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Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
Hi you all,

from April 13th to May 5th, my wife and I will be traveling the entire route 66 by car (Chicago --> LA --> San Francisco).
Me being a super pizza nerd, I want to maximize my pizza experience along the way.  :drool:

My question to you:
1) What are the famous pizza styles I must cover along the way? (I've got deep dish and Chicago thin crust on my list already)
2) Which would be the best restaurants to experience these styles?
3) Any other recommendations?

Thanks a lot!!!
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 12:13:07 PM »
Unless there are hidden jewels I haven't heard about, you would be doing permanent damage to your pizza nerd cred eating pizza in New Mexico. Kind of like going to a region famous for wine and seeking out ice cream. Chile cheeseburgers would be my recommendation. Followed by more chile cheeseburgers.  :D

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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »
Other than perhaps an opportunity to try St. Louis pizza, it might be hard to find a bigger pizza desert than Route 66.
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 12:25:45 PM »
Not pizza, however I would hit Eskimo Joe's in Stillwater.
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 01:04:22 PM »
hahahahaha --> Bill ... I know I know ...
But, I also like American Style Pizzas  :chef:  ... I like all styles of pizza as long as they are done nicely!

So, St. Louis --> any recommendations for where to get a good St.Louis pie?

Craig, Eskimo Joes is a burger place, right?

BTW: I'm happy for any other recommendations - also non pizza related :)
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 01:37:56 PM »
Craig, Eskimo Joes is a burger place, right?

Yes, burgers and all sorts of other things, but you're really going for the T-shirt  ;D
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 01:06:46 PM »
@ Craig, yeah, I checked their website and that's what I figured ;)
... you need one? ;)
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 06:23:50 PM »
If you are starting in Chicago, there are a couple of styles you could try there.  Chicago Thin Crust and Chicago Deep Dish.  Please note that the Deep Dish may cause some serious culture shock.;D  However, that is what traveling is all about, right?

Perhaps somebody that knows more about Chicago pizza will chime in.  Of course, you can do a search of the forum to get some reccomendations.

Have a good road trip!

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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 07:58:20 PM »
@ Craig, yeah, I checked their website and that's what I figured ;)
... you need one? ;)

Thanks! I'm good. My wife and kids were there last week.  ;D
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Re: Germany/Austria goes US: full route 66 in April/May
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 11:02:36 AM »

BTW: I'm happy for any other recommendations - also non pizza related :)

It's entirely possible that I had a hidden column in my daughter's college evaluation spreadsheet called "bbq rating". It's entirely possible that I convinced my daughter to visit washington university in st louis just so I could cross pappy's smokehouse off my bbq bucket list. After eating there, it's entirely possible that I insisted my daughter apply. From a bbq perspective, it was a sad, sad day when she chose a school, 585.3 miles from any real bbq, with a bbq rating of 2 out of ten.

just to be clear, I suggest you visit pappy's in st louis
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