Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A'mis Italian Restaurant August 2011. Binge 2011 Stop 13

On stop 13 of the 2011 Binge, I once again found my self with a car full of non-pizza eaters.  That didn't stop last time and didn't stop me this time.  A'mis Italian Restaurant in Rock Hill was stop 13.

For starters we had a A'mis salad with the House dressing.  We were all quite hungry, so I completely for got to snap a photo.  I will tell you it was more than enough shared between 3 people, and could have served 4.  It was also quite good, especially the House dressing.

The Non-pizza eaters did the same thing they did last time, they didn't get pizza...

I did get pizza, a hand tossed crust with salami, hamburger and onions.  From the first bite to the last it was excellent.  Some day when I have more pizza eaters with me I'm going to try their Chicago Deep dish, next time.


The Chief Pizza Eater.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Home Made Pizza July 2011. Binge 2011 Stop 12.

What's for breakfast?  Homemade pizza.  You can gauntee that if I'm making homemade pizza I'm going to hold back atleast one dough ball for breakfast.  This time was no differnt.

Little bit of olive oil some shredded mozzarella, few cubes of fresh mozzarella, pancetta and three fresh eggs...

What else is there to say but, Highly Recommended, if you can get an invite.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Home Made Pizza July 2011. Binge 2011 Stop 11.

Home Made, yes the Chief made pizza!

Actually with some very good help he made bruschetta, antipasto, pizza and raspberry ice cream.

The olive oil, fresh mozzarella, pancetta and baby arugula was probably the best of the night.

Highly Recommended, if only you can get on the list.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Schlafly Bottleworks July 2011. Binge 2011 Stop 10.

For stop 10 of the Binge I found myself and a car load of non-pizza eaters at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO.

We started with a couple of appetizers, the Spent Grain Beer Bread and The Farmer's Platter.  Both were great, but the Beer Bread was excellent.  I could have made a meal just out of it.

The Non-Pizza eaters got... well not pizza. I ordered the Carnivore.  It had Bison, pepperoni, bacon, salsiccia, red sauce and the house blend cheese (mozzarella, smoked gouda, provolone, jack and chedder).  As with my previous visit it was excellent.

Once we all had our fill we did the obvious and ordered more food, a bowl of Dipity Gold Coast Chocolate Ice Cream.  It was very, very Chocolaty...

Highly Recommended.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Stefanina's July 2011. Binge 2011 Stop 9.

Fridays are days of weakness, or maybe I just like to celebrate the coming of the weekend.  I eat a lot of pizza on Fridays, and Stop nine happened to be on a Friday, so I found myself ordering from Stefanina's Pizzeria and Restaurant.

Stefanina's does St Louis Style Pizza, but you have the option of getting mozzarella cheese, and we did.  We started with a House salad and House Italian dressing.  For pizza we had a large half bacon and half pepperoni, ham, hamburger & onion.  It was all very good, even the bacon pizza.

There was plenty of leftovers and the next morning I found a great use for them, see my previous post.

Recommended But get the Mozzarella.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Binge 2011 and all the leftovers...

During the Summer Binge a lot of pizza is consumed,  but there is also a lot of leftovers.  Cold pizza for breakfast is staple of mine during the Binge season, but sometimes I do crave for a little more.  So I teamed up with LeenaTV to come up with better use of leftover pizza and I think we have a winner.

Highly recommended.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

JJ Twigs July 2011. Binge 2011 stop 8.

I've been working at differnt office one day a week, so I drive by JJ Twigs on those days.  I can hear the Douple Decker calling my name evertime.

I started with a  House Salad and the House dressing. a Italian-Ranch affair.  Works for me.

For Pizza I got a 12 inch Double Decker with Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Hamburger and onions.  The Pizza was great, and very filling.  One thing to note is that the Double Decker cost about $5 more than a thin crust, but you get what is essentially to thin crust pies staked up together.


The Chief Pizza Eater.

Little Caesars July 2011. The Binge 2011 stop 7.

Hello, my name is Chief Pizza Eater and I'm an addict...

It's taken me awhile to figure it out, but the Hot-N-Ready is kind of like crack for pizza addicts.  At $5 it has to be the least expensive pizza of it's size, it gives you instant satisfaction as soon as you bight in and it comes in varying qualities.

Fortunately for me my co-workers are enablers and the Little Caesars down the street from work does a pretty good $5 pizza.

Your pizza may vary.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Picasso's Pizza June 2011. The Binge 2011 stop 6.

