they are doing is truly .... stupid.