Sunday, September 11, 2005

I'm a pizza snob. There, I said it. I grew up with New York pizza: thin crust that was perfectly chewy and soft, just the perfect amount of sauce and great cheese. We folded the big slices to eat them. My mom used to pick me up from school on Fridays (we had 1/2 days on Fridays) and we'd go to Marios for slices. Those were the days. I lived in Chicago for 10 years and hated the pizza there. The thin crust was the best in Chicago and when you would get a pizza delivered, it would be a round pizza cut into squares...go figure!
When we moved to Maine, I didn't think about the pizza....visions of insulation and cords of wood dominated my thoughts instead. But when we first decided to go for pizza there was nowhere to go! I mean there is Pizza hut, but, yuck! Then there is Alexia's on Main Street in Belfast. I never thought a place like that could go downhill until I went there before going to the movies the other night. What a dump this place has turned out to be. At 6pm on a Friday night, it was dirty; pretty filthy actually. All I wanted was a slice of cheese and what they had available looked like it was cooked hours before and shoved into that plexiglass display case. I mean, this pizza was old! I think also that the kitchen in restaurants that are dirty should never be seen, yet at Alexia's, the kitchen is right there and you can just tell that the people running the place were not really into cleanliness. So, thats all I have to say about Alexia's. The rating system here is easy: F F F F across the board.