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Old 10-09-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Anyone know of places in Charlotte that serve anything like Quad City Style Pizza such as Harris Pizza??
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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Do you mean a pizza place that does not know how to slice the pizza properly?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Anyone know of places in Charlotte that serve anything like Quad City Style Pizza such as Harris Pizza??
Define "Quad City Style". I read the story in that link and besides making their own sausage the pizza sounds like every other pizza.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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It almost looks like a take off of Upstate NY style "sheet" pizza....large rectangular shaped pie with a thicker crust and lots of sauce and cheese, usually cut into square slices.
There was a Nirchi's pizza (small family owned chain in Upstate NY) here on South Blvd years ago that served this type of pie and actually won Best Of Charlotte awards, but I'm not sure what happened to them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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The thought of Iowa pizza makes my mouth water. Ummmmmmm! Seriously, everyone thinks that their pizza is unique and the best. It is all relative. But, I have never heard of the pizzas you mention.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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My two favorite types of pies are NY style and Chicago style. They are VERY different, however both are very good.

To be fair, everyone should watch diners, drive-in's, and dives....I've seen some different types of pies (there was a joint in Santa Fe NM) that uses cornmeal instead of flour for instance and the brick oven pizza looked very very good....California Style is very unique also....

The picture of that pie above doesn't help its cause because to me it looks like ketchup w/an attempt to cut it sicilian style. However I can't' knock it until I try it.....I think one needs to open themselves up to trying something different...who knows, you might really like it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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That pizza looks amazing!! I don't know if you'll find anything like it here, but I doubt it. Charlotteans tend to like two types of pizza: NY style, and Dominoes. Blech. There's really not any good pizza to be found here.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I worked for a short time at a Caterpillar plant in Sterling, IL and had a chance to try this type of pizza. It's really quite good. I enjoyed it on a couple of trips up there. Wikipedia offers a nice description about how the flavors are different/unique.

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Quad City-style pizza is a unique pizza style usually made in the Quad Cities. Quad City-style pizza dough has a “spice mix” that is heavy on malt, which lends a toasted, nutty flavor.They're typically hand-thrown to be stretched into an even quarter-inch thin crust with a slight lip ringing the edge. The sauce typically contains both red chili flakes and ground cayenne, and the smooth, thin tomato spread is more spicy than sweet. The sausage is typically a thick blanket of lean, fennel-flecked Italian sausage sometimes ground twice and spread from edge to edge. The pizzas are typically cooked using a special gas oven with an average cooking time of about 12 minutes. The pizza is cut using giant razor-sharp scissors into strips, as opposed to being cut in slices. An average 16-inch pizza has about 14 strips, and a 10-inch pizza has about 10 strips.
Reference Link: Quad City-style pizza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't recall anything like that around the Charlotte area so no help there, but hopefully a little extra information on the type of pizza.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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That pizza looks amazing!! I don't know if you'll find anything like it here, but I doubt it. Charlotteans tend to like two types of pizza: NY style, and Dominoes. Blech. There's really not any good pizza to be found here.
It must be awful that you can't find any pizza you like out of all the options available. I feel for you.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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It must be awful that you can't find any pizza you like out of all the options available. I feel for you.

Hey, I feel for me too! Here are the options : nasty, tasteless, mass produced - Dominies, Papa Johns, Cicis, Pizza Hut. NY Style - Luigis, Tony's, Lorenzo's, etc...all the same. Coal/brick oven blandness - Brixx, Luisas, etc. Just ick. There may be a lot of pizza places here, but there is absolutely no variety. I really miss the amazing pizza available in the Midwest. Heck, even dinky Myrtle Beach (lived there seven years prior to Charlotte) had more variety.

I welcome anybody who wants to open a different style of pizza shop in Charlotte, though I would have doubts as to how well it would do. The cardboard tomato paste variety seems to be the most popular here.

If you have suggestions for me other than what I've found, throw them my way! I love trying new places.
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