Skip to comments.No Slice for You: How Rockaway Beach Got Its Very Own Pizza Nazi
Posted on 02/11/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by nickcarrawayEdited on 02/11/2014 9:40:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Slices aren't an option at Whitney Aycock's Rockaway Beach pizza shop, as he will happily explain to anyone who orders one: “If you want a slice, go to Elegante’s. I don’t give a fig,” he told one customer late on a recent Friday night. Next in line was a pair of teenagers. One was eager to sample Aycock's handcrafted creations. The other was scared to try something new. She asked for plain. “Plain pizza?” Aycock asked, sounding offended. “What is ‘plain’ pizza?” After a playful yet testy exchange, both kids turned around without making an order and fled out the door. Aycock was fine with losing the sale if it helped him make his point.
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I love living in the south. I can go all week and not hear a single F-word in polite company. :-)
I don’t deal well with nazis. If he tries that with me he won’t like the results.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I would have to assume that the customers put up with the shop owner’s surly attitude because one simply cannot obtain pizza anywhere else within the greater New York metropolitan area.
Because otherwise, the only sound one should hear in there is the sound of the owner’s cursing echoing through the empty eatery.
Um, if I ever go there, remind me not to order mushrooms on my pizza. Mr. Mysterious forager only needs to be wrong once...
Ha! This guy sounds like a gun aficionado conversing with a neophyte looking to buy some clips for his new Ruger LC9.
Amen. Ten years in Tennessee; heard the 'f' word once. Here in soviet Red Hampshire (surrounded by New Yorkers), I hear it every ten minutes...and that's from the kids. :-)
Got to love NYC pizzas, though...
I live in NYS. You don’t buy a pizza from a Whitney Aycock’. You buy a pizza from some guy named guido or Angelo
I think I can live without sampling any of this self-important prick’s pies.
A margherita is crushed tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. And it’s delicious.
Pizza margherita is a style of pizza from Naples, where the locals claim it is the "original pizza." It's topped with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil; the story is that the recipe was created to celebrate the unification of Italy in 1861-- the toppings match the colors of the Italian flag, and it is named for Queen Margherita, wife of King Victor Emanuel I.
When I was in London, daughter and I ordered a pizza by phone for “carry-out” rather than take-out.
When I showed up the guy asked me, “So, you want a margherita?”
“No,” I said. “I want a pizza.”
Wife back home thought I was nuts. But I’d always thought they were two different things.
“Aycock was fine with losing the sale if it helped him make his point”
Well if his point is to prove he is an asswad then good for him he succeeded..
There’s no doubt (from reading the article) that the guy is passionate about pizza. He really puts his all into it. That’s very cool. In today’s society, no one seems to care about the quality of their work.
But he’s doing a really terrible job of getting that point across - swearing, blowing off potential customers, etc.
He needs to educate his customers in a much smoother way than that. There’s no cachet in being a pr*ck or a holier than thou a-hole to your customers.
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