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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Now I’ve got The Ramones song in my head.
Looks like mine - thin crust - no cheese - w/ anchovies
Do they charge extra for burning this misshapen mess?
Moose cheese is the only way.
No, it's Italian. Named after Margherita of Savoy, Queen of Italy at the turn of the last century. The tomato, basil, and cheese, resembled the Italian flag.
“A plain apizza means the creator has the confidence in his dough and his sauce.”
Amen brother. Other than the dough, sauce and cheese, everything else is just personal taste.
That sounds nice. I need to find better company.
His shop, his rules; his success, his failure.
However, people dropping the F-word repetitively (like this article, or its subject) make it merely vulgar and boring. And, if I used the F-Word in (for instance) my favorite BBQ joint down here, it wouldn't increase my popularity at all....
Mom used to say that people cursed because they didn't have the language skills to express what they really felt. Being a teenager at the time, I said "Feh. @#$#@#@%@!!!". Now, with 20-30 more years under my belt, I understand what she meant. For instance, it's much more memorable to come up with a creative and accurate description of a thing, than merely comment a throwaway: "It's a piece of #$#@$@ing #$@#$4!!!".
I'd exclude politicians from the list, though. There aren't enough four-letter words in the book for me to accurately express my contempt for the current DC residents.
That is pretty cool. There was a small pizza/sub shop in the small town where I grew up that had a curtain between the dining area and the owner's living room. You'd go in, he'd fix your food and go back to watching Lawrence Welk 10 feet away. Very modest existence, but when he finally closed and I asked my uncle "What's Mr. Stephano going to do?", he said, "Anything he wants, he's plowed his profits into real estate and owns about half the town."
I like the browned and burned crust there. Looks like a great pizza
Thank you so much....I love the Ramones.
You don’t understand. Having a surly waiter in NY is part of the overall experience. If you are uptight and aren’t cool about trying something different in NYC, you don’t rate a slice.
Get over it. Stay in Peoria.
The owner of this particular pizza joint loves to see comments like yours, it what keeps his establishment an exclusive place.
My favorite pie but I add garlic and sometimes fresh basil.
Uh huh. Do tell.