A favorite, but I just can't seem to find my way there very often.  The family out of town and working just down the street, I couldn't help myself.

A House salad with the house dressing and a large pizza with pepperoni, meat balls and onions.  More than enough to feed my self and a second pizza eater.  We had enough left that two more pizza eaters would have gotton their fill, and only a shade over $20.  Plus the pizza and salad was great!


The Chief Pizza Eater.

Red-L Pizza June 2011. The Binge 2011 stop 5.

Just a small red dot on Google Maps.  With some arens to do after work I pulled up Google Maps, narrowed it down to the area I would be going and type pizza into the search box and a small red dot caught my eye.  I put the curser over it and it said "Red-L Pizza".  I had never heard of it, perfect.

I ordered a Red-L Caesar salad and for pizza I got 12" with pepperoni, meat loaf and onions.  The cheese was a House blend, and when asked I was told it was mozzarella and provolone cheeses.  The crust was of the thin St Louis Style.  The pizza and salad were both great.  I'll be back.

The Red-L you will notice from the photo is just that, a red L.  They are a carry out only joint, but they do have some outside seating, although it doesn't appear they have table service.  The Red-L can be a little hard to find the first time so keep that in mind.


The Chief Pizza Eater.

The Emperor's Palace June 2011. The Binge 2011 stop 4.

I'm a glutton for punishment.  I took one for the team on this one.  The family out voted me and we ended up at The Emperor's Palace, a very good place if you are blogging about Chinese Buffet joints...

Recommended But,  just don't eat the pizza.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Talayna's Pizzeria June, 2011. Binge 2011 stop 3.

A afternoon of swimming left 7 pizza eaters quite hungry and not interested in cooking.  Fortunately I was there to say "PIZZA!"

Talayna's Pizzeria in Chesterfield, MO was the chosen pizza joint.  A couple of us started with the House Salad and house dressing, which I must say is excellent.

For Pizza there was 3.  First a medium Cheese New York style.  The youngest pizza eater nearly ate her weight in cheese pizza!  It must have been good.  Second was a medium St Louis style pepperoni, salami and bacon.  Lastly was a medium New York style with olive oil and garlic instead of red sauce and toppings were hamburger, salami and onions.

To sweeten up things a little after the pizza was a square of baklava.

Nobody left hungry.  The pizza was excellent.

Highly Recommended.

Chief Pizza Eater.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pizza World, May 2011. Binge 2011 stop 2.

The littlest pizza eater and I had worked up an appetite by visiting the St Louis Zoo and some of the local pawn shops (they are a little gritty compared to the TV pawn shops), so we decided to eat at Pizza World in Maplewood.

We ordered a Garden Salad with house dressing, when we should have ordered a Side Salad.  It was bigger than the two of us could eat.  It was good, would have been right for 4 people.

The littlest pizza eater got a small cheese pizza,  she wasn't to keen on sharing so it must have been pretty good.  I (The Chief) ordered a medium with Pepperoni, Italian Meatballs, Ham and onions.  It was excellent, go to love those meatballs.

Pizza World is a small chain, so check out the web-site (title link) and you might have one near by.  Great food and nice people,  I just gotta try and get there more than once every 3 years...


The Chief Pizza Eater.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders, May 2011. Binge Stop 1.

The Binge 2011 has officially begun...er.. actually it began 3 weeks ago, but I'm just now getting  caught up on all my blogging.

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders in St Charles was the chosen as the first stop on a whim.  We were hungry and it was across the parking lot from The Bass Pro shop, where we were checking out outdoorsy things.

We started with a small Greek salad and for pizza we had pepperoni, meatballs, ham and onions.  The pizza I was told is first cooked in a pan then finished off on the oven floor.  The crust is of  the thin variety, yet not as thin as a St Louis style, and is cut on the square.  The pizza was great.

Bellacino's is what I would call a regional chain with most locations in the mid-West and mid-Atlantic states.  If your interested check their web-site (title link) for a location.


Chief Pizza Eater.

Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas, May 2011

Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas

5046 Shaw Ave., St Louis, MO 63110 (map link);  (314) 771-4900 ;  http://www.guidosstl.com/

Pizza Style: St Louis thin crust
Oven type: Stone deck.
The Skinny:  Ask for Mozzarella and don't forget the Tapas!
Price: $7.50 small (9in) cheese to $20.95 family (16in) speciality pizza.
Chief Pizza eater says:  Recommended. 

