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Old Dec 16, 2011, 07:43 PM
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To all you pizza delivery drivers out there

im sorry but that 2 bucks your joint charged me for delivery was going to be your tip. moneys tight for me and Christmas or no Christmas, 17 bucks for a "$12.99" pizza is just too much for me.
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 09:20 PM
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You are hitting the wrong guy. Most drivers depend on tips for survival, whereas the pizza joint depends on repeat business. Give the guy his tip, phone the joint and tell them "never again".
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 09:51 PM
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^ ^ ^ With extra cheese. Or even a $ Kroger with extra cheese and pepperoni.

Plus, many ads are saying "$10 any size any style any toppings" but that's pickup.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 12:44 AM
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I spend about 100 nights a year in hotels and used to order pizza all the time. The price just kept going up so now I go out and eat most of the time. I can go to one of the chain places like Applebees or Chilis and have steak for less than the pizza costs.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 11:39 AM
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You are hitting the wrong guy. Most drivers depend on tips for survival, whereas the pizza joint depends on repeat business. Give the guy his tip, phone the joint and tell them "never again".
+1, always tip pizza drivers generously. It is also an investment in future service, If they have 5 pies to deliver, who do you think is going to get theirs first.

Although, I seldom order pizza anymore, too expensive, and I make a far superior pie myself, for a tad less money.

Carey.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 01:19 PM
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I "tip" myself because I make my own pizzas, and mine are a LOT better than pizzas from anywhere else. Time to prepare: 5-7 minutes. BIG secret: Cooked on STONE in oven, pre-heated to 450 degrees. Cook time: 6 minutes. Clean up time: 3 minutes. Time from start to finish: 16 minutes max. Time to eat: No hurry! Cost: Depends on how many ingredients and how much. Price range: $3-$8. (Sorry, recipes are mine.)
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 01:49 PM
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I have a "tip" for you. I tip myself because I make my own pizzas, especially because mine are a LOT better than pizzas from anywhere else. Time to prepare: 7 minutes. BIG secret: Cooked on STONE in oven, pre-heated to 450 degrees. Cook time: 6 minutes. Clean up time: 3 minutes. Time from start to finish: 16 minutes. Time to eat: No hurry! (Don't ask...my recipes are mine...sorry.)
That is some seriously fast yeast your using.

Don't really agree with the stone thing being a big secret, unless the whole oven is made of it, and fired with wood of course. With a modern oven a stone is unnecessary, as its primary benefit is its insulating value, keeping the bottom relatively cool, much like a stone oven. Preheat and start hot, don't leave the door open too long, and it is unnecessary IMO.

The big secret to good pizza is keep the sauce simple: crushed tomatoes, and a bit of basil. Adding a bit of grated Parmesan to the sauce will also make the cheap cheese they call mozza nowadays taste far more premium.

Regards,
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PS: My pizza is better than yours.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:53 PM
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We used to buy the Kraft pizza kits and start from there. An acceptable pizza with all the toppings you want or need, cheap and quick. Now we make our own crust, and go nuts from there, with a dash of sweet chili sauce in some tomato paste, 2 or 3 different cheeses, good sausage, onions, mushrooms, on and on. Cooked for 15 minutes on a stone. Just the best, NO pizza joint will ever match that!
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 10:56 AM
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We used to buy the Kraft pizza kits and start from there. An acceptable pizza with all the toppings you want or need, cheap and quick. Now we make our own crust, and go nuts from there, with a dash of sweet chili sauce in some tomato paste, 2 or 3 different cheeses, good sausage, onions, mushrooms, on and on. Cooked for 15 minutes on a stone. Just the best, NO pizza joint will ever match that!

That brings back memories, as a child helping mom make it; spreading out the sauce, sprinkling on the little packet of herbs and the packet of powdered cheese. IIRC pretty decent for what it was, and like you said, a good starting point.

What a guy really needs is a wood fired stone oven in the backyard, intend to build one next spring. Then I'll surely have the best pizza, bread, and roast chicken.

Perhaps we could put the matter to rest at some point. If they still have that big electric event in Chilliwack, hmmmm.... flyin, pizza, and kokanee, that sounds nice. Might even be able to entice carrinsr up here, and I am sure quite a few others might have delusions of grandeur when it comes to their pizza.

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Old Dec 18, 2011, 12:11 PM
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I LIEK THOSE PIZZA LUNCHABLES

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Old Dec 19, 2011, 03:37 PM
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You are hitting the wrong guy. Most drivers depend on tips for survival, whereas the pizza joint depends on repeat business. Give the guy his tip, phone the joint and tell them "never again".
+1 they guy who delivered it has nothing to do with corporate decisions. You have a choice though spend 4 bucks in gas a do a pick up.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Kokanee? Geez, Pat, why not offer real beer? The Murcans will enjoy it, but there are many other (IMHO) better choices up here!

'Course, I was raised in the era of Red Cap Ale, 11% AND flavour. I was into jalopies and stockers then, and the Yanks used to show up to show us how Things were Done. A few Red Caps, and they couldn't find their crs, never mind the track...
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 03:27 AM
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simple solution.... little cesars 5 dollar pizza. yummy.

I make it a practice to tip extra around the holidays cause I know most people will tip less. in the range of 50%
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 08:42 AM
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simple solution.... little cesars 5 dollar pizza. yummy.

I make it a practice to tip extra around the holidays cause I know most people will tip less. in the range of 50%
Of all the fast food pizza places I like Little Caesars the best personally.
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