The ultimate quest for the worst pizza experience in
Utah Valley the Northern Hemisphere
A diversity exercise in regional pizza types
|Mmm... processed cheese food product|
But such is our commitment to Picky Pizza Posters, possibly the best-read bad pizza blog in Utah Valley, that we pushed through the terrifying Wikipedia descriptions of and our cousins' warnings against St. Louis-style pizza and actually consumed said pizza. And we lived to tell the tale because, really, once you've eaten a "fresh baked pizza" under the gas pumps of your local 7-Eleven, you can survive pretty much any pizza.
|As not-good as St. Louis-style pizza is, we have to admit that its St. Louis-style appetizer cousin, toasted ravioli, is awesome|
We sit at formica tables, in pleather booths. Both hallmarks of a good pizza restaurant.
Football playing on the TV. Apparently some team named "the Rams" is popular here. Never heard of them.
BeveragesMostly domestic beers by the bottle. I have 2 beers in front of me - how does this happen? Missouri is a wonderland! Yesterday I got wine with lunch at the botanical garden and was allowed to walk around the gardens with it. I have no words to express how shocking and liberating it was to walk around in public with alcohol I didn't have to pour into an empty root beer bottle. Ha ha just kidding. Gatorade bottles work better, they have wider mouths.
The Sierra Mist is really good (St. Louis seems to be a Pepsi town. Fortunately during a winter trip to Snowbird this year (a Pepsi resort), we convinced the girls that Sierra Mist is "fancy Sprite" so they're enthusiastic Pepsi fans now. Ben has developed quite the love for Fitz's root beer, so we're all doing fine in the soft drink department)
ServiceThe waiter runs with overeager enthusiasm - there is a large sports team party here and he is clearly flustered.
Soda glasses remain full, yet our group could always use one more basket of bread (this is normal, our bread bellies never fill). Real butter pats are a big plus - God bless the heartland
Price of one large cheese$16
|Such adorable little pieces!|
WanYing : This cheese is weird!
|A comparison of St. Louis, NY, and Chicago slices|
To add to our experience chart, we also ordered a Chicago-style pizza. Since this is as close we’ve ever been to Illinois, we figured this is the best place to get a feel for what good Chicago pie is like.
(Chicago-style) Crust is not doughy crust but cakey - almost biscuit like. The cheese under the sauce. I repeat, the cheese is under the sauce.
Dad: This puts the pie in pizza pie.