We set out on Mothers day with a car load of mothers to get pizza, and nearly went hungry.  We went to joint after joint finding them all closed, that is until we thought of Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas on The Hill (St Louis's Italian neighborhood).  It turns out that a large number of restaurants are closed on Sunday's in the City of St Louis and The Hill is closed down tight with one exception, Guido's.  As they say "All's well that end's well".

Lesson:  if you aren't 100% sure, call ahead to find out the hours of operation.

Being the only place open on The Hill seating was scarce, so we chose to dine al fresco, which was perfect as it was a beautiful day.

Because not all of the pizza eaters are as dedicated as the Chief, we had quite the mix of food.  Things we had other than pizza included:  House Salad, Caprese Salad and Ensalad Mixta.  from the Tapas menu we had Gazpacho Madrileno, Croquetas Caseras (chicken), and Empanadillas (tuna).  By now you must realize Guido's is bilingual, a little Italian and a little Spanish.

For pizza Guido's offers traditional St. Louis style pizza, with the option to have mozzarella cheese instead of  provel.  We had a large with half cheese (for the youngest pizza eater) and half with pepperoni, salami, Canadian bacon and red onions.  We also chose mozzarella over the provel.  The pizza crust was very thin, crispy and cut on the square as one should expect from a St Louis style pie.  The pizza was very good, if not a little messy.  The inner squares are the messiest as the cheese has no anchor and tends to slide around.  My choice of toppings wasn't the greatest, no problems on Guido's part, just my combination.  I like salami on pizza's but  it doesn't work great with Canadian bacon in my book, next time I will pair it with something a little less salty.

Over all the food was very good, and worth a visit.  And if it's Sunday Guido's is your only option on The Hill.  Recommended any day of the week.


Chief Pizza Eater.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Cheesecake Factory, March 2011.

The Cheesecake Factory.

Multiply locations see web-site;  www.thecheesecakefactory.com

Pizza Style:  Hand tossed.
Oven type:  Unknown.
The Skinny:  Save room for Dessert!
Price: $10.95 for Cheese to $12.95 for The Everything Pizza.
Chief Pizza eater says: Recommended BUT.  

I don't always choose the places that I eat pizza at, some times life just toss's me a slice.  The Cheesecake Factory is not the first place that comes to mind when you want pizza.  Because members of my family like it, I end up there a couple of times a year, and although the food has been good  I dread going.  It has always been a daunting task for me to figure out what I want.  Not sure if you have every seen their menu, but it looks like the New York City phone book.  On this visit the Menu was something like 15-20 pages, and the print is quite small!

The Cheesecake Factory just list 10 different specialty pizza's in their menu and don't really have a build your own topping list.  I guess you could ask to have one made just the way you like, but not sure what the out come would be,  I may try on a future visit.  I usually like to start with a salad, but knowing the portions The Cheesecake Factory servers and wanting to save room for dessert I passed on the green stuff.

For pizza I ordered the B.B.Q Chicken pizza.  It had Smoked Gouda, Red Onion and Cilantro along with the B.B.Q. Chicken.  The BBQ sauce taking the place of pizza sauce.  All that goodness was atop what appeared to be a hand tossed crust of about 12-13 inches.  The crust was done up crispy on the bottom and edge.  There wasn't to much sauce or cilantro (little goes a long way in my book),  If anything it could have used a few more onions, but then again I love those red onions.  Had I not been saving room for dessert I would have probably ate the whole pizza even thought 1/2 or 3/4 would have been enough to satisfy my hunger.

Finally it was time for dessert and it just happens that Cheesecake is one of my favorites.  My fellow (non)pizza eater and I shared a slice of Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake.  If your a sweet tooth and this doesn't make your mouth water I don't know what will.  Layers of Red Velvet Cake and Cheesecake covered in Cream Cheese frosting finished with White Chocolate...  It was excellent, but I probably should have saved a little bit more room for it.

Overall the pizza was pretty good and I would get it again if I'm there with family.  I wouldn't pass a regular pizza joint just to eat pizza at The Cheesecake Factory, So Recommended But, only if I'm there at the request of others.  Just don't forget to save room for the Cheesecake!

Recommended But

Chief Pizza Eater.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What's the deal Chief?

It would appear that the Chief has been absent, or more likely absentminded lately.

I find it hard to believe that I haven't posted in over 2 months!  Sorry to all my Faithful listeners, ah... readers.  Here is my plan:

  • Over the next few days I will get my self busy and finish up several post that have been in the wings since early May.
  • Then the Binge 2011 will begin.  I know I said it last year but I really mean it this year.  The Binge will be smaller this time.
  • I will do my best to have at least one new post a week for the next 10 weeks, really!
The Chief Pizza Eater.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Little Caesars, March 2011

I can't help myself...  My coworkers say "Were getting a Hot-N-Ready, you want one?"  I just can't say no...

