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Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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LeBron James–backed pizza chain is America’s favorite: survey

Gotta admit, they're pretty good. Artisan type pies and reasonably priced.
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For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?

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Never heard of it either.

Blaze Pizza: Locations

2 in Asheville -0-?
2 in Charlotte
Knoxville, TN
Surrey & Vancouver, BC
A bunch in and near Chicago
Only Spokane in all of WA
Bunches in SoCal and the Bay Area
None north of Nashua, NH in the Northeast
None in the SC Upstate
Only Tallahassee in the FL Panhandle
Fort Myers, FL (Coming Soon)
None in OR & CO (despite legal pot ;) ), and WY, AK, HI, VT or ME.

I just learned something weird about Pizza Hut, might apply to other chains. If you order online and they don't yet know where you are, they will comply with all corporate specials. If they know where you are from a previous order, then you can only access the very restricted local specials. So, remove or don't give your address until after completing your order, potentially big savings.
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O Really wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
It's kinda like the chain version of West First or Flat Rock Village Bakery.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Never heard of it either.

Blaze Pizza: Locations

2 in Asheville -0-?
2 in Charlotte
Knoxville, TN
Surrey & Vancouver, BC
A bunch in and near Chicago
Only Spokane in all of WA
Bunches in SoCal and the Bay Area
None north of Nashua, NH in the Northeast
None in the SC Upstate
Only Tallahassee in the FL Panhandle
Fort Myers, FL (Coming Soon)
None in OR & CO (despite legal pot ;) ), and WY, AK, HI, VT or ME.

I just learned something weird about Pizza Hut, might apply to other chains. If you order online and they don't yet know where you are, they will comply with all corporate specials. If they know where you are from a previous order, then you can only access the very restricted local specials. So, remove or don't give your address until after completing your order, potentially big savings.
Pizza hut and the like would have to pay me to eat there. 😖
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O Really wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
That personal rule is costing you a lot of good pizza.

That said, eating pizza in New York City is kinda special, especially at the original Ray's. It's special, like a Cheese steak at Jim's in Philly.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:22 am


That personal rule is costing you a lot of good pizza.
Understood. That's the main reason for the rule :lol:

I guess I'd better modify that rule though now, as a WestCoaster it is likely to be a long time before I'm back in NY/NJ.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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That personal rule is costing you a lot of good pizza.
Understood. That's the main reason for the rule :lol:

I guess I'd better modify that rule though now, as a WestCoaster it is likely to be a long time before I'm back in NY/NJ.
I take it that you have never been to the original Ray's. It has to be the original, after all, Santa said so.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:12 am


I take it that you have never been to the original Ray's. It has to be the original, after all, Santa said so.
No, never had the pleasure.

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Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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O Really wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:55 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
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I take it that you have never been to the original Ray's. It has to be the original, after all, Santa said so.
No, never had the pleasure.

I took Santa at his word, he would never lie to Buddy the elf. Confirmed - they make a good pie.
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Hope nobody is too fond of salmon.

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The only cure is getting Trump out of office. I hope there's still a livable world left when he's gone.

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O Really wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
I've yet to find a decent sub here in Upstate/Western NC area. Delis aren't really a thing here.

Maybe I'll open up my own deli. To make it even more authentic, whenever a customer places an order I'll treat them like they just interrupted my father's funeral, call their mother a whore, then tell them Itll be ready in ten thanks.
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Whack9 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
I've yet to find a decent sub here in Upstate/Western NC area. Delis aren't really a thing here.
Jersey Mike's are palatable.

https://www.jerseymikes.com/locations?search=28731
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
I've yet to find a decent sub here in Upstate/Western NC area. Delis aren't really a thing here.
Jersey Mike's are palatable.

https://www.jerseymikes.com/locations?search=28731
Yeah they're alright. Jersey Mike's, Jimmy John's, and Publix subs are all decent enough in my book. Ingles really stepped up their sub game too.

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As far as pizza goes, mellow mushroom is pretty legit in my opinion. It's a little pricey but the pizza is really good and has a unique taste.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Hope nobody is too fond of salmon.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/epa-d ... D=ref_fark

#MAGA
Subsidy for GMO salmon farmers?

That's the thing with extractive industries - they have the money to hang out for decades until that one moment when they can stick their foot in the door, and it's all over. There's a mine proposal adjacent too and underneath a sensitive Western wilderness area that people have been fighting for 40 years. Folks just get tired, corporations never do.
Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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Whack9 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 pm
... Maybe I'll open up my own deli. To make it even more authentic, whenever a customer places an order I'll treat them like they just interrupted my father's funeral, call their mother a whore, then tell them Itll be ready in ten thanks.
That's unacceptable.

Call their father a whore.
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