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Feb 8, 2013 04:43 AM

Drive-in pizza

I used to love pizza at the drive-in. Anyone else have any experience with this? Sometimes, tombstone pizza reminds me of it. I don't know why I made this thread. Any thoughts?

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  1. I can't comment on the drive-in, but I remember pizza day at the school cafeteria fondly. Those soggy rectangles - nothing could taste as good. I had it once as an adult, and it tasted just the way I remembered it. But not good this time.

      1. re: Motosport

        I didn't even know they had corn dogs. Are there any drive ins left?

        1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

          Indeed there are, check out this site.

          We had corn dogs, one of the better menu options. Also hot dogs steamed in hot water, not good, hamburgers, a soy/meat mixture, even worse, except the time the supplier ran out and we had real meat, They were delicious and we scarfed them down. There was fried chicken, frozen and thrown in the deep fryer, but I never tried it, too expensive, even with our discount. We had peanuts that we kept warm, a good quality nut in those yellow packages, they were spectacular. It was a great job and taught me a lot, and we kept that place spotless, down to cleaning the nozzles on the soft drink dispensers.

      2. By drive-in do you mean the movies? I worked at a drive-in snack bar in the 70's and the pizza was outstanding. Yes it was frozen crust and canned pizza sauce, but we had fresh mozzarella, and a real pizza oven, not a conveyor belt. Not destination dining, but the best thing we cranked out of our kitchen, other than the all you can eat, for the employees, fresh out of the popper popcorn. By the way, after a slow night the leftover popcorn was bagged and resold the next day, but we never touched it, fresh all the way for us.

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        1. re: James Cristinian

          Yes, I loved getting the pizza at the drive-in movie theaters. So good. I call it exceptionally good cheap pizza.

          1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

            Lulu, I've stalked you profile and you are in Los Angeles, check out this drive-in somewhere in your area.


              1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                Love you too but please don't blame me if there is bad or no pizza at your local drive in. Oh, I just filed papers on my wife, so when is the happy date for us? Kidding mods, I think.

                1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                  Have you figured out why you posted this thread?

                    1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                      Thanks for bringing it up, brought back good memories.

                      1. re: James Cristinian

                        Sure thing. I'm glad someone else has good memories. :)

          2. I think our school and our drive-in bought their pizza from the same supplier. There just couldn't have been more than one place that made pizza that nasty.

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            1. re: grampart

              The drive-in I worked at had great pizza, our high school pizza did not qualify for actual food.