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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2022, 10:37:36 AM »
Growing up in Metro NYC, with a mother from Italy that cooked every meal, all my friends, relatives, shops/restaurants, made similar quality food, I assumed the whole world ate that way.  Once I started traveling the country with my music, I found out different.  Now, owning a pizzeria in Reno, NV, I have come to a conclusion.  Great food is in the eye of the beholder.  If you think it is great, that is all that matters  :)
And that's pretty much the whole story of American pizza in a nutshell, isn't it?
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2022, 11:38:01 AM »
And that's pretty much the whole story of American pizza in a nutshell, isn't it?

I have concluded that if you love or hate the pizza it is 100% legit because you are eating it.  The "taste of home". early childhood food experiences make a life long imprint on you.  I have my opinion of what is great and terrible pizza for sure, but it is my opinion and is no more valid that the next guy.

Food and music are, and always have been, so heavily advertised that we the consumers are smothered/indoctrinated to bend a certain way.  As technology increases the actual individual opinion becomes less legit. 
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2022, 06:35:33 PM »
Smiling With Hope Pizza

http://www.smilingwithhopepizza.com/

Your pizza looks very impressive. The same goes for your accolades. If I ever make a trip out to RENO, I'll stop by.

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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2022, 01:34:18 AM »
Your pizza looks very impressive. The same goes for your accolades. If I ever make a trip out to RENO, I'll stop by.


Thanks!  I am an old school pizza guy from the Newark NJ area.  Reno allows us to do it the way I like - I get to do all the preps and pies.  Never could do that in the NYC metro area.  I hope I can serve you a pie someday. 
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2022, 12:17:10 AM »
Slab Pizza in Provo.

The reviews are four and a half stars proving that there is no accounting for taste. The fact that it is nestled right up against BYU student housing probably means that a whole lot of students have positive memories that have little to do with the food.

Or the fact that there is essentially no parking.

They only make XL size pies, like 18" i think, and sell them by the quarter.

The crust tastes of wet cardboard, rancid oil, and sadness. If they are making it from scratch i can't imagine how they accomplish the horrible flavor.

The sauce is super sweet. Beyond papa john's sweet.

The toppings and cheese are cheap and flavorless.

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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2022, 12:54:14 PM »
The crust tastes of wet cardboard, rancid oil, and sadness.

'sadness' 😂

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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2022, 04:16:22 PM »
for this guy we are the worst  :)  We pay no attention to these reviews.  I bake the pies, check them, and Judy does the same once the are boxed and ready to be picked up.  Never would let such a pie go through.  I guess hiring people with special needs offends him.

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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2022, 07:37:57 AM »
There is a drive-thru place near me that tries to pass off a cooked, store-bought frozen pizza as something other than that. Went there once. Won’t go back.

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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2022, 12:41:24 PM »
for this guy we are the worst  :)  We pay no attention to these reviews.  I bake the pies, check them, and Judy does the same once the are boxed and ready to be picked up.  Never would let such a pie go through.  I guess hiring people with special needs offends him.
The first sentence in that person's review speaks volumes about their character, and it doesn't say anything good. I'm pretty confident from reading that review that the reviewer's priorities in assessing your place were in exactly the order shown. They didn't like something about your place (like you said, probably the fact that you're employing some people with special needs, which is just disgusting on their part), and they decided to post a totally fake review about the pizza just to try and trash your place and detract from the appeal it might have to others. I'm sure there's absolutely no way you have ever put out a pizza such as that person is describing. This kind of thing is rather sickening, but I'm sure it will have no real influence.
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2022, 12:46:37 PM »
The first sentence in that person's review speaks volumes about their character, and it doesn't say anything good. I'm pretty confident from reading that review that the reviewer's priorities in assessing your place were in exactly the order shown. They didn't like something about your place (like you said, probably the fact that you're employing some people with special needs, which is just disgusting on their part), and they decided to post a totally fake review about the pizza just to try and trash your place and detract from the appeal it might have to others. I'm sure there's absolutely no way you have ever put out a pizza such as that person is describing. This kind of thing is rather sickening, but I'm sure it will have no real influence.

Thanks.  We take no offense from reviews like this.  They show a normal person looking at the site that the few we have that are way out like this one are not indicative of our shop.  The vast majority of our reviews are paragraphs long and we remain one of the few 5 star pizzerias in the country.  That we are proud of  :)
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2022, 12:58:46 PM »
The first sentence in that person's review speaks volumes about their character, and it doesn't say anything good. I'm pretty confident from reading that review that the reviewer's priorities in assessing your place were in exactly the order shown. They didn't like something about your place (like you said, probably the fact that you're employing some people with special needs, which is just disgusting on their part), and they decided to post a totally fake review about the pizza just to try and trash your place and detract from the appeal it might have to others. I'm sure there's absolutely no way you have ever put out a pizza such as that person is describing. This kind of thing is rather sickening, but I'm sure it will have no real influence.
^^^  Well said. I used to promote concerts. I did 54 of them and did a few (3?) as fundraisers; meaning I guaranteed all expenses would be covered, recoup what I could from ticket and program ad sales, and donate everything else to the cause. Man…I found as soon as you do that you’re effectively selling two things: the show and the cause. And if people did not like the cause 100%, they weren't buying. We’re not talking about anything additional for the cause, just routine ticket prices. And they were not polarizing causes (so I thought) like anything political or controversial. One was to help a 4 or 5 year old girl whose mother had intentionally scalded her in the bath tub, with water heated on the stove. Another was for a large soccer complex that was trying to establish soccer fields on donated land. Don’t remember the third one right now. These things raised $8,000-$10,000 a piece but man, once you’re in the black on something like that it’s hard not to think of what could have been if the other 300 seats had sold.
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Re: Worst Pizza in your city
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2022, 01:11:34 PM »
^^^  Well said. I used to promote concerts. I did 54 of them and did a few (3?) as fundraisers; meaning I guaranteed all expenses would be covered, recoup what I could from ticket and program ad sales, and donate everything else to the cause. Man…I found as soon as you do that you’re effectively selling two things: the show and the cause. And if people did not like the cause 100%, they weren't buying. We’re not talking about anything additional for the cause, just routine ticket prices. And they were not polarizing causes (so I thought) like anything political or controversial. One was to help a 4 or 5 year old girl whose mother had intentionally scalded her in the bath tub, with water heated on the stove. Another was for a large soccer complex that was trying to establish soccer fields on donated land. Don’t remember the third one right now. These things raised $8,000-$10,000 a piece but man, once you’re in the black on something like that it’s hard not to think of what could have been if the other 300 seats had sold.

That is really nice you did that.  Once you get in the public eye you get from a-z with feedback from the public.  I learned playing  music the negative stuff was part of being in the public.  I was younger and often didn't handle it well.  When I went into teaching special education, I again was in the same boat with the programs I started via all the media coverage we got.  I had people accuse me of stealing the money, sucking funds from the school budget (my operating budget for all the bakery/pizzeria operations I did was 0).  I dealt with it better than I did with music, but still got in some hot water with confronting people attacking my programs. Now, I think I got it - let it roll right off your back and have a laugh with it, Must be time to retire :-D
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