#1  
Old 07-14-2007, 05:17 AM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 308
Default Boston-style Pizza

What the heck is it, really? I grew up in metro-Boston area a long, long time ago. I have two memories - good pizza (but seemed quite NY-style to me) and Greeks running many of the pizzarias.

Here in LA there is a well-known family-owned pizza joint that brags on their Boston style pizza -- claiming that Boston water is imported to make the crust. Other than the boxes of water bottles cluttering the lobby I see no real difference from the Brooklyn pizza made by another joint a couple of streets away. Well, the Boston pizza costs quite a bit more than the Brooklyn pizza, but other than that and the pictures on the wall there isn't much difference.

Is there really such a thing as Boston-style pizza?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2007, 08:28 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 308
Default Re: Boston-style Pizza

Gee whiz, nobidy knows

Well, I'll sacrifice myself and, tomorrow, I'll pick up a pie at my local Boston-style pizza place to refresh my memory. It has been a while since I have eaten there and I know more about pizza than I did on my last visit.

For "scientific" comparison, I might even pick up a slice at the local Brooklyn pizza joint!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2007, 06:45 AM
JoeT62's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 174
Default Re: Boston-style Pizza

Well, as an expat New Yorker living in the Boston area, I'm not quite sure what they mean by a "Boston Pizza" other than a pizza that is NOT a NY pizza. Perhaps they mean in the style of Pizzaria Regina or (heaven forbid) Papa Gino's. In the areas south of Boston with a large Portugese population, the crust tends to be flakier, more soaked with oil, and the toppings reflect the local flavor (chourico, linguica, peppers, etc).

In any case, I do NOT buy the water argument for a variety of reasons, but allow me to quote a song popular in this area (especially at Sox games)

Quote:
Down by the River...
Down by the banks of the River Charles

(Oh, that's what's happenin' baby)

That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves.

(Ahh, but they're cool people)

I love that dirty water
'Oh oh, Boston, you're my home
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting the most from your Pizza Stone james Pizza Stone Baking 21 10-31-2014 01:37 AM
$1000 pizza??? mgraban Brick Oven Restaurant Reviews 9 10-08-2013 06:43 PM
Pizza in a Bread Oven james Newbie Forum 17 04-24-2012 08:13 PM
Pizza through the years.... Xabia Jim Pizza 2 01-07-2007 11:12 PM
Pizza Margarita grapeape What You Cooked Last Night 0 07-01-2006 12:11 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC