Someone ordered pizza for a meeting
OK, that's great, but...what the hell! Whomever was in charge ordered four pies: One with PEPPERS, OLIVES AND ONIONS, one with PINEAPPLE AND BACON, one with MAC AND CHEESE (wtf) and one with ANCHOVIES.
Ever heard of pepperoni, people?? So now I'm stuck eating their nasty side salads.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/16/2013|
I hate pepperoni, shithead -- and that's always what they order.
So suck it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/15/2013|
2 of those sound great to me. To bad your tastes are so limited.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/15/2013|
I just think it would have been thoughtful to order something more basic. Not everyone enjoys anchovies much less MACARONI on a pizza. I grew up eating a simple NYC slice - pool of oil and cheese. That's it. I'm sick of this artisanal pizza crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/15/2013|
Are you going to quit over this outrage, OP?!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/15/2013|
And another thing -- why are the side salads nothing but shredded carrot, croutons, and iceberg, topped with some kind of thick cream dressing. How about some healthy vegetables in there, like mushrooms or tomatoes? A maple vinaigrette maybe? Last time we had a company meeting, someone ordered Chinese food for a change, which was nice -- except again -- totally fatty and weird choices like Pu Pu Platter with crab rangoons and egg rolls. Why not change things up with some sliced sichuan fish or at least steamed vegetables/bok choy. WTF.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/15/2013|
No, I am not going to quit ha ha. But I get cranky when my blood sugar is low, and since I cannot eat the pizza and have had only salad, I feel pretty horrible and I'm upset nobody thought to order something basic, out of consideration.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/15/2013|
That's to say nothing of the drink choices -- all soda! Diet and non. I brought water to the meeting and someone made a crack about it. OK, right, I should drink that nasty carbonated jet fuel.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/15/2013|
I'm still mad over the big meeting we had a couple of months ago, when I was salivating all day thinking about the pizza they were ordering.
I got to the meeting and they had ordered...Papa John's.
In New York City.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/15/2013|
No one gives a rat's ass about your dietary objections and considerations.
Get over it, you idiot!
Or quit, pussy!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/15/2013|
That is ridiculous! In New York? You could have had Korean or Ethiopian, or at least a very good pizza from SG...wtf.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/15/2013|
OP, you are just a toxic negative nelly, who would complain even if they served your kind of pizza to you on a silver platter. A macaroni&cheese pizza does seem rather ridiculous, but any kind of pizza is going to contain flour and cheese, so there is nothing in macaroni&cheese that you would not be eating anyway. Eat or don't eat, just suit yourself, and quit your belly-aching! You know you don't even have to work here, go form your own company and do everything exactly the way you want.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/15/2013|
I'm not toxic at all. I said NOTHING about the pizza choices, got some salad, and kept my annoyances to myself. But I'm heartbroken. I was looking forward to a tasty lunch, didn't pack my own lunch because I knew about this meeting, and then what? They can't be bothered to order a simple pizza for people who have more tame tastes, or who don't want to carb load like a marathon runner? Then, if I had brought my own food into the meeting, it would have looked diva ish and I would've appeared like a non-team-player. So it's a no win.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/15/2013|
Follow-up: I just sent the following email to the team.
All, Thanks for a productive lunch meeting. In the future may I suggest ordering food that everyone might enjoy. Pizza is a great choice; however some of us have dietary restrictions and tame palates. So a simple cheese pizza is foolproof. I appreciate the effort and do not want to cause problems, however I do think it is something we should seek to change for inclusivity's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/15/2013|
Those are some pretty odd toppings for a random crowd. Anchovies and pineapple have, at best, extremely narrow appeal. Olives are divisive, you either love 'em or you hate 'em. For a big crowd you should go with simple crowd-pleasing options that cover a wide ranch of tastes and diets.
In my office it's:
We always order multiples of the first two at least because they have the broadest appeal. The latter choices are less popular but still good for the vegetarians and those who want something lighter and slightly healthier. If it's a big order for the whole company they might throw in some white pies with spinach/chicken, a few margheritas (tomato, basil and ricotta) and maybe an additional meat option like sausage, but that's it. Never anchovies or pineapple. One person out of a hundred might eat that shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/15/2013|
NO, they can't.
OP, you are such a fussy, prissy little queen. Stop complaining and bring food in from home if you get "cranky" like a 6 month old baby when your blood sugar gets low.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/15/2013|
I'm going to assume that the OP resides in some far flung corner of suburbia (or some place equally horrifying) because "real" pizza is NOT served with pineapple as a topping.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/15/2013|
No wonder there are so many tubby tubas walking around. Mac and cheese on a Pizza? WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/15/2013|
Heartbroken?? Oh, really!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/15/2013|
No I reside in the tech corridor of MA
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/15/2013|
Be sure to call in sick Monday if you're still "heartbroken."
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/15/2013|
Exactly why would anyone ever put mac and cheese on top of an already cheesy pizza. It was like congealed thick curls of pasta coated in a very thick sauce. Of course everyone just dove on in. Oh what a cute idea! Mac and cheese pizza! NO a real pizza has tomato sauce and cheese with a thin blistery crust and that is ALL.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/15/2013|
Mushroom is not a vegetable.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/15/2013|
OK, I just got this email response from the team organizer:
Thanks for your thoughts! I thought it would be fun to broaden our dining horizons. I do regret that we didn't offer simpler options. Next week, we will be ordering sushi, so if you have any restrictions please let me know in advance so we can accommodate.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/15/2013|
Don't be such a baby, try something new for a change, you might just like it. I can't believe these stupid frauish types who create such a selfish fuss over something as trivial as food, especially when they are getting it for free.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/15/2013|
r18, it's actually a huge and diverse area full of MIT and Harvard graduates, sorry it's not NYC but it's pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/15/2013|
r27 I would happily try something new on my own time and my own dime. But why should I be forced to eat something strange at a work-mandated function? It seems highly unfair not to mention inconsiderate.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/15/2013|
PS-You're probably one of these dumbass retards who don't eat the end crust "cuz yer not supposed tah"--the same types who think fortune cookies aren't meant to be eaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/15/2013|
Oh and of course everyone else got to take home left overs. But I didn't. What would I do, take home some salad? These people all get dinner out of it. I just called my partner from behind closed doors and have calmed down a bit. Sorry DL needed to vent...
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/15/2013|
We always order of order a couple of plain cheese pizzas at the office. Not everyone eats pig.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/15/2013|
I don't eat fortune cookies because I don't like the taste. I love eating crust. It's wonderful -- thin blistery NY style pies. This crust was, from what I could gather, doughy and undercooked.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/15/2013|
Yes r33 the sensible and polite thing to do is to order a couple of plain pies for the tame or dieting diners.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/15/2013|
R28 Yes, filled with people who think that a proper pizza has pineapple as a topping. Enough said.
If you choose to live in such places, then eat the slop that the locals crave and stop complaining.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/15/2013|
r26's "I thought it would be fun..."
Famous Last Words
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/15/2013|
[quote] I just called my partner from behind closed doors and have calmed down a bit.
However will you sort the mail on Monday?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/15/2013|
r22, very funny, but I have Monday off anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/15/2013|
I can empathize with OP. At my office, whenever "lunch" is being ordered for us (by a male manager), it's generally pizza. We do order at least 2 plain, 2 sausage, 1 pepperoni, 1 veggie and a margherita pie. The salad, however, is a mesclun mix with blue cheese, walnuts and cranberries that seems to go pretty quickly. (I don't like cranberries or bleu cheese so I don't eat the salad). In addition to the above they also sometimes order garlic knots, buffalo wings and meatball/sausage sandwiches.
The marjority of our office is male so they go through this food pretty quickly.
