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Offline TXCraig1

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Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:27:42 PM »
I saw this at slice: http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/08/barones-in-los-angeles-draft.html?ref=title

This place, Barone's pizza, is offering what they call "southern California's first rectangular Neopolitan style pizza"

Below is a picture of what it looks like. Why would someone make such a ridiculous claim unless they really had no idea what they were saying?

And yes, that's how they spelled Neapolitan.
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 12:35:20 PM »
That's a gross, disgusting parody of a Sicilian.

Californians don't know the difference.  It ends with "...ian" so it must be, like, Italian, right man?
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 12:40:01 PM »
Embarrassing . . .  >:(

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 12:44:12 PM »
This probably does outdo the two Scotman's claim to have created the world's first healthy pizza:  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/worlds-first-healthy-pizza-invented-1165917
by several degrees.
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »
Remember back in the early '90's (I think) when Domino's had what they called Neapolitan pizza? Funny thing was, at the time I think that it was the best pizza that they had. It was just a somewhat undercooked thin crust pizza with mozzarella and Parmesan. If I remember right, they were only $5 for a 16". 
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 02:49:40 PM »
Looks like one of those frozen Totino's pizzas you can buy at WalMart for $1.
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 03:30:58 PM »
Something very similar or maybe even worse was selling as a "Pizza" in of the capital city in Czech Republic. Unfortunately that "thing" was really popular because price was around $1-2  :-X

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 10:20:51 AM »
We should call the owners and have them read Omid's opening statement on his thread.  Maybe they would at least get a clue. :-\

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 10:37:17 AM »
You are making the gigantic assumption that they could possibly care less...
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 01:50:10 PM »
Amazing!  Just last week I stopped in a brick oven pizza place and asked how long their bake was and she said 10 to 15 minutes in the oven.  I asked if they did Neopolitan pizza, she replied yes, but that takes about 20 minutes in the brick oven.  I walked out.   Mark


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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 04:45:34 PM »
Brick facade on a deck oven?
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 01:19:35 PM »
You may be correct, but you understand that I may not go back to check on that :-D

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 01:27:26 PM »
Why would someone make such a ridiculous claim...?

Because Buca di Beppo can't be wrong.

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 01:56:57 PM »
Californians don't know the difference.

There are two different Californias, man. One California has people who know good food when they eat it, and the other California is the fake-ass Hollywood crowd. This group is full of people who fall for every marketing gimmick in the book. This group is why most Americans think there is actually a California style of pizza. (And if anyone cares to dispute my implicit claim that there is no such thing as California style pizza, go take a look at the date of the most recent "California style" post.)

Thankfully the lesser known California is actually a much bigger group than the Hollywood group, even though the ideas of the Hollywood group seem to get a lot more attention from the media. (Quick lesson: "Media" and "Hollywood" mean almost the same thing, so it should not be a surprise to anyone that Hollywood gets a vastly disproportionate amount of exposure from Hollywood.)

Believe it or not, LA is a freaking incredible food city. For burgers, donuts, Mexican food, and Asian food, there's probably nowhere better on the planet. But that Hollywood mentality seems to be what gets noticed the most.

When it comes to pizza, though, California has no clue.
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 02:00:38 PM »

Believe it or not, LA is a freaking incredible food city. For burgers, donuts, Mexican food, and Asian food, there's probably nowhere better on the planet. But that Hollywood mentality seems to be what gets noticed the most.

When it comes to pizza, though, California has no clue.

I guess that would depend on how you define "Mexican Food."
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 02:07:31 PM »


When it comes to pizza, though, California has no clue.

When was the last time you made it to San Fran?
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 02:08:04 PM »
I guess that would depend on how you define "Mexican Food."

Yes, definitely. But I didn't say 'authentic' (which is usually only a marketing term anyway). I just said 'Mexican food,' realizing there's a ton of room for interpretation there. The same could be said of 'Asian,' and I won't dispute it.

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 02:12:35 PM »
When was the last time you made it to San Fran?

A while ago (January 2010). Also, I've spent a lot less time In San Francisco than I have in LA.

But I have spent a lot of time in LA, and not as a tourist. I was mostly thinking about LA in my post because I felt like this thread was very LA-centric.

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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 02:51:59 PM »
A while ago (January 2010). Also, I've spent a lot less time In San Francisco than I have in LA.

But I have spent a lot of time in LA, and not as a tourist. I was mostly thinking about LA in my post because I felt like this thread was very LA-centric.

SF's pizza landscape has quite changed and might be worth a trip for you.  ;)
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Re: Perhaps the most absurd claim ever
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 10:04:12 PM »
Yes, definitely. But I didn't say 'authentic' (which is usually only a marketing term anyway). I just said 'Mexican food,' realizing there's a ton of room for interpretation there. The same could be said of 'Asian,' and I won't dispute it.

LA has some amazing 100% authentic mexican food. If you don't believe you can come and at my house!


 

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