2 Cops Save Dinner!

Two police officers in Portland prove that there is still some good in the world. After the driver of a Pizza Hut delivery vehicle was involved in a crash, two policemen at the scene delivered the pie to the customer. Nice!

On a related note…let’s do what we do best and talk about food. What is your favorite pizza topping? Pizza restaurant? Deep Dish vs. Thin Crust?

I can start, when I lived in NYC, one of my favorite pizzas was definitely Artichoke Basille in Chelsea. Please go visit, eat at least two slices of the Vodka Sicilian for me. Yumm.

Truly though, at bar close, any cheap slice you can find is the best pizza in New York City.


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41 Responses to 2 Cops Save Dinner!

  1. My favorite pizza is probably homemade, either Margherita, white/garlic, or sausage and onion. There’s also a place near me that does a good one with artichokes, tomatoes, and feta cheese.

    I’ve never had a real, Chicago-style deep dish, so my vote is thin crust by default. And, shamefully, I do love Pizza Hut. I know it barely even counts as pizza, but I don’t care, I love it. I almost never have it, though, since you might as well inject grease straight into your arteries.

  2. summerestherson says:

    Aw! There was a story recently (did I see it here, I can’t remember??) about some paramedics who responded to a man who had a heart attack while mowing his lawn. After they took him to the hospital, they came back and finished mowing his lawn! Yay humans being nice to each other.

    I am a very boring pizza person and like pepperoni with extra cheese the best. I enjoy New York Style for the most part, however I actually really do love Pizza Hut pan pizza. Sorry haters! You can shake my love for my mid-priced casual American pizza chain! But actually my favorite pizza is from a little locally owned Italian/Greek place that has like the yummiest ooey-gooey-ist cheese ever.

  3. flanny says:

    I love Deep Dish like I love cats. All the reasons people hate it are the reasons I love it. Don’t try to convince me not to love it. Fave toppings are pineapple and ham.

  4. FRQ says:

    Mushrooms are probably my favorite topping, but I’m fine with anything that isn’t spicy or sweet.

    NY style all the way. I like deep dish pizza, but I think it’s more like a pizza-casserole hybrid.

    This is my 2nd favorite story about pizza.

    • Sota says:

      That is a super respectable way to break an arm! Haha!

    • flanny says:

      Because I am the world’s most annoying person, I need to point out that 696 and Drake (where this pizza-related accident happened) is, like, three miles from my high school. ❤ ❤ ❤

      • FRQ says:

        I just reread the article. Detroit-style pizza is a real thing?

        • flanny says:

          I’m going to agree with the author and say no, not really. But similarly, when I read the description I was like, “Yum,” because I mad love square pizza and that sort of crust. I also agree that people should just go to Buddy’s.

        • flanny says:

          I want to let you (and everyone) know that I have decided to go to the Little Caesar’s near my apartment for lunch tomorrow to get their Deep!Deep! Detroit-style lunch special. My apartment is 15 minutes away from my work, so I am showing extreme dedication to the cause.

  5. old man fatima says:

    This is way gross, but one time my bestie and I got a post-bar pizza. She said she wanted anything but green olives, and I said anything but pineapple. I don’t know if the guy at the counter was an asshole or if he legit couldn’t make out our drunken slurring, but he gave us a pizza with green olives and pineapple on it and I have never looked back. Everyone makes the face that you are definitely making right now when I order it, but then they try it and become a believer.

    The pizza place beside the apt where I lived with my ex was amazing and we’d order from there at least twice a week (shocking that I gained 35lbs living there with him??). We’d hang out and chat with the pizza guy while we waited, he was this old Greek guy with a very hot wife and he was the funniest man I’ve ever spoken to in my life. After the ex and I broke up, I went there for pizza and the pizza guy was like “He was in here the other day. He still loves you, you know.” and I realized that I was clearly spending way too much time at this pizza place.

    • I can see how that combo would work–is it like sweet-and-sour? I always like opposite flavors combined like that, especially salty and sweet together.