If one of the female managers is ordering lunch, its generally from Panera and a nice assortment of sandwiches. Funny but the female managers will announce that they are buying lunch for the office and ask if anyone has a special order and will always order a garden salad with assorted dressings on the side.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/15/2013|
PINEAPPLE is actually a very common pizza topping, r18. For a New Yorker, you sound like a clueless bozo who never travels anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/15/2013|
If I'm not mistaken, in Italy they put a wide variety of things on their pizzas, including things like thinly sliced potatoes and/or peas. It seems to be Americans who cry and whine if pizza isn't exactly the way they think it should be, just like infants.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/15/2013|
Yes R41....common for people who don't truly appreciate what real Italian pizza is. Of course, one can put virtually any topping on a pizza, that doesn't make it proper or even right.
Oh....and just a little side note, the Olive Garden does not serve authentic Italian food either. Based on your feelings about pineapple as a pizza topping, I felt that it needed to be said.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/15/2013|
SOMEONE, OP?! WHO!? WHO WAS IT!?!!! SLAP THEM!! SLAP THEM VICIOUSLY!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/15/2013|
Pizza is best plain, I agree op. A nice slice, with napkin to soak up the oil and a salad with a dab of dressing. Done.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/15/2013|
As we catapult into frau cube territory, your "team" email shows you to be the whiner that you appear to be. I agree that the choices are rather weird, but being "heartbroken" to have to eat a boring salad for lunch? Why not volunteer to do the ordering next time so that people can bitch and moan about your choices?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/15/2013|
[quote]I said NOTHING about the pizza choices, got some salad, and kept my annoyances to myself.
Two out of three ain't bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/15/2013|
18 out of the 49 posts in this thread are OP's.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/15/2013|
Sounds like the OP is a sad, hysterical queen. The amount of drama resulting from a simple work lunch is laughable. Could one only imagine how absolutely sad and pathetic his life must be for pizza to cause so much angst and distress? Wow...
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/15/2013|
R53, R4 = OP, a sad, hysterical queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/15/2013|
[quote]PINEAPPLE is actually a very common pizza topping, [R18]
Um, in Hawaii maybe. In the rest of the US it is not. Most places near me don't even offer it, and I've never been at a group gathering where pizza toppings were being discussed and heard anyone ever suggest it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/15/2013|
I have never heard of mac and cheese pizza as a meal for black people. I see it as a choice for pub food. I think it is for the crowd who order loaded tater tots and feel the need to tell the internet about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/15/2013|
[quote] Um, in Hawaii maybe. In the rest of the US it is not. Most places near me don't even offer it, and I've never been at a group gathering where pizza toppings were being discussed and heard anyone ever suggest it.
Bullshit. It might be that nobody likes pineapple, but everywhere has this.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/15/2013|
And you know this because you've personally researched every single pizza shop in the US, R57? You sound stupid.
Do you own stock in Dole? Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/15/2013|
I think the really pathetic person in this thread is the New Yorker who's trying to lord his pizza superiority over the rest of us. Are you one of those sad fools who hasn't set foot off the island of Manhattan in 10 yrs?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/15/2013|
[quote] And you know this because you've personally researched every single pizza shop in the US, [R57]? You sound stupid
Is that the level of evidence needed for you to believe anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/15/2013|
I hate ordering pizza for a work group. Pizza brings out the worst in everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/15/2013|
[quote]Um, in Hawaii maybe. In the rest of the US it is not. Most places near me don't even offer it, and I've never been at a group gathering where pizza toppings were being discussed and heard anyone ever suggest it.
WTF?! You must live in Bumfuck, Bumfuck, USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/15/2013|
What did you tell her about sushi?
You hate it?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/15/2013|
I couldn't POSSIBLY eat pizza...do I look Italian?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/15/2013|
Don't eat what you don't like. Be polite but firm and stick to your guns.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/15/2013|
[quote]Of course, one can put virtually any topping on a pizza, that doesn't make it proper or even right.
Since when did the concepts of "proper" & "right" apply to pizza? I doubt that Miss Manners takes a position on this.
I don't know about the rest of the USA, but pineapple on pizza is quite popular in N. California.
For the record: I grow cranky if I can't get anchovies on my pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/15/2013|
[quote] Of course, one can put virtually any topping on a pizza, that doesn't make it proper or even right.
