ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

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The Fat Man Cometh

When I first arrived in Germany in 1991, I found my way to the bowling alley on base. This was my first assignment, and my first time overseas. The bowling alley had nachos, beer, soft drinks, and a pizza parlor. It was Friday night and I didn't know anyone yet and hadn't left base alone on a weekend night, so I ordered a pizza and brought it to my room. During this time I was reading the classics and introducing myself to cases of Spatelese.

I frowned when I opened the pizza box, because though it was steamy hot, the cheese atop the pizza was brown and crusty. I could tap on it. Certainly not what I was expecting, and not what I wanted. Nonetheless, I ate the pizza. My thoughts at the time were, "If I wanted a German pizza, I'd leave base. They should have American pizza on base." Next Friday came, and another pizza. The cheese was odd. It was crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside. The Friday after that, I ordered extra cheese.

The more I ate, the more it grew on me. It became the best pizza I've ever eaten, and my ruler to judge all others. I can't get pizza like that anymore, and I sure miss it. Fast forward to the ass-end of 2005. I relocate to Saint Louis. I don't know what IMO's is, and I didn't know there was any such thing as 'St. Louis style pizza.' galinda822 orders me a large supreme. At first, I was mortified. There were these little squares of pizza toppings & sauce atop thin phyllo-like 'crust' and the most god-awful cheese I've ever eaten, provel. As unusual as this was, there were other, more positive oddities about this pizza. The entire pie was covered with criss-crossed slices of crispy bacon.

Many IMO's later, its my new favorite, and just like the German pizza I left back in '92, I'm sure once I say goodbye to STL, I'll have a hankering for St. Louis style pizza.

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Tags: eats, galinda, germany, meme, pizza

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