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After Chanello’s

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May 17, 2022, 2:08 PM
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Most people I know that were in Clemson in the 70s and 80s will agree that Chanello’s was the best pizza. Since then, where did you get the next best pizza? For me it’s easy - Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville NC just north of Asheville. Fantastic pizza and they make their own ice cream which is very good too. They used to brew their own beer but the brewer opened his own microbrewery and now they just sell other local craft brews at BMP.

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Chanelo's wasn't very good. The Study Hall was better, but

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May 17, 2022, 2:36 PM
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the best pizza I've ever had was in NYC/NJ/CT. The Study Hall did pile a bunch of meat on top of the pizza at least.

I've never had good pizza crust down South. They say it's the water.

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May 17, 2022, 2:53 PM
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You're from NJ, right?***


May 17, 2022, 3:39 PM
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lol, just a joke


May 17, 2022, 4:04 PM
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but i've heard the water story a million times. usually in terms of the bagels.

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Me too. I've also heard it's the old 200 year old ovens.***


May 17, 2022, 4:14 PM
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May 17, 2022, 2:59 PM
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There is really good pizza in Park Circle in North Charleston and it's called EVO. It is really good. The best pizza I have ever had was in New Jersey, but I can say that the vast majority of pizza places in NYC are average. There are great ones obviously, but people like myself expected them all to be good. They say the Mecca of great pizza is New Haven, CT. People go on vacation there just to eat the various pizza joints. I have never been to New Haven. I just learned about it from The Pizza SHow on Vice TV.

https://www.eater.com/2014/3/18/6264277/the-definitive-guide-to-new-haven-pizza


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I've been to Pepe's and Sally's in New Haven but not to

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May 17, 2022, 3:38 PM
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Modern. I don't ever remember having pizza with bad crust in NYC, but have only been to 5 or 6 places mostly in the Village and Chelsea.

How is the crust at EVO? Because once again, anyone can pile a bunch of meat on top.

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May 17, 2022, 4:26 PM
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The crust at EVO is really good. I recommend it. It sound slike what the New Haven style is supposedly like.

http://evopizza.com/

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May 17, 2022, 5:13 PM
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The crust is what makes the pizza at Blue Mountain Pizza so good. They also make garlic knots with the same dough and they used to make cinnamon knots for dessert. Not sure if they still have those but they were all from the same dough.

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lol, you haven't eaten enough pizza down south then***


May 17, 2022, 6:09 PM
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May 17, 2022, 2:52 PM
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Chanello's was there in the early 90's too. I found it average at best. I bet there is great pizza up that way now though. It's been years since I have been back.

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When the Chanello's pepperonis curled up into shallow little bowls holding

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May 17, 2022, 5:31 PM
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a tiny pool of orange oil … yum.

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I was (am) a basic peperoni guy, but

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May 17, 2022, 2:56 PM
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I loved the Frodo's (circa 1981 - 1986) deep dish crust supreme pizza (without black olives). Their cheese was great.

Not a destination, but House of Pizza in Gray Court has an excellent supreme pizza. Again, great cheese mixture.

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Columbo's was 10x better than Chanello's.***

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May 17, 2022, 3:14 PM
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Re: Columbo's was 10x better than Chanello's.***

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May 17, 2022, 3:19 PM
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I have never tasted a bad pizza after beer drinking for 3 or 4 hours. What say ye.

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Columbo's is still pretty good pizza.***


May 18, 2022, 10:18 PM
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May 17, 2022, 5:50 PM
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Exactly! Little Caesar’s in the 90’s was great. Especially when they had the 2 for 1 deal on a budget for a college kid. And they delivered to Johnston!

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Chanello's had the best subs, like the Vesuvian or their Pastrami...

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May 17, 2022, 4:11 PM
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but Study Hall had the best pizza. Probably helped that "T & H" (Tidwell and Horace) lived on my floor in Norris Hall and worked there, so ours were always loaded. And of course Nick's had the killer fried mushrooms and the coldest beer, served in those big thick frosted mugs. This was 1975-79.

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What kind of meat was Vesuvian? Horse?***


May 17, 2022, 4:15 PM
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Re: Chanello's had the best subs, like the Vesuvian or their Pastrami...

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May 17, 2022, 4:22 PM
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Yeah, Nick's mushrooms back in the day were awesome, before they devolved into the pre-batyeted version.