What's it called when the pizza go up in the other pizza?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/15/2013|
[quote]What's it called when the pizza go up in the other pizza?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/15/2013|
Actually R67 I think being revolted by mac and cheese is the opposite of baby tastes.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/15/2013|
I like slices of ham and salami on mine. Add some onions, corn, and an extra dose of garlic and I am in pizza heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/15/2013|
Corn on a pizza sounds positively heinous.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/15/2013|
[quote]WTF?! You must live in Bumfuck, Bumfuck, USA.
No, I live in Philly. Pineapple is not a popular pizza topping here. Meats and veggies, yes. Italian-influenced combinations, absolutely. "Hawaiian" pizza? Not much of a thing here. It's a niche offering at best. I just checked my top three go-to pizza joints in my neighborhood and only one of them lists it on the menu. It's the fanciest of the three and has an entire page of its menu devoted to "specialty pizzas", so it's between the "Greek pizza" topped with spinach and feta and the "Buffalo Pizza" topped with buffalo sauce and blue cheese. It's clearly not a standard option in these parts.
You must be quite sheltered yourself, to assume that everyone in the country has the same exact tastes as you.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/15/2013|
[quote]Is that the level of evidence needed for you to believe anything?
I need a little more than the blabbering of an anonymous nobody claiming pineapple pizza is available "everywhere", especially when my own personal experience has taught me that it is not.
And the all-caps "cunt" confirmed it: you really are stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/15/2013|
Honey, you looked up the menus of three pizza joints to prove a point to anonymous people on a messageboard...
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/15/2013|
It's one think to eat all sorts of things, but it is another to put stupid things on a pizza. I remember a pizza at work that invovlved a whole wheat crust and raw broccoli. This place also put seafood on pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/15/2013|
I hate it when they put baby brains on a pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/15/2013|
I think it's obnoxious to order pizza with strange toppings.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/15/2013|
"Why not change things up with some sliced sichuan fish or at least steamed vegetables/bok choy. WTF."
I hope R6 isn't as boring in real life as the boring shit he shoves in his pie hole. WTF!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/15/2013|
WTF is "Mac & Cheese" pizza?? Sounds disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/15/2013|
[quote]I need a little more than the blabbering of an anonymous nobody claiming pineapple pizza is available "everywhere", especially when my own personal experience has taught me that it is not.
Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's all offer it as a topping. It's everywhere.
Also, you sound like a real fucking asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/15/2013|
I wish I had a job & coworkers to eat pizza with. I used change to buy tuna helper today.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/15/2013|
It's somewhere between amusing and appalling to notice how quickly this threat has deteriorated to people fighting over pizza toppings; Christ on a cross, some of you seem more annoyed at each other than OP was at his manager who ordered overly-exotic (IMHO) pizza.
My $.02: have worked a number of jobs; sometimes was asked to order the pizza myself; OP and other posters who mention: 1-2 pepperoni, a veggie; maybe one more "special" - are in the majority in my experience.
I grew up in norther NY; have lived in NYC, have ranted any place I've worked about pineapple on pizza (usually with ham), BUT I know there are people who like it. Doubtless people like anchovies, too, but they are in the minority.
Mac and cheese on a pizza/??? Just when I think I've heard it all...!! I still marvel at sliced potato as a pizza topping. Never heard of corn as a topping; thanks to the poster who mentioned.
Buffalo chicken bites/tenders/whatever I have heard of; sounds not bad.
OP, I would love to know more about the person who ordered these pizzas: male? female? straight? gay? frau?
And sushi next? I don't know you or your manager, obviously, but I'm thinking he/she is at minimum:
Passive aggressive, much?
Bring a cheese sandwich next time, for your "safety"!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/15/2013|
r84, get thee to a California Pizza Kitchen Stat! Their Thai pizza is awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/15/2013|
Couldn't you have picked off what you didn't like?? OP, your the kind of asshole I'm glad I don't work with.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/15/2013|
OP, since you were so heartbroken, you should've made a big show of sneezing all those pizzas so no one could have any.