I have to tell you the Little Caesars down the street from work puts out a pretty good pizza for $5.  I've heard about less than desirable results with the Hot-N-Ready, but the only complaint I've ever had was that they didn't get the pizza cut all the way through in a couple of spots.

I'll take a Hot-N-Ready any day over a fast food burger joint. Plus for $5 I can have left overs for lunch the next day.

Recommended, YMMV

Chief Pizza Eater

Stefanina's Pizzeria & Restaurant, March 2011

Free Pizza at work, Just about the best kind.  Stefanina's was the pizza of choice.  We had Pepperoni with Mozzarella cheese.  For a St Louis style pizza it was pretty good, I will defiantly be taking a more in-depth look at Stefanina's in the future.

For now Recommended But,  get Mozzarella cheese instead of Provel.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Schlafly Bottleworks March 2011

Schlafly Bottleworks

7260 Southwest Ave. (map link);  (314) 241-BEER x2;  www.schlafly.com

Pizza Style: Hand tossed
Oven type: ??
The Skinny:  Great Pizza, but save room for Dessert.
Price: $8 plus $1 per topping
Chief Pizza eater says: Highly Recommended.

Late last year I posted a question in the Missouri section of CityProfile.com asking, whats your favorite pizza joint?  I've got a whole slew of responses, one being Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO.  So last week when the Mrs. Pizza Eater asked if I wanted to go out for lunch, I said I have just the place.

We arrived around 2 P.M. for a late lunch and we started with Ice tea and Chopped Salads.  The salad has romaine lettuce with red wine vinaigrette, Salemville bleu cheese, Volpi salami, pickled red onions, hard-boiled egg and kalamata olives.  The salad was excellent, I loved the pickled red onions.  

The Mrs. Pizza Eater choose to be a non-pizza eater and ordered the soup of the a Tomato Bisque.  It was rather good too, but not pizza.

For pizza Schlafly makes a Pilsner dough fresh daily,  they are a brewer first and pizza joint second.  Then you have a choice of sauces, cheese and toppings.  Your choice of sauce includes a tomato sauce or a smoked Gouda cream and garlic oil.  For cheese there is the House blend (Mozzarella, smoked Gouda, Provolone, Jack and Prairie Breeze), Mozzarella, Feta, goat or vegan mozzarella.  The topping list isn't huge, but it is interesting.  For example they don't have hamburger or beef, instead they have Bison.  It should also be noted that all pizza's are about 10 inches, filling a dinner plate.

For my pizza I ordered tomato sauce, House blend cheese, pepperoni, Bison, onions and roasted red peppers.  The pizza was very good.  The crust was fairly thick across the whole pie and cooked to give it a crispy crunch.  The toppings were all very good to, but I couldn't tell a big difference in the Bison verses fresh ground beef.  The House blend cheese probably has more Mozzarella than the other cheese's, at the table with the pizza still pretty hot the flavors melded together.  As it cooled you could start to taste the different flavors. I ended up with a couple of slices left over and they passed the breakfast test with flying colors,  nearly as good cold the next day.

I took pizza home because I had to save room for dessert.  The dessert menu is not large, but huge in quality. We ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding.  Straight from the menu: Pudding in the Scottish sense – a very moist, dense cake. Served with warm caramel sauce and freshly whipped cream.  Let me just say this, You must save room for Dessert!  I have never had whipped cream this good before, ever!  Put it all to gather and it is Wicked good.

Schlafly Bottleworks is most defiantly worth a visit.  The service is great and if you are a beer connoisseur, they have you covered, you can even tour the brewery on certain days.  They also work at being green from sourcing ingredients locally to the building they are located in (recycled supermarket that had just been sitting empty).

Highly Recommended.

Chief Pizza Eater.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pizza Works, February 2011

It was a cold rainy night and I was spending the night alone in my childhood hometown.  What better way to cheer up, than have pizza from one of my favorites.

I have to say upfront, that I have some history with Pizza Works.  As an unruly teenager, my friends and I would go there and  create a mild ruckus just about every weekend.  Oh we would eat pizza also.  Once I got to be of driving age and needed gas money I applied for a job at Pizza Works and actually got hired.  The manager that hired me didn't normally work when we had caused trouble so didn't recognize me, hence the job.  I actually worked my way up to Assistant Manager...  Believe me when I say I have eaten a lot of Pizza Works pizza, the funny thing is I loved the pizza as a youngster and when I worked there. And I still love it today.  I could just keep going on about how Pizza Works affected my life, but I have gone on long enough, on to the pizza.

