between this and the chateaubriand at Berns - some of the 2 best last meat meals going.
I think Square 1 has my vote! This is a cool and trendy environment that could become a new local favorite. I've been there several times in the few weeks they've been open and the options are intriguing. I've tried the crab cake burger, the tuna burger, and the buffalo burger and have yet to be disappointed. My favorite was the crab (followed closely by the buffalo burger). The quality of the ingredients paired with the unique west coast inspired decor is desperately needed in the Tampa Bay area. Kudos to Square 1 to take the risk!
Green Iguana still has the best buger in a casual setting. I have been to a couple of there locations in South Tampa and there awesome. Square One Burgers is not real good. Atmosphere trys to lean to the trendy side but falls short on product.
Folks, Eddie and Sams vs Paci's should be the final in south tampa. Both are reminiscent of NY/NJ pizza. Sally's is servicable when you run out of gas infront of their store. Cappy's is very good however the sauce isnt sweet enough. I'd like to take part in the taste testing next year if I could.
I didn't see the beginning 64, but I agree with many of the picks. Cappy's is by far the best Chicago style I've, and probably the best pizza period. Eddy and Sam's is great for NY style. I can see how Sally O'Neals made the sweet 16. Windy City is a strong contender, but maybe not final 4. The only one I disagree with is Bona which is right down the road from me. I haven't tried it in a couple years, but maybe I'll give it another shot.
No offense to the cooks at Bona, but it doesn't compare to other pizza shops in North Tampa. I have to agree with "Scott Alex's" comment and clearly this isn't a real contest. It's unfortunate that money is behind every election regardless of it's scale. And while I reside in N. Tampa I have tried Sally O'Neals and was very disappointed, so safe to assume that the same game was played in that bracket.
Could it be that celebrity chef - Santo Bruno, who's son just happens to own Bona's Pizza is going to be one of your celebrity judges. Or maybe, perhaps its going to help your magazine get some television or national exposure. Or maybe, he Santa Bruno A.K.A. "Bona" advertises one of his big resturant in your paper. One things for sure I don't smell pizza, I smell a RAT. You will probably remove this posting when you see it. You should tell the people the real reason you made the choices you made. Oh yea, but then again you couldn't call it a contest. GREAT CONTEST....!!!!!!
The oldest Spinelli brother makes the best NY pie in the area...bar none. If you want NY style pizza, try the nothern location. I am the ultimate pizza geek and will try any place that sells slices, just to see if they are any good. The original location in St. Pete is good, but varies with the pizza maker and busy times...wish is was a little more consistant.
If you want my pizza business, you must use real gas pizza ovens (no conveyer belt crap) and Grande cheese.
As for the person that recommended Ceasare's...the one time I tried them, they reheated a slice from the fridge...guessing it was yesterday's pie and didn't want to make a new one 1st thing when they opened...it stunk.
Clearly this isn't a REAL tournament of slices, yet just another lame attempt to reach an audience by the editors at Creative Loafing. Or is it an attempt to gain these pizza shops
that have advanced as advertisers? You do not do the true local favorites justice especially in the S. Tampa bracket (where I reside). The ones that advanced do not hold a candle to Gourmet Pizza Company. I can only imagine what great Pizza shops were left out in the other brackets.
My friend told me about this contest going on that i had to see.. So I logged on and what ashame to see what some say is a real pizza!!! There are a few of these places that are in this contest that their pizza is not even made in real ovens, let alone the cheese isn't real... They belong along side of the fast food pizza..
Here at Sicilian's Pizza&Pasta, we are happy for the many local pizza shops that were put into the savory sixteen category! However, we would like to let the patrons of Pinellas county know that Sicilian's Pizza&Pasta has been open for two years now, and we have had nothing but great reviews from all of our customers! We make our own dough daily, we make our own meatballs, and some say we have the best pizza sauce they have ever tried down here! So go ahead Pinellas, put Sicilian's to the test and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!We are located at 6210 54TH Ave.North. Congratulations to the other pizza shops, and it's a good thing for them that Sicilian's wasn't in the competition!!!!
My favorite place to get pizza is at Sicilian's Pizza and Pasta in Kenneth City. I have tried alot of different pizza shops in Pinellas county and have found that I enjoy Sicilian's the best. The employees are very friendly and the pizza is excellent!!!!
Give it a try..
I don't know who or what is going around tasting these pizzas, but they need to be fired. With all the pizza shops in the bracket and that's what is picked! You all should be ashamed of yourselves, especially with the high quality pizza shops we have here, i.e Gourmet Pizza Company in Hyde Park is outstanding, Alfonso's in Lutz is great, Cesare's has great pizza as-well. Don't know when the last time you ate at Sally's was, but it's horrible as is Windy City. And Cappy's is good if you like a little pizza with your GREASE. Give credit when and where credit is DUE.
Tampa's taste in pies is CRAZY! I'm here 6 mths from New York and what most people claim as pizza down here is what we wouldn't serve in the PS cafeteria. The only place I've been that has authentic cheese pies and the knowing customers too is Paci's. Guess their people are too busy eating instead of voting.
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