Fair is fair, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/15/2013|
OP sounds like he felt he was attacked on an emotional level because his special pizza requirements were not taken into consideration. I've worked with people like OP, and feeding him a steady diet of anchovies would not be adequate payback.
Normal people are able to remove pizza toppings they don't care to eat. They don't have to sequester themselves so their boyfriends to talk them down off the ledge nor do they send out whiny emails afterward trying to make the pizza orderers feel guilty.
I don't know that OP has nursery tastes, but he certainly doesn't seem to have progressed emotionally beyond the nursery. OP might consider keeping an emergency food supply in his desk in the event his co-workers continue to try to starve him to death.
The sushi should be even better. I do hope OP will share that episode with us too.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/15/2013|
Actually I wish more companies ordered sushi at meetings and functions, because it is healthy, not messy, and easily shareable. I hate eating pizza at meetings -- dripping with goo, oily, and some people take napkins and begin blotting halfway through the presentations. Gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/15/2013|
We have iced water at our meetings, never food. All those awful people who exchange platitudes are bad enough with seeing them feeding at the trough.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/15/2013|
My opinion on pizza:
Mac n Cheese sounds kinda like overkill, more than "gross." It does not sound African-American to me at all, more yuppie if anything. I hate pineapple with a passion, but Hawaiian does seem a relatively common available option. I would be incredibly happy with a double anchovy pizza! Any option with chicken on pizza just doesn't work - sorry! An office order should have one plain, one meat and one vegetarian, as a minimum.
Sushi is fraught with peril, as I loathe cucumber.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/15/2013|
This thread is a great example of how out of touch some of you eldergays are.
Pineapple has been a common pizza topping for, what, at least 20 or 30 years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/15/2013|
[R90] Yes, you can remove the offending topping. I once worked with a loathsome Pakistani woman who was Muslim. She was constantly criticizes all things American. When we had pizza at work she would remove the pepperoni and eat the pizza. One day I decided to poke at her and asked her why she thought removing the pig from the pizza did not leave pig grease swimming on top of the pizza? She put that slice down, gave me the filthiest look and never again ate our pizza. I felt so satisfied.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/15/2013|
I agree that the pizza choices were a bit odd if you are trying to please a variety of tastes. If you pick anchovies or olives off they still leave a taste behind, and sometimes, the little buggers are under the cheese so you get a bite of nastiness no matter how well you scour the slice beforehand. I hate olives and anchovies so I wouldn't have touched either of those pies. I think pineapple and bacon are not the greatest toppings, but I would choke a slice down and keep my mouth shut.
I'd certainly put up a fuss over sushi, though. I can't abide the stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/15/2013|
R82. Thank you using those examples because anyone that understands what real pizza is knows that those "pizza" places don't serve authentic pizza.
Ok...you're obviously a low rent flyover. Now this whole thread makes sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/15/2013|
Ooops..meant to say thank you for using.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/15/2013|
Amazed by the poster who cited Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Dominoe's as sources of authentic pizza. If that's your standard for decent pizza, I pity you. Yes, they have pineapple, but not every pizza place does.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/15/2013|
R97, "authentic" pizza varies by geographical location.
People who love Chicago-style pizza would gag over the description of the NY slice that is cardboard crust swimming in grease earlier in the thread.
I don't eat pizza from any of those three chains, but they're far more ubiquitous than NY-style pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/15/2013|
Many top places have avant garde and outre pizzas.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/15/2013|
I don't eat any raw or undercooked animal product. Sushi should not be ordered without providing some non-fish, non-raw alternative. OP is acting like a spoiled asshole, but nevertheless if they were getting a pizza place to deliver, they should have ordered breadsticks, antipasto, buffalo wings or whatever alternatives that the pizza place sells.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/15/2013|
Is it wrong that when I first saw the title, I thought of "Someone left a cake out in the rain?"
