Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:54 pm

An old and rather small coal town in PA has proclaimed itself to be the Pizza Capital of the World. What's the verdict on their Pizza's? Who makes the best Pizza in Old Forge?
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Re: Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:08 pm

How one Pa. borough became the 'Pizza Capital of the World'

http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/i ... forge.html


Pizza Capital of the World: Tasting Our Way Through Old Forge, PA


http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2 ... pizza.html
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Re: Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:43 pm

Bringing this topic up around NEPA natives can start WW3. 8-)

There is lot of Pizza places in Old Forge, actually a lot of pizza places in the Wyoming Valley. One place has been making it since the 20's or 30's.

Lots of varieties in Old Forge as there is in the Wyoming Valley. You could eat pizza for months here and have slightly different variety every day. Old Forge style is typically medium sized crust, slightly fried bottom and topped with different cheese blends. It's good but I don't find it particularly good. Tastes vary of course, it may not be the best pizza for some but undoubtedly they have one of if not the highest concentrations of pizza places considering the population.

I prefer Victory Pig which is super greasy goodness or thin round pie with the cheese swimming in sauce.

Victory Pig can be shipped frozen. It's expensive even if you buy it fresh.

http://www.victorypigpizza.com/
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Re: Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:01 am

There seem to be only 2 styles of Old Forge Pizza. Red and White. And (from pictures) the red version seems to be a cheese only pizza with respect to toppings. Can you add toppings like mushrooms, onions, Italian sausage, black olives, etc... , or do they only come with cheese?

The white version is folded over, and looks more like calzone.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Old Forge, PA calls itself the "Pizza Capital Of The World"

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:44 am

Yup, everyone has their favorite place. ;)

A Friday night tradition for the four years I lived in Port Washington, L.I., Andy's Pizzeria would have gotten my vote. Not sure if their "garbage pie" (means everything on it ) is still as addictive as it was back when Andy was still there.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andys-Pi ... 6355785083

Paul
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