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Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

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Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby GenieU » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:18 am

Recently real life has demanded real solutions...

Rocky Roccocco's-(The kids brought home decent report cards and wanted to be taken to R.R.'s...) A Madison favorite that I personally find doughy, as in undercooked, and a tad too sweet...still satisfying in a low brow kind of way...the kids are really after the arcade games.

Little Siezures-(Pressed for time, gotta feed the kids lunch...)How can you beat a large pizza for $5.28? Surprisingly it was quite servicable. They had slopped a bit too much sauce on it but neither the crust nor the pepperoni was disgusting...

Woodman's and J-street on a Saturday were giving away squares of Red Baron (or something similar I think) These frozen deals have GOT to be all made at the same factory that makes the Tombstones...These things are dirt cheap-but face it you get what you pay for...
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Postby blunt » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:33 am

I don't think we should mix up frozen and "pizzeria" pizza.
But:

Screw Little Caesar's. Doesn't deliver!

Screw Red Baron. Sucks in a bad way.

Try Home Run. It actually is.
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Postby Learned » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:02 pm

+1 on the Home Run Inn frozen pizza. If you email them and tell them how much you love their product, they will send you $.25 coupons.
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Postby GenieU » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:16 pm

Yes, Home Run-Looks good, but we are getting off track. People drive themselves nuts constantly searching the "best"-I wanna talk about mediocre cause not every dining experience can be an epithany and conversly not everything has to be a disasterous afront to the senses either...

Cinema Cafe (Stoughton) The pimply ticket-takers who made our pizza were far too generous than they should have been-resulting in a concoction that resembled a shallow lasagne more than pizza. Once it cooled and solidified it was easier to handle without the threat of napalm like cheese burns.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:29 pm

Kwik Trip hot-case pizza. Nuclear-hot cheese with the consistency of pudding. Huge pepperoni slices. Too much sauce. Very greasy. But! Instant "gratification."
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Postby depinmad » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:45 pm

the pizza they make at sams club is super tasty, and i don't think you have to be a member to buy a slice or a pie.
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Postby GenieU » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:00 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Kwik Trip hot-case pizza. Nuclear-hot cheese with the consistency of pudding. Huge pepperoni slices. Too much sauce. Very greasy. But! Instant "gratification."


Open Pantry has something pizza-like that comes in a little green box-I found it to be way bland and the crust crunchy with corn meal (which makes it easy to handle and prevents sticking.)

I concluded that $3.99 was better spent on a Ham, pepperoni, and provelone cheese sandwich on thick, squishy white bread!
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Postby aaronetc » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:31 pm

Schlotzky's makes a nice mediocre personal-size pizza, but on the rare occasions I go in there I'm almost always more in the mood for a turkey club.
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Postby mrak » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:34 pm

But are these pizzas authentically mediocre?
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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:39 pm

aaronetc wrote:Schlotzky's makes a nice mediocre personal-size pizza, but on the rare occasions I go in there I'm almost always more in the mood for a turkey club.


So you're the one keeping that place open!

(Seriously, how does that location stay in business?)
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Postby Paco » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:46 pm

I like Red Baron. Never tried Home Run, if I'm gonna fork over $5.50 for a frozen pizza, I'll just order out for it.
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Postby GenieU » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:50 pm

Ya know what else is real tasty from an "Open Panties"? As my my buddy likes to call them.

A microwavable Pizza Bagel! The cheese and pepperoni are inside the crust and it comes with a little plastic cup of marinara sauce that fits right in the hole!!!!Ingenius.

"Authenticly Mediocre"? You Bet!
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Postby white_rabbit » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:34 pm

I like to get the Tombstone plain cheese pizza, or whatever is on sale for a couple of bucks and add on my own toppings at home. Add some fresh mushrooms and sausage, a little more cheese and a dusting of parmesan and you have yourself a quick, cheap and yummy dinner.
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:27 pm

white_rabbit wrote:I like to get the Tombstone plain cheese pizza, or whatever is on sale for a couple of bucks and add on my own toppings at home. Add some fresh mushrooms and sausage, a little more cheese and a dusting of parmesan and you have yourself a quick, cheap and yummy dinner.

I'm with the Rabbit. Tombstone is still pretty good even after the evil Kraft absorbed the brand. Paisan's still has the best pizza in Madison though.
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Postby GenieU » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:25 pm

Jazzing up a frozen pizza is a time honored tradition and it fits-You know good and well that no matter how elegantly its been dressed up you can't totally hide the fact that its frozen...


Ned wrote:Paisan's still has the best pizza in Madison though.

Ned, Your opinion is dully (sic) noted, but it belongs in a different thread.
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