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Upper Crust: does size matter?

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Blumie Jun 7, 2008 12:41 PM

Many hounds on this board have reported a preference for small pizzas at Regina over large ones. Now I'm not trying to suggest that Upper Crust is comparable to Regina, but I do regularly get Upper Crust delivery. Until last night I always have ordered larges, and sometimes they have been really good and other times not so much. Last night I ordered a small and it was better than any Upper Crust pizza in recent memory. Now I acknowledge this may be too small of a sample to draw conclusions, and that my pizza benefited from a new combination of toppings that I tried and that were highly successful (sausage and banana peppers), but I wonder if I'm on to something here.

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  1. greygarious RE: Blumie Jun 8, 2008 12:35 PM

    I would think that the smaller volume would mean less dissipation of heat, so I'd expect a browner bottom crust and that the toppings were getting hotter as well, if that is what you're describing. Was it crisper than large ones?

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      Spike RE: Blumie Jun 9, 2008 09:10 AM

      the reheated slice of the day is horrible (chewy instead of crunchy) but I've never compared small vs. large

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        Blumie RE: Spike Jun 9, 2008 10:17 AM

        Never tried the slice o' day, but in general upper crust pizza does not reheat well.

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          Blumie RE: Spike Jun 9, 2008 10:17 AM

          Never tried the slice o' day, but in general upper crust pizza does not reheat well.

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          xperteater RE: Blumie Jun 9, 2008 10:14 AM

          I'm glad that you pointed out that size does matter....in some pizza places the taste difference between a large and a small is unbelievable!!

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            shopgirl_07 RE: Blumie Jun 9, 2008 10:59 AM

            I don't know, I've had both large and small and they seem similar to me. I usually get a large and I've never had any issues.

            And I actually think they reheat very well, I throw my leftovers in a 350 degree over for about 5 minutes and they're delicious.

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              Blumie RE: Blumie Jul 22, 2008 07:29 AM

              Resurrecting an old thread I started because now I feel I have sufficient experience to report that size definitely does matter at Upper Crust. The small pizzas are consistently better than the large ones. My standard order now is a small with sausage and banana peppers, and they've been consistently good.

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                lergnom RE: Blumie Jul 22, 2008 07:34 AM

                Large pizzas will tend not to cook as evenly, with the middle tending to be softer, partly because the dough tends to be thinner in the middle and the more liquid ingredients collect there. It's not easy to make a pizza not in a pan with dough all the same thickness.

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