I ordered a medium BJ special on the regular crust (they also have pan pizza, thicker and more bread like).  If I'm not mistaken it was named after one of the owners, Bruce Johnson.  The BJ special has pepperoni, sausage, onions, mozzarella and a liberal shake of Parmesan cheese.  There is a method to the ingredients,  if you ordered a pizza with those toppings it would look and taste different.  It's all about the proper ratio of pepperoni and sausage.  The pizza was cooked to a light golden brown on the bottom and the edges of the pepperoni just starting to get crisp.  It also had a generous amount of cheese.  It was a most excellent pizza and brought back many good memory's.

There are 3 Pizza Works restaurants, but I have only been in the Moberly, MO location, but I'm sure the other two locations are just as good.  Back when I worked there the crew in Mexico, MO thought they were the best, but I know better.  The only thing that would have made the visit better is if I was sitting in the back booth with my friends having a ruckus good time...

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Pasta House Co. February 2011

The Junior Pizza Eater wanted toasted rav's for supper, and in St Louis just about the best place to get them is The Pasta House Company.

I have eaten at the Pasta House many times over the years, but never have I had their pizza.  There were three of us, but only one pizza eater.  We started with some cheese sticks and a order of Artichoke and Spinach Dip Con Crostini.  Of course we also had the famous Pasta House Co. special salad.

For pizza I ordered a small (12in) with pepperoni, meatballs, onions and anchovies.  Yes anchovies, I though I would mix it up a little.  The first thing I noticed when the pizza showed up at the table was how many anchovies it had, I have never see that many on a single pizza, ever.  Either they are very generous with the anchovies or they had a tin that had been opened for a while and needed to use them up or throw them out, I think the later was the case.  The pizza was typical St Louis style pizza with thin crust and provel cheese.  The pizza was fine, a few less anchovies wouldn't have hurt, but in the end St Louis style is just not my thing.

I will no doubt eat at The Pasta House Co. in the future but I'll stick to the pasta next time, the Rigatoni Alla Carbonara is my favorite.  It's called The Pasta House Co. and not the The Pizza House Co. for a reason.

If somebody else is paying.
The Chief Pizza Eater.

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Chief Pizza Eater.

P.S.  How can you refuse that face?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

G & D Pizzaria, February 2011

It's hard for me to pass through Columbia, MO with out stopping for pizza,  and this last minute trip was no different.  My self and a junior pizza eater arrived at G & D around 6pm on Saturday and found the place absolutely packed.

Well there was one empty table and we got it.  When we left about an hour later people were lined up around the building to get in, that should tell you something about the pizza.  Yeah it's that good.

We stared the meal with a Greek salad, full of olives, feta cheese, tomato's, onions, lettuce and a great dressing.

For pizza, the junior pizza eater requested a small cheese pizza, she said it was excellent, although not as good as the pizza I make (the last bit may have had something to do with not wanting to walk back to St Louis...).  She ate 3/4's of the pizza before calling it a day.  I ordered a pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger and onions.  The line of people waiting to get in say's more about the pizza than I can put into words.  It really is great pizza and of a style all there own.

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

The Good Pie, February 2011

About a week ago I did something I haven't done in a long time.  I ate at the same pizza joint for the third time in just 4 months time.  I do try to spread my return visits over a much bigger time span, but The Good Pie is just so good it couldn't be helped.

It goes something like this:  It's my birthday and I'll eat pizza if I want.  I had Family in town and they wanted to celebrate my birthday (a little early) and due to other family business we ended up just down the street from The Good Pie and the rest is history.

There were 5 pizza eaters and one junior pizza eater,  we stared with the white anchovy panzanella and the prosciutto, fried egg and bread appetizers.  Most all got the chopped salad.

For pizza we had the following:   Pizza del giorno (brussel sprouts, pancetta, pecorino and fresh mozzarella), Margherita (tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil), Sausage (tomato, sausage and fresh mozzarella), Mast'nicola (pancetta, basil, egg and pecorino) and the Prosciutto Arugula (prosciutto di parma, arugula and fresh mozzarella).

Once we had our fill and had no room for more we ordered gelato, one stracciatella and one chocolate.  Needless to say we all left fat and happy.