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Re: Chanello's had the best subs, like the Vesuvian or their Pastrami...


May 17, 2022, 4:28 PM
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"Battered."

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May 17, 2022, 5:08 PM
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Nick’s fried mushrooms were fantastic!

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May 17, 2022, 4:14 PM
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Best pizza I’ve had is in Italy.

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by the way, the original in Clemson was Chanelo's... one L


May 17, 2022, 4:22 PM
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and the number was 654-6990.

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"Had a piece lately?"

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May 17, 2022, 4:30 PM
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NM.

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“Dial the Hungry Number.”***

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May 17, 2022, 5:35 PM
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this photo should bring back some memories.....

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May 17, 2022, 4:30 PM
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Todaro’s and Peppino’s were great at Clemson.


May 17, 2022, 4:34 PM
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Peppinos is gone now but Todaros is still there.

Columbo’s comes in at 3rd best, imo.

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Re: Todaro’s and Peppino’s were great at Clemson.


May 17, 2022, 5:10 PM
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There is a Peppinos on campus at Schilleter.

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Like me some Todaro's pizza. Mellow Mushroom too!***


May 18, 2022, 10:19 PM
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There is a place here in O'burg called The Original House of

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May 17, 2022, 5:44 PM
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Pizza. Their "House Special" is the best pizza I have had anywhere. Butt, ALL their pizzas are great, it's up to you which greatness you want.

The place is a strange marriage of foods offered, at least to me. Greek dishes, including some great subs, in addition to pizza, calzones, etc. It's all good.

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Been there many times...


May 17, 2022, 7:02 PM
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Love the crackers and dressing you get as an appetizer.
Think they make their own potato chips too, with vinegar.
Good place!

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May 17, 2022, 5:55 PM
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Back in the early to mid-70s probably Shakey's. We traveled to Columbia for wrestling in High School and had pizza from there. As an adult, the best was Gino's or Aurelio's in the Chicago area , deep dish or thin. Can't beat it unless you like NY Style.

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Todaro's makes a great pie***

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May 17, 2022, 6:11 PM
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May 17, 2022, 6:28 PM
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Their pizza was decent. And for the area, it was the best. I've had great pizza. I know what I like and somewhat . .how it's made. The best pizza for me right now . . is my own. I make it from scratch. I make Sicilian and NY crust pizzas. Once you get the hang of it . . it's very rewarding.

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Channello's


May 17, 2022, 7:05 PM
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Was definitely the best

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May 17, 2022, 7:16 PM
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The best pizza I ever had came from a place that doesn't exist anymore, unfortunately. My fiance drove me to Roanoke, VA to meet her relatives. While we were there, she took me to Ferro's Pizza. On the way there she warned me that it was rumored that it was a Mafia money laundering restaurant, but the pizza was wonderful. When we walked in, I noticed that the kitchen was separated from the dining area by a wall. We were seated at a table next to that wall. When the server brought our pizza to us, we noticed that there were several more ingredients than what we had ordered. When we pointed that out to the server, her eyes got really big and she started apologizing profusely and said that she would take it back. We told her there was no need to waste a pizza, just don't charge us for the toppings we didn't order. She said, "No. I have to take it back!" She was shook up. We noticed how shook up she was so I said, "Sure, if that's what you need to do." After she had taken the pizza back we sat there wondering about her reaction. Around a minute or so afterward we heard a loud thud against the wall, hard enough that the wall shook for a second. It was our turn for our eyes to get really big. When the server returned with our new pizza, she asked if it was OK. We both assured her that it was perfect. It really was wonderful pizza.

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Funny story about Chanello’s…

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May 17, 2022, 8:03 PM
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I was at Clemson in the early 90’s and evidently Domino’s and other chains really hurt their business. Around the time they were closing, Domino’s was honoring their coupons and Chanelo’s printed a coupon that was something similar to “buy 1 pizza get four free”. With “not honored at Chanelo’s” very inconspicuously printed on the coupon. A guy that lived on my hall worked at Domino’s and they honored it for several hours before figuring out the hoax.

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Chanello’s Ken Hatfield sandwich

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May 17, 2022, 8:08 PM
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was the best thing about the Ken Hatfield era.

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May 17, 2022, 8:56 PM
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I would say the best pizza in Clemson area now is Brooklyn Pizza in Pendleton.
Their Sicilian is solid.

