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Posted by Rich in Albuquerque on Wednesday, February 5th 2020:

In Reply to: Brooklyn Pizza posted by Barbara Fischer on Tuesday, February 4th 2020:

These two threads, Brooklyn Pizza and Missing Brooklyn are of a piece. I miss the Brooklyn in which I grew up. I left in 1970-71 to join the Navy and could not imagine not being close to Brooklyn. Nevertheless,it did not take long to expand my horizons. I miss the Brooklyn of the 1950-1960's. I miss trolley busses and Steeplechase. I miss the same things mentioned below by other board members. One constant over the past fifty years or so has been the fruitless, empty search for good pizza such as I knew in Brooklyn. Whether it came for 15 cents or 50 cents, from a corner pizzaria or from a Fulton Street chain store, that is what I longed for. The first lesson I learned nearly fifty years ago was that anything called "New York-Style" or "Brooklyn Style" was anything but.(same applies to bagels.) From Del Mar, California to San Francisco, to Washington DC to Hong Kong, from Chicago to Napoli, or Moscow, nothing came close. For the past twenty years or so, however, I have been content. There are at least three local restaurants in Albuquerque owned and operated by families that emigrated from the "old Country" (Brooklyn and Queens) to the Duke City and any of which are fully capable of baking and serving a pizza like I would get on Court street or Smith Street, or Fulton street or even Utopis Parkway.... There is not stench of NYCTA bus-diesel fumes in Albuquerque and nothing close to a subway to get me from here to there. But as long as Luigi's, Mario's, and Pizza Castle stay in business, I am not complaining. Life is good. And no, I don't order local Hatch green chile on my pizzas.

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