Friday, December 08, 2006

5th Street Pizza

Since when does every town get its own damn style of pizza? 5th Street Pizza claims to do it St. Louis-style: 1. thin crackery crust, 2. slices cut into rectangles rather than wedges (rectangles? whoo-hoo), and 3. a reliance on Provel cheese, which ain’t even real cheez but is instead what you call a cheese product. (this should tell you sumfin: you don’t gotta refrigerate it.) Here, from Wiki: "Fans consider Provel a delicious, mildly smoked flavor that is softer than mozzarella but that still maintains a cohesive consistency that doesn’t form messy strings when it is cut." IE, they like this cheese becuz it’s easy to eat. Dude, Styrofoam peanuts are easy to eat. Anyway, 5th street comes from a guy who previously owned upper crust, a mediocre pizza joint in plano which has since closed.

1223 W McDermott Dr. #85, Allen. 972-396-5557

19 Comments:

At December 08, 2006 10:35 AM, Anonymous pundit said...

Is St. Louis the city with the Golden Arches?

 
At December 08, 2006 10:49 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Pizza is as pizza does.

The may call it "St. Louis" style, but crackery crust and rectangular "slices" are de rigeur throughout the upper Midwest.

 
At December 08, 2006 11:07 AM, Anonymous slice said...

I'll take New York pizza above the rest.

 
At December 08, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I CAN'T WAIT TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

 
At December 08, 2006 11:44 AM, Blogger BK said...

From the link:

The most notable characteristic of St. Louis-style pizza is the distinctively St. Louisan provel cheese used instead of (or rarely in addition to) the mozzarella common to other styles of pizza.

Cheese food as a "most notable characteristic!?" Now's the time for drinkin' somethin'....

 
At December 08, 2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Ace N. said...

They might as well put Velveeta on their pizza. Yuck. And by the way, isn't the stringiness of the mozzarella half the fun?

 
At December 08, 2006 12:07 PM, Anonymous tg said...

be sure to check out Ace's savvy use of the term mouthgasm.

 
At December 08, 2006 12:16 PM, Anonymous tg said...

BK, when you say "drinkin' something'," we can assume you mean Dicky Dunkin?... can't say as i've ever heard of that. but until today, i hadn't heard of "mouthgasm" either

 
At December 08, 2006 2:36 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! CANADA!

 
At December 08, 2006 3:00 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

TG (and BK):

The good news is you get the drink prize for your Rhymin, Busta.

The bad news is, it's gonna be an American-edition Molson Canadian.

 
At December 08, 2006 10:21 PM, Blogger BK said...

Obviously, I've been upstaged -- yet again -- by an Aggie poet.... (page down there)

Say G'nite, Dick.
G'nite Dick.

 
At December 10, 2006 4:21 PM, Anonymous MC NYCE said...

Isn't Nelly from St. Louis also?

 
At December 12, 2006 9:20 PM, Anonymous Dallasite said...

(Where's Allen)

 
At December 26, 2006 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firstly, I was wondering if any of you have had this pizza yet? Secondly, whoever posts these so called facts, needs to do a little more research b4 foaming at the mouth. I think this pizza rocks, and unless you are from St. Louis, you really can't say you "know" the pizza. Also, the owner of this place did not own upper crust and he IS from St Louis. Have a nice day! BYE BYE!!

 
At January 01, 2007 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Louis is not known for the Golden Arches, your thinking about Mc Donalds u dumb ass.

 
At January 22, 2007 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real "St. Louis Style" is as good as it gets for thin crust pizza. The redition from %th street is good as well, however the crust was a bit thick and chewy when I had it. Ill try it again, and see if they got the crust figured out yet.

 
At February 01, 2007 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that this place is AWESOME! I tried it last week after hearing a buzz about it at work. Really good stuff. Its really different than any other place around Dallas. I will be back again, for sure!

 
At February 11, 2007 1:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a former St. Louis resident, I can attest that this it real St. Louis style pizza. If you want to learn more about the St. Louis style, check out IMO's pizza website at:

http://www.imospizza.com/

 
At April 15, 2008 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look Pizza is Pizza and this is good pizza it matters how it tastes, not how it looks or how much fun it is to eat. Ive have been here multiple times, And i loved it. Just give it a shot. Try the chefs special I fell in love with it and thats the only thing i eat there. dont be so judgemental this place is good and the Manager is the nicest guy youll ever meet.


And yes St. louis is the place with the arch

 

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