I could go into great detail about all the things we ate, but I will let the photos speak for them selves.  I will say just go there already!

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Year in Pizza, 2010.

I should have made this post about a month ago, but...  The photo pretty much speaks for it's self, a year worth of pizza.  Most you have seen on the site in the past year, some not.  I would also like to thank the 5000 visitors the site had last year, an increase of almost 400% over the 999 visitors in 2009.

Pizza the perfect food.
Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

That was a close one!

Sorry for the interruption.  The Chief Pizza Eater for got to pay the light bill.  All paid and the lights are back on....Situation Normal, now back to our regularly scheduled pizza....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fortel's Pizza January 2011

Once again my coworkers hit me in the soft spot.  "Hey were getting Fortel's for lunch, are you in?"  How can I say no?

I got the lunch special 9 inch pizza with pepperoni and hamburger, it comes with a small salad and soda, all for about $8. 

Fortel's does their own take on the St Louis style pizza, thin crust cut on the square with sauce and toppings all the way to the edge, but instead of Provel cheese they use real mozzarella.  Another difference is that they make the dough everyday, not all St Louis style joints do, and it does make a big difference.

Of course the pizza was great.  Just another reminder that there is great pizza at every turn in St Louis.

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

Homemade Pizza January 2011

I decided to start the year of right with homemade pizza, not something I do very often.  So over the New Year weekend I made about 12 pizza's.  The photo above is the highlights. 

The guest list for these events is short and very exclusive.  The waiting list on the other hand is quite long.  Not to be a braggart, but I'm pretty good at making pizza.

Besides the homemade dough and tomato sauce the ingrediant list included the following: 
  • Fresh Mozzarella.
  • Salami (two kinds locally made and sliced by me).
  • Pepperoni (again sliced by me).
  • Prosciutto.
  • Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon.
  • Sweet Italian Sausage.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Red Onions.
  • Bell Peppers.
  • Arugula.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Chopped Basil.
  • and three Fresh Eggs.
One of the pizza's that stands out was the  olive oil, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and arugula (top center of photo).  Of course the bacon, egg, cheese and olive oil was also excellent.

If you can get on the guest list, it's worth what ever it may cost.

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.

Racanelli's December 2010

Routinely it doesn't take much cajoling to get me to order pizza, and that was pretty much the case when my coworker asked me if I wanted to order pizza.  It was very fortunate that I didn't have lunch with me that day...

After a short time we decided on Racanelli's.  I ordered my usual  pepperoni, ham, meatball and onion.  my coworker ordered pepperoni and bacon, a combination that seems to be popular in the Saint Louis area.

The pizza arrived in about 30 minutes, hot and ready to eat.  It was as usual quite good.  For the price I wouldn't mind seeing a few more toppings on the pie, otherwise a pretty satisfying pizza.

Chief Pizza Eater.

The Good Pie, December 2010.

Having the day off to take care of some personal business and having completed that business early, I asked my wife and part-time pizza eater if she would like to go out for lunch.  To my surprise she not only said yes, but she suggested that we go to The Good Pie and check out their lunch specials (see previous visit here).  So we did.  I believe the lunch specials run Monday thru Friday 11A.M. to 1:30P.M. but recommend calling ahead to make sure.

We squeaked in just under the wire, I think it was 1:29 when we sat down.  My fellow pizza eater ordered the pizza del giorno (daily special) with a chopped salad.  The chopped salad had a creamy garlicky dressing (made with raw egg, so maybe the same as the Caesar) romaine lettuce, olives and pepper rings.  Spinach pizza was the daily special, it had spinach, garlic and pecorino (cheese).  I believe it also had olive oil.  The bite of chopped salad I had was excellent, On my next visit I will have to get it.  The spinach pizza wasn't bad either, but due to a traumatic childhood event, not something I would ever order for my self.  I ordered the salami pizza and Caesar salad. As with my previous visit the Caesar salad was excellent.  The salami pizza had tomato, Genoa salami and fresh mozzarella.  On my previous visit my pizza seemed a little wet, at the time I suspected it was the buffalo mozzarella (there water buffalo you know!), so I made sure I got fresh mozzarella.  My salami pizza was great.  The tip of the slice still needed some support when they first brought, but after it cooled slightly it could hold it's own.  I know I just said my pie was great, but that really doesn't do it justice,  it was probably one of the best pizza's I've ever eaten

On that note I don't feel I can add anything else worthwhile.  So do your self a favor, open your mind and eat some pizza from The Good Pie.

Highly Recommended.
Chief Pizza Eater.