[Can't say I'm thrilled with this topic, but I don't know where else to put these posts.]
Is there anything truly worse than gray-colored pizza (be it a jumbo slice, convenience store, etc.)? Elementary school cafeteria and bowling alley pizza is genuinely bad as well, bowling alleys may be the worst of all.
A) I didnt intend a new thread, but sometimes knowing what to avoid is as important as knowing which way to turn.
B ) Growing up I'd occasionally go see my uncle play in bowling leagues in alleys in north Jersey. Of course there's now way to confirm this now, 35 years later, but the pizza seemed ok. But I think bad pizza is against the law in those parts.
C) that dried, grey slice in the 7-11 glass case is probably rock bottom. But sometimes rock bottom is where one finds oneself.
D) Maggie's served something other than beer?
E) chuck e cheese holds a special place, simply because the setting is so painful. I like amusement parks, kids, arcade games and all that but just can't hang with the chuckster
F) concur with DanielK. Potomac pizza may have actually improved recently, and still isn't very good, but seems better than Cicis.
G) Zios, back in the day, used to be sort of cutting edge in pizza for those parts. I'd never heard of pineapple or white pizza before Zios. They'd pack the place on weekends and it was a special exotic treat for me and my siblings. I don't know where/how they went wrong.
H) Grotto's in Dewey, DE gets an honorable mention simply because I don't think I've ever actually fully digested it - it always found its way back up.
I did the math last weekend and have 10 places selling pizza within 1 mile of my house. Some are good, none are great.