      • old man fatima says:

        I think it’s the sweet and salty, yeah. I’m not normally a fan of that flavour combination, but smother it with cheese and tomato sauce and it works perfectly! (as can be said for most things)

      • hotspur says:

        Yes, I see it working too, maybe for the same reason that I love to get artichokes on my pizza. I don’t even really know how to describe the taste — a tang? It is sort of bright and sweet and salty? And sour? I would need to eat one right now to describe it without sounding crazy, apparently, but the point is you can combine them with black olives, spicy sausage, almost anything, and they make a nice counterpoint and really liven things up.

        The pizza place on my corner also has breaded eggplant as a topping and it’s awesome. And they do a clam-topped white pizza, which is their “claim to fame,” and I love clams, but that is a nasty pizza so I’m warning you off.

  6. Guys, I’m not so sure the cops were doing a nice thing. They probably thought there was at least a higher than average chance that the house they were delivering this to was full of stoners. They’re just trying to get another ticket!!!!

  7. My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and hot sopressata

  8. artdorkgirl says:

    So there’s this place (I guess it’s a local chain now?) in Tulsa called Hideaway Pizza. They pretty much have all the toppings, do a traditional New York style crust, and have the best red sauce I have ever had on a pizza. My fav pizza to get there is the Tulsa Hurricane (named after our mediocre college team) (why hurricane and not tornados? I have no idea) and it comes with canadian bacon, regular bacon, pineapple, roasted red peppers, and jalepeno peppers. And they make their own ranch dressing. They also have the best fried mushrooms I have ever had. If you’re in Tulsa, Stillwater, OKC, or Edmond, go.

  9. catweazle says:

    I don’t like tomatoes or anything made out of tomatoes so the pizza I like best is any pizza where they actually honor my request for “light sauce” which TBH is usually Pizza Hut (who knew they were so beloved?). If I take a bite that has more sauce than cheese it makes me want to vom. I do like Lou Malnati’s deep dish because they put the sauce on top and I can just scrape most of it off. I’m weird.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Lou Malnati’s is the best! Love their butter crust.

    • mordonez says:

      There is a place, that you could even go to, in Evanston! They have a wonderful pizza that is super thin crust brick oven pizza, with mozzerella, olive oil, thin sliced potatoes, and rosemary, the end. No tomato in sight. It is excellent. Trattoria D.O.C on Main. It’s one of those “we’re going to be very Italian about this” places, as you might guess from the name.

    • Lou Malnati’s is so good. Every time I go to Chicago, I gain at least 5 pounds

  10. Kate says:

    Last week I made a thin crust pizza with a sauce that I made from the last of my earthbox tomatoes and hot peppers, I topped it with crumbled bacon, fresh mozzarella and when it was cooked, I added arugula dressed with a lemon vinaigrette and warmed it for another couple of minutes. It’s our new favorite pizza.

  11. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I used to order from Pizza Hut way too often. Of course, it is not the best quality, but they taste so great! And I would eat like an entire order of those bread sticks before the pizza.

  12. Casey says:

    I have turned into a pineapple and Canadian bacon man through and through somehow. There is a great small-ish chain that started in San Diego called Pizza Port (they have crept as far north as San Clemente in Orange County) that makes a truly marvelous Hawaiian-style pie called the Laihana, so I think that’s my vote for now. Out of my usual locus, I would probably have to give it to Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn.

  13. mordonez says:

    My favorite pizza no longer exists, and now I will never be able to tell if it was legit the best pizza, or my childhood is just yelling at me about it.

    In a way, it’s pretty typical of Chicago/Midwest thin-crust. To quote an accurate 2008 account from slice.seriouseats.com (?)

    “It’s thinner than New York-style and crunchier, though it’s also more tender and flaky. Almost pastry-like. I think this crust style of this pizza has much in common with the bar pizza or tavern pizza I’ve had in New York City and also with the independent pizzeria pizzas I’ve had in Milwaukee. The Chicago thin-crust has a smooth, highly seasoned sauce. Toppings are added under the cheese, which is typically mozzarella. Often cut into a grid of square pieces (instead of pie-shaped wedges) in what’s known as the “party cut” or ‘tavern cut'”

    At any rate, RIP Langtry’s thin crust sausage/mushroom/onion/green pepper.

    2nd place, Mama Mia’s in Milwaukee and environs [first place for garlic bread]
    3rd place, A chicken, bbq sauce, red onion, jalapeno, pineapple personal-sized pizza from the basement food court of the former Marshall Fields on State St, (now a Macys, booo).

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