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/15/2013|
My favorite is the pan pizza with ground beef, bacon, onions, and sharp cheddar.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/15/2013|
God, pepperoni is vile. Greasy, spicy chunks of fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/15/2013|
OP you sound like a mincing prisspot and that precious email you sent would make me come to your desk and bitchslap your princess ass. When adults are faced with pizza topping they do not like, they just pick it off and eat the slice without it. Christ, what a whiny, passive-aggresive bitch you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/15/2013|
Pizza is a think crispy crust. Tangy sauce but not too much of it. Italian sausage, mushrooms, crushed red pepper flakes and mozzarella cheese. If you are ever in Dallas seek out Campisi's Egyptian restaurant.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/15/2013|
[quote]Mac n Cheese sounds kinda like overkill, more than "gross." It does not sound African-American to me at all, more yuppie if anything.
It sounds like a Paula Deen idea. And she'd deep fry it.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/15/2013|
Is that Ethiopian restaurant the one over there by the old Melrose Hotel?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/15/2013|
"I think the really pathetic person in this thread is the New Yorker who's trying to lord his pizza superiority over the rest of us"
But OP, you said you wanted NY pizza in your other 75 posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/15/2013|
[quote]Amazed by the poster who cited Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Dominoe's as sources of authentic pizza. If that's your standard for decent pizza, I pity you. Yes, they have pineapple, but not every pizza place does.
Where did "authentic" come into this? The point being, some dumbass eldergay upthread said: "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US."
Three huge pizza chains all have it as an option. It's popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/15/2013|
I wish office luches were still like they were years ago, like on 'Mad Men' - a bottle of whiskey and an ashtray. Food? Who needs food?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/15/2013|
OP must be an old. We usually order Hawaiian and BBQ chicken, though those are in addition to cheese and pepperoni if there will be others we don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/15/2013|
I've seen pineapple on some pizza menus but I've never ordered it or known anyone who does. Not every place has it on the menu.
[quote] The point being, some dumbass eldergay upthread said: "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US."
And yet no one actually said that. People are just saying that it is an unusual and non-standard topping in their observations. I do believe its popularity varies by region. My area has a lot of Italian Americans and I assure you pineapple is not a popular topping.
I pity anyone who only has chain pizza places to compare. This thread reeks of flyover rubes.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/15/2013|
Company I used to work for had monthly all staff meetings. Then they'd provide pizza for lunch.
The pizza came from a place here in the city that makes really good pizza. We're talking nice multi-grain crusts, etc.
They used to get shrimp on pizza which I love. Then another two of my favorite pizzas from this place, one is called Brimp - broccoli and shrimp, the other is meatachoke. It's meat and artichoke hearts.
Then they switched to a cheaper place. The pizza sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/15/2013|
[quote]And yet no one actually said that.
Except R58 did.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/15/2013|
R117 This economy has been hard on us all.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/15/2013|
I hear what you're saying OP. I think fatties want everyone to be fat. There is no consideration for others.
Yea R19, What will they think of next? It's beyond crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/15/2013|
Um, R58 did not say that. R58 did not say "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US." Just scrolling your mouse over where you typed "R58" reveals that R58 did not say "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US."
As others have noted, people are saying it is not a popular choice in their area, or among their friends/family. I agree that it's not one of the most popular toppings in my experience. People I know like pepperoni, sausage, chicken and assorted veggies. Mushrooms and olives tend to be divisive in small groups. Anyone suggesting pineapple would be laughed at.
Appearing on the menu of a national chain does not denote "popularity", just that there is a market for that item. I'd bet if Domino's or Pizza Hut released data on their most popular toppings, pineapple would not make the top 10.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/15/2013|
I hope those Mac & cheese pizzas have crusts stuffed with cheese!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/15/2013|
I doubt it was even pizza to begin with, but I would at least go with cheese before pepperoni.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/15/2013|
I think the pineapple thing is more of a West Coast thing
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/15/2013|
[quote]R58 did not say "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US." Just scrolling your mouse over where you typed "R58" reveals that R58 did not say "Pineapple really is not a popular pizza topping in the US."
