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Old 02-04-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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This thread has amused me thoroughly!

I was born and raised on LI and then moved to Western NY and lived there for about 10yrs. Terrible pizza, terrible bagels and where were all the bakeries???

I did not care much for the regional food there. Everything "french" and garbage plates...eh, not my cup of tea.

AND...I also concur...a REAL pizza joint would never make wings. Ohhh, and a real pizza joint also serves meatball heros, baked pasta dishes, garlic knots AND zeppolis. God how I miss my Zeppolis!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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This thread has done 2 things for me:
1. Taught me that people can become very defensive about the pizza they grew up with (myself included)
2. Provided some great laughs
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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This thread has amused me thoroughly!

I was born and raised on LI and then moved to Western NY and lived there for about 10yrs. Terrible pizza, terrible bagels and where were all the bakeries???

I did not care much for the regional food there. Everything "french" and garbage plates...eh, not my cup of tea.

AND...I also concur...a REAL pizza joint would never make wings. Ohhh, and a real pizza joint also serves meatball heros, baked pasta dishes, garlic knots AND zeppolis. God how I miss my Zeppolis!
I must stop you there...pizza and wings go together like...hydrogen and oxygen. Any good WING place is going to have good pizza as well. A good pizza place doesn't necessarily need to have good wings to be a quality restaurant; but to say that a restaurant that serves pizza and wings would have substandard pizza is just...ridiculous.

And the Garbage plate is not something people eat on a regular basis like pizza and wings are.

I never though I'd get defensive over something as silly as a regional food (especially since I've ever considered there to be such a thing as "WNY pizza"; but I'll be darned if a Long Islander is going to dis the pizza and wings combo made in heaven when they likely put semi-liquefied salmon parts on their bagel.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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How about Roma's Italian in Cary. They're from upstate NY:

http://www.dinewithusclub.com/menu/3717_DWUC_menu.pdf
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I must stop you there...pizza and wings go together like...hydrogen and oxygen. Any good WING place is going to have good pizza as well. A good pizza place doesn't necessarily need to have good wings to be a quality restaurant; but to say that a restaurant that serves pizza and wings would have substandard pizza is just...ridiculous.

And the Garbage plate is not something people eat on a regular basis like pizza and wings are.

I never though I'd get defensive over something as silly as a regional food (especially since I've ever considered there to be such a thing as "WNY pizza"; but I'll be darned if a Long Islander is going to dis the pizza and wings combo made in heaven when they likely put semi-liquefied salmon parts on their bagel.
LOL, lox is nasty! Don't assume that all LI'ers like that. Actually, I don't know anyone that likes lox. I believe it's more of a Jewish food item if I'm not mistaken and LI does have a high concentration of the Jewish population. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

And I stand by my statement, pizza and wings don't go together, at least not where I was born and raised.

I do miss Bill Grays from WNY though. Dh and I were talking about that place the other day. Haven't ventured out to try any burger joint here but if anyone has any recommendations for something similar to that place that would be great!
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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How about Roma's Italian in Cary. They're from upstate NY:

http://www.dinewithusclub.com/menu/3717_DWUC_menu.pdf
I've been to and organized several events that were catered by Roma's. I have not had their pizza but their catering is pretty good.

Moreso, their customer service is outstanding! They are very easy to work with, esepcially when requesting an item that is not on the menu. They are also spot on with their estimates for quantity.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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LOL, lox is nasty! Don't assume that all LI'ers like that. Actually, I don't know anyone that likes lox. I believe it's more of a Jewish food item if I'm not mistaken and LI does have a high concentration of the Jewish population. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

And I stand by my statement, pizza and wings don't go together, at least not where I was born and raised.

I do miss Bill Grays from WNY though. Dh and I were talking about that place the other day. Haven't ventured out to try any burger joint here but if anyone has any recommendations for something similar to that place that would be great!
I'm not sure if you lived in Buff or Roch but in Rochester we have Schaller's which is actually better than Bill Grays (at least IMO). Closest thing they have in NC which is also pretty good is Cook Out which I know there is one on Walnut in Cary and probably several others.

But I still can't believe you lived anywhere in NYS west of Syracuse for 10 years and DON'T think that pizza and wings go good together. That just makes me cringe.

Glad to hear you don't do lox though!
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Schaller's is heaven. I remember going there when I was in second grade...and decades thereafter. I visit every time I visit Rochester. Their French fries are the best in the world, and nowhere in NC can match their cheeseburger on a hard roll.

Sigh...memories...

Too bad they never made pizza. Pontillos used to have the best pizza.

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I'm not sure if you lived in Buff or Roch but in Rochester we have Schaller's which is actually better than Bill Grays (at least IMO). Closest thing they have in NC which is also pretty good is Cook Out which I know there is one on Walnut in Cary and probably several others.

But I still can't believe you lived anywhere in NYS west of Syracuse for 10 years and DON'T think that pizza and wings go good together. That just makes me cringe.

Glad to hear you don't do lox though!
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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I'm not sure if you lived in Buff or Roch but in Rochester we have Schaller's which is actually better than Bill Grays (at least IMO). Closest thing they have in NC which is also pretty good is Cook Out which I know there is one on Walnut in Cary and probably several others.

But I still can't believe you lived anywhere in NYS west of Syracuse for 10 years and DON'T think that pizza and wings go good together. That just makes me cringe.

Glad to hear you don't do lox though!
I guess I was so used to pizza being more "mom and pop" italian with all those other food items, wings just didn't fit into the equation for me. Dh and I were actually scratching our head the first time we went out for pizza and saw wings on the menu. Kind of like if you went to LI and went out for pizza and they didn't have wings...I'm sure that's odd for those from WNY that visit LI.

Where was Shaller's located? I don't recall that one at all.

We lived in Clarkson so closer to Rochester than Buffalo but we used to visit the Bill Gray's in Brockport often.

I miss Dinosaur too. That was some YUMMY BBQ! We had them cater my daughters Baptism and everyone raved, though I think down here people would turn their noses up at it.

I used to have their sauce shipped down here so I could make my own pulled pork. Now I can get it at some HT's.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Schallers is on Edgemere Drive, which is near the lake and between Buck Pond and Round Pond.

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I guess I was so used to pizza being more "mom and pop" italian with all those other food items, wings just didn't fit into the equation for me. Dh and I were actually scratching our head the first time we went out for pizza and saw wings on the menu. Kind of like if you went to LI and went out for pizza and they didn't have wings...I'm sure that's odd for those from WNY that visit LI.

Where was Shaller's located? I don't recall that one at all.

We lived in Clarkson so closer to Rochester than Buffalo but we used to visit the Bill Gray's in Brockport often.

I miss Dinosaur too. That was some YUMMY BBQ! We had them cater my daughters Baptism and everyone raved, though I think down here people would turn their noses up at it.

I used to have their sauce shipped down here so I could make my own pulled pork. Now I can get it at some HT's.
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