What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

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What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?
Good morning, and glad hump day. Immediately could also be Nationwide Pecan Cookie Day, however this Jay Speaking is all about pizza

Your favourite pizza and the primary Galesburg pizza locations you bear in mind.
There’s even just a little controversy on which restaurant — Martie’s or Augie’s Airport Inn — truly launched pizza to Galesburg.
As I discussed in a few earlier blogs, there’s an attention-grabbing dialogue occurring in “Bear in mind in Galesburg When …” on Fb about “What or the place was the primary pizza place you bear in mind?” The unique dialogue was began by Mike Burns.

Regardless of my dislike of cheese, I can tolerate it on three issues — cheesecake, cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers, and, after all, pizza. I like pizza, however at all times order it “gentle on the cheese.” I’d say my success price of really getting pizza kitchens to go “gentle on the cheese” is about 50 p.c. I unfold my pizza enterprise round city, however Little Caesar’s is unquestionably essentially the most constant in delivering on my “gentle on the cheese” request.

And ever since I can bear in mind, my favourite pizza topping is sausage and inexperienced pepper.

So let’s get to it. The primary pizza place I bear in mind, albeit ever so faintly, is Martie’s on South Cherry Avenue. In fact Pizza Hut was a favourite rising up within the 1970s. The Fremont Avenue Pizza Hut was particularly cool with the hearth within the middle of the restaurant. When not eating in, I bear in mind going with Dad to select up Pizza Hut to go, and as an alternative of getting the pizza in a field, it got here on a cardboard base coated in paper formed like a hut. I additionally bear in mind the sausage at Pizza Hut being significantly better again within the day.

In fact we frequented Pizza Home, Blissful Joe’s and even Angelo’s on North Henderson. I’ve buddies who labored at and liked Godfather’s however I couldn’t stand their pizza, in all probability due to it’s thick cheese.

My all-time favourite Galesburg pizza stays Il Primo Pizza, which was simply west of the Public Sq. at 109 W. Most important Avenue. It was subsequent to the Buick automotive dealership, now the house of Lacky Monument. It was a dumpy constructing and I’m undecided we ever dined in Il Primo, however belief me, the pizza was superior. Possibly it was simply my style, although. NONE of my buddies to whom I posed the pizza query talked about Il Primo, and only some on “Bear in mind in Galesburg When …” recall Il Primo.

I finished by Pizza Home on Tuesday so I might get some pictures of their scrumptious pizza, and co-owner John Sperlin (alongside along with his brother and majority proprietor DeWayne Sperlin) was sort sufficient to ship me packing with a few pizzas to share with the newsroom. At four p.m., stomachs have been craving meals, and the pizzas didn’t final lengthy, as Assignments Editor Lisa Coon, Internet Editor Ken Exum, enterprise reporter John Pulliam, cops reporter Jen Wheeler and columnist Tom Loewy have been amongst these sampling Pizza Home pizza. Lisa, who lives in East Peoria and has her private favorites over there, mentioned Pizza Home is unquestionably her favourite Galesburg pizza. A former Pizza Palace (Peoria space) worker as a teen, Lisa nonetheless says Shakey’s is her favourite pizza

Editor Tom Martin, who had the time off Tuesday, got here on this morning to see two empty pizza containers within the newsroom and was upset he missed out on his favourite Galesburg pizza. John Sperlin informed me that Pizza Home has used the identical recipe for its pizza since 1955. And John added whereas it’s reasonably costly, they do ship their pizza, sending as distant as California and Colorado.

As of 10 a.m. in the present day, my unofficial favourite pizza ballot has 97 votes and Pizza Home is working away with 46 p.c of the vote, with Blissful Joe’s second at 16 p.c. You possibly can nonetheless vote within the ballot at proper.

Valerie DeLuca Smith of Wataga contacted me this week to say her grandmother Carmen Maria Palumbo DeLuca served the primary pizza in Galesburg in 1949 at Augie’s Airport Inn. Augie’s was operated by Valerie’s father Augie DeLuca on the nook of North Henderson and Dayton streets within the constructing most lately operated by Casa Sierra. The Galesburg airport, after all, was once situated close by, with the constructing at the moment occupied by Hy-Vee liquor serving as a hangar.

In accordance with Valerie, her grandmother made the skinny crust pizza and would set it on the bar for patrons to pattern.

“All people would say, ‘what’s that?’” Valerie mentioned. “However as soon as they tried it, the purchasers liked it.”

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?
What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?
What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?
What’s your all-time favourite Galesburg pizza?

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