Yes, R58 did say it. Are you blind?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/15/2013|
Pineapple is a main ingredient in a pretty popular combination of "Hawaiian Pizza"- which varies somewhat. I grew up with it being paired with "Canadian bacon" ham, but I've also seen it with almonds and other things.
That said, there are many places where Pizza is almost non-existent. I did not have the good fortune of growing up in NYC, where pizza is plentiful, but I grew up in a Mid-Atlantic area that featured plenty of pizza parlors and stands, often owned by families who had places in NY.
I moved to the Mid-West and there is almost no pizza of any kind to be found. What they call pizza is either a loaf of bread with cheese on top or that cracker-crust gritty squared stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/15/2013|
It's big up here in Canada, r124.
I think we invented the Hawaiian- (ham and pineapple)
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/15/2013|
Where I grew up on the East coast, a standard by the slice place would probably have cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and/or olives, but combinations like ham/pineapple, and mushrooms/onions/olives/peppers were pretty common.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/15/2013|
OP, those are nasty pizzas listed in your first post. Is the person who ordered them some frau from the sticks who just relocated to the city, trying to be "sophisticated"?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/15/2013|
Here in Seattle, when you order a take out pizza, you get a packet of shredded cheese along with it - WEIRD! The pizza here is ... edible, but nothing more. By NYC area standards it's pretty lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/15/2013|
[quote]I agree that it's not one of the most popular toppings in my experience.
No one has said it's one of the most popular toppings.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/15/2013|
where is here, R127 - Vancouver, Alberta, or Ontario.
It is not big in Montreal
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/15/2013|
Yes R100...those pizza places are definitely more "common" like yourself obviously.
For example, the Olive Garden restaurants are coast to coast (quite common actually), but it is a marginal representation of authentic Italian food. The same goes for the low rent pizza places that feed the overweight masses in flyover country that have been referenced here on the DL.
Do most of you live from one welfare check to the next? The commentary on this site seems to indicate a very low class culinary appreciation.
Enjoy your pineapples...LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/16/2013|
Who the fuck says pies? OP probably says pop instead of soda. Flyover.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/16/2013|
r134 Uh, very East coast people do, don't you know anything? Clearly you are a flyover rube who doesn't eat thin crust pies that you have to blot at due to the grease.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/16/2013|
[italic][R97], "authentic" pizza varies by geographical location.
Italians will decide what's authentic, and those chains would make our Italian great grandmothers' heads explode. That's American crap. It's the McDonalds of pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/16/2013|
I'm a vegetarian. The ladies at work who order the food for meetings are always nice enough to keep that in mind. I don't ever make a big deal about it, because it's not like I'll starve if I miss out on some crappy lunch. However, I do get pissed off when meat eaters pile up the vegetarian pizza as well and I'm shit out of luck by the time I make it thru the "buffet".
And what is up with piggy people who go first in line and load up their plates?? Are they so greedy they don't care if there is enough for everyone? Especially pizza. No one should ever get more than two slices on the first trip through the line.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/16/2013|
Pizza in America is disgusting. Real pizza is a very thin crispy base with a thin layer of tomato paste and mozarella cheese sprinkled with light toppings like sliced parma ham and rocket. There should be nothing doughy about it. Those thick greasy things that pass for pizza in America are disgusting and make people obese.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/16/2013|
Mama lurves herself some pizza. And big macs too
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/16/2013|
This thread is full of assholes. R133 has no friends in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/16/2013|
Hawaiian pizza is good, OP, you ungrateful douchebag.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/16/2013|
I thought pineapple on pizza was a Northern European phenomenon. I grew up in Holland, and these pizzas (the sure sign of a bad pizzeria) were known as "Hawaiian pizza." I've seen them in Germany as well, but never in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/16/2013|
Pineapple and ham pizza is a.WASP favorite. So ethnic!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/16/2013|
Sorry, I didn't read the thread carefully enough. Never mind my post.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/16/2013|
I don't think people should be eating in meetings. Food is for functions and parties. Meetings should have water, coffee and tea available. You can stuff your piehole before or after the meeting.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/16/2013|