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May 17, 2022, 9:14 PM
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Oh my Chanello’s. Leaving TTT at midnight and picking up a peppers, onion, and mushroom pizza and heading back to B-8 to munch while I got high from my neighbors pot smoke coming thru those thin metal walls while listening to a little Pink Floyd The Wall The above combo made it the best pizza on the face of the earth. I can smell it right now- the pizza not the pot. Nothing come close. I want the early 80’s back. Good night.

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May 17, 2022, 10:00 PM
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in time. I could smell it and taste it... the pot and the pizza. I could hear it too. Walking down the halls in the Tin Cans... Floyd here, Bowie over there, maybe some CSN&Y. Good times, and good night to you sir.

edit: or go back to your room for a couple games of backgammon after Johnny Carson; or even worse... a game of Risk that might go on for hours, and then you can just forget about any class before that 10:10.

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May 17, 2022, 10:20 PM
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That was awesome, man. Thnx.

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May 18, 2022, 10:17 AM
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ah yes. waking up at 4 in the morning but then discovering it was actually 8, after a giant palmetto bug moves off the electric clock face. good times....

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Joe's NY Pizza in Patrick Square is good***


May 17, 2022, 10:50 PM
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May 18, 2022, 6:49 AM
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Joe’s is probably our favorite local pizza now. They have half price large pizzas on Wednesdays and large pepperoni or cheese pizzas for $8 from 3-6 PM on Thursdays. The Thursday special is take out only.

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About 5 years ago, I had some pretty good pizza in Amalfi, Italy


May 17, 2022, 10:54 PM
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and you sure couldn't beat the scenery, looking out over the Mediterranean! Some claim pizza was invented just up the coast in Sorrento.

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May 17, 2022, 11:08 PM
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Thought the subject line was a set-up for whatever gastrointestinal goings-on transpired "after" a Chanello's visit. It took a much better turn.

Beautiful thing about pizza is that the best has more to do with when and where and in what condition than who made it. My favorite pizza may have been the one I had this past Friday from Il Bucato in Columbia, their Pork Trio. It was hot and fresh, I was happy and in good company, and it was the last one to date. Many excellent pizza experiences over the years. Hopefully many more to come.

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Anyone ever have


May 18, 2022, 6:10 AM
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Vincent's Pizza in Pittsburgh?

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somebody mentioned the "had a piece lately" line... that comes

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May 18, 2022, 12:28 PM
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from their ads. I scanned this from a copy of The Tiger, 1976. Again, only one L in Chanelo's.


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May 18, 2022, 12:52 PM
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The best pizza I have ever eaten was at a place called Mystic Pizza in San Francisco.

I went on a trip with my now wife's (we were dating at the time) family to San Francisco and her sister and brother-in-law decided they would order Thai food for everybody.

That doesn't sound too bad unless you know the people ordering it and realize that no matter where they go to eat, they are going to order the absolute strangest sounding or tasting thing on the menu just because they think it's "interesting" or will "be a good experience to say we've tasted it".

When the food arrived, it made the entire house stink so bad that my wife and I left to go walking in search of some food. We were quite naïve and didn't realize what wandering around San Fran was really about until later in our trip, but that is a different story for another time.

We stumbled upon Mystic Pizza. It was the best thing we ate on the entire trip! It's still the first thing either of us ever mentions if somebody brings up a conversation about pizza and it's been more than 10 years.

Unfortunately the sun started to go down as we were finishing up our meal. As we paid and left, we realized that the atmosphere on the street outside went down as quick as the sun.

We made a quick choice and decided to get back to the house as quickly as possible before things got any sketchier, which I still think was the third best decision we made that day behind choosing the right pizza joint and refusing to eat whatever made the house smell so terrible before we left.

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also, the Study Hall 1/2 lb mushroom & swiss cheese burger....


May 18, 2022, 1:02 PM
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wheee doggie, as Jed Clampett used to say.

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Also, original bacon burger. Or first for me anyway.***

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May 18, 2022, 8:24 PM
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I was born in NYC but my mom was from Seneca and she moved us back to Seneca in Aug 74 . My brother who grew up in NY and I were pretty happy to have Chanelos in the mid 70s ! It wasn't NY pizza but it was good for the Upstate .To me it was a glass half full situation .Truth be told the last time I was back in Queens visiting the family all the great pizza places I knew as a kid were all gone .Pizza is a bit hit or miss in my old neighborhood and that was not the case years ago !

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