Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Spying Kitteh Monday, Wheelizens!!1!
Glad to read about the progress being made against the SoCal wildfires; sure would be nice if they’d clear the kindling out of all those areas, but sensible public policy in CA is asking waaaaay too much.
Hard to tell, she was dressed in a dirndl.
It probably wasn’t a black leather one, was it?
Maybe because they were never a danger in the first place?
Sure…because their weapons had been confiscated. 👿
You Californians would be far better off if you showed some respect for your wise and benevolent overlords.
And to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Sobibor uprising, here’s some Himmler Käsekuchen; showing some leg in lederhosen. Hot stuff!!
A few weeks ago, a new Dominos franchise opened up very close to CasaK. I noticed they had a special last week: large 2-topping carryout for $5.99 (which is about $10.00 less than their menu price for same).
It’d been well over twenty years since I’d had one of their pizzas, as even by “chain” pizzeria standards, I thought they were a carpy deal.
So yesterday, I decided to use my weekly “Enjoy Some Carbs Day” to support a new local business and give Dominos another try.
BAH! Highly mediocre at best. I figured that for a deal like that, they’d probably be skimping on toppings…and I was not disappointed in that regard. Bland, bland, bland.
There’s an outlet for a locally-owned chain not much further away that has “always ready” carryout cheese or pepperoni pizzas at the $5.99 price point which are amazingly good NY-style pies; guess they’ll retain my occasional cheap pizza business. (They’re very upfront about being scant on toppings, but they’ve found a “sweet spot” with a good balance of ingredients/flavor. And their tomato sauce is really tasty.)
I truly don’t understand how Dominos stays in business. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
IMO, even Little Caesars makes a better product, which is pretty sad. 🙁
Ha! We had those large Dominos last night, leftovers await in the refrigerator. I eat them cold, Elena reheats them in the oven. We always use a local Dominos when we have pizza, usually their medium two topping for $5.99. In CA I usually went with Round Table and these are not as good, but we like them well enough. I have not found anything here as good as Round Table was but I have not really tried as we are OK with these. Elena seems to like simple pizzas, we get them with light sauce and she gets pepperoni and Jalapinos while I get pepperoni and Italian sausage.
I tried Little Caesars once back in late 70s early 80s. It was truly vile. They opened one just down the street and we have thought of trying it, maybe I will see if they are better (the one I tried had a sprinkling of pepperoni bits instead of slices and the cheese was like some foam product. They were new in the area and put out coupons, but even I could not eat that. I expect they are very different now or they would not have survived.
Hi, Mac (and Elena)!
We’ve got several chain pizza places -- and a few independent ones -- nearby, some of which may be pretty decent. However, like so many other things, I think pizzeria pizza’s mostly overpriced for what you get. (But then, I’m so old, I think almost everything costs too much anymore. My lawn…get off of it!!)
LambiePieK likes Little Caesars deep dish, which is a little bread-y for me, but still a lot better than last night’s Dominos.
Since I’ve been watching carbs, I eat a lot less pizza than I used to. And I’m usually quite satisfied with the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s (often with a bit of extra mozzarella, which is very reasonable at Waddlemart.)
I wish someone would figure out a way to make a good frozen Chicago-style pizza, ’cause I haven’t had one of those in (literally) decades. 🙁
Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Mac!
We have enough independent pizzerias nearby that we avoid the chains. We even have one that makes a decent NY-style crust. We’ll usually get their House Pie (spinach, pepperoni, bacon, garlic, feta), which is truly tasty. Our go-to for less-expensive pizza is another local place where we’ll usually get a large pepperoni and a large Canadian bacon and onion for the four of us, with left-overs for lunch. We’ve got another restaurant we go to that offers both deep-dish and Chicago-style pizza. The Chicago-style really is good.
Love it when they get caught. ABC news showed this footage of an attack on the Kurds, problem is it is footage from Knob Creek shooting range in Kentucky from 2014. They put on a full auto shoot and a big show every year. I used to be on a gun forum with a guy who worked there. ABC pulled this when they were exposed but it was captured by others before they could mark it private. The footage was altered to hide the audience recording with cell phones but you can tell it is the same footage especially when you see both playing side by side. They really don’t even bother to put up much of a front any more.
This article shows the side by side.
They’re amazingly shameless.
The Chicago-style really is good.
Om nom nom!
I don’t get all the hate for Chicago pizza; personally, I also like NY-style and many regional variations.
Funny how the operations who say they resent being called “fake news” keep broadcasting same.
Best Man’s been to Knob Creek once or twice and had a great time. (He owns some Class 3 items and has a cousin -- with a large piece of property -- who owns a freakin’ twin Ma Deuce.)
I’ve been told that shooting that M2 is “even better than the best jazz solo you’ve ever played in your entire life”. 🙂
(Since that comes from a trusted source, I’m inclined to believe it.)
The M2 is an incredible piece of hardware. over a hundred years in service and still used in front line service. The military has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to replace it, two or three times I think, and could not come up with something as good. Imagine a fighter plane from 1918 still being in front line service today. John Browning was something.
In Twitter reaction to ABC’s fake Syrian news, I”m seeing a lot of variations on, “Those Syrian bastards are bombing Kentucky!!1!
Much -- and deserved -- derisive mockery.