Thursday, July 09, 2009

A PIZZA-A-DAY AND OTHER WEIRD ACTIVITIES

So here's the thing: Cyn's gone for the next twelve days at Vermont College, where she is teaching at the summer residency in the Master's program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. This means that, for the duration, (i) I do not have to cook and (ii) if I choose to cook, it can be things that Cyn does not eat.

Which means pizza. (Or, possibly, steak. But this post is about pizza).

Now, having grown up in Chicago, I'm somewhat spoiled by pizza: In addition to great neighborhood places like Golden Crust (on Kedzie - when I was growing up, they had the best thin crust ever), there are the more famous deep-dish and stuffed places, like Uno's (and, of course, Due), Lou Malnati's, Gino's East, and Giordano's.

Austin does not have such a grand pizza pedigree, although there are a number of more than passable places. So I'm going to try them all. In the course of the next ten days.

Oh. And I'll also be making my own (deep dish, of course)...

Stay tuned for details.

6 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Love Giordano's! Number one in the country. And Marian's in Dayton, OH rocks, too.

We get pizza from Reale's now in Austin, and it's fabulous though not deep dish. They may have deep dish, but I'm the only one in the family who eats it.

Vonna said...

When Mark and I got married in '80, (he was a student at UT and I was a minimum wage display artist at Yaring's) our big night out was pizza at Conan the Barbarian's Pizza. The recipe has changed over the years, (no more huge chunks of tomato in the pies) but we still go there EVERY SINGLE TIME we are in Austin, which is at least once or twice a month. No other pizza parlor can beat the nostalgia.

jody said...

I wish it weren't almost bedtime. I'm craving a slice or three. Enjoy!

Marian said...

Psssst--Lou Malnotti's sells frozen pies and delivers to just about anywhere. If you're craving some deep-dish goodness (and theirs is some of the best) you can get it in Austin too!

Camille said...

Conan the Barbarian's Pizza is still around? I loved their pizza.

Debbi said...

You must post your pizza experiences! :) YUM!

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