We had a thread here awhile back about asshole pizza magnates, troglodytes who not only foist shitty pies off on the public but dump delivery trucks full of money on wingnut candidates. Papa John Schnatter was Exhibit A, whinging about how providing his wage slaves with minimal healthcare coverage would “force” him to raise the price on his cardboard-n-ketchup concoctions by $0.20 per crappy pizza.
In the ensuing discussion, we learned that the Little Caesars owners seem to be the exception to the “every pizza magnate is a wingnut asshole” rule. So if forced to buy substandard chain pies, liberals might consider forking over their dough to LC.
But we also discussed the merits of making one’s own pie and ordering pizza from independent pie emporiums. Commenter Zifnab had a great idea on that score:
Can we get a “Really good independent pizza shops near you” Open Thread in protest, maybe? I’ve got three or four really amazing pie shops that I could name, just on the west side of Houston.
Dolce Vita has the kind of pizza you’d order on a hot date with a girl you’re trying to impress. Friends Pizza is this little shop run by a Brazilian guy that makes hands-down some of the best order-out I’ve ever eaten. There’s a Grimbaldi’s in Sugar Land, that is really nice. And New York Pizzaria is great too.
Why anyone would order Papa John’s in H-town is beyond me.
So here it is: What’s the best pizza place in your town, if you care to share? What’s your favorite homemade pizza innovation? This is far more important than politics, people — this is PIZZA. But it’s also an open thread, so please feel free to discuss whatever…including politics.