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Friday, May 9, 2014

Pizza Stop: Review and Giveaway

As much as I like to seek out new pizza places, sooner or later I'm going to end up back at The Pizza Stop on State Street.
I stopped in the other day for lunch, and got a slice from a "steak, sweet BBQ and peppers" pie.
I love barbeque, and I love pizza. But I'm not always big on mixing the two. It's all too easy to overwhelm a pizza with the assertive flavors of barbequed meat.
This was a nice take on a barbeque pizza, though. First off, the crust was, as always, terrific. Exterior crackling, thin but with some interior chewiness, and enough backbone to pass the "flop" test - in other words, I could fold it and hold it along the edge, without the tip flopping over.
But as I said, the problem with barbeque pizza tends to be that the toppings are just way too much for the crust. Not here.
The toppings on this slice were proportionate to the thin crust. The slice received a swirl of barbeque sauce, chunks of beef, sliced pepper rings, and a layer of mozzarella. All were well balanced, with enough to add flavor without overwhelming the crust. The toppings were not skimpy by any means, but they were added with enough restraint to complement, rather than overpower the crust. And the pepper rings added a nice vinegary kick that rounded out the flavors very nicely.

Now - I've got a $10 gift certificate to give away for The Pizza Stop. That'll get you a small pizza, or most of a medium, or a good chunk of the price of a large. I'll be giving this away in one week, on Friday, May 16. To enter, leave a comment after this blog post. If you win, I'll need your mailing address. So check back here next Friday, or on my Facebook page, or make sure you're getting my Twitter feed. If you'd like, you can email me your mailing address when you enter, at rocpizzaguy@gmail.com.
If you've been to The Pizza Stop, I don't need to tell you how good it is. If you haven't, you need to find out. So don't miss this chance!

The Pizza Stop, 123 State St., Rochester, NY 14614

(585) 546-7252

Mon. - Thu. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed weekends.



27 comments:

  1. LOVE Pizza Stop's pizza!

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  2. Pizza Stop is def. a favorite of ours!!

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  3. Is this good at just the State St location, or the Rideway one too? Either way, hope to win, love the Pizza Stop.

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  4. I go downtown all the time to catch the bus. Now i might get some pizza well.

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  5. Need to get back down there again. Asap

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  6. This is the same pizza/people as joes brooklyn isnt it?

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    1. Similar, but not the same. The two places are owned and run, separately, by two brothers.

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  7. Love Pizza Stop! Need to get back there!

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  8. My family and I are swinging through Calgary on a summer trip. We want to know the best place to get pizza? We want a nice sit down family style restaurant. What does this place charge for a large pizza?


    bryanflake1984| http://www.chicagodeepdishpizza.com/en/about_us.html

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  9. Does this pizza place do pizza-in-a-cup? I've always wanted to try that, but none of the places in my area do it! I don't even know what makes it special from normal pizza on a plate, but it just looks so good that I want to try it. Maybe I'll be able to find a place that does it when I travel to Manhattan, next month. I'm betting there are a lot of places in NYC that have that kind of pizza since NY is famous for pizza.
    Alexi | http://www.chicagodeepdishpizza.ca/

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  10. In a week... coming back to Rochester for a month... after a year away. Can't wait to go to Pizza Stop.

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  11. Sounds delightful. Love to try it.

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  12. they have so many options, all good! love the Sicilian crust!

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  13. Alexi,
    Too bad they tore down the Old Pizza-In-A-Cup Stand

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  14. Havnt tried the downtown one yet. Maybe now i can.

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  15. Their meatball parm is my personal favorite.

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  16. State St is the best! Gotta have the Meatball Parm, Spinach and Ricotta, or the Buffalo Chicken - the crust is to DIE for!!!

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  17. I love Pizza Stop! Most like NYC around here.

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  18. miss the Pizza Stop now that I'm not downtown very often

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  19. I love Pizza Stop! It is the best pizza on the city. pizza delivery dublin 4

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